Recent Activities


IHO “Grand Rounds” on HIV/AIDS education program
June 30, 2007

Dr. SN Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan

The first Grand Rounds took place at the Dr. SN Medical College in Jodhpur, Rajasthan on June 30, 2007. The event was attended by about 35 residents, fellows and faculty from the medical college and community. Dr. PK Gupta, Principal and Chief of Chest and TB at Dr. SN Medical College, inaugurated the first Grand Round series at Dr. SN Medical College, Jodhpur in partnership with the Global Foundation for Humanity, Health and Public Welfare Society and the Vietnam-CDC-Harvard AIDS Partnership of Harvard University. Dr. Donn Colby of the Vietnam-CDC-Harvard Medical School AIDS Partnership (VCHAP) presented an update on HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.

Dr. Colby also attended clinical rounds in the HIV outpatient clinical and medical inpatient unit with senior and resident physicians from the medical college. Jodhpur is the site of one of two HIV clinics in the state of Rajasthan that provides free ARV medications through the Indian National Treatment program.

Dr. Donn Colby administering IHO’s first Grand Rounds in HIV/AIDs Education in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

APHA 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition

November 5-8, 2006

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston MA

November 4-8th, APHA held their 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. As part of the International Health section IHO had an informational booth set up to share information to the public. IHO also co-sponsored The APHA Annual International Health Awards Ceremony. For more information about the APHA and news about the Annual Meeting visit

IHO’s booth at the APHA Annual Meeting, pictured from L to R, Dr. Jim Parmentier, Dr. BB Verma and Dr. Bikash Verma who is giving out brochures to someone interested in IHO

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IHO’s 4th AIDS-India Conference

AIDS in India: Progress and Opportunities

December 2nd, 2005

Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA

Keynote Speaker for the evening:

  • Ambassador Teresita Schaffer

Other Speakers Include

Ambassador Teresita Schaffer was the keynote speaker for the IHO 4th AIDS-India Conference at the Harvard School of Public Health on December 2nd, 2005

IHO’s Third Annual Patrons Dinner

December 10th, 2004

Harvard Faculty Club, Cambridge MA

Keynote Speaker for the evening:

  • Honorable Frank G. Wisner, Former US Ambassador to India.

We were honored to have the following guests in attendance:

  • Ambassador Kedar Shrestha, Nepal’s Ambassador to the US
  • Ambassador Daw Penjo, Permanent Representative of Bhutan to the UN
  • Senator Jarrett Barrios, Massachusetts, (D),
  • Ashok Tomar, Deputy Council General, Counsulate General of India, New York.

Chairman of the IHO Board of Directors, Dr. Jay Jayasankar, presented at IHO’s Third Annual Patrons Dinner 

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Construction of IHO’s Health Center

Gujarat, India

Dr. Gandhi reports that the new IHO Health Center in Gujarat, India is halfway to completion.  Shown is the partially completed health center with some of the field staff and health educators that will be working in the new building.  This is an exciting time for the people of Gujarat who will soon have their own health center.

The new health center will be used to:

  • Provide basic health services to mothers and children such as immunization, vitamin supplements, prenatal and postnatal services, and family planning and reproductive health services.
  • Provide education and training for women in health and hygiene, prevention of water-borne diseases and oral rehydration therapy (ORT).
  • Train village women as health educators who can then go out and train other women in basic healthcare.

IHO staff and health educators in front of the new IHO Health
Center under construction in Gujarat, India