Hospital with a Big Heart … helped into being by the hearts of many
16, May 2017
@ 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Global Co-operation House, 65-69 Pound Lane, London NW10 2HH
The Janki Foundation firstname.lastname@example.org
You are warmly invited to hear about this remarkable hospital, and the experiences of medical professionals who started it on a remote mountain in India 25 years ago. The hospital has a unique ethos and has become a haven for healing. It has been supported by the Janki Foundation since 1997.
Jointly organised by the Janki Foundation and the Brahma Kumaris
It took courage and commitment to see the J Watumull Global Hospital and Research Centre (GHRC), Mt Abu, Rajasthan, grow from a unit with just 40 staff in 1991 into four hospitals, three outpatient clinics, an extensive community health programme and 10 research projects employing a total of 500 staff.
Dr Partap Midha, Medical Director and Trustee of the hospital, says he has realised that health improvements are dependent on a community’s ability to earn a decent livelihood. In the district GHRC serves, half the people live below the poverty line. So the group now offers community development with vocational training, education and public health interventions as well as prevention and treatment services. Further info on www.ghrc-abu.com
Dr Partap Midha, Medical Director and Trustee of GHRC, a Paediatrician, had led the multidisciplinary hospital since it was commissioned in 1991, and currently looks after the units at Mount Abu and Abu Road (base of Mt Abu). His understanding of various aspects of healthcare, acquired over 16 years of working in the public health sector, proved invaluable for the hospital. Community medicine has been his passion since his first posting as medical officer at a primary health centre in the late seventies. Dr Midha travels extensively within India and internationally, sharing experiences of the holistic healthcare mandate of the hospital, its outreach programmes, and ongoing research projects.
and Sujata Rathi, Co-ordinator of the Wellness Centre and Head of the Dietetics Department, GHRC. She has been a dietician and fitness advisor at the hospital for over 25 years. Sujata is enthusiastic about healthy lifestyle choices and has worked with groups as well as individuals providing tailored health and fitness programs.
MC: Dr Julia Phythian-Adams worked as a GP in a deprived area of Sheffield for 17 years. Her focus is always to take a holistic and integrated approach to health.
Please see attached GHRC JF-BK Event 16 May 2017 – Leaflet for website
The event will also be webcast at www.brahmakumaris.org/uk/live
For more information contact:
www.jankifoundation.org / www.brahmakumaris.org/gch
020 8459 1400 / 020 8727 3350
Registered Charity in England & Wales 2669971 and Scotland SC040512
Registered Charity No. 1063908
How to find Global Co-operation House: The nearest underground station is 12 minutes away at Dollis Hill on the Jubilee Line (Chapter Road exit). Bus routes 226, 206 to Pound Lane & 6, 52, 98, 260, 266, 297 & 460 to Willesden Bus Garage.