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30th meeting minutes – January 2015

Advisory Group on Community Action Members present Confirmation and Action Taken on the Minutes of the 29th AGCA meeting held on September 11, 2014 The members confirmed the minutes of the 29th AGCA meeting held on September 11, 2014. Dr Sanjay Pandey, Director Programmes, PFI shared an update on the Action Taken on the 29th meeting. Compliance on action points of the 29th AGCA Meeting Sl. No. Action Points Responsibility Action Taken 1. Revise agenda of the National Consultation on Community Action for Health as per suggestions of the MoHFW and AGCA members AGCA Secretariat The National Consultation on CommunityRead More…

28th meeting minutes – March 2014

Advisory Group Members present Ms Poonam Muttreja welcomed the participants to the Twenty eighth meeting of the AGCA. She said the objectives of the meeting were to discuss (a) progress of activities between November 2013 – March 2014, (b) key findings and recommendations  of  the  Seventh Common Review Mission (CRM), and (c)   priorities and strategies for strengthening Community Action for Health (CAH) over the next year. Ms Muttreja introduced the newly recruited staff to the AGCA Members. They include Mr Vijay Jamwal, Team Leader; Dr Ajay Misra, Programme Manager; Mr Daman Ahuja, Programme Manager; Ms Tripti Chandra, Programme Manager; andRead More…

29th meeting minutes – September 2014

Advisory Group on Community Action Members present Ms Poonam Muttreja welcomed the participants to the 29th meeting of the Advisory Group on Community Action (AGCA). The meeting began with Ms Muttreja  reading out a condolence message in the memory of Dr Shanti Ghosh, Member AGCA, who passed away on August 16, 2014. The group paid homage to Dr Ghosh by observing silence for a minute.  The AGCA members conveyed their heartfelt condolences to her family. A copy of the condolence message is enclosed for reference in Annexure A. Ms Muttreja shared that the broad objectives of the meeting were toRead More…

27th meeting minutes – November 2013

Advisory Group Members present Ms Poonam Muttreja welcomed all the participants to the twenty seventh meeting of the AGCA. Ms Muttreja shared that the broad objectives of the meeting were to discuss a) steps for operationalizing AGCA’s proposal on ‘Strengthening Community Action under National Health Mission (NHM)’; b) experiences from the 7th Common Review Mission (CRM) visits; and  c) update on the status of implementation of the intermediate activities, approved by Ministry. Upon request from the AGCA members, Mr Manoj Jhalani, Joint Secretary- Policy, MoHFW provided an overview of the new initiatives under the National Health Mission (NHM).  These included:Read More…

26th meeting minutes – August 2013

Advisory Group Members present Ms Poonam Muttreja welcomed all the participants to the twenty sixth meeting of the AGCA. She provided an overview on the role of the AGCA in strengthening the community action under NRHM. Confirmation and Action taken on the Minutes of the 25th AGCA Meeting held on April 8, 2013 The members confirmed the minutes of 25th AGCA Meeting held on April 8, 2013. Action Taken from the 25th AGCA Meeting held on April 8, 2013 Sl No Action Points Responsibility Action Taken 1. The AGCA would send a budget seeking approval from the Ministry to supportRead More…

25th meeting minutes – April 2013

Advisory Group Members present Ms Poonam Muttreja welcomed all the participants to the twenty fifth meeting of the AGCA. She requested Prof Ranjit Roy Chaudhury to chair the meeting.  Prof Chaudhury mentioned that the national drug regulatory policy is being revamped. Scientific rationale will form the basis of all future decisions. The draft policy has been uploaded on the website for comments and inputs. He requested AGCA to send their inputs on the draft policy and mentioned that a separate meeting could be organized to discuss this further. Ms Muttreja shared that Mr Manoj Jhalani (Joint Secretary -Policy, MoHFW) hadRead More…

24th meeting minutes – May 2012

Advisory Group Members present Post lunch discussions on the way forward The following discussions were held in the post lunch session: VHSC and RKS Guidelines: The meeting ended with a vote of thanks from Ms Poonam Muttreja.

23rd meeting minutes – November 2011

Advisory Group Members present Confirmation and Action Taken on the Last Minutes of Meeting The members confirmed the minutes of the previous meeting held on July 29, 2011: Sl. No. Action Points Action taken 1. Letter to be sent to the Health Minister on the Citizen Charter and Grievance Redress Mechanism A letter was sent by the Secretariat. The response received from the Health Minister’s office has been circulated among the AGCA members. The AGCA’s response will be discussed in the current meeting. 2. AGCA should send in a resolution to the Madhya Pradesh government, which emphasizes that family planningRead More…

22nd meeting minutes – July 2011

Advisory Group Members present Ms. Poonam Muttreja chaired the meeting at the request of the members present. She welcomed all the participants to the twenty-second meeting of the AGCA. She introduced Mr Bijit Roy, who has taken charge as the Programme Officer, Community Action and will be coordinating the AGCA work at the National Secretariat. She also introduced Mr Krishan Dhawan, Management and Planning Expert, who is supporting PFI in its organizational planning and development. The members confirmed the minutes of the previous meeting held on April 5, 2011. Key deliberations and decisions taken at the meeting are as follows:Read More…

21st meeting minutes – April 2011

Advisory Group Members present Ms. Poonam Muttreja chaired the meeting at the request of the members present. She welcomed all participants to the twenty first meeting of the AGCA. She introduced the special invitees from National Health Resource Center (NHSRC), Dr. T Sundararaman and Dr. Rajani Ved and thanked them for sparing time to attend the meeting. The members confirmed the Minutes of the previous meeting held on December 24, 2010. The agenda for the meeting included presentations on the Barwani visit in Madhya Pradesh by the AGCA team and the maternal deaths in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. This was followed byRead More…

20th meeting minutes – December 2010

Advisory Group Members present Ms Poonam Muttreja welcomed the members to the 20th AGCA meeting.  She suggested that the second agenda point: Discussion on Meeting with Planning Commission could be discussed first. This could be followed by the confirmation of the minutes of the last meeting held on September 17, 2010 and other discussion points mentioned in the agenda. Ms. Muttreja also recommended that an NHSRC representative could be invited to the AGCA meetings as NHRSC is involved in training and strengthening ASHAs at the community level. The group endorsed the idea and it was decided that NHSRC would beRead More…

19th meeting minutes – September 2010

Advisory Group Members present Prof Ranjit Roy Chaudhury chaired the meeting and welcomed the Members and special invitees to the 19th AGCA meeting.  He wished Mr A R Nanda for his retired life and expressed the hope that his association with the AGCA continues in an individual capacity. Welcoming Ms Poonam Muttreja, the new Executive Director, PFI, Prof Roy Chaudhury said that the Members look forward to her leadership not only in this committee but in the Foundation as well. Mr. Nanda thanked Prof Ranjit Roy Chaudhury for taking the responsibility of chairing the meeting and giving his wise counselRead More…

18th meeting minutes – June 17, 2010

Advisory Group Members present Mr. A R Nanda welcomed the members and the special invitees to the 18th AGCA meeting. He shared the agenda of the meeting and conveyed that this time ten members were attending the meeting and nine members had requested leave of absence due to their prior commitments and from the GOI, Mr Puneet Kansal, Director, NRHM would be attending the meeting. Mr Nanda mentioned that Dr Arole so far had attended only one meeting. However, Mr Harsh Mander has never attended any meeting. Dr Narendra Gupta was requested to speak to Mr. Harsh Mander to requestRead More…

17th meeting minutes – March 2010

Advisory Group Members present Action Point: The discussion concluded with a decision to form a sub-group that would collate evidence and prepare a white paper to be taken forward. The sub-group includes Dr Abhijit Das, as convener, Dr. Thelma Narayan, Dr. Mirai Chatterjee, Dr. H Sudarshan, Dr Saraswati Swain and secretarial support would be provided by PFI (Dr. Almas Ali and Ms. Sona Sharma). It was decided that every meeting of AGCA would have this as an agenda item. Agenda Item No. 3:  GOI Response to AGCA recommendations for state PIPs Mr. Amarjeet Sinha apprised the group of the following:Read More…

16th meeting minutes – December 2009

Advisory Group Members present Mr. A R Nanda welcomed the members and other invitees to the 16th AGCA meeting. He shared that this is an important meeting as the AGCA has been asked to develop a framework for increasing involvement of Civil Society Organizations in NRHM. He conveyed that this time four members had requested leave of absence due to their prior commitments and some of the members would be joining in the meeting for some time. He requested Dr H Sudarshan to Chair the meeting.  Agenda Item No. 1: Confirmation and Action Taken on the minutes of the 15thRead More…

15th meeting minutes – September 2009

Advisory Group Members present Mr. A R Nanda welcomed the members and special invitees to the meeting. He conveyed that this time out of 19 members, ten had requested leave of absence due to their prior commitments. He requested Dr Thelma Narayan to Chair the meeting. Welcoming the participants, Dr Thelma Narayan summarized the agenda for the meeting. The agenda included an update on the community monitoring, formation of Regional Resource Centre and a national dissemination for community monitoring, followed by future initiatives for Community Action. Agenda Item No. 1: Confirmation and Action Taken on the minutes of the 14thRead More…

14th meeting minutes – June 2009

Advisory Group Members present Mr. Alok Mukhopadhyay welcomed the members to the meeting. He shared with the members that with the new Health Minister in place and chances of the social sector having more resources in the new budget, one needs to assess how to get better participation of NGOs at the state level. He emphasized that this was an important meeting as a lot of energetic effort had gone into community monitoring with positive results and its continuity needed to be ensured. Prof Ranjit Roy Chaudhury chaired the meeting. Welcoming the participants, he emphasized that the meeting was importantRead More…

13th meeting minutes – January 23, 2009

Advisory Group Members present Agenda Item 1: Confirmation of minutes of 12th AGCA Ms Sudipta highlighted the 12th AGCA actionable points. Members had no suggestions/comments on the minutes of the 12th AGCA and the minutes were finalized. Agenda Item 2: NRHM Common Review Mission – response from review team members Following are the key highlights from state reviews as mentioned by the members: Agenda Item 3: Presentation of findings from review of Community Monitoring Programme Mr S Ramanathan presented the findings of the review of the programme on community monitoring on behalf of the review team. Detailed presentation attached asRead More…

12th meeting minutes – September 2008

AGCA members present: Introduction Mr Nanda welcomed all those present particularly the representatives from MOHFW, GTZ, the representatives from the state nodal NGOs and the three consultants who have expressed an interest to undertake the review of the community monitoring programme. He hoped that GTZ would benefit from the presentation and also share its interest in the community based monitoring and planning effort in the future. Mr Nanda congratulated Dr Narendra Gupta for taking over as managing trustee of Health Watch. Health Watch played a key role in rights based advocacy in the design of RCH-2 and NHRM. Agenda ItemRead More…

11th meeting minutes – June 2008

Advisory Group Members present Agenda Item 1: Introduction Mr A R Nanda welcomed all and invited Dr Ranjit Roy Chaudhary to chair the meeting. He mentioned that today’s agenda had two priorities,  the first being the status of progress of the programme on community monitoring and the suggestions for the future role of AGCA. Dr Roy Chaudhaury welcomed all participants and mentioned that the members had asked for leave of absence. He also welcomed that representatives from the state nodal NGOs who were partners in the programme on community monitoring. This was followed by a self introduction by each participant.Read More…

10th meeting minutes – March 2008

Advisory Group Members Present Prof Ranjit Roy Chaudhury welcomed all participants including the new AGCA members.  The two of the new members, Mr Gopi Gopalakrishnan and Dr Prakasamma introduced themselves. The chair also welcomed Dr Hamid Khan, Consultant, NRHM, MoHFW. Agenda 1: Action Taken and Confirmation on the minutes of the 9th meeting Following are the action taken from the last meeting: All members confirmed the last minutes. Agenda 2: Activities Relating to First Phase of Community Monitoring Dr Ruth Vivek and Ms Sunita Singh made a presentation giving the overall state-wise updates of the community monitoring programme  and theRead More…

9th meeting minutes – December 2007

Advisory Group Members Present Co-opted Member/Special Invitee Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Others in Attendance (invited) AGCA Members who could not attend the meeting and given leave of absence: Mr Nanda welcomed all members present and the invitees from the MoHFW and DFID. Mr Nanda also mentioned that this meeting would focus primarily on the first phase of the programme on community monitoring of health services under NRHM. But apart from community monitoring there is a need to ensure that other issues and ideas are discussed at the AGCA. One such issue to be discussed today is Inclusion ofRead More…

8th meeting minutes – September 2007

Advisory Group/Task Group/Co-opted Members Present Advisory Group Members Task Group Members Co-opted Member/Special Invitee Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Others in Attendance (invited) AGCA Members who could not attend the meeting and given leave of absence: Dr Almas Ali began the meeting by observing a moments silence in memory of Dr N H Antia, a member of the AGCA and who passed away on 26th June, 2007. Dr Ali informed all those present that Mr A R Nanda was unable to attend the meeting due to his illness. He wished a speedy recovery for Mr Nanda. He also informedRead More…

7th meeting minutes – June 2007

Advisory Group Members/Co-opted Members present Advisory Group Members Co-opted Members/Special Invitees Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Others in Attendance (invited): Members who could not attend the meeting and given leave of absence: Introduction Mr A R Nanda welcomed all the members and other participants for the 7th AGCA meeting. He conveyed to all that Mr Amarjit Sinha from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had sent his regret since he was busy with the process of State PIP review. He welcomed Dr Tarun Seem from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Mr Nanda informed all that DrRead More…

6th meeting minutes – February 2007

Advisory Group Members/Co-opted Members present Advisory Group Members Co-opted Members/Special Invitees  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare: Special Invitees from the States of Maharashtra and Rajasthan Others in Attendance (invited): Members who could not attend the meeting: Introduction Mr A R Nanda welcomed the members, the NRHM representatives, the representatives from the Governments of Rajasthan and Maharashtra and other participants. He clarified that the AGCA comprises individuals and not representatives of organizations. He mentioned that members should represent themselves at the AGCA and not depute representatives. Agenda Item 1 The Advisory Group approved the minutes of the last meeting. RespondingRead More…