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Announcement of IAD4AD India 2024

Organizer(s) Avoidable Deaths Network
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The Avoidable Deaths Network (ADN) is pleased to announce that the ADN India Hub (Orissa State Volunteers and Social Workers Association) is hosting a three-day event to celebrate International Awareness Day for Avoidable Deaths (IAD4AD) from 12 to 14 March 2024 in Odisha, India. 

The global campaign aims to raise the visibility of indirect disaster deaths and missing persons and promote the slogan Disaster Deaths Are Avoidable. We celebrate this campaign annually and encourage individuals, frontline workers, communities, institutions and civil society organisations worldwide to do the same to reduce avoidable disaster deaths.

On 12 March, we will hold a one-day Symposium at the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Regional Medical Research Center (RMRC), consisting of eight sessions: i. Inaugural; ii. International NGOs for Avoidable Deaths iii. Avoidable Snakebite Deaths, iv. Avoidable Drowning Deaths, v. Avoidable Maternal Deaths from Unsafe Abortion and Post-Abortion Complications during Disasters, vi. Avoidable Direct and Indirect Disaster Deaths, and vii. Disaster Education for Avoidable Deaths; and viii. Closing. Approximately 250 national and international delegates are expected, including the ADN Community, academics, intergovernmental and governmental bodies, civil society and the at-risk community. 

On 13 March, we will travel to Burujhari village in Ganjam district to inaugurate the novel Case Station for Avoidable Snakebite Deaths (CaSA). The field visit will include a ribbon cutting, walk around, speeches and networking and will be open to the ADN Community, snakebite professionals and the at-risk community.

On 14 March, we will convene for a Global Campaign Meeting in Bhubaneswar to discuss the campaign’s progress, the future of the campaign, open discussion and next steps. It will be open to the ADN Community from the Advisory Board, Regional Coordinators, Partners and Collaborators, Hub and Chapters, and Operations.

For more information on the global campaign, please visit: More information on IAD4AD India 2024 will be released soon. 


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