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16th Sep 2017: An Awareness lecture on Vector Borne Diseases was organized by Community Hygiene and Public Health Society

 
An Awareness lecture on Vector Borne Diseases was organized by Community Hygiene and Public Health Society of Post Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Sector-11, Chandigarh under the able guidance of Principal Dr. Anita Kaushal. The speaker, Dr. Gaurav Aggarwal, Anti-Malaria Officer, Chandigarh Administration, Chandigarh, sensitized the audience about the control of various diseases prevalent in the tri-city these days.

Vector-borne diseases are illnesses caused by pathogens and parasites in human population. Every year there are more than 1 billion cases and over 1 million deaths from vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis. About 200 students and faculty members attended the talk and the interactive session was enjoyed by the students.

A poster making competition was also held and prizes were given to the following winners:

Ist Prize, Megha (B.Sc II)
IInd Prize, Akashi (B.Sc.II)
IIIrd Prize, Meghna Sharma (B.Sc.II)
Consolation Prize, Rupali (B.A.I)
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