STOP ALCOHOL SERVINGS IN IPHA PUBLIC HEALTH CONFERENCES


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Petitioning: IPHA (INDIAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION)

Petitioner: Tamilnadu IPHA Branch started on June 26, 2013

Indian Public Health Association [IPHA]-hosts annual and national and International Conference every year across different parts of India. IPHA spend lakhs of rupees on serving alcohol to the conferene delegates during bouquet dinner . Recently IPHA cancelled an international conference Feb 2014 to be held in Chennai only because its own branch Tamil Nadu-IPHA Chapter refused to serve alcohol to delegates as matter of principle.TN- IPHA argued that as a national public health association national body it should not promote alcohol in the public place . IPHA national body did not agree with this stand and decided to cancel an international conference that was supposed to be hosted in Chennai in February 2014 while in advanced stage preparation like hosting website, calling abstracts obtaining permission from local authtorities. IPHA has now shifted conference to Andhra Pradesh. We urge IPHA to stop promoting alcohol in all its conferences as a matter of principle and conviction in public health.

BY

Tamilnadu IPHA
State Branch