CHD Group team members led a US State Department Legislative Fellows delegation to meet with Shri. H D Kumaraswamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka. The delegation was led by US State Department Legislative Fellow Alumini, Dr. Edmond Fernandes who is also CEO, CHD Group – a public health organization headquartered in Mangaluru.
The US delegation are on a short visit to India and in Bengaluru, CHD Group along with Ramaiah Public Policy Center, Bengaluru held an India – US friendship dialogue to discuss and ideate potential collaboration and partnership between the two countries facilitated by the two institutions. The Dean of M S Ramaiah Medical College, Deputy Director, Chetan Singhai and other faculty members attended the discussion.
A breakfast meeting was held with Dr. Alexander, IAS (Rtd), Former Chief Secretary to Government of Karnataka. On the sidelines post the courtesy call to the Chief Minister, Dr. Edmond Fernandes, CEO, CHD Group and Dr. Jeevan R, Asst Director, CHD Group asked the Chief Minister to set up domain expert advisory council under Section 17 of the DM Act 2005 and also a Nutrition task force to defeat malnutrition in the state and strengthen maternal and child health situation in Karnataka.