WORLD HOMOEOPATHIC CONGRESS 2011

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Hahnemann Ki Aawaz posted 19 – 12 – 2011

An international mega event, 66th ‘World Homoeopathic Congress 2011’ on “Homeopathy for Public Health” was held in New Delhi in the first week of December. The event kicked off on World AIDS DAY on 1st of December and continued till 4th of December. The event was held for the fourth time in India. The earlier congresses were held in year 1967, 1977 and 1995. This congress has been termed as ‘Homeopathic Kumb Mela

The event was organized by Liga Medicorum Homoeopathic Internationalis (LMHI) in collaboration with Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy and was sponsored by Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Laboratory  

The venue for the event was Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi – 110049. The complex has 4 auditoriums with the combined seating capacity of 2598 people. 

LIGA 2011 envisions a world that offers an optimal healing environment, in which cure of the patient is the ultimate goal. The mission of the congress was to provide an international forum to homeopaths, homeopathic societies and researchers who are interested in the development of science of homeopathy. The Congress was attended by experts from homeopathy as well as alternative medicine system sector from across the world. The congress promises a lot of learning and awareness on Homeopathy including panel discussion and how it can make a difference to the public health. A state-of-the-art Trade Exhibition was also held concurrent to the congress. 

There were 2400 delegates from 70 countries who come together to discuss and listen to the latest developments in homeopathy. 313 papers were presented in 16 parallel sessions by homeopaths from 6 continents, 28 countries. All the papers were peer-reviewed by a team of 12 experts before being accepted.

Country-wise Break-up of speakers
1. Asia: India, Japan, Russia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Iran, UAE, Latvia, Philippines
2. Europe: Belgium, Germany, Latvia, Greece, Italy, France, England, Netherland, Romania, Surrey, France, Switzerland, Ireland
3. North America: USA, Canada, Mexico
4. South America: Brazil
5. Africa: South Africa
6. Australia 

The sessions were:-

1. Public health initiatives in Homeopathy
2. Homeopathic Education and Government policies around the world
3. Basic Research in homeopathy- scope and limitations
4. Homeopathy for “Healthy Mother & Happy Child”
5. Clinical studies of Homeopathy- RCT, Meta-analysis etc.
6. Applied Homeopathy: Case Studies
7. Success stories highlighting various prescribing techniques
8. Pharmaceutics and Pharmacy
9. Human Pathogentic Trials (HPTs) – planning & protocol
10.Homeopathy in Allied Life Sciences
11. Homeopathy in Dentistry
12.Homeopathy in Veterinarian science
13. Agro-Homeopathy
14. Open topics

The program in each of the auditorium including the list of speakers and the title are available at www.liga2011.in. The proceedings of the congress were webcasted live at http://www.24framesdigital.com/liga2011

ORGANISERS 

1. Dr. Ramjee Singh
Chairman, LIGA 2011
President, Central Council of Homoeopathy

2. Dr. R. K. Manchanda
Organising Secretary, LIGA 2011
Deputy Director (Homeopathy), Department of AYUSH
New Delhi- 110092

SEQUENCE OF EVENTS

1. A press conference was held on November 17, 2011 at the Press Club, New Delhi for announcement of the LIGA Congress during December 1-4, 2011.

2. Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad inaugurated the 66th World Homeopathic Congress 2011 

He said Government of India proposes to set up an All India Institute of Homeopathy and a Homeopathic Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation during the 12th 5-year Plan to fulfill the emerging interest of scientists for research besides facilities for manufacturing of homeopathic medicines— aiming to ensure quality and timely supplies to dispensaries.

He also said, “World Professional bodies like Liga Medicorum Homeopathica Internationalis have an important role to play here by addressing the skepticism surrounding the scientific nature and reliability of this system of medicine. It is for LMHI and its members to endeavour to find answers to such misconceptions by showing how the Homeopathic science has evolved over the last 200 years and contributed in overcoming some of the challenging epidemics and other diseases.”

He added, “The primary health care approach, beginning with the Declaration of Alma-Ata more than 30 years ago, recognized that prevention requires collaboration with multiple health sectors. This is where the relevance of Homeopathy in health care could come in. The medicines in homeopathy are widely used in curative care since they are seen as being cost effective, simple and also due to the fact that they are seen to cure certain diseases for which there is no known or effective treatment in other systems.”

He further added, “India will take all measures to strengthen homoeopathic education by studying the best practices in the world besides further developing infrastructure. We have to gear up all systems of medicine by bringing about awareness among the masses taking advantage of the unique strengths each system has. Homeopathy in this case becomes relevant as it provides simple and cost effective remedies.”
3. The Congress was presided over by Ms. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister, Government of Delhi.
She said, “Participants of around 1500 delegates for India and abroad will, no doubt, make it a memorable event and will be able to establish importance and relevance of the Homeopathy”

4. Guest of Honour health minister Rao Narender Singh, Govt. of Haryana said, “The state government is planning to put more emphasis on mother and child healthcare through homeopathy by launching house-to-house services. Keeping in view the vulnerability of mothers and children to strong medicines, the “Mother and Child Healthcare Campaign” of the Central government was successfully launched with a focus on homeopathy, he added.

5. Delivering the key note address at WHC, Dr.Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission, Govt. of India commending the tremendous success within one year of launching the Tele-Homoeopathy project in Tripura that had so far benefitted more than 20,000 tribals in far-flung areas in the North-Eastern State, Dr.Syeda expressed her serious concern saying,”Think of how you reach millions of people suffering in more than 65 naxalite-infested districts of the country.” 

6. Dr. S. P. S. Bakshi, President, LIGA 2011 (Knowledge Park, Greater Noida) added, “Higher use of homoeopathy will minimise overuse of antibiotics in commonly occurring infectious diseases, thus checking the incidence of antibiotic resistance in the public.”

7. Central Council of Homeopathy (CCH) vice-president Dr. Arun Bhasme said: “India is a superpower in homeopathy and is a place full of opportunities for those who wish to learn and undertake research in homeopathy.”

8. Dr. Jose Matuk Kanan, President, LMHI declared the Congress open for scientific session proceedings. He said all other countries should emulate the “Indian Model of Homeopathy” in developing effective policies for promoting health to reach the remote and rural areas.

9. An important essay, ‘Homeopathy as NanoMedicine’ by Dr. Jayesh Bellare , Head, Chemical Engineering Department, the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay, was presented in the congress. He said, “Even the highest dilutions of remedies have left signatures of respective original molecules in their nano-particle form, when subjected to electron microscopy studies, validated later by wavelength analysis.” He told the WHC how succession process could ‘break the quantum domain’ of the medical substance and accelerates/decelerates protein, like electro-magnetic waves do.

Conclusions 

1. As many as 65-hour oral and 100 poster presentations covering various aspects of homeopathy 

2. India invited to popularize homeopathy in Sri Lanka. “We soon enact legislation in our Parliament and encourage doctors from India and other countries to work with us as we have shortage of doctors,” Sri Lanka’s minister for indigenous medicine Salinda Disanayake announced. 

3. A high-level delegation led by the LMHI President Dr.Jose Matuk Kanan met The President of India Mrs. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil at Rashtrapathi Bhavan.

The last congress: 65th World Homeopathic Congress was held in California, USA from 18-22 May 2010 and the next World Homeopathic Congress (67th) is to be held in Nara, Japan from 14-17 September 2012.

Dr. Nancy Malik (BHMS)

Dr. Nancy Malik (BHMS

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Dr. Nancy Malik is a Homeopath Physician. She is Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery from ‘Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital’, Chandigarh in Jan 2003.

Dr. Nancy is leading credentialed Medical Professional with a national clientele and a practice spanning over nine years in the medical health care industry. She has worked in ‘Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital’ in the capacity of Medical Officer. She has a rich clinical experience as a House Physician under Dr. J B D Castro, a nationally renowned homeopath from Chandigarh.

She has a wide experience of treating large variety of medical disorders, both acute and chronic. Her patient care emphasis is on prevention and empowerment through lifestyle modification and self-care.

She has rendered service to the poor by organising medical camps through Helping hand trust, a non-governmental voluntary organization working at grass root level in the field of Health.

She has been nominated for ‘Bharatiya Chikitsak Ratan Award 2009’ by Centre for Educational Development & Research, Pune.

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