Coffee table ‘Engaging Communities; Empowering Lives’ launched

Coffee table book ‘Engaging Communities; Empowering Lives’ published by Project Director, Nagaland Health Project, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare was launched at Hotel Vivor, Kohima on June 19. (DIPR Photo)

Coffee table book ‘Engaging Communities; Empowering Lives’ published by Project Director, Nagaland Health Project, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare was launched at Hotel Vivor, Kohima on June 19. (DIPR Photo)

Kohima, June 20 (MExN): Coffee table book ‘Engaging Communities; Empowering Lives’ published by the Project Director, Nagaland Health Project (NHP) Directorate of Health & Family Welfare was launched by Commissioner & Secretary, Health & Family Welfare, V Kezo at Hotel Vivor, Kohima on June 19.

According to a DIPR report, speaking at the programme, V Kezo said, ‘this days Nagas have become so health conscious because of the awareness, improving health services and increase in its utilisation of target location across the state.’ The project purpose is to improve the quality of health care system which was implemented in Nagaland through numerous local initiatives and innovation cross sectorial coordination and intervention with other stakeholders, he said. 

The community's capacity on Governance, planning and institutional development were enhanced along with the mainstreaming of gender and inclusion was re-constituted through the project, Kezo said. 

This coffee table book is a combination of the best practices and innovation from different parts of the state. The stories represent the strength of the community and the partnership between the Government and community, which show-cases that when different stakeholders work together and own the process, projects can achieve the desired result, he added.

Welcome address was delivered by Project Director (NHP) Dr Imkongtemsu Longchar, brief  description on reflecting on the project journey by Deputy CMO, Mon Dr Thomas Keppen, brief description on conception to creation, unveiling the Coffee Table Book experience by Sr Health Specialist Health, Nutrition & Population World Bank Group Marion Jane Cros and short speech on the implementation of the project by Sr Health specialist Health Nutrition & Population World Bank Group, Bathula Amith Nagaraj. Vote of thanks was delivered by Sr Account officer, DHFW Imtidongzuk.