Introduction: Rohini Dutta, India

16 November, 2020

Hello! Thank you for adding me as a member for HIFA. I am Rohini Dutta, a medical intern at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana and a researcher at the NIHR Indian Hub for Global Surgery University of Birmingham, India at CMCL where I am involved in several randomised control trials and cohort studies aimed at reducing the incidence of surgical site infections and making surgery more accessible and affordable globally.

I served as the national president for Asian medical students association India (AMSA-India) 2019-20 (awarded the best medical student organisation in 2019 at the Indian Health Professional Awards) and the editor for Journal of Asian medical students association (J-AMSA) International 2019-20. I am also the coordinator for Project One Million- which aims to tackle Myths and stigmas surrounding menstruation that cause women and girls to miss school or work or go into isolation. Women and men of all ages must be made aware of the importance of menstrual hygiene through open dialogue and education at home and in school to foster engagement with this often unspoken issue. I am also a part of the medical team for this project which conducts sessions throughout schools in India to provide a dignity kit (containing sanitary pads for the whole year, undergarments, toilet soap, detergent soap, towel and a cloth bag) to underprivileged girls and women in the reproductive age group across the nation.

I have taken part in numerous health camps in northern India where I provided general medical checkups in rural areas to over 1000 patients (children and adults) free of cost. I am the recipient of the Indian Health Professional Award 2019 for ‘Medico Leadership’. I aspire to further pursue a residency in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and a fellowship in Global Surgery and be a surgeon-scientist of the future to work on strengthening healthcare systems in LMIC’s.

Kind regards,

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Rohini Dutta

Intern, Batch of 2015

Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India

Tel. : +91 9876018201

Email : rohdutta08@gmail.com

HIFA profile: Rohini Dutta is an Intern at Christian Medical College Ludhiana, India. Professional interests: Obstetrics and gynaecology, global health, global surgery, sustainable development, strengthening healthcare systems in LMICs. rohdutta08 AT gmail.com