All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi launched CAPHER-India network of researchers with an aim to build a dedicated network focused on air pollution and health effects research in India and to bring together teams of Indian researchers from various scientific disciplines.
The network was inaugurated by Dr. Randeep Guleria (Director, AIIMS Delhi) and Prof Ramgopal Rao (Director, IIT Delhi). The CAPHER-India consists of a Secretariat, Steering committee and an Expert Advisory group with major activities focusing on Capacity building, advocacy and research communication and collaborations.
Delivering his keynote address Dr. Guleria emphasized on the need for a multidisciplinary approach to mitigate the impact of air pollution on human health .Prof Ramgopal gave insights on the work done at IIT Delhi on exposure reduction in Delhi NCR. Dr Harshal R Salve Additional Professor at Centre for Community Medicine AIIMS and Dr. Sgnik Dey, Associate Professor at IIT Delhi are co-ordinators for CAPHER India.