AIPH University celebrated the ‘World Health Day’ with great enthusiasm to promote awareness of this year’s theme which was ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere’. On this occasion various co-curricular activities were organized at student’s level; an essay competition on ‘Role of Public Health in Universal health coverage’, design competition for AIPH T-shirt and a Quiz competition based on public health and universal health coverage. The winning team of the quiz competition was "Earth" consisting of Sanghamitra Misra, Sushree Sucharita, Snehashish, Nilanjana & Sai Abhipsa. The essay competition was won by Amiyaranjan Lenka M.Sc. Life science final year student. The students also performed a skit reflecting the public health awareness, highlighting the need on prevention and early diagnosis of infectious diseases and importance of public health on universal health coverage
The inaugural speech was delivered by vice chancellor Prof Dr. J. Mahapatra. Ms Oopali Operajita a senior advisor to India’s parliamentary leaders and world leaders on public policy and international affairs was the Chief Guest of the evening which was attended by dignitaries, and guests, and students. Ms Operajita elaborated on needs of public health schools and education in India.
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