Attainment of universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care services, accountable and responsive to elderly needs.
Name : Dr Alakananda Banerjee
Mobile No: +918240646603
Skype address : dharma44011
Being a physical therapist for almost 31 years, she spearheaded the founding of state of art rehabilitation projects in major hospitals of New Delhi, (Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, Fortis Hospital Noida and Max Hospital Saket). She was the first in India to develop a comprehensive treatment protocol for dysphagia in acute and chronic care. She was an honorary faculty at the Industrial Design Centre, IIT Delhi where she worked with MDES students on body simulation techniques and designed prototypes, simulating health problems faced by older persons and brain stroke. She collaborated in studies with University of Gottingen Germany, on Functional Electrical Stimulation for improving gait in Stroke patients. Her second collaboration was with Nanyang Technological University, Singapore for upper limb dysfunctions by using EEG-EMG (SynPhNe) therapy for stroke patients. With expertise in International Classification of Functioning, (ICF-WHO guideline) she undertakes workshops on ICF in various academic and healthcare institutions in India .She founded the Dharma Foundation of India (DFI) in the year 2010 to implement Active Ageing (WHO framework) in the community dwelling elders.DFI has received research grants from Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Asia Pacific Ubiquitous Healthcare Sydney Australia and WHO SEARO. She has received A Lifetime Achievement Award in Neuraxis 2015, SAARC Conclave.