The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) professor Dr. Vanisha Nambiar has received an appointment to the WHO Technical Advisory Group (TAG-IC2) for two years. She is the first MSU alumni to achieve such a milestone.
Dr. Nambiar received an invitation letter from Dr. Rudi Eggers, the Director of Integrated Health Services, WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
She is interested in primary care and will work in smaller groups on specific issues. As well as attend the meeting organized by the WHO in Geneva for TAG-IC2.
A 22-member principal advisory group to WHO, TAG-IC2 is for clinical support tools associated with primary, emergency, critical care, and operative. It advises WHO on developing and revising integrated, evidence-based advice, protocols, standards, and pathways across all four delivery channels.
Functions of the TAG-IC2 to WHO:
- Evaluating scientific, technical, and strategic primary, emergency, critical care, and operative aspects.
- Advising on the characteristics and scope of the clinical care guidance document.
- Providing support and suggestions on retrieval of evidence and synthesis.
- Advising on validation of curricula and learning modules.
- Instructing on validating clinical recommendations through an expert’s review.
- Identifying areas in need to provide an additional assessment for ad-hoc experts.
Dr. Nambiar in the 22-member TAG-IC2 team is the only Indian selected by WHO. She is a full-time Professor at the Department of Foods and Nutrition and Coordinator of Public Health Nutrition. In addition, she’s also in charge as the Deputy Director of the Office of International Affairs, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat.