The 3rd North East Healthcare Leadership Summit 2018 was held at Yojana Bhawan, Shillong, Meghalaya on October 29 with Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma as Chief Guest. It was jointed organized by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in partnership with the Government of Meghalaya with the support from the Ministry of Development of the North East Region (DoNER). The objective of the summit is to strengthen the focus on key health issues in the north-east region, explore emergent avenues for collaboration and provide a platform for interaction between various agencies and stakeholders such as healthcare providers, policy makers, researchers, government officials, the private sector and non-governmental organizations.
The leadership summit attempts to draw the attention of policy makers and other stakeholders to the healthcare system of the North East region and contribute towards bridging the North Eastern Region for Health Transformation. Conrad K Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalya, in his inaugural address highlighted key issues in the present healthcare scenario pertinent to Northeastern parts of India. The Chief Minister however stressed on the importance of recognizing challenges and gaps, and also potentials of available resources and maximize its usage. He encouraged the august gathering to find innovative ways to improve the existing system with the available resources. – Morung Express