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"Lecture Demonstration of Intestinal Nematode Identification in Stool Samples by IPM Microbiologist."


Dr.K. Amarender Reddy, MD, Dy Director in Department of Microbiology of the Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM) visited IHS on 2nd July, 2009 at the invitation of the IHS. Dr. Amarender Reddy presented a detailed lecture on Intestinal Nematodes. He was assisted by Mr. Sahadev Technician at IPM. Both demonstrated the identification of worms and ova in the stool sample with help of known specimens collected from Veterinary Biological Research Institute. Five Medical Lab Technicians selected to provide laboratory support for the upcoming School Health - Baseline Survey participated in the training program. The program was also attended by Ms Srikanthi, Program Coordinator, Ms Saritha, Head of IHS Water Quality Laboratory and Gautam Bastian. Mr. Gautam Gustav Bastian, MPA Candidate at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, is currently visiting the Azim Premji Foundation, and is one of the collaborators for the upcoming School Health Baseline Survey. The study is a 3 way partnership between Andhra Pradesh Government, Azim Premji Foundation and The Institute of Health Systems with support from the World Bank. The main objective of the study is to measure the health status of primary school children in study and control schools, prior to implementation of the interventions. The main measures which will be collected are various anthropometric measures of child health, a simple physical examination for vision and Vitamin A deficiencies, a pin prick blood test for haemoglobin count, and a stool test for prevalence of worms.

Dr. Amarender Reddy Deputy Director IPM Presenting on Intestinal Nematodes in Stool Samples

IHS and IPM Trainees Listening to Dr.K.Amarender Reddy 's Explanation on Worms in Stool Samples

Five Technicians Selected to be Trained by NIN and IPM

IHS Staff  Participants in the Training Provided by IPM

Morphology and Different Stages of Ova in Each Worm

Picture Showing Different Stages of the Ova in Each Worm

Trainee Technician Identifying Worm in Wet Mount Under Microscope

Training on Adjustment of Microscope by Mr. Sahadev, Technician Grade-I, IPM



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