Medico Friend Circle (MFC) 40th Annual Meeting

Dear Friends,


Greetings from the Medico Friend Circle (MFC)!


We cordially invite you to join us on the evening of 13th February 2014, 40 Years and Onwards! The Journey that is Medico Friend Circle (MFC), at the India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road, Delhi on the occasion of 40 years of the Medico Friend Circle. It would be wonderful to have you with us while we celebrate, reminisce about our history and imagine the years ahead. 


40 Years and Onwards! The Journey that is MFC

Venue: India Islamic Cultural Centre, Lodhi Road

Date/Time: 13th February 2014 / 5.00 pm – 8.30 pm


5.00 pm – 5.30 pm: The Journey that is MFC!

5.30 pm – 7.30 pm: Presentations and Discussion on key MFC Themes and Issues (Primary Health Care, Universal Health Care, Medicines, Communalism, Social Determinants of Health)

7.30 pm – 8.30 pm: Music by Vidya Shah



Do also join us for the day long programme on the 13th February and the Annual Meet on Discrimination and Health on the 14th-15th at the Indian Social Institute, Lodhi Road (Details given below).


Looking Back Looking Ahead! Through 40 years

We also invite you to be part of the 40 MFC years through the day long programme on the 13th February (11 am – 4 pm) at the Indian Social Institute (ISI), as we journey through history – pausing at each decade with friends who founded and joined the Circle, specific themes, debates, songs.


Venue: Indian Social Institute (ISI), 10 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Date / Time: 13th February (11 am – 4 pm)


Annual Meet: Social Discrimination and Health

You are also welcome to join the Annual Meet on 14th and 15th February at the Indian Social Institute (ISI), Lodhi Road, to be part of discussions and debates on the Annual Meet Theme: Discrimination and Health. (A detailed programme schedule is attached).

Venue: Indian Social Institute (ISI), 10 Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

Date / Time: 14th – 15th February / 9.30 am – 6.00 pm


You may be already familiar with MFC, a nation-wide platform of secular, pluralist, and pro–people, pro-poor health practitioners, scientists and social activists interested in the health problems of the people of India. Since its inception in 1974, MFC has critically analyzed the existing health care system and has tried to evolve an appropriate approach towards health care which is humane and which can meet the needs of the vast majority of the people in our country. Its only commitment has been to intervene in and understand the debates, policies and practices of health in Independent India. Such an organization would doubtless have as many different narratives of history as it has perspectives through its life.


MFC is a non funded group of members from various backgrounds from across the country – public health professionals, medical doctors, nurses, health activists, researchers, students and professors at medical colleges and others. The MFC bulletin (first published in 1975) and the MFC Annual Meets have contributed to many debates and discussions on a range of health related issues, for example, primary health care, universal health care, nutrition, occupational health, communicable and non communicable diseases, women’s health, medical education, etc.  



We look forward to seeing you there for the event,


Dr. Sunil Kaul (Convener), Ms. Sarojini N. (EC Member) and 

Ms. Manisha Gupte (Managing Trustee) on behalf of MFC



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