Connecting local responses around the world
In Jan-Feb'21- Ramaiah International Centre for Public Health Innovations (RICPHI) evaluation for our project was out and Constellation team was planning a webinar on the project. The HealthRise Transition grant funded by Medtronic Foundation and implemented jointly by MAMTA- Health Institute for Mother and Child, Catholic Health Association of India (CHAI), in which the Constellation, worked toward reducing premature mortality associated with NCDs through SALT and Community life competence approach.
For the webinar, Constellation team suggested April but out of the blue I said April is too late and lets do it in March. I was surprised why I had said this, there was no reason. In hindsight, in April we were to lose a precious team mate from Mamta, Vinayakan. E.K Deputy Director – Chronic Diseases
April end Devastating news of his sudden passing away has left me deeply disturbed. We had many conversations during the course of the project. The last whatsapp communication I had where he said that Mamta and Constellation had to work together in the future not only on NCDs but also adolescent health. But it was not to be...
Three things stand out about Mr Vinayakan
In a nutshell, I trust you - this was his attitude
On March 25, 2021 Constellation organised a webinar on Patient & people led-approach to diabetes & hypertension which I had the honour to facilitate and where Mr Vinayakan presented. You can hear this great man and enjoy how articulate and clear he was. I am so glad that he spoke two times: