National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

Indian Council of Medical Research
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India

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Dr. Falguni Debnath

Dr. Falguni Debnath

General Information
Name Dr. Falguni Debnath
Designation Scientist C
Date of joining ICMR 11 November 2011
Date of joining present post 01 September 2016
Discipline Epidemiology
Division Epidemiology
Specialization  
Email falgunidebnath@yahoo.in
Academic Qualification  
Graduation MBBS
Post Graduation MPH (Epidemiology & Health System)
   

Profile

Research Experience

Dr. Debnath is a medical epidemiologist with an interest in health system research, especially in factors improving maternal and child health. Her master’s dissertation studied the competency of peripheral health workers in dealing with common illnesses of childhood. She has also experience of evaluating Disease Surveillance programmes and has the experience of investigating several disease outbreaks/epidemics. 

Research Interest

Please limit your write up within 100 words: Dr.Debnath’s major areas of interest in research are health system research, capacity building of the stakeholders involved in primary healthcare, communicable disease epidemiology.

Projects

Extramural

Trial of Candidate Live Oral Cholera Vaccine VA 1.4: A Phase I-II Study to Evaluate the Safety and Immunogenicity in Healthy Adults in Kolkata, India 
Funding agency :Extramural funding
From : 2012 To 2013
Worked as Co worker

District Level Household & Facility Survey 4 (CAB Component, West Bengal Chapter)
Funding agency : Mohfw, Govt. of India
From : 2012 To 2014
Worked as Co worker

Public Health situation analysis of district North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India.
Funding agency : Project
From : 2014 To 2014
Worked as PI

Description of Acute Diarrheal Diseases and outbreaks due to it in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal from 2010 to 2014
Funding agency : Project
From : 2014 To 2015
Worked as PI

Evaluation of acute diarrhoeal surveillance under Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal,2015
Funding agency : Project
From : 2015 To 2016
Worked as PI

Competency of peripheral health workers in detection & management of common syndromic conditions under surveillance, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, 2016: A cross – sectional study
Funding agency : Project
From : 2015 To 2016
Worked as PI

Rates of early initiation of breast feeding (EIBF) and exclusive breast feeding (EBF) up to 42 days of post-partum period and factors associated with failure to early initiation of breast feeding in rural West Bengal
Funding agency : Project
From : 2016 To Ongoing
Worked as PI

The interplay of climate and non-climate factors in determining the risks and predicting outbreaks of waterborne diseases
Funding agency : DST
From : 2016 To Ongoing
Worked as Co investigator

Dengue fever outbreak investigation at Baranagar Municipality, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, 2015
Funding agency : Intramural
From : 2015
Worked as PI

Fever outbreak at Baranagar Municipality, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal,2016
Funding agency : Intramural
From : 2016
Worked as PI

An Outbreak of Foodborne Gastroenteritis due to Shigella sonneiamong party attendees at South 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, 2016
Funding agency : Intramural
From : 2016
Worked as PI

 

Publications

2017

  1. Debnath F, Ponnaiah M, Acharya P. Dengue fever in a municipality of West Bengal, India, 2015: An outbreak investigation. Indian J Public Health 2017;61:239-42.   Pubmed
  2. Debnath F, Ponnaiah M. Improved timeliness for reporting of acute diarrhoeal disease surveillance overtime: Evaluation of Integrated Disease Surveillance programme in North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, 2015. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health; 2017. (Available online) DOI:   Link
  3. Debnath F, Bhatnagar T, Sundaramoorthy L, Ponnaiah M. Competency of peripheral health workers in detection & management of common syndromic conditions under surveillance, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India, 2016: A cross-sectional study. Global Health, Epidemiol Genomics, 2. doi:10.1017/gheg.2017.13 

2016

  1. Debnath F. Descriptive epidemiology of acute diarrhoeal disease and outbreaks in North 24 Parganas district, West Bengal, 2010 -2014. Child Newborn, The Journal of West Bengal Academy of Pediatrics. 2016; 20:6-9. Pubmed
  2. Indwar P, Debnath F, Sinha A. Reporting measles case fatality due to complications from a tertiary care hospital of Kolkata, West Bengal 2011 – 2013. J Family Med Prim Care 2016; 5:777-9. Pubmed

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