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Dr Sangeeta Saxena

Assistant Commissioner (Child Health), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,
Govternment of India

Dr Saxena is currently working as an Assistant Commissioner with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. She specialises in public heath and has followed it up with a degree in management. Her specific area of interest is child health. Apart from writing a chapter in the recently bought out book on Adolescent Health, she has been a pat of the team for authoring various government publications including being a member of several working groups for the Eleventh Plan. She has also been active in various shows on health on television and radio.

After doing her MBBS from the Delhi University, she did her Post Graduate diploma in Health & Family Welfare Management from the National Institute of Health & Family Welfare. After this she did a Diploma in Management (Human Resource Management) followed by a Course on Breastfeeding: Practice & Policy from Institute of Child health, UK and a MD (Community Health Administration) from the University of Delhi.

Academic achievements since taking over as Assistant Commissioner (Child Health):

1. Reviewer for the revised Baby Friendly Hospital Initiative (BFHI), 2005(BEST services, Ireland) of UNICEF
2. Lecture on 'Reducing Neo-natal Mortality' in two courses on Maternal Mortality Reduction for senior health managers at Indian institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad.
3. Two chapters on 'Child Health Strategy in India' and 'Reducing Maternal Mortality in India - A Public Health Perspective' in a book on Averting Maternal Deaths and Disability being co-ordinated by Dr Dileep Mavalanker, Professor, IIM, Ahmedabad.
4. A chapter on 'Gender' in a book on 'Adolescent health', edited by Dr Swati Bhave & Dr MKC Nair (published by Jaypee Brothers 2006).
5. Lectures on Reproductive and Child Health programme at the National Institute of Public Co-operation and Child Development, NIPPCD, Ministry of Women and Child Development,New Delhi.
6. Lectures on Reproductive and Child Health programmeat the National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, Munirka, New Delhi.

Queries Answerd by Sangeeta Saxena
Why do I get breast pain while feeding?
How can I get rid of lumps due to breast feeding?
How can I make my daughter suck breast milk properly?
How to stop breast milk flow and reduce nipple size?
Can my wife breast feed, while she is on treatment for typhoid?
Why is my child spitting up milk?
Is my child getting enough milk or should I add Lactare?
For how long can the Ryles tube be inserted for feeding?
Is breast feeding with nipple eczema harmful?
Does the size of the breast affect the milk flow?
Is it important to burp the baby after feeds?
Is Chinese food safe for breast feeding mothers?
What is the ideal diet for my child?
Why is my infant unable to digest food?
Can a woman produce milk without actually being pregnant?
Can neem be used to stop breastfeeding?
What should I start feeding my 6 months old?
When can I start breast feeding my two-month-old son again?
Can navel enlargement cause any problems?
Are my daughter's gastric problems due to breast milk?
How frequently should I breast-feed my 4-day-old baby?
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