Our Chairman - Dr. Ashok Patil
Entrepreneurship is not about money making but it is to empower women, children and society at large.
The inventor believes in the concept but it is the Entrepreneur who makes it simple to use and understand.
That is the clear cut difference between an inventor and an entrepreneur.
Entrepreneurship should be supported by an inbuilt system.
Dr. Ashok Vikhe Patil is the first Indian to become a President of International Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health (IAAMRH).
Before being elected as President, he has served the Association in various capacities.
Dr. Ashok Patil along with Magsaysay Award Winner Padmshree Dr.Rajanikant Arole founded the Indian Chapter of the Association in 1988, under the auspices of Pravara Medical Trust, Loni. (Maharashtra state, India).
Under the leadership of Dr. Patil, the Indian chapter has organized an Asian Congress in “Innovative Approaches to Rural Health” in January 1993 and an “International Conference on Woman and Child – Health, Empowerment, Rights and Development, in November 1998, in Loni, which were well attended by representatives from all over the world.
Dr. Patil has recently contributed to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam’s book “Reignited: Scientific Pathways to a Brighter Future”, which inspires children to choose the right career path.
1. Pravara Medical Trust, Loni
Pravara Rural Hospital, Loni (Tertiary level teaching hospital)
Rural Medical College, Loni ( Post graduate level medical school)
Rural Dental College, Loni (Post graduate level dental school)
College of Physiotherapy, Loni College of Nursing, Loni
Center for Biotechnology, Loni
Center for Social Medicine, Loni
2. Pravara Institute of Research and Education in Natural and Social Sciences (PIRENS), Loni.
Institute of Business Management and Administration (IBMA), Loni
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK), Babhaleswar
Training Center for Rural Development Functioneries, Loni
3. Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune
Center for Management Research and Development, Pune
Vikhe Patil Memorial School, Pune
4. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Ahmednagar
College of Engineering, Ahmednagar
Center for Management Research and Rural Development, Ahmednagar
Medical College, Ahmednagar College of Ayurveda, Shevgaon
5. Association of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health in India, Loni (1988)
6. Hope Charitable Trust, Goa (2000)
7. Chemical Consultants & Engineers, Pune
8. Western Bio-systems Ltd. Pune
Membership of International Scientific Societies and Bodies
M/s Contronic International Private Ltd, Ahmednagar
Effluent Chemical Consultants and Engg. Pvt. Limited
Western Bio- system Ltd, Ahmednagar.
Environment Sub Committee Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI), New Delhi.
Dr. Vikhe Patil Foundation, Pune
4. Executive Chairman
Pravara Rural Education Society, Loni
Research, Training & Development Projects Implemented
Designed and implemented about 20 research, training and development projects for the last 15 years. Some of the major and recent projects include:
a. Comprehensive Rural Health Project in 100 villages in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India from 1991 on wards till date. ( The Project is funded by USAID from 1991 – 1996)
b. Mother NGO – RCH Scheme implemented in Aurangabad, Beed and Jalna districts, Maharashtra, India ( Sanctioned by Government of India under World Bank Assistance) – 1998 onwards.
c. “AIDS and Sex Education for Adolescents and Youth of 100 villages of Ahmednagar districts, Maharashtra, India” (2000-2001) , Funded by Stina Berger Foundation, Sweden.
d. “Efficacy of Lactobacillus Ruteri in controlling Childhood Diarrhea in rural Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India” (2000-2001), Funded by Biogia Ltd., Sweden.
e. “The Impact of Global warming on human health in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra” funded by National Institute of Environmental Studies, Japan. (Year 2000)
f. “Eco-friendly environment for Sustainable Development in Godavari Valley, Maharashtra, India” in association with Japanese Rural Health Association, Japan.(1999-2000).
Major Recent Conferences Organized
a. International Congress of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health, 25-27 May 1999 at Medical University of Pecs, Pecs, Hungary.
b. International Conference on Woman and Child – Health, Empowerment, Rights and Development, 14-16 November, 1998 at Pravara Medical Trust, Loni, India.
Papers Presented at National & International Conferences/Congresses
a. “COMPREHENSIVE RURAL HEALTH CARE PROJECT – PRAVARA MODEL” at the 10th International Congress of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health at Budapest, Hungary held between 27.08.1987 to 31.08.1987.
b. “ROLE OF COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION IN MALARIA CONTROL IN RURAL MAHARASHTRA, INDIA” at the XII International Congress for Tropical Medicine and Malaria held in June 1988.
c. “MATERNAL & CHILD HEALTH IN RURAL INDIA” at the 4th Asian Congress of Rural Medicine and Primary Health Care held between 7-9 October, 1988 at Beijing, China.
d. “RURAL HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS IN INDIA BY 2000 A.D.” at the National Seminar on “Problems and Prospects of Rural Development in 2001 A.D.” held in Loni between October 6-8, 1988.
e. “TEACHERS PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL EYE HEALTH CARE PROGRAMME – A PILOT STUDY” at 47th Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society in June, 1989.
f. “PROBELEMS AND PROSPECTS OF RURAL HEALTH IN INDIA – 2001 A.D.” at the International Symposium on Rural Health and Medicine held at Pusan, Republic of Korea on 12th September, 1990.
g. “PRIMARY HEALTH CARE CENTRE VISITS – A TOOL FOR COMMUNITY ORIENTED MEDICAL EDUCATION” at the International Conference on “Community and University Partnership : A Challenge for Health Development” at Ilorine, Nigeria, September 22-27, 1991.
h. “HEALTH CAN NOT BE SEPARATED” at the 11th International Congress of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health, Beijing, China on November 10-12, 1991.
i. “PRIORITIES IN RURAL HEALTH – PRAVARA APPROACH TO PRIMARY HEALTH CARE” at the VI Asian Congress of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health, Loni, India on 22-24 January, 1993.
j. “FRUIT AND VEGETABLE PROCESSING INDUSTRY IN INDIA – PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS” in April 1994.
k. “THE AIR WE BREATE, THE WATER WE DRINK – ARE THEY LIFE GIVING ?” at the National Institute of Environmental Studies, Japan.
l. “IMPLEMENTING THE IDEA OF SAFETY WORK IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES” at XIII International Congress of Agricultural Medicine and Rural Health, Iowa city, Iowa, USA, September 7-10, 1997.
m. “RURAL ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS AND GLOBAL WARMING IN INDIA” at National Institute of Environmental Studies, Japan on 17-19, 1997.
n. “MEDICAL TREATMENT OF PESTICIDES POISONING” at National Institute of Environmental Studies, Japan on 17-19,1997.
o. “GOVERNMENT, NGO AND NODAL AGENCY PARTNERSHIP – A LONI CASE STUDY” at the International Conference on Woman and Child – Health, Empowerment, Rights and Development, November 14-16, 1998, Loni, India.