Jane R. Ralte
State Nodal Officer (National Tobacco Control Programe)
She has worked with the Government of Mizoram for the last 25 years, with experiences in different settings from Community Health Centre, Rural Hospital, District Hospital, Civil Hospital Aizawl to Health Directorate and Secretariat. She has been instrumental in setting up and implementing the Tobacco Control Programme in the state since 2009 with funding from international funding agency (Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use) and Government of India (National Tobacco Control Programme). The Bloomberg Initiative funding is very limited which is granted to project proposals evaluated on a globally competitive level. This funding was received based on the project proposal Dr. Jane prepared and was one out of 15 proposals funded by Bloomberg Initiative globally in 2009, where over 200 proposals had been received by the funding agency. Further, due to excellent implementation of the project, the funding was extended for 2 other project periods which is a very rare occurrence. She continues looking after the Tobacco Control Programme in the state. Dr. Jane, as Deputy Medical Superintendent, is also looking after the State Referral Hospital at Falkawn. She has been designated as the State Nodal Officer for the Medical College proposed to be set up in Mizoram. Dr. Jane has had the privilege to visit the following places and countries in official capacity attending workshops and trainings as well as presenting scientific papers- Baltimore (USA), Barcelona (Spain), Bangkok (Thailand), Singapore, Rome (Italy) and Paris (France).