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Latest Updates

Right to clean air: By Ajeet Pal Singh

The effects of air pollution on the lungs and heart are now widely appreciated, with more incriminating evidence of its role in cardiac disease.  Air quality is represented by the annual mean concentration of fine particulate matter: PM10 and PM2.5, referring to... read more

Coaching 40 students from 25 countries at ITM – Antwerp

Dr N. Devadasan was invited by the ITM Antwerp to help coach their MPH students on local health systems. He was there for the whole month of Sept 2015. It was a great learning opportunity as he was able to interact with health professionals from 25 different countries... read more

e-learning course on Public Health Management 2015

e-learning course on Public Health Management 2015 After successfully managing three consecutive batches for the online course in Public Health Management (e-PHM), we kick started the fourth batch on 19th of August 2015. This batch brings along with it 31 amazing... read more

Recent advances in Mobile Diagnostics: By Hardik Panchal

The term Medical Devices, as defined in the Food and Drugs Act, covers a wide range of health or medical instruments used in the treatment, mitigation, diagnosis or prevention of a disease or abnormal physical condition. Medical devices are useful for easy diagnostics... read more

Road Traffic Injuries-An Ignored Public Health Issue in India

(Photo Credits- Biswarup Ganguly) The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.24 million road traffic deaths occur every year globally. Of those, the majority (80%) of deaths occur only in middle income countries.Road traffic injuries  are never considered a... read more

Joining the dots: Health and Environment

 Date 6-July-2015  Time 2.30-4.30 pm  Venue Institute of Public health #250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross, Girinagar Ist  Phase, Bengaluru – 560085 About: Health and environment are very closely linked. However, health and environmental problems are often separately... read more

Health Impact Assessment

(Image Courtesy : Bhargav Shandilya) An estimated 60% of all deaths in 2014 in India were due to non- communicable diseases (NCD). NCDs are estimated to cost INR 126 trillion to Indian economy from now through 2030- almost 35 times the country’s annual health... read more

How can researchers meet community needs?

This article originally appeared on BMJ Blogs on April 24, 2015 under the same title. This blog is my reflection on regular field visits as part of the urban health action research project that I am currently working on. The field site for the project is a very poor... read more

Institute of Public Health at KEYSTONE

KEYSTONE is a collective initiative of several Indian health policy and systems research (HPSR) organizations to strengthen and build national capacity in HPSR. KEYSTONE was convened by the Public Health Foundation of India as Nodal Institute for the Alliance for... read more

Corporate social responsibility in India

This article originally appeared on BMJ Blogs on May 09, 2014 under the same title. India’s new Companies Act with its rules mandating corporate social responsibility (CSR) came into effect on 1 April 2014. The objective of CSR is for businesses to exist as... read more

IPH at 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health

The Institute of Public Health was represented at the recently concluded 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, held in Abu Dhabi by Dr. Neethi V Rao. The conference theme was ‘Tobacco and Non-Communicable diseases’, recognising that tobacco use is... read more

IPH Faculty among those selected in a global WHO-TDR grant

IPH has been working with Tumkur district in trying to strengthen various components of the district health system. One of the key interventions here has been to work with private practitioners in the district to better understand their integration into the National... read more

Laboratory Technicians Training

As part of  Dr.Vijayashree’s PhD( Public Private Partnership in TB  Care, Tumkur District),  all the lab technicians working in the Designated Microscopic Centres of Tumkur district were trained (11.12.14) at District TB Centre, Tumkur city. They were trained on... read more

Organizational Development

IPH inches towards completing a decade this year. It was an appropriate time to pause and reflect on our journey so far. The entire team of IPH was in Mysore recently for a two day workshop to relook at our vision and strategize for the future. Over the next few... read more

Public Health Seminar at IPH- 26/08/2014

Regular Public Health seminars are held at the Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru to discuss the various aspects of research like study design, research methodology and provide with critical feedback to the presenters This is open for all the interested... read more