From 24 October to 6 December, IPH hosted a course on social determinants of health for under-grad students of Duke University. This was the second edition of the Duke Semester in India an initiative of the Duke University Under-graduate programme. IPH teaches a course titled “Beyond pills for poverty: Understanding health systems and social determinants of health”. The core teaching faculty in the course are Tanya Seshadri and Prashanth N S with support from Santosh Sogal, Pragati Hebbar and Himabindu. The course involves classes held in Bangalore and in IPH field station in Chamarajanagar district. As part of the course, students held debates, participated in writing evidence-based policy briefs on important public health issues and worked on a joint conservation and health assignment.
The course is taught in partnership with Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore.