Current internship opportunities

 

Tobacco control: Mapping policy concerns

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Tobacco use imposes a huge disease, economic and ecologic burden in India. It kills about a million adults a year in India. India is among the world’s’ largest growers and exporters of tobacco leaf. Hence, public policy around tobacco needs to consider varying and at times conflicting interests of state and non-state actors. As one of the ways to understand policymakers’ concerns on tobacco, IPH has sourced data on tobacco-related inquiries and responses transacted in parliamentary debates. This project is to analyze these textual data to develop a typology of concerns raised in the assembly around tobacco. The project activities involve managing qualitative datasets and thematic analysis of data. The outputs would include a report, a seminar, and a possible publication

Tobacco control: Mapping the tobacco industry

Tobacco use imposes a huge disease, economic and ecologic burden in India. It kills about a million adults a year in India. India is among the world’s’ largest growers and exporters of tobacco leaf. Tobacco is consumed in myriad ways with a range of products available for smoke and smokeless tobacco. This project aims to map spatial presence and overall features (volume, sales, economic indicators) of smoke and smokeless tobacco industry in India over time. The project activities involve conceptualising the mapping frame, sourcing data from varied sources, analysing data to generate profiles and trends related to different tobacco industry segments. The outputs would include a report, a seminar and a possible publication

Tobacco control: inter-state analysis of key indicators

Tobacco use imposes a huge disease, economic and ecologic burden in India. It kills about a million adults a year in India. There are various nationally representative surveys that have captured the tobacco use prevalence and other related aspects over time. These include Global Adult Tobacco Survey, National Family Health Survey, National Sample Surveys etc. This project is about analysing select surveys to produce inter-state comparisons on some of the key indicators of tobacco use and related aspects. The project activities involve sourcing and managing datasets, analysing datasets, generating trends in prevalence and other related indicators, producing graphical representations of data. The outputs would include a report, a seminar, and a possible publication.

Road safety: Local data and stakeholder mapping

Road injury has become one of the grave public health challenges in India. Every year, 140,000 Indians die from road injuries while 30 to 50 million sustain serious injuries. Karnataka, with a population of over 61 million, accounts for the second largest number of road injuries and fifth highest number of road traffic deaths in India. In 2011, the capital city of Bengaluru alone witnessed 6,031 accidents injuring 4,952 persons. This project aims to make select stretches of roads in Bengaluru safer. Activities would include:
 – Source and generate road safety related data from various sources [website, reports, department etc.]
– Develop information for sensitization programs at schools, colleges and for other relevant stakeholders
– Map stakeholders who are crucial to the implementation of the project

 

Emerging voices: Distance learning program

Emerging Voices for Global Health (EV4GH) is an innovative multi-partner blended training program for young, promising and emerging health policy & systems researchers, decision makers and other health system professionals with an interest in becoming influential global health voices and/or local change makers.  EV4GH coaches “Emerging Voices” to participate actively in international conferences where global health issues are addressed, and to raise their voice in scientific and policy debates. EV4GH is now a thematic working group of Health Systems Global. The activities would include:
  • Helping with the timeline and lesson plan for Distance Learning

  • Looking at the existing content for Distance Learning phase of EV4GH

  • Revising the content as per the current venture.

We are always keen to meet energetic and talented professionals who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to :

PEN AND PAPER

Institute of Public Health #250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross, Girinagar Ist  Phase, Bengaluru – 560085.

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