Beyond pills for poverty: Understanding health systems and social determinants of health

Beyond pills for poverty: Understanding health systems and social determinants of health

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.
Patient centered care: a key dimension in quality of care

Patient centered care: a key dimension in quality of care

Patient-Centered Care (PCC) is an essential, albeit underdeveloped dimension in quality of (health) care. In this presentation, the notion of PCC is defined. The current situation in terms of PCC in LMIC is then briefly reviewed, with an important but not exclusive focus on the situation in sub-Saharan Africa (even if lack of PCC also occurs in other parts of the worlds, including HIC). A framework is presented to analyze the various obstacles in the delivery of PCC, and, eventually, a number of avenues for addressing and researching the problematic situation of PCC is LMIC’s health care systems are explored.

Speaker

Prof. Bart Criel

Date

1-Dec-2017

Time

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue

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

Webinar on “Tobacco: Colonial Futures of a Master Plant” by Prof. Andrew Russell

Webinar on “Tobacco: Colonial Futures of a Master Plant” by Prof. Andrew Russell

A recorded video talk (20 min) by the speaker will be available on this page on NOV 3, 11:30 am onward. For the live Q/A session with the speaker, click on the following event link. Start typing your comments/questions in ‘Live Chat’ box and the moderator will bring it to the speaker for his response.
Watch the recorded video below

Abstract: Amongst many indigenous communities in South America, its place of evolutionary origin, tobacco is widely regarded as a shamanic ‘master plant’, a gift of the gods that is crucial for dealing effectively with the spirit world. This is in stark contrast to the plant’s colonial history, and its contemporary exploitation by the forces of corporate and state-sponsored global capitalism. In this seminar, I will present tobacco as a plant with an agency, the ability to assume different shapes according to the political and economic circumstances in which it is found and which it helps to form. This has had disastrous consequences for human health and well being worldwide. How has such an apparently humble plant managed to conquer the world, and what needs to happen if we are to put this particular genie back in its lamp and consider seriously ‘a world without tobacco’.

About the speaker: Andrew Russell has BA in Human Sciences (Oxford University) and a Master degree in Biomedical Anthropology (University of Pennsylvania). He completed DPhil at Oxford based on fieldwork in the hills of East Nepal. His current research primarily focuses on tobacco, its use and control. He is a founder member of the interdisciplinary Smoking Interest Group, a collaboration between the Medical Anthropology Research Group and the Centre for Medical Humanities. He works closely with colleagues in the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies and FUSE – the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, as well as FRESH, the northeast of England’s tobacco control office.

Speaker

Prof. Andrew Russell,

Prof. Andrew Russell, BA, MA, D.Phil

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Affiliation

Date

03-November-2017

Time

Recorded video talk (20 min) by the speaker

Available 11.30 am onward

Live Q/A with the speaker

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Webinar organised by

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru
IPH signed a MoU with SELCO Foundation

IPH signed a MoU with SELCO Foundation

IPH has signed a MoU with SELCO Foundation to evaluate the implementation of their energy-based solution within primary healthcare settings. This is one of the projects under the Health equity & evaluation cluster. After MoU signing, Dr. N Devadasan, Director IPH led an interactive discussion with several students, interns and others in SELCO’s health team at their offices.
Call for application for Implementation research workshop

Call for application for Implementation research workshop

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru and Center for Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia are calling for applicants to participate in the 3rd Batch of the Regional Course on IR that will be held on 15-18 th November, 2017 in Bengaluru, India. We are designated by WHO TDR as Regional Training Center (RTC) for Health Research for the South East Asia Region with a mandate to improve research capacity skills of researchers in the region.
This workshop is a blended training program with a one month online course beginning 18​th Oct 2017 to 8​th Nov 2017 ​followed by a four day workshop from 15​th to 18​th November in Bengaluru, jointly be organised by Institute of Public Health, Bangalore (IPH) & Center for Tropical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta, Indonesia. For more details (hyperlink the call document attached with this email.)

Strengthening microbiology laboratory capacity in India: health policy implications beyond the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases

Strengthening microbiology laboratory capacity in India: health policy implications beyond the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases

The role for rural microbiology laboratory infrastructure strengthening in infectious disease control and strengthening health systems

Speaker

Dr. Husain Poonawala

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Affiliation

Date

03-November-2017

Time

3.00 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue

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