Deciphering an epidemic of epic proportion

In this seminar, Upendra Bhojani will present an overview of the research he aims to conduct as part of the India Alliance fellowship for the next 5 years. The purpose is to seek comments/suggestions/critique for refining the proposal.

About 3500 Indians die every day due to tobacco-attributable illnesses. Despite several regulatory measures, there has been a marginal decline in tobacco use in the last two decades. In fact, since 1990s, tobacco production and sales have increased. Therefore, this research aims to understand the role played by the state policies (related to tobacco) and the tobacco industry actions during 1990-2017.

Upendra will conduct the study in three phases. In Phase-1, he will map public policies related to tobacco in this period. In will use quantitative data to explore associations between the tobacco policies and the trends in tobacco production and consumption. In phase-2 he will use qualitative data to understand how the tobacco industry actors influence tobacco policies in India. How do governments in India respond to the industry influence as well as their own varying (often conflicting) interests in tobacco? Based on these insights, in the phase-3, he will select ten Indian states: five positive (significant decline in tobacco prevalence over time) and five negative (status quo or increase in tobacco prevalence) cases. He will use qualitative comparative analysis to understand the combinations of measures (policies, implementation, tobacco industry) that best explain a significant reduction in tobacco use prevalence.

Speaker

Upendra Bhojani

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Affiliation

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Date

9-Aug-2018

Time

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Venue

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

Tableau desktop demonstration

Tableau desktop demonstration

Mr Solomon Thirumurugan will present his end of internship seminar on Safer Roads Bengaluru Project. The seminar will have two presentations simultaneously, his work in the road safety project and his working experience as an Intern at Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru as well as a demonstration on the use of Tableau in Public Health Research.

Speaker

Mr Solomon

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

28-June-2018

Time

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue

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

Understanding the Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying through the lenses of Indian Legal framework

Understanding the Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying through the lenses of Indian Legal framework

Vector control is one of the five elements of Health Systems approach towards elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis. Synthetic Pyrethroids (SPs) have replaced DDT 5% in 2015 after tolerance was detected in 11 villages of Northern India. Continuous use of SPs in the elimination of VL, while significantly influencing Public Health, also has a negative impact on the planet and people. This seminar focuses on identifying the potential threats, in light of prevalent laws and legal pronouncements that protect individuals from such hazards.

Speaker

Ms. Arya

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Affiliation

IPH Staff

Date

21-June-2018

Time

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue

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

Safer Roads Bangalore

Safer Roads Bangalore

Open discussion and feedback on the study design for “Safer Roads Bangalore project”. The objective of the project is to reduce road crashes by 50% by 2021 in the selected stretch of road in Bengaluru by improving awareness and safe driving practices of road users through the 5 es (education, engineering, emergency care, enforcement, environment).

Speaker

Mahesh S Kadammanavar

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Affiliation

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Date

14-June-2018

Time

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue

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

Weekly Seminar: Canadian Health System

Weekly Seminar: Canadian Health System

Ms. Eunice Choi, an intern with IPH will present a seminar on the Canadian health system. The summary of her presentation is as follows “Canada has a highly decentralized governance, organization, and delivery of health services, wherein the provinces and territories are responsible for both administration and planning. While no major national health reform has taken place in the last decade, there has been provincial/territorial initiatives in reorganizing regional health system to improve primary, acute, and chronic care”.

Speaker

Eunice Choi

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Affiliation

IPH intern

Date

1-June-2018

Time

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue

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

WHO framework on Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS)

WHO framework on Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS)

WHO framework on Integrated people-centred health services (IPCHS) is a call for the countries to shift the way health services are funded, managed and delivered. The framework supports countries to achieve universal health coverage by shifting health systems designed around the diseases into health systems designed for the people.

Speaker

Prashanthi

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Affiliation

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Date

30-May-2018

Time

11.00 Am – 12.00 pm

Venue

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