CUTS International in partnership with Centre for Environment & Development (CED) organized a Regional Meeting on ‘Road safety – Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill 2017 & Way Forward’ in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on July 14, 2017. Adv. Mathew T. Thomas (Minister for Water Resources, Govt. of Kerala and former Minister for Transport), inaugurated the meeting
About 100 participants, including delegates from 7 states, attended the workshop. Pragati Hebbar of Institute of Public Health participated in the meeting.
In collaboration with the Department of Health & Family Welfare, Tumkur District, the Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru hosted a 5 day “Induction Training” programme for newly appointed Primary Health Centre (PHC) Medical Officers for Tumkur district. Tumkur is the first district in the state to orient newly appointed Medical Officers. The 5 day programme was attended by 31 doctors (that included specialists) and was well appreciated by all. The participants felt that it gave them a good introduction to their roles and responsibilities, the district staff felt that this would make the PHC Medical Officer’s perform better.
Institute of Public Health (IPH), in association with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Sarvagna Health Care Institute (www.shci.in), another non for profit trust, kick started a project to change KG Halli to address issue of waste management. Bengaluru Development Minister Shri K J George inaugurated this program.
During the launch, residents in a colony of economic weaker section at Kadugondanahalli (KG Halli) were provided with two separate bins and awareness material about wet and dry waste for each house and Urban health team members created awareness about the importance of segregation at source for these residents.
The process of waste collection from house till the disposal will be followed up closely and documented to understand the effectiveness of this initiative and to scale it up to other areas in a phased manner.
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Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp shares a short video about the work that IPH does to improve the health systems in India. In this video, various faculty members share their insights about their work.