Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam (Balu)

Dr. Ramaswami Balasubramaniam is a scholar and activist, known for his pioneering developmental work with rural and tribal people in Saragur of Heggadadevana Kote taluk, near Mysore in Karnataka, India.

Dr. Kabir Sheikh

Dr. Kabir Sheikh is a Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Associate Professor at Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). He is the director of the Health Governance Hub – PHFI’s interdisciplinary programme of health policy & systems research and research capacity building.

Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan

Dr. Hanumappa Sudarshan is an Indian social worker and tribal rights activist. He is well known for his contributions to the upliftment of the forest dwelling tribes (mainly Soligas) in the Chamarajnagar district of Karnataka. He is also a recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the Padma Shri.

Dr. T. Sundararaman

Dr. T. Sundararaman is the Professor and Dean of School of Health Systems Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Previously, he was the executive Director of National Health Systems Resource Centre, New Delhi.

Girija Vaidyanathan

Girija Vaidyanathan is currently the Additional Chief Secretary/Commissioner for Land Administration, Government of Tamil Nadu. Previously she served the Govt of Tamil Nadu as the Secretary, Dept of Health and Family Welfare.

Dr. Gita Sen

Dr. Gita Sen, Professor, Indian Institute of Management & Adjunct Professor of Global Health and Population, Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Arima Mishra,

Dr. Arima Mishra, Associate Professor at Azim Premji University, Bangalore.


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About EPHP

The EPHP conferences provide a unique platform for Indian public health researchers, policymakers and practitioners to meet, share their experiences and learn from each other

For over half a decade now, the EPHP conferences provide a unique platform where Indian public health researchers, policymakers and practitioners meet, learn from each other and shape the future. In the past, we have hosted two EPHP conferences. In 2010, the first conference’s theme was Five years of NRHM where public health researchers from various backgrounds and experiences met and discussed about different areas in NRHM. Two years later, in 2012, the second EPHP conference theme was Strengthening health systems to achieve universal health coverage that helped bring out interesting discussions about universal health coverage and what is India’s take on it. In 2016, we are hosting the third conference with the following objectives in mind.

Conference objectives

Bring together and promote interactions among researchers, policymakers and practitioners across sectors and disciplines whose work shape public health in India.
Deliberate and disseminate experiences with regard to major cross-cutting issues shaping health and public health action in India: health (in)equity, social determinants of health, effective health governance, and inter-sectoral action for health.

Thematic areas

Under the overall theme Equitable India: All for Health and Wellbeing, the conference will focus on the following sub-themes

Equity in health and healthcare

  • How have reforms in different health system domains (Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, National Health Mission, draft National Health Policy 2015 etc.) impacted equity in access to health care and health outcomes in India?
  • What can we learn from interventions that impacted health equity in India? These could include the interventions across sectors impacting one or more axes of inequities in health including but not limited to caste, gender, social position/status, income, sexual orientation and other social vulnerabilities.
  • What role for healthcare providers and managers in creating equitable health services?
  • What can we learn from ever evolving frameworks, methods and tools to better understand and assess health inequities in India?

From better knowledge to improved policies and practice

  • What can research offer to policymakers and implementers?  What is needed, what is demanded, what is lacking?
  • What is the role of advocacy? What can we learn from knowledge brokers and policy champions?
  • How can researchers, policymakers and practitioners unite forces to contribute to health and wellbeing in a more equitable India?

Intersectoral action for health

  • What is the rationale for intersectoral action for health?
  • What can we learn from examples of intersectoral action for health in India?
  • How to develop and maintain intersectoral action for health in India, and what is the role of health authorities in working across and between sectors?
  • How to integrate top-down and bottom-initiatives, policies and community initiatives for health and wellbeing in India?
  • How to improve health governance and operationalize a Health-in-All Policies approach in India?


Institute of Public Health (India) in collaboration with Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp, Belgium) are organising the third national conference on bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy

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Call for organized sessions as part of EPHP 2016

Call for organized sessions as part of EPHP 2016

With a broad theme of ‘Equitable India: All for Health and Wellbeing’, the 3rd edition of EPHP will focus on three major thematic areas: ‘equity in health and healthcare’; ‘intersectoral action for health’; and ‘from better knowledge to improved policies and...
Fran Baum, confirmed keynote for EPHP-2016

Fran Baum, confirmed keynote for EPHP-2016

Fran Baum is a Matthew Flinders Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Director of the Southgate Institute of Health, Society and Equity at Flinders University. She is a past National President of the Public Health Association of Australia. She is the regional...
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