A Comparison of National Guidelines

A Comparison of National Guidelines

Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) is an infectious disease predominantly transmitted by the sandfly. 90% of the cases of VL in the world occur in Brazil, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan, India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. In 2005, the WHO South East Asia Region, responding to increasing incidences of VL in the Indian subcontinent, initiated a VL elimination program within India, Bangladesh, and Nepal. The aim was to reduce the incidence of VL to <1 case per 10,000 cases in districts/subdistricts within the three countries by 2015. Since then, the goalposts have shifted from 2015 to 2017 and, now, to 2020. Nepal and Bangladesh have traveled much further on the road to elimination than India has, Nepal having sustained the elimination target in the 12 once-endemic districts since 2012. In 2016, Bangladesh reached the elimination target in 99% of its endemic subdistricts (upazilas). Lagging closely behind, India has reached the elimination target in 85% of endemic subdistricts. The aim of this literature review predominantly on the national guidelines of VL elimination/control in the three countries as well as some research articles on the same is to compare the program in India with Bangladesh and Nepal, to identify similarities and differences between the programs, and to extrapolate data to see how India can learn from Bangladesh and Nepal to hasten its pace towards elimination of VL.

Speaker

Sayema

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

03-August-2018

Time

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Venue

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

GIS Mapping

GIS Mapping

There is very little information currently available about the private sector in India. This project aimed to develop a profile of all the private sector medical facilities in the state of Karnataka, particularly in the context of the recently announced Aarogya Karnataka scheme by the Government of Karnataka.GIS Mapping of Private Sector Medical Facilities in Karnataka.

Speaker

Eunice Choi

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

03-August-2018

Time

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue

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

Tobacco Control Project

Tobacco Control Project

Understanding public policy around tobacco use is required to understand the conflicts of interests of state and non-state actors in India. My work revolved around mapping concerns on tobacco expressed as debates by the parliamentary elected representatives by sourcing the official archives of loksabha and rajyasabha.

Speaker

Chaitra

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

01-August-2018

Time

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Venue

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

Medicines for Visceral Leishmaniasis

Medicines for Visceral Leishmaniasis

WHO identified Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) as a Category I disease (emerging and uncontrolled) and the support to the Elimination control programs in India, Nepal and Bangladesh were intensified in 2005. One of the key approaches that allows accelerated efforts towards the elimination process is by focusing on availability, affordability and accessibility of medicines used to treat VL. This presentation by Ms. Aishwarya Kulkarni, who has completed her BPharm, focuses on the evolution of the medicines for VL, their prices and some of the current issues in this regard.

Speaker

Aishwarya

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

26-July-2018

Time

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue

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

Integrating mental health

Integrating mental health

The global burden of disease for mental health problems is substantial, but because of scarce resources that are unequally distributed and inefficiently used, the majority of patients do not receive the care they need, especially in low and middle income countries. A proposed solution for this treatment gap is the integration of mental health into primary health care. Evidence shows that task shifting approaches in which non-specialist health workers are trained to recognize and treat common mental health problems can be effective, but it has not yet been widely adopted in the developing world. Furthermore, little research has been done on the quality of mental health care given in projects where mental health is integrated into primary care institutions and how it can be improved. Ms. Ellis Veen’s research project for her masters degree in Global health from Maastricht University and her internship with IPH is about a case study of quality improvement at the Gumballi primary health care centre in Karnataka, India. The main research question was “What constitutes quality of mental health care at Gumballi PHC, how can it be improved and what lessons can we learn from it for the integration of mental health into primary care in India?”

Speaker

Ellis Veen

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

25-July-2018

Time

11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Venue

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

Evaluation of Midwifery Training

Evaluation of Midwifery Training

The EMT (Evaluation of the midwives training program) team will present a seminar on the baseline findings of the project – regarding the context and the organisation of the training program, the competencies of the trainees before they started the midwifery training program and the training environment.

Speaker

Angel Sudha

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Affiliation

IPH Staff

Date

19-July-2018

Time

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue

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

UHC in Karnataka

UHC in Karnataka

Mr. Josh Ridley will present a comparative study of the utilisation of the Vajpayee Aarogyashree and the Rajiv Aarogyashri health insurance schemes in Karnataka.

Speaker

Josh Ridley

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

12-July-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

Tableau demonstration

Tableau 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