A WALKATHON to mark World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

A WALKATHON to mark World Day of Remembrance for road traffic victims

Mr. Sameer, a road crash survivor addressing the event organised by IPH under the banner of Safer roads Bengaluru initiative to mark World Day of Remembrance -2018

A Walkathon was organized on 17th Nov 2018 by the Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru in association with the Government Girls Junior College (High school section), Malleswaram, under the Banner of ‘Safer Roads Bengaluru’ to observe The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (WDR). the WDR is commemorated to remember the many millions killed and injured on roads, together with their families, friends and many others who are also affected.  

Dr. C N Ashwath Narayan, MLA, Malleshwaram constituency participated as a chief guest for the event and flagged off the walkathon. Dr. Asha Abhikar, Deputy Director of State Road Safety Cell, Karnataka; Mr. Prathap Reddy, DySP – Road Safety Cell; Dr. Upendra Bhojani, Assistant Director of Institute of Public Health; and the Vice-Principal of Govt Girls College, Malleshwaram along with other Officials from Police and Transport department had participated and addressed the program. The event was witnessed by participants of more than 350 school and college students of Government Girls College and Padmashree Group of Institutions.
As a part of the event, a candlelit vigil was observed to remember the victims of road crashes.

Students from various educational institutions participated in the Walkathon

Representatives from the media were also invited for the event and 10 media houses (including 2 electronic media – TV 5 & DD) covered the event.

a candlelit vigil was observed to remember the victims of road crashes

Strengthening Primary Health Care

Strengthening Primary Health Care

It has been estimated that over 80% of the world’s population depends on traditional healing systems as their primary source of care. Traditional Medicine consists of codified and non-codified streams of knowledge. The Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bengaluru is currently operating a National Scheme along with the Quality Council of India (QCI) for the Assessment, Training and Certification of Traditional Community Health Practitioners based on a standards competency model aligned with ISO 29990 and ISO 17024 which looks at applying stringent rigors for the process of training and certifying TCHPs.

Speaker

Dr. Sarin NS

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Affiliation

IPH Staff

Date

22-November-2018

Time

4:00 pm – 5.00 pm

Literature review on adivasi

Literature review on adivasi

Anuradha will share her internship experience at IPH, as part of the THETA Project, focusing on available health research on the Adivasi community in India.

Speaker

Anuradha Harindranath

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

19-November-2018

Time

4:00 pm – 5.00 pm

IPH Annual day oration 2018

IPH Annual day oration 2018

“As part of the IPH Annual Day celebrations on September 1 (2018), we launched an IPH Annual Day Oration Series. The purpose of this series is to hear from distinguished professionals and leaders talk about their journey, experiences and perspectives that motivate and inform public health professionals.
We are glad that Sri KV Dhananjay delivered the inaugural IPH Annual Day Oration. He is a distinguished lawyer practising at Supreme Court of India and various High Courts in the country. His areas of practice involve constitutional law, administrative law, tax legislation as well as arbitration and commercial disputes involving a substantial question of law. He takes a keen interest in public health. He provided legal and constitutional perspectives on public health in India, including sharing his experiences of engaging in several public health matters in courts.
Health Technology Assessments

Health Technology Assessments

A brief description of what HTA is, how it is done, how to interpret such studies and a discussion on whether this might be relevant for India.

Speaker

Dr. Neethi Rao

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Affiliation

IPH Honorary Associate

Date

15-November-2018

Time

4:00 pm – 5.00 pm

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

World Antibiotic Awareness Week

The Antimicrobial Stewardship cluster of the Institute of Public Health promoted the “World Antibiotic Awareness Week” from 12th – 18th of November through a  series of academic sessions conducted at select Pharmacy colleges, Hospitals and Schools, on themes corresponding to each day of the week as listed out by WHO. The sessions dealt with strengthening awareness regarding indiscriminate Antibiotic usage, infection prevention and control aided through WASH, One Health approaches incorporating interventions for environment and animal health etc. The events were aimed to sensitize the target audiences on current gaps in practice and roles and opportunities for intervention. The week-long events culminated with a colloquium on strengthening antibiotic stewardship through coordinated research and development, organized at IPH, with the participation of resources from NCBS, Al Ameen College of Pharmacy, KLE College of Pharmacy, Karuna Trust, Sri Devraj Urs Medical College Kolar, Molecular Solutions Care Health, Acharya Institute and PCMH restore health.

parliamentarians  about tobacco

parliamentarians about tobacco

This project aimed to map and analyse the elected representatives of Indian parliament,who participated in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha debates and also raised queries about tobacco.

Speaker

Abirami Kaliyaperumal

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

26-October-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

Tenth webinar in the Equilogues series

Tenth webinar in the Equilogues series

Institute of Public Health Bengaluru is pleased to announce the tenth webinar in the Equilogues series which was started by the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology as part of their projet Closing the Gap: Health Equity Research Initiative in India. Please find attached the webinar announcement for the same.

Theme: Inclusion of minorities in public services in India

Upendra Bhojani at the Institute of Public Health (Bengaluru) led the India part of a multi-country collaborative project that aimed at building local network of researchers/practitioners/policymakers that can address social inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities in public services. Drawing on the findings from a scoping review of literature and a series of stakeholders consultations in Karnataka, he will briefly highlight the role of inclusive policies (esp in areas of education, health, governance, employment) in enhancing inclusion of minorities as well as gaps in our knowledge.

About the Speaker:

Upendra Bhojani is a Faculty and Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellow at the Institute of Public health, Bengaluru (IPH). He graduated as a dentist and did his postgraduate and doctoral degree in public health. He has been with IPH for over 10 years now and currently leads a Cluster on Chronic Health Conditions and Public Policy. His research and advocacy interests include non-communicable diseases, tobacco control, intersectoral actions for health, health equity and governance.

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Affiliation

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Date

25-Oct-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

Antimicrobial Stewardship at Karuna Trust’s PHCs – Situational analysis of antibiotic usage and Medicines and Therapeutic Committees

Antimicrobial Stewardship at Karuna Trust’s PHCs – Situational analysis of antibiotic usage and Medicines and Therapeutic Committees

Antimicrobial Stewardship (AMS) is the new cluster at IPH that is being initiated by Sunitha. As part of this process, the first project is to incorporate AMS at 26 Karuna Trust Primary Health Centers (PHCs) in Karnataka by strengthening the Medicines and Therapeutics Committee (MTCs). An IEC application is being written up to seek ethical approval for the situational analysis phase of this project which aims to conduct a baseline study by documenting the current policies and practices that govern the pharmaceutical supply management of antibiotics at these 26 PHCs. Following the current prescribing indicators, including the prescribing pattern of antibiotics, the subsequent phase is designed to gather data on the Medicines and Therapeutics Indicators (MTI) for their PHC based contextual relevance before they could be incorporated as part of the Health Management Information System during the subsequent intervention phase of the project. This presentation is to seek feedback from peers at IPH so the IEC application is tweaked accordingly before submission on 15th Oct.

Speaker

Sunitha Srinivas

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Affiliation

IPH Staff

Date

11-October-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

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