Right to clean air: By Ajeet Pal Singh

The effects of air pollution on the lungs and heart are now widely appreciated, with more incriminating evidence of its role in cardiac disease.  Air quality is represented by the annual mean concentration of fine particulate matter: PM10 and PM2.5, referring to...

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Coaching 40 students from 25 countries at ITM – Antwerp

Dr N. Devadasan was invited by the ITM Antwerp to help coach their MPH students on local health systems. He was there for the whole month of Sept 2015. It was a great learning opportunity as he was able to interact with health professionals from 25 different countries...

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e-learning course on Public Health Management 2015

e-learning course on Public Health Management 2015 After successfully managing three consecutive batches for the online course in Public Health Management (e-PHM), we kick started the fourth batch on 19th of August 2015. This batch brings along with it 31 amazing...

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Harnessing ICT in health care services in India: By Ajay Goel

India with a current population of 1.25 billion is posed to be the highest populated country with 1.6 billion by 2050. Indian public health planners have a huge challenge ahead - to serve and keep population healthy. Health care service resources will not increase in...

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Recent advances in Mobile Diagnostics: By Hardik Panchal

The term Medical Devices, as defined in the Food and Drugs Act, covers a wide range of health or medical instruments used in the treatment, mitigation, diagnosis or prevention of a disease or abnormal physical condition. Medical devices are useful for easy diagnostics...

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Road Traffic Injuries-An Ignored Public Health Issue in India

(Photo Credits- Biswarup Ganguly) The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.24 million road traffic deaths occur every year globally. Of those, the majority (80%) of deaths occur only in middle income countries.Road traffic injuries  are never considered a...

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How can researchers meet community needs?

This article originally appeared on BMJ Blogs on April 24, 2015 under the same title. This blog is my reflection on regular field visits as part of the urban health action research project that I am currently working on. The field site for the project is a very poor...

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Institute of Public Health at KEYSTONE

KEYSTONE is a collective initiative of several Indian health policy and systems research (HPSR) organizations to strengthen and build national capacity in HPSR. KEYSTONE was convened by the Public Health Foundation of India as Nodal Institute for the Alliance for...

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Corporate social responsibility in India

This article originally appeared on BMJ Blogs on May 09, 2014 under the same title. India’s new Companies Act with its rules mandating corporate social responsibility (CSR) came into effect on 1 April 2014. The objective of CSR is for businesses to exist as...

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IPH Faculty among those selected in a global WHO-TDR grant

IPH has been working with Tumkur district in trying to strengthen various components of the district health system. One of the key interventions here has been to work with private practitioners in the district to better understand their integration into the National...

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