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Making Cities Socially Inclusive: International Workshop

Making Cities Socially Inclusive: International Workshop

The Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (University of Leeds) hosted the first International Workshop as part of an initiative at building networks for Socially Inclusive Cities. The workshop saw participation of collaborating institutes from Vietnam (Hanoi University...

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World No Tobacco Day 2017

The Consortium for Tobacco Free Karnataka (a group of individuals and organizations working towards tobacco free Karnataka) in collaboration with the state (Karnataka State Anti Tobacco Cell) and municipal (Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike) governments organized...

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Socially Inclusive Cities

Socially Inclusive Cities

On May 26 (2017), the Institute of Public Health (Bengaluru) organized a workshop on making cities socially inclusive. This was the first in a series of workshops on this theme aimed at building a network of stakeholders (researchers, academicians, practitioners, and...

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South Asia Tobacco Control Leadership Program

South Asia Tobacco Control Leadership Program

The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Baltimore), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (Government of Nepal), The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases (The Union) and Action Nepal organized a South Asia Tobacco Control Leadership...

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Voiceless but not speechless

Voiceless but not speechless

TBI Blogs: This Small-Scale Farmer Bravely Fought Cancer and Is Now Helping Others Fight Tobacco Addiction Meet Durgaiah, a farmer and a cancer survivor who not only won the battle against throat cancer, but is now using his second chance at life to train, counsel,...

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Gender in Global Health

Gender in Global Health

Manoj Kumar, staff at IPH published an article in International Health Policies     I write this blog based on reflections from a global health conference I attended recently, but the issue of gender (in)equality has also been weighing on my mind for some...

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The Soliga Story

The Soliga Story

  The Soliga people of southern India continue to live within and around forest areas. Their history, tradition, and culture are deeply rooted within the forests in which they live. In an increasingly globalised world, their ways and means slowly erode as they...

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The art of data collection in health system research

The art of data collection in health system research

The art of data collection in health system research: Lessons learned from the field. Data collection is the most important aspect any research endeavour. Poor quality of the data will have impact on the results of the research study.Therefore it is vital for the...

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What I learnt from my first health system research project

What I learnt from my first health system research project

Dr Praveenkumar Aivalli blog titled, ” What I learnt from my first health system research project ” published in BioMed Central   Starting my first research project Back in 2013, I just stepped out of my university after getting my Master of Public Health degree,...

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Exploring peer learning methods in online environment

Exploring peer learning methods in online environment

  Application of the peer learning principles in the field of education has a long history. Lot of research has been done by psychologists, sociologists and educators on this and results have been positive. Peer learning has been seen as an effective methodology...

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How can Jharkhand improve its maternal mortality rates?

How can Jharkhand improve its maternal mortality rates?

Maternal death is defined as “the death of a woman while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy, irrespective of the duration and the site of the pregnancy, from any cause related to or aggravated by the pregnancy or its management, but not from...

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Moving towards inclusive healthcare for migrants in India

Moving towards inclusive healthcare for migrants in India

  According to the 2011 census, approximately 400m of India’s 1.21bn population are “internal migrants.” These migrant communities in Indian cities constitute a large proportion of people living in urban slums. Some of them have migrated from rural to urban...

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The unaffordability of cancer treatment in India

The unaffordability of cancer treatment in India

  It was estimated that nearly one million new cases of cancers will have been diagnosed in India by 2015, of which 0.67 million people are expected to die of conditions related to cancer. Cancer of the mouth and lungs in men, and cervix and breast cancer in...

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A lack of resources for community health nursing in  India

A lack of resources for community health nursing in India

Shortage of nurses and its impact on the Indian health care delivery system remains a major concern to this day. Adding to the above problem there is an undersupply of competent public health nurses who are willing to serve in the resource-limited community health...

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Individual reflection internship IPH: By Esther Boudewijns

Individual reflection internship IPH: By Esther Boudewijns

Although we are already back in the Netherlands for one and a half week, I am still not totally used to it: Dutch food, no honking on the road and a lot of rain instead of the Indian sun. When people ask what the most impressive thing I have done was, it is difficult...

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