IPH Seminar: Understanding health exposures and vulnerabilities of women workers.

IPH Seminar: Understanding health exposures and vulnerabilities of women workers.

Dr. Sukanya Mohanty, Consultant with the SPEAK team at IPH, Bengaluru, will be presenting a seminar titled “Understanding health exposures and vulnerabilities of women workers.” This seminar is based on her doctoral thesis at CSMCH, JNU under Prof. Ritupriya Mehrotra. The seminar speaks of health from a lens of social determinants of health (SDH) and is based on the experiences of work change of women construction and domestic workers due to health and other reasons. The method used is case study and the perspective applied here is gender based SDH (Sen & Ostlin 2007). In its critique, the presentation brings in certain revelations about health as a reason of women’s work changes and SDH.  

You are invited to attend the seminar in person or join the live seminar via Zoom using the link provided at the top of the page.

Speaker

Dr Sukanya Mohanty

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Affiliation

Consultant, IPH

Date

20-February-2020

Time

3:30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, KR Rd, Siddanna Layout,
Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

31st National Road Safety Week – January 2020

31st National Road Safety Week – January 2020

1.5 lakh lives are lost every year and many more are debilitated on Indian roads due to road crashes. This causes the families of victims with immense economic hardship and emotional trauma. According to the WHO reports, road crashes are one of the leading cause of deaths among the youth between the ages of 5-29 in India and worldwide.

To make our roads safe for all road users and to reduce the crash rates, every year “National Road Safety Week” is observed throughout the country. The focus of the activities of this week is to create more awareness among road users about the road safety and to emphasize good road using practices.

To observe this year’s 31st National Road Safety Week, Institute of Public Health in association with HKBK Group of institutions and Indian Degree College under banner of Safer roads Bengaluru initiative organised a bunch of activities from 14th to 17th of Jan 2020 at our selected stretch of road in Bengaluru. Signature campaign #IResolve4RoadSafety, Quiz on road safety for public and college students, Human chains at major junctions are the main activities among all other activities.

We were at all major junctions of the selected stretch of road from Hebbal to K R Puram throughout the Road Safety Week. A signature wall with student volunteers was present at all the junctions seeking public commitment for road safety. Around 3000 people committed for safer road usage through signing on our campaign wall.
Quiz on road safety witnessed more than 5000 participation. Winners of the quiz were awarded with a ISI marked 2-wheeler helmets by #SaferroadsBLR initiative. We also engaged people through our social media platform Facebook and twitter for the broader reach.

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IPH Seminar: Understanding health exposures and vulnerabilities of women workers.

IPH seminar: When community care becomes community mental health

Sudarshan Kottai, doctoral candidate at IIT Hyderabad, will be presenting a seminar titled ” When community care becomes community mental health: The disappearance of local voices in community mental health programmes in Kerala.”  

In response to the global call to upscale mental health services in low- and middle-income countries, many NGOs have sprung up in Kerala to address mental health needs by partnering with locally grown, bottom-up, community-led organizations. This talk by Sudarshan is based on a clinical ethnography of community mental health programmes. Drawing on observations, interviews, and narratives between various stakeholders of these programmes, this talk will illustrate how the community-led volunteer-based pain and palliative programmes are gradually being eclipsed by the mental health NGOs. Sudarshan argues that scaling up of services through aggressive task-shifting via local volunteers is a socio-politico-moral process that can pose serious consequences for the lives of the most vulnerable citizens.  

You are invited to attend the seminar in person or over Zoom using the link below: https://zoom.us/j/701662546

Speaker

Sudarshan Kottai

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Affiliation

IIT Hyderabad

Date

31-January-2020

Time

3:30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, KR Rd, Siddanna Layout,
Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

IPH Seminar: Understanding Surrogacy

IPH Seminar: Understanding Surrogacy

Lopamudra Goswami, doctoral candidate at Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia, will be presenting her work on surrogacy in India in a seminar titled “Understanding Surrogacy.” 

Over the last 6 years, Lopamudra’s research work has focused on Indian surrogate mothers in Gujarat and currently her focus is in the state of Karnataka. India used to be the surrogacy capital of the world. Yet, in general, people often find themselves trying to come up with a rather unique explanation of what it could potentially mean in the event they encounter the word. Often, people are also left surprised to learn the related statistics. For this lecture, Lopamudra will explain some of the nuances of surrogacy as a process. 

You are invited to attend the seminar in person or join the live seminar via Zoom using the link below: https://zoom.us/j/701662546

Speaker

Lopamudra Goswami

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Affiliation

 Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

Date

30-January-2020

Time

4:00 pm – 5.00 pm

Venue

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, KR Rd, Siddanna Layout,
Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

IPH Seminar: A multi-level governance framework to guide the implementation of patient rights related policies in health facilities

IPH Seminar: A multi-level governance framework to guide the implementation of patient rights related policies in health facilities

On January 23rd, Meena Putturaj, PhD fellow at ITM, Antwerp & TDU, Bengaluru will present the scoping review protocol that she has developed as part of the first phase of her PhD on the implementation of patients rights’ related policies. 

Patient rights are embedded within the broader perspective of human rights and are the application of human rights principles in a health care setting. Patients rights’ are important because they have implications for the quality of health care. There is extensive literature available on the patient rights’ policies, structures, and enforcement mechanisms in high income contexts (especially Europe) but less so for LMICs. The aim of Meena’s proposed scoping review is to come up with a theoretical framework from a multi-level governance perspective to guide the implementation of patient rights related policies in health facilities. 

You are invited to participate in the discussion in person or via Zoom using the link below: https://zoom.us/j/701662546

Speaker

     Meena Putturaj

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Affiliation

ITM, Antwerp & TDU, Bengaluru 

Date

      23-January-2020

Time

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Venue

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, KR Rd, Siddanna Layout,
Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

Film Screening: Health in All and the Tribal Population in South India

Film Screening: Health in All and the Tribal Population in South India

The IPH Knowledge Management Committee invites you to attend the screening of “Health in All and the Tribal Population in South India.” directed by professional filmmaker Lode Desmet. The film was made along with public health researchers at IPH, Bangalore and ITM, Antwerp and was officially released at the Bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy (EPHP) conference in Bangalore in July 2016.

Collaborative research with tribal populations in South India confirmed and unraveled social exclusion as a major obstacle to health and well-being. The documentary makes a case for a ‘Health in All’ approach, starting from the realities and needs, voiced by members of tribal communities.

The screening will be followed by a discussion. You are invited to join the film screening in person or over Zoom, using the link below: https://zoom.us/j/701662546

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Affiliation

ITM, Antwerp & IPH, Bengaluru

Date

 9 – January – 2020

Time

3:30 pm – 4.30 pm

Venue

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, KR Rd, Siddanna Layout,
Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

Public lecture at IIHS

Public lecture at IIHS

The director at IPH, Dr. Upendra Bhojani, gave a public lecture at IIHS in the ‘Publics’ lecture series.  The talk was on Dr. Bhojani’s long standing work on the role of local health systems in poor urban neighbourhoods in Bangalore. The talk emphasised that there is an urgent need to strengthen local health systems to provide affordable and quality care to a large number of people, particularly to the urban poor, living with chronic conditions. It unpacked the complex dynamics of local health system. Dr. Bhojani also highlighted the need to go beyond just improving the health systems – to further address other social determinants of chronic conditions such as poverty, age- and gender-based social norms, family structure, and inadequate social care provision.

A video recording of the talk can be watched here.

ITM visit

The director at IPH, Dr. Upendra Bhojani, attended the Be-cause health international conference on Urban health, organized by the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp. It was held on 15-16 October 2019 in Brussels. The conference sought to “address the following questions: How to achieve universal access to health in cities? What is the best way to organize health services and the health system in urban settings? How does addressing the impact of urban life impact on the health of urban populations?” 

With respect to institutional building, Dr. Bhojani had a meeting with the new director of ITM, Marc-Alain Widdowson. The new director was briefed about the overview of IPH, the role of IPH-ITM partnership in the past, and how do we see the partnership with ITM in future. Dr. Bhojani also along with Diljith Kannan had a joint partners meeting wherein they discussed on  working together through innovations in partnerships and joint-education activities. 


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