IPH seminar: When community care becomes community mental health

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.