NCD Dissemination Meet

NCD Dissemination Meet

Date

23-January-2018

Time

10.30-01.30 pm

Venue

West Fort Hotel
No. 19/6, Minarava Mills Compound,, Magadi Road,
Next to Mysore Sugandh Dhoop Factory,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560023

Institute of Public Health, Bangalore, conducted a dissemination meet on January 23rd, 2018 with the agenda of sharing the findings of more than five years of health systems research in improving care provision for NCDs in Karnataka. The institute has worked very closely with various stakeholders especially the Government of Karnataka, in strengthening various aspects of the public health system to improve the preparedness of the system to tackle the issues brought about by the increasing burden of communicable diseases.

The agenda of the meeting was as follows:

Session Time
Inauguration /Introduction to the meet 10:30-11:00
NCDs and rural health systems
Enhancing access to NCD medications (Research study in Tumkur) 11:00-11:20
Strengthening NCD care delivery (Doctoral research in Kolar) 11:20-11:40
Break 11:40-12:00
Role of local health systems in NCD care (Research study in Kadugondanahalli) 12:00-12:20
NCD and urban health systems
Strengthening NCD care delivery (Operational research in Tumkur) 12:20-12:40
Panel Discussion – open house

(Implications on existing NCD Initiatives)

12:40-1:20
Closing/Vote of thanks 1:20-1:30
Lunch 1:30 – 2:30

The program began with an introduction by our Assistant Director, Dr. Upendra Bhojani, who briefed the audience about the program. The chief guests of the meeting were the Deputy Director, NPCDCS Dr Rekha and Senior Bureaucrat (Karnataka Adminstrative officer) and CFO, Kidwai Memorial CancerInstitute, Mr. Nischith V Daniel.

This was followed by brief self-introductions of the members in the audience who consisted of District Programme Coordinators (DPCs) who attended the program from various parts of the state. These coordinators are in-charge of implementation of the NPCDCS programme at the level of district and below. They were totally 19 of them from the 21 districts who had appointed DPC posts. We also had in the audience several experts working in the field of NCDs from various state and private institutions and civil society organisations such as Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Maya Health, Karnataka State Health Science Resource center, SOCHARA, Karuna Trust, Selco foundation and so on. We also had several staff from our institute at the meet. A total of 47 participantns took part in the event.

TEDx talk on health equity

TEDx talk on health equity

Prashanth NS, Assistant Director at IPH was recently invited to speak at a TEDx event organised by a school in Hyderabad. Given his research interests on health equity, he chose to build his talk around a foundational element of public health itself: what makes one healthy, is it a matter of chance (for eg. through genes), or by choice (through specific “healthy” behavioural choices, one “chooses”).
The full talk on Youtube is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psq6lnY-PNw
The link to a blog based on the content is here: http://www.daktre.com/2017/12/healthy-by-chance-or-by-choice/
Beyond pills for poverty: Understanding health systems and social determinants of health

Beyond pills for poverty: Understanding health systems and social determinants of health

From 24 October to 6 December, IPH hosted a course on social determinants of health for under-grad students of Duke University. This was the second edition of the Duke Semester in India  an initiative of the Duke University Under-graduate programme. IPH teaches a course titled “Beyond pills for poverty: Understanding health systems and social determinants of health”. The core teaching faculty in the course are Tanya Seshadri and Prashanth N S with support from Santosh Sogal, Pragati Hebbar and Himabindu. The course involves classes held in Bangalore and in IPH field station in Chamarajanagar district. As part of the course, students held debates, participated in writing evidence-based policy briefs on important public health issues and worked on a joint conservation and health assignment.
The course is taught in partnership with Centre for Wildlife Studies, Bangalore.

Patient centered care: a key dimension in quality of care

Patient centered care: a key dimension in quality of care

Patient-Centered Care (PCC) is an essential, albeit underdeveloped dimension in quality of (health) care. In this presentation, the notion of PCC is defined. The current situation in terms of PCC in LMIC is then briefly reviewed, with an important but not exclusive focus on the situation in sub-Saharan Africa (even if lack of PCC also occurs in other parts of the worlds, including HIC). A framework is presented to analyze the various obstacles in the delivery of PCC, and, eventually, a number of avenues for addressing and researching the problematic situation of PCC is LMIC’s health care systems are explored.

Speaker

Prof. Bart Criel

Date

1-Dec-2017

Time

11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue

Institute of Public health
#250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross,
Girinagar Ist  Phase,
Bengaluru – 560085

Webinar on “Tobacco: Colonial Futures of a Master Plant” by Prof. Andrew Russell

Webinar on “Tobacco: Colonial Futures of a Master Plant” by Prof. Andrew Russell

A recorded video talk (20 min) by the speaker will be available on this page on NOV 3, 11:30 am onward. For the live Q/A session with the speaker, click on the following event link. Start typing your comments/questions in ‘Live Chat’ box and the moderator will bring it to the speaker for his response.
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Abstract: Amongst many indigenous communities in South America, its place of evolutionary origin, tobacco is widely regarded as a shamanic ‘master plant’, a gift of the gods that is crucial for dealing effectively with the spirit world. This is in stark contrast to the plant’s colonial history, and its contemporary exploitation by the forces of corporate and state-sponsored global capitalism. In this seminar, I will present tobacco as a plant with an agency, the ability to assume different shapes according to the political and economic circumstances in which it is found and which it helps to form. This has had disastrous consequences for human health and well being worldwide. How has such an apparently humble plant managed to conquer the world, and what needs to happen if we are to put this particular genie back in its lamp and consider seriously ‘a world without tobacco’.

About the speaker: Andrew Russell has BA in Human Sciences (Oxford University) and a Master degree in Biomedical Anthropology (University of Pennsylvania). He completed DPhil at Oxford based on fieldwork in the hills of East Nepal. His current research primarily focuses on tobacco, its use and control. He is a founder member of the interdisciplinary Smoking Interest Group, a collaboration between the Medical Anthropology Research Group and the Centre for Medical Humanities. He works closely with colleagues in the UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies and FUSE – the Centre for Translational Research in Public Health, as well as FRESH, the northeast of England’s tobacco control office.

Speaker

Prof. Andrew Russell,

Prof. Andrew Russell, BA, MA, D.Phil

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Affiliation

Date

03-November-2017

Time

Recorded video talk (20 min) by the speaker

Available 11.30 am onward

Live Q/A with the speaker

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Webinar organised by

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

IPH signed with SELCO Foundation

IPH signed with SELCO Foundation

IPH has signed a MoU with SELCO Foundation to evaluate the implementation of their energy-based solution within primary healthcare settings. This is one of the projects under the Health equity & evaluation cluster. After MoU signing, Dr. N Devadasan, Director IPH led an interactive discussion with several students, interns and others in SELCO’s health team at their offices.