IPH Annual day oration 2019

IPH Annual day oration 2019

IPH has completed 14 incredible years of growth in the field of public health. Our work in the domains of public health research, education and policy engagement continue and we would like to celebrate this with our collaborators, adjunct faculty, honorary associates, ex-employees, well-wishers, staff and others who have been part of this journey.

This milestone would not have been possible without your cooperation and support. Hence the governing board, management and staff of IPH would like to invite you for this year’s edition of our public health oration series – 2019.

The IPH annual day oration is a public event, so please feel free to circulate this invite to those you feel may find it useful. Hoping to see you at the event.

Topic:
“Can floor moppers become tap turners off? reflection on a new public health paradigm!”

About speaker:

Dr Ravi Narayan explores a journey of nearly five decades which all stated with the stimulus of a refugee camp experience of a medical intern in 1971, followed by a professional journey of academia, research and field practice- in public health and community medicine at St johns- a community oriented medical college in south India till 1983.

In 1984, he along with many colleagues walked out of the confines of a medical college to initiate the CHC and later SOCHARA which very recently has been called a ‘campus without walls’.SOCHARA in today’s terminologies could  be described as an early start up in Community Health which participated in the incubation and evolution of  several innovations including PHM/ JSA/GHW/IPHU/ CHESS/ CFTFK/ AIDAN/DAF-K and so many others.
During this community journey, various milestones have been related to work with the medico friends circle, the community health movement in India; the peoples health movement at global and national level; the National Rural Health Mission; the Public Health Foundation of India;  the Ministry of health and the Planning commission ; the state health policy processes in Karnataka, MP, Jharkhand, Rajasthan ; the Global Forum for Heath Research ; the  Emerging Voices in Health process and so on.

In all these years Dr Ravi has consistently promoted a community health paradigm shift from a bio medically oriented techno – managerial process to a  social/ community oriented  model that  includes- concepts such as  communitization; SEPCE analysis; globalisation of health solidarity from below; social vaccine and so on.

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.

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