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EPHP 2016 Special Supplement Published on BMJ Global Health

EPHP 2016 Special Supplement Published on BMJ Global Health

The BMJ – Global Health journal has published a special supplement containing abstracts of all the poster and oral presentations made at the 3rd National Conference on Bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy EPHP 2016. In keeping with the spirit of EPHP of making evidence more available and more accessible the entire supplement is open access and all the abstracts can be viewed and downloaded at the following link
Media Coverage – EPHP Pre-event Press Conference, 04th July, 2016

Media Coverage – EPHP Pre-event Press Conference, 04th July, 2016

Media coverage-EPHP 2016
We were covered extensively in print media – pre and post event total of 24 articles.
On social media also we have seen a tremendous surge over past few days. On Facebook we have gone from 5,500 likes to 8,500 and in twitter as well. It was very heartening to see lot of online engagement by IPH staff on Twitter. All in all we really enjoyed executing the ‘social media cafe’ on EPHP.

Keynote Speakers of EPHP 2016!



Keynote Speakers of EPHP 2016

Keynote speakers for this year’s edition of EPHP have been confirmed. We have dynamic and experienced public health researchers attending to share and discuss about equity in healthcare, intersectoral action in health. Dr Abdul Ghaffar, executive director of WHO Alliance, will also be present and share his 30 years ofexperience in public health research. Presenters from different healthcare research backgrounds will be presenting on this year’s theme for EPHP 2016.  To know more click here

“EPHP 2016 will showcase the work from across the country”



As the early bird registrations are nearing a close, we are pleased to announce that out of 110 abstracts that we have received from various parts of India, a total of 57 have been shortlisted. In this, 51 are oral while 6 are poster presentations which closely provide insight into the themes of this year’s EPHP conference, “Equity in health and healthcare, From better knowledge to improved policies and practice and Intersectoral action for health”.

Shortly, the keynote speakers list will be shared along with the tentative schedule. So, do register soon and be a part of this larger public health network!

Call for organized sessions as part of EPHP 2016

Call for organized sessions as part of EPHP 2016


With a broad theme of ‘Equitable India: All for Health and Wellbeing’, the 3rd edition of EPHP will focus on three major thematic areas: ‘equity in health and healthcare’; ‘intersectoral action for health’; and ‘from better knowledge to improved policies and practice’. For details about EPHP 2016 and the thematic areas please see here. We are pleased to invite proposals from institutions/individuals for organized sessions as part of the EPHP 2016. We have limited space for upto six sessions that closely fit the thematic areas. These sessions will run concurrently with other planned sessions of the conference.

The proposal, written in MS Word format with no more than 1000 words, shall have following details:

  • Session title (upto 15 words)
  • Session objectives and overview (upto 250 words)
  • Brief profiles and contact details of session organizer and contributors/speakers (provide weblinks to detailed profiles wherever available) (upto 250 words)
  • Description: Summary of contributions, target audience, significance/relation to selected thematic area(s), suggested format, role of contributors, moderation/management approach.
  • Each abstract will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee based on:
  • Relevance to conference theme and thematic areas
  • Technical merit and clarity of proposal
  • Engagement of policy-makers and civil society groups
  • Potential for active involvement by audience
  • Logistical feasibility

The proposals shall be submitted via email to with ‘proposal for organized session at EPHP 2016’ in the subject line latest by January 20, 2015. For queries, write to or call 80-26421929.

Joining the dots: Health and Environment

Joining the dots: Health and Environment




2.30-4.30 pm


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


Health and environment are very closely linked. However, health and environmental problems are often separately framed and studied by researchers, practitioners and policymakers. Debates in both these topics often marginally mention about the intricacies of the other and public discourses often do not borrow enough from the decades of research and practice in these disciplines.

In order to explore broadly the various kinds of linkages between the two, IPH hosted a public health seminar called “Joining the dots: Health and Environment”. The event began with a video-talk by environment and wildlife filmmaker Mr. Kalyan Varma who shared the story of the grasslands, wolves and the nomadic Dhangar community of Maharashtra. His talk set the scene for the comments and discussions that followed from panelists. Dr. TR Shankar Raman from Nature Conservation Foundation discussed several instances of intersections between health and environment including human-wildlife conflicts and use of harmful agrochemicals. Ms. Aruna Chandrasekhar focussed on affected communities along mining projects and the fallout of corporate activities for human and environmental health. Dr. Aditya Pradyumna of SOCHARA shared his own journey as a researcher intersecting human and environmental health and discussed the ethics and value-systems that can form barriers. Dr. Neethi V Rao of IPH summed up the narratives of the other panellists and emphasized the immediacy and relevance of these intersections even among the primarily urban, educated audience of the seminar. These preliminary comments were followed by open discussion on the various common conversations between health and environment. Dr. Prashanth NS of IPH moderated the proceedings.