Inauguration India HPSR Fellowships Programme

Inauguration India HPSR Fellowships Programme

The India Health Policy & Systems Research (HPSR) Fellowships Programme is delighted to invite you to the inauguration session of its first cohort

Agenda

2:00 – 2:05 pm (IST)

Welcome address 

Rajeev Sadanandan, CEO, Health Systems Transformation Platform (HSTP)

2:05 – 2:15 pm

Introduction to the India HPSR Fellowships Programme

Prashanth N Srinivas, Assistant Director of Research

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru (IPH)

2:15 – 2:20 pm

Journey of the India HPSR Fellowships Programme 

N Devadasan, Technical Advisor, HSTP

2:20 – 2:30 pm

Inaugural remarks – Shri Rajesh Bhushan

Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Government of India

2:30 – 2:40 pm

Inaugural remarks – Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

Chief Scientist, World Health Organization (WHO)

2:40 – 2:55 pm

Introduction to the core faculty of the programme

2:55 – 3:00 pm

Vote of thanks 

Dr. Dorothy Lall Faculty, IPH

Planetary Health Interpretation Centre In Pakke Tiger Reserve

Planetary Health Interpretation Centre In Pakke Tiger Reserve

As part of the THETA project (Towards Health Equity & Transformative Action on tribal health), India Alliance fellow Dr Prashanth N Srinivas and his team at IPH Bengaluru plan to set up a Planetary Health Interpretation Centre in Pakke Tiger Reserve, Arunachal Pradesh, India, in collaboration with faculty from Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, key government officials from the Pakke Tiger Reserve Forest Department and community actors living around the tiger reserve.

The initiative will build on the results of the THETA study that examined health inequalities in communities living around Pakke Tiger Reserve in western Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. A participatory and community-based planetary health interpretation engagement shall begin with the establishment of a centre housed within the tiger reserve administration where people can learn about public health and the natural world and understand the close interactions between these.

‘Planetary Health’ revolves around the relationship between humanity and the natural environment as a sustainable life support system, that is built upon a community of practice of planetary education, research and policy. The engagement shall be a two-objective process of co-creating a planetary health centre and institutionalizing it through building a local network of people who shall make use of the platform for community-based engagement on various aspects of improving health and wellness of local communities.

Call for Application India HPSR Fellowships Programme

Call for Application India HPSR Fellowships Programme

Call for Application India HPSR Fellowships Programme

Deadline for submission of application December 1, 2020

India Health Policy and Systems Research (HPSR) Fellowships Programme

The Fellowships programme will equip public health researchers with the ability to frame health policy and systems research questions, design and conduct a study to address the question and engage stakeholders (community, policymakers and researchers) with the research findings.

The programme takes a blended learning approach for a duration of 18 months with an online foundation component, a week-long workshop, followed by the opportunity to implement a research proposal through a seed grant of Rs. 6 lakhs. 

National and international HPSR practitioners have been involved in the development of the programme and will be actively involved as faculty and mentors. More details

The India HPSR Fellowships Programme is supported by the Sir Ratan Tata Trust & Access Health International.

Strengthening the Resilience of India’s Plural Health System: Lessons from the COVID19 Crisis

Strengthening the Resilience of India’s Plural Health System: Lessons from the COVID19 Crisis

Webinar

Time

11.00 AM – 12.30 PM

Date

18-November-2020

Title:

“Strengthening the Resilience of India’s Plural Health System: Lessons from the COVID19 Crisis”

Speakers:

  1. Dr. Saradindu Bhaduri Associate Professor Centre for Studies in Science Policy Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)– New Delhi
  2. Dr. V.Sujatha Professor Centre for the Study of Social Systems Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)– New Delhi

Discussants:

  1. Dr. Sundar Sarukkai Founder Barefoot Philosophers Bengaluru.
  2. Dr. Harilal Madhavan Development Economist Indian Institute of Science and Education Research, Thiruvananthapuram

Moderator:

  1. Dr. Unnikrishnan P.M. Visiting Professor The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) – Bengaluru
In the first webinar of this series, we unpacked the concept of resilience and its origins in different disciplines and the role of pluralistic healthcare approaches in times of pandemic like COVID-19. In the second webinar, we will continue the theme, exploring the concept and role of frugal innovations and their relevance in strengthening the resilience of India’s plural health system. We will also have an exposition of the response of Siddha to the COVID pandemic, to add to our understanding of the resilience shown by various health knowledge systems
Webinar series on Strengthening the Resilience of India’s Plural Health System

Webinar series on Strengthening the Resilience of India’s Plural Health System

30-September-2020

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Title: Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis

The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU) – Bengaluru in collaboration with Institute of Public Health (IPH) – Bengaluru and Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharalal Neharu University (JNU) – New-Delhi

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown up challenges on multiple fronts and health systems are not exceptional. In fact, even the developed countries with better health systems struggled or struggling to cope with the burden and impact of the corona pandemic. With COVID-19, the beliefs and systems that we follow are bound to change. We should not only focus on returning to normalcy, rather, the time is more relevant now than ever to revamp and rejuvenate the Indian plural health system and seek long term sustainable solutions. In this webinar we would like to highlight the key lessons from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the way forward to build resilience of India’s plural health system.

Download the flyer here

IPH Representation in South Asia Regional Consortium, SARC

IPH Representation in South Asia Regional Consortium, SARC

Dr. Upendra Bhojani was invited to be a member of a Technical Advisory Panel for the South Asian Regional Consortium Centre for Combating Tobacco (SARC-CCT), Colombo. Other members of the Technical Advisory Panel include Dr. Rana J Singh, Prof. Stella Bialous, Dr. Tara Singh Bam and Dr. Mary Assunta.

The SARC-CCT Technical Advisory Panel represents the regional and international experts who work in the tobacco control field, who are able to help advise and offer guidance to the SARC-CCT. This consortium has representatives from the South Asian states, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, India & Sri Lanka. The consortium was first set up and inaugurated in July 2019 as a tobacco observatory, the main purpose of which is to monitor tobacco industry activities and implementation of FCTC Article 5.3 in the region of South Asia. The first meeting of the consortium was held on 30th July 2020 and is scheduled to occur once in three months.