Two-part Webinar Series on ‘ESG: Will it change how businesses shape public health?’

Two-part Webinar Series on ‘ESG: Will it change how businesses shape public health?’

What is ESG and why it needs a closer look?

ESG stands for environment, social and governance and refers to factors/criteria measuring the sustainability and ethical impact of a company or business. Increasingly today, investment decisions are made based on a company’s environmental, social and governance performance with metrics to report for each criterion to together give a final ESG score. Today the discourse around ESG parameters or measurement is still evolving in India.

Companies or sectors in India especially those in the harmful commodities industries (for example: tobacco industry) have been reporting on their sustainability practices, at times even when it is not a government mandate. Although such businesses sell lethal products causing much damage to health and the environment, they are able to present themselves to the public as a ‘good corporate’ and retain investor confidence by showing a good ESG rating/score. As ESG is becoming a buzzword in the investment world, the tobacco industry is already making tall claims to be ESG-friendly investment destinations.


About webinar series

The Institute of Public Health Bengaluru (IPH) with support from the Union (International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease) is organising a two-part webinar series on the topic, “ESG: Will it change how businesses shape public health?” on consecutive Saturdays, 29 October and 5 November 2022 from 1 to 2.15 pm IST.


Who should attend and what to expect?

This webinar is open to all public health professionals and/or enthusiasts keen to understand and address how businesses impact health. The webinars will be organised as a series of carefully curated lectures followed by a Q & A session with experts.

 

Part 1 of the webinar series will explore the following topics:

  • ESG as a concept, its history and evolution
  • Regulatory frameworks in India on measuring and reporting on ESG
  • Gaps in ‘E’ , ‘S’ and ‘G’: Environmental, Social and Governance concerns

 

Part 2 of the webinar series will explore the following topics:

  • ESG within Commercial Determinants of Health (CDoH)
  • Understanding implications of ‘E’, ‘S’ and ‘G’ in relation to the tobacco industry
  • Tobacco Industry and Business Responsibility and Sustainability Reporting (BRSR) in India
  • The way forward for businesses and health

 

Realist evaluation in Health Policy & Systems Research 2022

Realist evaluation in Health Policy & Systems Research 2022

Date

27-29 Sep 2022

Fees

Offline – Rs.21,000

Online – Rs.12,000

Inc GST
For International Participants – 350$

Last date: 20th-Sep-22

Facilitators:

Prashanth NS

Prashanth NS

Faculty and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Intermediate Fellow, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

Pragati Hebbar

Pragati Hebbar

Faculty and DBT/Wellcome Trust India Alliance Early Career Fellow, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru

What is Realist evaluation?

Realist evaluation is an essential evaluation method to study programs and policies in health. The starting point of a realist evaluation is the fact that programs and policies work for some and not for others and hence the technique allows to explain how and why programs and policies work, especially in complex health system settings.

Topics covered in this Workshop :

Through this hands-on workshop, the concepts of theory-driven inquiry and particularly realist evaluation will be explained. The workshop will help participants understand and design a study based on realist evaluation using practical examples.Realist evaluation is an essential evaluation method that is ideal to study programmes
and policies in health.

  • HPSR conceptual foundations
  • Self-check on ontology and epistemology
  • Refine your research question, identify elements of complexity in question/setting
    and peer-review
  • Identify typology and possible HPSR methods that may be useful for the question
  • Paper discussion illustrating method-neutrality & diversity of tools
  • Group discussion on how to analyze data in RE.
  • Guest lectures by Prof. Bruno Marchal and Dr. Sara Van Belle Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp and Dr. Ferdinand Mukumbang University of Washington

Who can attend?

Are you thinking of using realist evaluation (RE) in your work? You have heard of realist evaluation but are unsure if it will work for you in your research or evaluation project? Or are you generally curious about health policy and programme evaluation and would like to learn about realist evaluation?
Then this 3 day workshop on realist evaluation is the most appropriate starting point for you to understand this approach.

Last date: 20th-Sep-22

Regional Report on Tobacco Industry Interference in South Asia

Regional Report on Tobacco Industry Interference in South Asia

The tobacco epidemic continues today, claiming the lives of about 8 million people worldwide every year. Increasingly, interference by the tobacco industry has been known to hinder progress in tobacco control. Given the growing concerns with respect to tobacco industry interference (TII) in South Asia, the Institute of Public Health Bengaluru in collaboration with the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) launched a South Asia Public Health Fellowship in December last year. Through an 8-month fellowship period, seven fellows selected from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka curated four

country-specific case studies on how a transnational tobacco corporation like British American Tobacco (BAT) and its country affiliates interferes in tobacco control efforts in the region. Based on the country cases curated by the fellows, the project team prepared and published a regional report titled, “Interference by Big Tobacco and Affiliates in Tobacco Control in South Asia”. The regional report is available for download here.

IPH Bengaluru Annual Day 2022

IPH Bengaluru Annual Day 2022

Date

02-September-2022

Time

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

We are pleased to invite you to the Institute of Public Health Bengaluru ‘Annual day 2022’, This year marks the completion of 17 years in the field of public health and we would like to take this opportunity to thank our collaborators, adjunct faculty, honorary associates, ex-employees, well-wishers, staff and others who have been part of this journey.

IPH Bengaluru Oration series is a public event, please feel free to disseminate it in your networks.

Orator

“Health and Wholeness: Reflections from a Public Health Traveller”

Dr. Roopa Devadasan

Dr. Roopa Devadasan

Dr. Roopa Devadasan trained in Christian medical college (CMC) Vellore as a Physician and specialized in Public health after a decade of working with the Adivasi communities in the Nilgiris. The next 25 years have been an ongoing exploration into what health and healing mean through the eyes of a schoolteacher and a physician. She would like to share her journey of discovery.

CTRITH – Online webinar on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

CTRITH – Online webinar on the occasion of International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

On 9th August 2022, Institute of Public Health Bengaluru under the initiative Centre for Training, Research, and Innovation in Tribal Health(CTRITH) and Jilla Budakattu Girijana Abhvriddhi Sangha, Chamarajanagar District had jointly organized an online webinar on the occasion of the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples focusing on the theme of the year “The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge: Local context”.

Three women representatives/community leaders from 3 different local Adivasi communities participated as speakers and Dr. Prashanth N S moderated the session. Smt. Gouramma from Iruliga Community, Ramanagar District, Smt. Puttamma from Solega Community Chamarajanagar District and Ms.Susheela from Koraga community, Udupi District participated and shared the rich culture and practices among their society and shed light on the role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge. The event was well attended by individuals and people working on tribal health, researchers, PhD students from various institutions.

ಇನ್ಸ್ಟಿಟ್ಯೂಟ್ ಆಫ್ ಪಬ್ಲಿಕ್ ಹೆಲ್ತ್ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಹಾಗೂ ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಬುಡಕಟ್ಟು ಗಿರಿಜನ ಅಭಿವೃದ್ಧಿ ಸಂಘ, ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಂಟಿಯಾಗಿ ವಿಶ್ವ ಆದಿವಾಸಿ ದಿನದ ಅಂಗವಾಗಿ ಆಗಸ್ಟ್ 9ರಂದು ಸೆಂಟರ್ ಫಾರ್ ಟ್ರೈನಿಂಗ್ ರಿಸರ್ಚ್ ಅಂಡ್ ಇನ್ನೋವೇಶನ್ ಇನ್ ಟ್ರೈಬಲ್ ಹೆಲ್ತ್(CTRITH) ಯೋಜನೆಯಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಆನ್ಲೈನ್ ವೆಬಿನಾರ್ ಒಂದನ್ನು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು. “ಆದಿವಾಸಿ ಜನರ ಪಾರಂಪರಿಕ ಜ್ಞಾನದ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ ಹಾಗೂ ಪ್ರಸರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರ ಪಾತ್ರ” ಎಂಬ ವಿಶೇಷ ವಿಷಯದ ಕುರಿತು ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ಆಯೋಜಿಸಲಾಗಿತ್ತು.

ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಆದಿವಾಸಿ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಮೂವರು ಮಹಿಳಾ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿಗಳು/ಸಮುದಾಯ ಮುಖಂಡರು ಭಾಷಣಕಾರರಾಗಿ ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು ಮತ್ತು ಡಾ. ಪ್ರಶಾಂತ್ ಎನ್.ಎಸ್., ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮವನ್ನು ನಡೆಸಿಕೊಟ್ಟರು. ರಾಮನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಇರುಳಿಗ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ. ಗೌರಮ್ಮ, ಚಾಮರಾಜನಗರ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಸೋಲಿಗ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಶ್ರೀಮತಿ. ಪುಟ್ಟಮ್ಮ ಹಾಗೂ ಉಡುಪಿ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯ ಕೊರಗ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಕು. ಸುಶೀಲಾ ರವರು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಸಮುದಾಯದಲ್ಲಿನ ಶ್ರೀಮಂತ ಸಂಸ್ಕೃತಿ ಮತ್ತು ವಿಶಿಷ್ಟ ಆಚರಣೆಗಳನ್ನು ಹಂಚಿಕೊಂಡರಲ್ಲದೇ, ಸಾಂಪ್ರದಾಯಿಕ ಜ್ಞಾನದ ಸಂರಕ್ಷಣೆ ಮತ್ತು ಪ್ರಸರಣದಲ್ಲಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಪಾತ್ರಗಳೇನು ಎಂಬುದರ ಮೇಲೆ ಬೆಳಕು ಚೆಲ್ಲಿದರು. ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಆದಿವಾಸಿಗಳ ಆರೋಗ್ಯದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡುವ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು, ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಸಮುದಾಯದ ಮುಖಂಡರು, ತಜ್ಞರು, ಸಂಶೋಧಕರು, ವಿವಿಧ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳ ಪಿಎಚ್‌ಡಿ ವಿದ್ಯಾರ್ಥಿಗಳು, ಮತ್ತಿತರರು ಭಾಗವಹಿಸಿದ್ದರು.

ಈ ಕಾರ್ಯಕ್ರಮದ ರೆಕಾರ್ಡಿಂಗ್ ಇಲ್ಲಿದೆ:
Here is the recording of the webinar available to watch:

Health Equity Network India (HENI) – the 19th Equilogues

Health Equity Network India (HENI) – the 19th Equilogues

Date

19-August-2022 Friday

Time

3:00-4:30 PM IST

Theme: Social movements for Health Equity
Experiences and narratives of grievance redressal for patient rights violations in Karnataka, India

Background: Keeping health equity as the guiding principle, social movements for health across the globe strive for justice and upholding the health (care) rights of individuals and communities. Social movements for health challenge inequitable health policies, structures of authority, unjust research, and health care practices. They are an important political force driving social change. Meena Putturaj along with others in their recent paper published in BMJ Global Health captures the many struggles of one collective grassroot movement to secure justice for aggrieved health care seeking individuals through the formal grievance redressal system in Karnataka, India.

Format: In the 19th HENI Equilogues, Meena Putturaj will be joined by Mr. Shivaputrappa D Malladada, a representative from the Community-based organization (CBO) that supported the collective of aggrieved care-seeking individuals in a subdistrict in Karnataka. Meena will present an overview of her paper entitled Crying Baby Gets the Milk?: The Governmentality of Grievance Redressal for Patient Rights Violations in Karnataka, India. Following this, she will steer a conversation with Mr. Shivaputrappa around the aggrieved community’s struggles and strategies to seek justice with the formal grievance redressal system for a case of alleged patient rights violations reported in a public health facility in Karnataka. They will also deliberate on the way forward for social movements at times of shrinking civil space in democratic countries.

Speakers
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Meena Putturaj

Meena Putturaj

Public Health Researcher, PhD Fellow, Bengaluru, Karnataka

Ms. Meena Putturaj is a nurse with a master’s in community health nursing and a master’s in public health from the Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Public Health exploring the governance for patient rights implementation in health facilities in Karnataka.

Shivaputrappa D Malladada

Shivaputrappa D Malladada

Social Worker, Rannebennur, Haveri District, Karnataka

Mr. Shivaputrappa D Malladada holds a graduate degree in journalism. He has been involved for some time with the women’s collective of the aggrieved health care seeking individuals and spearheads the collective efforts in the pursuit of justice in a case of alleged illegal hysterectomies conducted in poor rural marginalized women.