Webinar on Introduction to health equity and how to address it in systematic reviews

Webinar on Introduction to health equity and how to address it in systematic reviews

The webinar will provide concepts of health equity, and its relation to social determinants of health. The need to look at health inequity beyond a ‘Rich-Poor’ Gap, using PROGRESS-Plus dimensions in systematic reviews, will be discussed. The concepts of using equity in knowledge translation efforts such as evidence summary and policy briefs will also be explained.
About the speaker: Denny John is an Evidence Synthesis Specialist at Campbell Collaboration, New Delhi. His research interests are broadly in the interaction and interface between nation’s health systems, health financing, and health program implementation, and manifests around four areas; economic evaluation, evidence synthesis, health financing and implementation research. He is an Associate Editor with Cost Effectiveness and Resource Allocation, International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care (IJTAHC), and BMC Public Health journals.

Speaker

Denny John

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Affiliation

Campbell Collaboration, New Delhi 

Date

07-March-2019

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

Understanding humans

Understanding humans

Jaison B Kolenchery, a Masters in Molecular Genetics from Leicester University, UK and currently completing his PhD at Exeter University, UK would be presenting a seminar on the topic ‘Understanding Humans’.
As humans, we pride ourselves in our perceived intellectual superiority over other living beings that inhabit the earth. While we have achieved so much regarding our scientific understanding of the natural world and technology, we have so much more to accomplish in the areas of discrimination and unhealthy behaviours. This presentation attempts to briefly introduce some peculiar cognitive disorders, biases and logical fallacies in the hope to gain a better understanding of our behaviours and cognitive processes. Furthermore, this may also help in strategising and moulding our circumstances to reduce the incidence of irrational behaviours.Institute of Public Health Bengaluru is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Speaker

Jaison B Kolenchery

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Affiliation

Leicester University, UK 

Date

14-February-2019

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 FCRA Statement

IPH FCRA Statement

The Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru is a not-for-profit academic research organisation that has been conducting health systems research in close coordination with governments in India. In October 2016, our FCRA license was not renewed without specifying any reasons (see our earlier statement here). Subsequently, we had appealed to the Karnataka high court.

On January 28 (2019), the honourable high court passed a final order that set aside an earlier order by FCRA authority regarding non-renewal of IPH’s FCRA license on the grounds that the authority did not specify any reasons for non-renewal of the license. The court directed the FCRA authority to consider the renewal application of the petitioner for grant of FCRA license afresh by a speaking order within a period of one month. We welcome this order and reiterate our commitment to compliance and cooperation with the FCRA authority hoping for the positive consideration of our renewal application. We express our gratitude to our staff and ex-staff, friends and collaborators who comforted us and extended direct and indirect support in difficult times. We are indeed thankful to government agencies that have supported and appreciated our work and have welcomed us as their partners.

Safer conception among HIV affected people

Safer conception among HIV affected people

Dear All,

Dr. Renee Heffron, member of the faculty of Global Health and Epidemiology within the International Clinical Research Center at the University of Washington is visiting IPH on the 6th of February (Wednesday). Her research, teaching, and mentoring focuses on advancing the field of HIV prevention and the intersection with reproductive health. She would be delivering a talk on the topic ‘ HIV prevention among people affected by HIV when they desire pregnancy: safer conception’. 
For HIV serodiscordant couples (in which one partner is living with HIV and one partner is not), having condom less sex to become pregnant can put the HIV-negative member at risk for acquiring their partner’s HIV infection. Safer conception strategies are able to minimize this risk, especially when they are used in combination. In this talk, Dr. Heffron will describe the situation faced by HIV serodiscordant couples and individuals affected by HIV when they desire pregnancy, describe interventions that can minimize sexual HIV transmission risk when pregnancy is desired, and present results from a recent pilot program in Kenya.
You are invited to attend the talk in person or via zoom

Speaker

Dr. Renee Heffron 

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Affiliation

Member of the faculty of Global Health and Epidemiology

Date

06-February-2019

Time

3:00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, KR Rd, Siddanna Layout,
Banashankari Stage II, Banashankari,
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

Family self-reliance for strengthening primary health care

Family self-reliance for strengthening primary health care

Dear All,

Mr. Shivanand Savatagi, PhD Scholar at IPH will be presenting a seminar on the topic ‘Family self-reliance for primary health care using integrated health care approach: An analytical study based on health system framework’
This topic deals with his PhD work in which he tries to explore how traditional medicine based interventions lead to self reliance in healthcare. He has included 3 cases from FRLHT (Foundation for Revitalization of Local Health Traditions) an organization working with local health traditions since 25 years and will be studying these cases using analytical case study method through the lens of health system framework.
You are invited to join the seminar in person or via zoom

Speaker

Mr. Shivanand Savatagi 

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Affiliation

PhD Scholar

Date

07-February-2019

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 at a Global Tobacco Meet

IPH at a Global Tobacco Meet

The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the World’s first ever global treaty on health. Several countries have ratified the treaty that aims to reduce tobacco use and the related health burden globally. India was among the earlier countries to sign and ratify the treaty. The treaty negotiation happens through a conference of parties that meet periodically. The last (8th) session of the conference of parties happened in Geneva. Upendra Bhojani of the Institute of Public Health (IPH) participated in the session as a civil society observer. He represented the Framework Convention Alliance, a global alliance of civil society organizations interested in ensuring better implementation of the WHO FCTC. Upendra worked as part of a team from the Department of Anthropology, Durham University doing event ethnography of the session of the Conference of the Parties.