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
Dr. Pragati Hebbar will be presenting a seminar on the topic ‘Unpacking implementation’.
As part of her early career Wellcome trust/ DBT India Alliance fellowship she is undertaking an ‘Implementation research for taking tobacco control policy interventions to scale in India’. One of the first steps in this endeavor is to unpack ‘implementation’ and related concepts/models/theories/frameworks and define it for this project purpose. Through this seminar she would like to share her readings and thoughts on the topic of implementation and garner feedback into how she has situated the same in her work.
Dr. Nityasri S N will be presenting a seminar on the topic ‘Experience of health inequities among forest- dwelling tribal communities in Karnataka’. The tribal communities in India are categorised as Scheduled Tribes. Forest-dwelling tribal communities in most parts of India prefer to be known as Adivasis. There have been descriptive studies about the nature and extent of health inequities among Adivasi communities, but there is a lack of understanding of the pathways and processes which lead to the inequities. Dr. Nityasri proposes tto study (as part of her PhD), the experiences of inequities among Adivasis. Using case studies, she proposes to develop a framework mapping the pathways of inequities among Adivasis in Karnataka.
While great gains have been made in both understanding and eradicating disease burdens for indigenous populations, health systems studies, and studies assessing service utilization and delivery are limited. Further, Community Health Workers, or ASHAs, have helped in improving maternal and child health outcomes as well as reducing the toll of infectious diseases – the very service areas where tribal populations face great barriers. Given the recent focus on universal health coverage reform, and the recommendations of expert groups, there is a need to more deeply enhance and improve the contribution of CHW programmes in service of tribal health needs. In this study, we draw attention to tribal minority populations in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve region, spanning the southern Indian states of Karnataka and Kerala. Notwithstanding that both states have relatively strong health systems, by virtue of being a small and relatively isolated, tribal populations have limited access to programmes and services– they are being left behind. The methods used in this study include key informant and in depth interviews, focus group discussions in close coordination with local implementer groups and government agencies.
Institute of Public Health under the banner of ‘SAFER ROADS BENGALURU’ initiative in association with Padmashree School of Public Health with the support of Bengaluru Traffic Police and Road safety authority had organized a road safety awareness activity to mark the national road safety week 2019 on 09th Jan 2019 at Hebbal junction.
As part of this awareness program, a human chain was formed. Students with effective messages on road safety approached two-wheeler riders who were not wearing helmets and four-wheeler drivers who were not wearing seat belts to pass on the message on the importance of wearing helmets and seat belts along with the other road safety measures. Students also performed small skits on the road when the traffic signal was in stop mode.
Dr. Pragati Hebbar, Faculty, Institute of Public Health, Dr. Uma Shankar from Padmashree School of Public Health, Shri. Praveen, Police Inspector, Hebbal Police station along with more than a hundred students participated in this event.