Integrating mental health

Integrating mental health

The global burden of disease for mental health problems is substantial, but because of scarce resources that are unequally distributed and inefficiently used, the majority of patients do not receive the care they need, especially in low and middle income countries. A proposed solution for this treatment gap is the integration of mental health into primary health care. Evidence shows that task shifting approaches in which non-specialist health workers are trained to recognize and treat common mental health problems can be effective, but it has not yet been widely adopted in the developing world. Furthermore, little research has been done on the quality of mental health care given in projects where mental health is integrated into primary care institutions and how it can be improved. Ms. Ellis Veen’s research project for her masters degree in Global health from Maastricht University and her internship with IPH is about a case study of quality improvement at the Gumballi primary health care centre in Karnataka, India. The main research question was “What constitutes quality of mental health care at Gumballi PHC, how can it be improved and what lessons can we learn from it for the integration of mental health into primary care in India?”

Speaker

Ellis Veen

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

25-July-2018

Time

11.00 am – 1.00 pm

Venue

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

Evaluation of Midwifery Training

Evaluation of Midwifery Training

The EMT (Evaluation of the midwives training program) team will present a seminar on the baseline findings of the project – regarding the context and the organisation of the training program, the competencies of the trainees before they started the midwifery training program and the training environment.

Speaker

Angel Sudha

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Affiliation

IPH Staff

Date

19-July-2018

Time

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue

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

Tableau demonstration

Tableau demonstration

Mr Solomon Thirumurugan will present his end of internship seminar on Safer Roads Bengaluru Project. The seminar will have two presentations simultaneously, his work in the road safety project and his working experience as an Intern at Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru as well as a demonstration on the use of Tableau in Public Health Research.

Speaker

Mr Solomon

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Affiliation

IPH Intern

Date

28-June-2018

Time

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue

Institute of Public health #250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross, Girinagar Ist  Phase, Bengaluru – 560085
Understanding the Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying through the lenses of Indian Legal framework

Understanding the Impact of Indoor Residual Spraying through the lenses of Indian Legal framework

Vector control is one of the five elements of Health Systems approach towards elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis. Synthetic Pyrethroids (SPs) have replaced DDT 5% in 2015 after tolerance was detected in 11 villages of Northern India. Continuous use of SPs in the elimination of VL, while significantly influencing Public Health, also has a negative impact on the planet and people. This seminar focuses on identifying the potential threats, in light of prevalent laws and legal pronouncements that protect individuals from such hazards.

Speaker

Ms. Arya

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Affiliation

IPH Staff

Date

21-June-2018

Time

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue

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

Safer Roads Bangalore

Safer Roads Bangalore

Open discussion and feedback on the study design for “Safer Roads Bangalore project”. The objective of the project is to reduce road crashes by 50% by 2021 in the selected stretch of road in Bengaluru by improving awareness and safe driving practices of road users through the 5 es (education, engineering, emergency care, enforcement, environment).

Speaker

Mahesh S Kadammanavar

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Affiliation

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Date

14-June-2018

Time

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Venue

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

Weekly Seminar: Canadian Health System

Weekly Seminar: Canadian Health System

Ms. Eunice Choi, an intern with IPH will present a seminar on the Canadian health system. The summary of her presentation is as follows “Canada has a highly decentralized governance, organization, and delivery of health services, wherein the provinces and territories are responsible for both administration and planning. While no major national health reform has taken place in the last decade, there has been provincial/territorial initiatives in reorganizing regional health system to improve primary, acute, and chronic care”.

Speaker

Eunice Choi

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Affiliation

IPH intern

Date

1-June-2018

Time

3.00 pm – 4.00 pm

Venue

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