IPH Annual day oration 2018

IPH Annual day oration 2018

“As part of the IPH Annual Day celebrations on September 1 (2018), we launched an IPH Annual Day Oration Series. The purpose of this series is to hear from distinguished professionals and leaders talk about their journey, experiences and perspectives that motivate and inform public health professionals.
We are glad that Sri KV Dhananjay delivered the inaugural IPH Annual Day Oration. He is a distinguished lawyer practising at Supreme Court of India and various High Courts in the country. His areas of practice involve constitutional law, administrative law, tax legislation as well as arbitration and commercial disputes involving a substantial question of law. He takes a keen interest in public health. He provided legal and constitutional perspectives on public health in India, including sharing his experiences of engaging in several public health matters in courts.
Tenth webinar in the Equilogues series

Tenth webinar in the Equilogues series

Institute of Public Health Bengaluru is pleased to announce the tenth webinar in the Equilogues series which was started by the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology as part of their projet Closing the Gap: Health Equity Research Initiative in India. Please find attached the webinar announcement for the same.

Theme: Inclusion of minorities in public services in India

Upendra Bhojani at the Institute of Public Health (Bengaluru) led the India part of a multi-country collaborative project that aimed at building local network of researchers/practitioners/policymakers that can address social inclusion of ethnic and religious minorities in public services. Drawing on the findings from a scoping review of literature and a series of stakeholders consultations in Karnataka, he will briefly highlight the role of inclusive policies (esp in areas of education, health, governance, employment) in enhancing inclusion of minorities as well as gaps in our knowledge.

About the Speaker:

Upendra Bhojani is a Faculty and Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Intermediate Fellow at the Institute of Public health, Bengaluru (IPH). He graduated as a dentist and did his postgraduate and doctoral degree in public health. He has been with IPH for over 10 years now and currently leads a Cluster on Chronic Health Conditions and Public Policy. His research and advocacy interests include non-communicable diseases, tobacco control, intersectoral actions for health, health equity and governance.

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Affiliation

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Date

25-Oct-2018

Time

11.00 Am – 12.00 pm

Venue

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

Deciphering an epidemic of epic proportion

In this seminar, Upendra Bhojani will present an overview of the research he aims to conduct as part of the India Alliance fellowship for the next 5 years. The purpose is to seek comments/suggestions/critique for refining the proposal.

About 3500 Indians die every day due to tobacco-attributable illnesses. Despite several regulatory measures, there has been a marginal decline in tobacco use in the last two decades. In fact, since 1990s, tobacco production and sales have increased. Therefore, this research aims to understand the role played by the state policies (related to tobacco) and the tobacco industry actions during 1990-2017.

Upendra will conduct the study in three phases. In Phase-1, he will map public policies related to tobacco in this period. In will use quantitative data to explore associations between the tobacco policies and the trends in tobacco production and consumption. In phase-2 he will use qualitative data to understand how the tobacco industry actors influence tobacco policies in India. How do governments in India respond to the industry influence as well as their own varying (often conflicting) interests in tobacco? Based on these insights, in the phase-3, he will select ten Indian states: five positive (significant decline in tobacco prevalence over time) and five negative (status quo or increase in tobacco prevalence) cases. He will use qualitative comparative analysis to understand the combinations of measures (policies, implementation, tobacco industry) that best explain a significant reduction in tobacco use prevalence.

Speaker

Upendra Bhojani

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Affiliation

Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru

Date

9-Aug-2018

Time

4.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Venue

Institute of Public health
#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

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