District Health Management in Tumkur

District Health Management in Tumkur

Swasthya Karnataka partnered with the Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reforms Project (KHSDRP) to build the capacity of the Tumkur District Health Officers.

Profile of the participants

  • District Health Officer
  • District Programme officers
  • Taluk Health Officers
  • Specialists from district and taluk hospitals
  • Nursing officers
  • Administrative officers
  • BPMs and DPMs

Design of the training programme

Curriculum was developed keeping adult learning principles in mind using experiential learning techniques. Content focused on building knowledge and skills through practical application of the content to issues in the participant’s daily work routine.

Training modules

A total of 16 modules were taught over 17 months. While the initial batch was 63 participants, many dropped out because of retirement, transfers and lack of interest. This was further compounded by extraneous factors like a doctor’s strike, year ending pressures and clashes with other training programmes.

The  duration of  the training  was from  June 2009 to  December 2010.

Topics

  • Public Health
  • Planning
  • Administrative & Financial procedures
  • Supervision, Quality of care
  • Monitorying
  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Conflict resolution
  • Motivation
  • Role of panchayats & two clinical topics
District Health Management in Tumkur

Social exclusion/inclusion : Public health seminar

IPH (Institute of Public Health) & ITM (Institute of Tropical Medicine) are partners in the Health Inc project. Werner  Soors elaborates on the development of the SPEC-by-step tool for layered analysis of social exclusion in health. Tanya Seshadri shares a practical example where  the tool is pre-tested on the preliminary data of an ongoing RSBY (Rashtriya Swasthaya Bima Yojna) WHO-Alliance study.

Date: 18th August 2011

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Part 1
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The twinned concepts of social exclusion/inclusion
We introduce the concepts of social exclusion, specifically social exclusion in health, and the interaction of social exclusion and inclusion. For the latter, the Indian example of reservation serves as an example.

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Part 2
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Development of the SPEC-by-step tool
We develop the SPEC-by-step tool: a generic, structured checklist to provide guidance for analysis of social exclusion in social health protection programmes. We take you through each level and step of the tool.

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Part 3

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Pre-testing the SPEC-by-step tool on an existing dataset

We exemplify the SPEC-by-step tool as an eye-opener by starting to apply it on the preliminary data of an ongoing RSBY WHO-Alliance study. (A cautionary note: preliminary unclean data is utilised for this example to understand application of this tool and is not related to the ongoing RSBY WHO-Alliance study)

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Maastricht University students – Exposure visit to India

Maastricht University students – Exposure visit to India

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The Institute of public health hosted a group of 10 Maastricht University students on an Exposure visit to India program.

The students were participants of the Honours International program at Maastricht university.

The 3 week program from July 11 – July 28 2011 focused on exposing the students to the health system of the country.
The program was directed to equip students with better skills, knowledge and practices about inter country public health sceneries with special focus on the differences between multiple health care systems and also the regional and cultural perspectives.The prime component of the program were exposure to field visits. The students were also provided with theoretical framework/background to link the observations made in the field, much better.
The main topics covered under the program were health care system in India, social determinants of health, communicable and non communicable diseases, child and maternal health care in India, health service organisation, community health and health care financing in India.

Tumkur health status report

Report conceived by Swasthya Karnataka (SK). Prepared by N. Devadasan and Prashanth NS from Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru under the guidance of Swasthya Karnataka team consisting of Centre for Global Health Research, Bengaluru (CGHR), and Centre for Leadership and Management in Public Services, Bengaluru (C-LAMPS), Karuna Trust, Bengaluru (KT), Institute of Health Management Research, Bengaluru (IHMR) and Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru (IPH). Report also draws from a draft report of Study of transparency, accountability, and corruption in health care and health system in Tumkur district prepared by CGHR in collaboration with KT in 2009

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Training district health teams poster

Publication year: 2009

Publication type: Conference presentation – Poster

Conference: 21st Annual conference of Karnataka Association of Community Health

Citation: Seshadri T, Prashanth NS, Bhojani U, Devadasan N. Capacity building programme for district health team. 21st Annual conference of the Karnataka Association of Community Health, Mysore, October 2009. (more…)