Public Health Seminars

Every month, IPH holds public health seminars on various relevant topics within public health. Typically, the seminars will be given by IPH staff or visitors. All IPH seminars will be open to public and invitations will be posted on IPH’s website and social media channels. We particularly welcome students of health and allied subjects and young researchers/practitioners of public health. Seminars will be held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM usually on Thursday.
Unpacking Interventions

Unpacking Interventions

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 endeavour 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.

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Enhancing the role of community health workers in service utilisation of tribal populations

Enhancing the role of community health workers in service utilisation of tribal populations

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.

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This call is for professionals aspiring to pursue a PhD and have secured funding for the course of the PhD. IPH facilitates registration at a suitable university that we are associated with.  IPH provides the academic environment to nurture critical thinking and skills required of an independent researcher.

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