Chronic Health Conditions & Public Policies
Chronic conditions are the health issues that require ongoing management over a period of years or decades. They include chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) but also a few communicable diseases and conditions (like disabilities) that lasts longer. The chronic conditions are on the rise globally and in India, where it has become a leading cause of deaths and disabilities.
Multisectoral Actions for Health
In India, 28.6% of adults and 14.6% of youth – in total over 26.7 crores (~ 266 million) are the current users of tobacco in some form. Tobacco use causes over 12.8 lakh (~1.2 million) deaths every year in India. Total economic cost from all the diseases caused by tobacco use in India in a year is estimated to be INR 104500 crore (~ 1045 billion). Tobacco use is a common major risk factor for chronic conditions, including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes. This thematic explores empirical ways to reduce tobacco use in India and the associated health, economic and ecologic burden.
DRITHI:Developing Research and action capacity in India To counter Harm Industries
REALISE:Realist Evaluation Advancement Lab for Implementation Strategy Explanations
Deciphering Epidemic of Epic Proportion
Anushtana: Scaling Implementation of Tobacco Control Laws
Comprehensive Tobacco Control Karnataka
Youth and On-screen Tobacco Use – Value of Media Rating System
Tobacco-Free Youth (TOFY): an initiative in rural Karnataka
Youth and Tobacco Use
Tobacco and Political Concerns
Nearly 90% of all road fatalities occur in low- and middle- income countries, which have less than half of the world’s vehicles. In India, one road crash happens each minute and one life is lost to road crashes every four minutes – with over 150000 individuals losing their lives in road crashes each year. Under this thematic, we explore how to strengthen policies for road safety and their implementation at different levels.
Safer roads Bengaluru
Advocacy for stronger road safety and transport legislation in India
Multisectoral Actions for Health
Health is seen as a dynamic state of physical, mental and social well-being. Health, especially at a population level, is impacted by several social, economic, environmental, cultural and political factors. Hence, enhancing population health requires coordinated actions across sectors, beyond just the healthcare sector. This thematic explores ways of engendering multisectoral actions for health and promoting health through public policies across different sectors (health-in all policy approach).
Health-in All and the Tribal Population in South India
Health-in All Policy and NCDs
Health-in All Policy and Tobacco Control
Dr. Upendra Bhojani, India Alliance Fellow and Faculty at Institute of Public Health, was invited to participate in workshop and a discussion on "Professional medical associations and policymaking: perspectives from research and practice" organized by The...
Prof. Wim Van Damme Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp 13-May-2019 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru
State Anti tobacco cell, Government of Karnataka had conducted a coalition meeting of all private stakeholders organisation working on tobacco control measures on 22nd April 2019 at Health Directorate. Dr Jagadish Joint Director - Medical , Dr Selvarajan Deputy...
The fourth edition of the 'National Conference on Tobacco or Health' concluded recently in Mumbai (8-10 February 2019). It saw a range of stakeholders across Indian states coming together in what the conference's organizing secretary described as the "Kumbh Mela" of...
A round-table discussion was organized in city on 27th Feb, 2019 by Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru with the support of AXA Business Services under the banner of ‘Safer roads Bengaluru’ initiative. This was organised to discuss the issues pertaining to the...
The World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the World’s first ever global treaty on health.