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First of its Kind Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC) Launched in India

With vision to generate world-class knowledge which can impact policy and practice aimed at reducing the burden of chronic conditions in India and beyond, the Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions (CCCC) was launched today by Hon. Minister of State for Science and Technology Sh. YS Chowdary. The Hon. Minister also released a joint report on “Chronic Conditions in India – Evidence based solutions for a growing health crisis.” The report addresses the rising tide of chronic conditions in India and argues that the cost of inaction towards chronic conditions would be too high for India to bear.

SAI Visits Public Health Foundation of India

David Sheynberg (Harvard College 2016) and Eva Harvey (Harvard College 2014) have been interning with the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) this summer with the aid of a cosponsored grant from the Harvard Institute of Politics and the South Asia Institute.  On July 17, 2013, Nora Maginn, SAI Programs Manager, visited David and Eva at the South Asia Network for Chronic Disease, a collaborative venture between PHFI and Wellcome Trust Bloomsbury Centre for Clinical Tropical Medicine.

At PHFI, David and Eva have been working alongside Professor Richard Cash, who introduced them to the investigative process behind public health.

Both agreed that their internships were instrumental in being able to gain a 3D perspective of global health.

IIPH Delhi, SCTIMST tie-up for Master of Public Health programme

New Delhi, Jan.30 (ANI-NewsVoir): Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi (IIPH -Delhi), a constituent unit of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)for offering Master of Public Health (MPH) programme at the Indian Institute of Public Health- Delhi.
The MoU was signed by Professor Sanjay Zodpey, vice president and Director - Public Health Education, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi and Director - Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi and Professor Asha Kishore, Director, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), in Trivandrum.
Also present on the occasion were Dr V.Rao Aiyagari (PHFI), Professor Suresh Nair, Dr. V. Kalyana Krishnan, Professor K.R Thankappan, Professor V Raman Kutty and Dr. Sundar Jayasingh (SCTIMST, Trivandrum).

As part of the MoU, IIPH-Delhi and SCTIMST will also be offering PhD program in Public Health, adding to its academic portfolio that already includes the Integrated MSc and PhD in Clinical Research, the Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Health Management, several distance learning and short-term training programs.
Speaking on the tie-up Professor Sanjay Zodpey, Director, IIPH Delhi said: “We are delighted that IIPH Delhi has tied up with SCTIMST to launch a Masters in Public Health Programme for the academic year 2016.

The programme is customised to cater to the needs of students with different levels of experience and qualifications which will enable them to further their career goals either on research, teaching and professional practice in public health in the country.”
Dr. Asha Kishore director SCTIMST said: “The Achutha Menon Centre for health science studies of Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, is a centre of excellence in public health research and training. The Centre has strong collaborations with several national and international public health schools and consults for several international agencies such as WHO, European Commission and World Bank.”
“We are excited at the prospect of working closely with PHFI-Delhi in furthering public health research and training in India. We are confident this association could strengthen the networking among Public Health schools in India and enhance student exchanges, multicentre studies and new learning and research opportunities,” Dr. Kishore added.
IIPH-Delhi has announced its call for applications, for the first batch of Master of Public Health being offered in the academic year July 2016 - June 2018, affiliated to Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST) Trivandrum.
The program is divided in four semesters over a period of two years. Students must complete 60 credits to graduate.
For Indian nationals, the annual tuition fee for the students admitted in academic year 2016-17 is INR 1.38 Lakhs per student per academic year.
For International candidates, the annual tuition fee for the students admitted in academic year 2016-17 is 5,060 USD per student per academic year.
The degree will be awarded to successful graduates by Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum. (ANI-NewsVoir)

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First of its Kind Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders (CCMTD) Launched Nationally

A 4-month unique executive on-the-job program with 25 centres in India aims to train and develop competencies in Primary Care Physicians to improve patient outcomes by enabling early diagnosis and evidence based treatment.

A first of its kind Pan-India Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders was launched by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Chellaram Diabetes Institute (CDI), Pune today. The national launch was simultaneously done in Pune and Guwahati by respective regional faculties along with members from PHFI. T

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The French Embassy, Apollo Hospitals and Public Health Foundation of India Organize a Collaborative Workshop on Climate Changes and Women Health

On the occasion of the International Women’s health Day, and in the lead-up to the Paris Climate Change Conference (COP21), the French Embassy in India organized a workshop entitled “Tackling climate change for healthier women”, in partnership with Apollo Hospitals, Delhi and Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). The event was held in the presence of H.E. Mr François Richier, Ambassador of France to India at Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals Delhi.

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It's Time to See - Exclusive Preview of Exhibition Shown to Commonwealth Health Ministers, Focusing on Major Cause of Avoidable Blindness - Retinopathy of Prematurity - in India

Today, at the 2015 Commonwealth Health Ministers’ Meeting in Geneva, The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust and partner Standard Chartered have unveiled an exclusive preview of Time to See, a landmark photography exhibition which captures the human impact of avoidable blindness in the Commonwealth, and the solutions readily available.

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Pictures Save Lives - When Will we Get 85% Pictorial Health Warnings on Both Sides of Tobacco Packs?

Youth health advocates have urged Indian policymakers, including the Hon’ble Prime Minister, Health Ministers and all Members of Parliament, to set a date for implementation of India’s planned pictorial tobacco health warnings covering 85% of the front and back of all tobacco packages. At a press conference jointly organized by the Public Health Foundation of India and HRIDAY, with support from the World Health Organization Country Office for India and in the presence of Hon’ble Member of Parliament Shri Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, youth health advocates highlighted that these large warnings will prevent youth from experimenting with tobacco products.