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Ongoing Research Projects

  • Examination of Governance and Institutional Mechanisms for Urban Public Health Services in the Municipal Corporations of 3 Indian Cities (Mumbai, Chennai and Ahmedabad)

    India’s current National Health Policy (NHP) has emphasized a renewed focus on urban health through improving the efficiencies of urban public health systems by strengthening and revamping urban health governance structures. It is therefore, crucial to understand the management of events and actors in urban


    public health systems. The National Health Mission (NHM) provides an opportunity for strengthening urban public health services and to reduce people’s exposure to communicable diseases. Although, National and state level government policies influence services and often determine what resources will be available at the local level, it is the municipal agencies that are responsible for implementation of policies. What is clear from available data is that urban populations are at increased risk for certain endemic and epidemic-prone infectious diseases, as well as lifestyle and market-driven non-communicable chronic diseases.  This study seeks to examine institutional mechanisms for policy implementation and directions for public health services in urban areas rc helicopter and highlight the importance of multisectoral action and intervention at governance levels. The concept of governance within the health sector is still relatively new suggesting that it is an ongoing process. In this context, complex urban health governance structures with their varied organograms across different cities has been increasingly seen as an area that requires more in depth examination and understanding. For the purpose of the study three cities based on population density and growth have been identified: Mumbai (megacity), Chennai (metro to large city) and Ahmedabad (medium to large city). The Objectives of the study are to map urban health governance structures and public health

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    services in Municipal Corporations of 3 cities till ward level, examine the different urban agencies responsible for delivering public health services with focus on management on mosquito-borne diseases, identify key indicators to assess the performance of the urban health system and highlight key strengths and weaknesses in urban health governance.led light bulbs wholesale


  • Towards Gender Responsive Primary Health Care

    With support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) conducted a study to understand the gendered dimensions of health care delivery, with a focus on primary health care. The premise of our project is that while adverse health outcomes, in part, result from differences in service delivery and use by men and women, such inequalities may also stem from the way in which the Baby Dolls delivery of health services are planned or formulated. Therefore, gender inequalities may be addressed by targeted actions, 

    in the same way that other inequalities in society are being tackled. The Gender project intends to inform and stimulate discussions around such interventions.Cheap Flexible LED Strips

  • Identifying Operational Pathways for Interating National Disease Control Programmes within the Framework of Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

    PHFI with support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy has been collaborating on a series of projects timepiecesale to assist in the implementation of UHC in the country. As a culmination of a two year exercise on a series of projects relating to the implementation of UHC in the country, a consultation was convened Baby Dolls by the PHFI on: Informing the “HOW” of Universal Health Assurance for India on September 16th at India Habitat Centre. Policy briefs of four projects were released by Shri Lov Verma (Health Secretary, MoHFW) along with Prof. K. Srinath Reddy (President, PHFI), His excellency Mr. Eivind S. Homme, (Ambassador, RNE), Ms. Lisa Grande (UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in India) and Prof. Ranjit Roy Chowdhury (National Professor of Pharmacology & Adviser to the Minister of HFW). cheap rc drones

  • Advanced Decision Support for Infectious Diseases Management Risk Analysis in India

    India still faces multiple disease burdens well into the new millennia.  While infections like TB, HIV and malaria still demand our attention, non-communicable diseases have risen to the fore and new emerging infections are posing fresh threats to global health, security and economic prosperity. Increasing urbanization and changing migratory demographics, have caused an ever increasing overlap of human, livestock and wildlife populations resulting in a surge in infectious diseases of animal origins. Biodiaspora is a web-based enterprise solution that has integrated live streams of global epidemic science news data from worldwide infectious disease surveillance systems and contextualizes disease threats by integrating various datasets pertaining to human and animal populations, climate, health system environments and economic conditions. It is being used to accurately predict and anticipate how emerging infectious disease threats will spread around the world.PHFI researcher Dr Priya Balasubramaniam and her team has collaborated with Dr Kamran Khan, an infectious disease specialist at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada in modelling and tracking infectious diseases and human migration through a software system known as Biodiaspora that he developed in response to the 2003 SARS outbreak Toronto. To date, BioDiaspora has been used to inform government decision-making by predicting how emerging infectious disease threats spread around the world. Its implications for India will impact infectious disease risk surveillance and tracking at domestic and regional levels – that relate to domestic and international travel, mass gatherings and human migration. BioDiaspora recently evolved into a social enterprise, but has retained its ties to academia and scientific discovery. Its mission is to leverage big data to generate predictive analytics that use evidence to strengthen preparedness for and response to dangerous global infectious diseases.rc helicopters