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Signing of MoU with National Health Mission (NHM), Government of Madhya Pradesh for training of 210 Medical Officers at 7 Regional Centres in Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management (CCEBDM) and Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH


(L to R): Dr Pramod Chandra, Deputy Director (NPCDCS); Dr. Sourabh Sinha (PHFI); Shri V. Kiran Gopal, IAS, Mission Director, Govt. of MP; Dr. Sandeep Bhalla (PHFI), Dr. Pushkar Kumar (PHFI)







International Conference of Public Health (ICOPH) 2016 was organized in Colombo, Srilanka on 28th-29th July 2016. The conference theme was "Bridging the gap between research and policy and creating a global platform to discuss evidence-based health policies and interventions in public health". The conference had participants from 21 countries who presented their research findings from various public health disciplines. Multiple parallel sessions were organized with quality presentations relevant to the pubic health including child health, maternal health, environmental and occupational health, mental health, elderly, quality of care and social issues, non-communicable diseases, communicable diseases and so.

Research Associate Dr Sandeep Mahapatra from the Indian Institute of Public Health Bhubaneswar (IIPH-B) won the session best session presentation award and best presentation award of the conference for his presentations on "Capacity building on tobacco cessation using hybrid training model". (Co-authors: Rajmohan Panda, Kumar Gaurav, Sanghamitra Pati, Manu Raj Mathur)

Associate Professor Kavitha Menon from the Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar (IIPH-G) won the session best presentation award for Nutrition for her presentation on "Intake of Dietary Supplements in Pregnant Indian Women: Too Much of A Good Thing?".

The IIPH Delhi Research paper titled “Indigenous Medicine Use for Sex Selection during Pregnancy and Risk of Congenital Malformations and stillbirths” – ( Sutapa B Neogi, Preeti H Negandhi, Abhijit Ganguli, Sanjay Zodpey, Rakesh Gupta) won the best paper award on Maternal health at the 2nd International Conference on Public Health, Colombo (28-29 July 2016)




Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management (CCEBDM)


Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management (CCEBDM) is a joint certification program designed and delivered by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) along with its Academic Partner Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Education Academy (DMDEA), Chennai with an educational fund support from MSD Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd. In its journey of six years it has trained more than 7600 primary care physicians in 4 cycles . This course got recognition from South Asian Federation of Endocrine Societies (SAFES) for 3 years from 2017- 2019. SAFES represents Endocrine Societies of 5 South Asian countries (Srilanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan and India) . It aims to the growth of endocrinology in the region and to empower doctors both specialists and general practitioners practising endocrinology and diabetes by fostering academics and research in these countries.



BMJ Award


CCEBDM Program was adjudged as a Finalist in British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards India ‐ 2014 under the category of “Excellence in Medical Education” (certificate attached)






Certificate Course in Manangement of Thyroid Disorders (CCMTD)


Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders (CCMTD) is a joint certification program designed and delivered by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) along with its Academic Partner Chellaram Diabetes Institute (CDI), Pune with an educational grant support from GSK Pharmaceutical Pvt. Ltd. India. In its journey of 2 cycles, it has trained more than 1700 primary care physicians. The course has received the prestigious accreditation from SAFES. SAFES represents the Endocrine Societies of 5 countries of South Asian Region namely India, Srilanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. It aims to the growth of endocrinology in the region and to empower doctors both specialists & general practitioners, practicing Endocrinology & Diabetes by fostering academics and research in these countries. SAFES has accredited the CCMTD for the year 2016-2017.



PHD CHAMBERS award for Excellence in skill development for the year 2015


PHD chambers of Commerce award was won for Excellence in skill development for the year 2015 , and was presented by the honorable home minister of India,Sh. Rajnath Singh (PHD citation attached). This award was bestowed by the PHD chambers for the capacity building initiatives in chronic conditions for Primary care physicians by PHFI (under CCCI).




Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM)


Certificate Course in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (CCGDM) is a joint certification program designed and delivered by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) along with its Academic Partner Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Education Academy (DMDEA), Chennai with an educational grant from Johnson & Johnson (J & J) Medical India and Johnson and Johnson Diabetes Institute(JJDI). In its journey of three years it has built a strong network of 128 faculty, 15 national experts, 25 observers and trained more than 2800 primary care physicians and obstetrics & gynaecologists. We have completed 3 cycles of this course and now going ahead with 4th cycle from August 2016. We have IDF recognition for this course till 2017.


Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders (CCMTD) endorsed by the prestigious Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA)


This is to update you that Certificate Course in Management of Thyroid Disorders (CCMTD) has been endorsed by the prestigious Asia and Oceania Thyroid Association (AOTA) for a period of 10 years. AOTA is one of the 4 thyroid associations representing their respective regions in the globe and was formed in 1975. The mission of AOTA is to advance the knowledge of basic and clinical thyroidology and to enhance the interest in the practice of medicine related to the thyroid and promotion of relevant research in thyroidology.


ASSOCHAM Summit-cum-Awards on SKILLING INDIA


The Training Division, Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions and Injuries (CCCI) was awarded the ASSOCHAM commendation and Certificate of Merit for outstanding contribution under the category of BEST NGO- Skill Development at the recently held ASSOCHAM Summit-cum-Awards on SKILLING INDIA – The Way Forward.




Editorial Advisory Board - BMJ Global Health


Dr Kabir Sheikh has been invited to join the editorial advisory board of the new BMJ journal, BMJ Global Health. The journal will be the BMJ group’s flagship publication on global health, targeting audiences of policy makers, funders, researchers, clinicians and frontline healthcare workers worldwide. BMJ Global health will welcome research in all genres, and in all study phases and designs. Recognising the multidisciplinary nature of research to improve global health, the journal will publish studies using social science methods and approaches, and also papers ranging from study protocols to phase I trials to meta-analyses.


Framework Convention Alliance


Mr. Amit Yadav (Legal Officer, PHFI) was recently elected as the representative of the WHO SEARO region to the Framework Convention Alliance Board of Directors for a period of four years starting 2016


Presidential Advisory Council


Prof. Ramanan Laxminarayan (Vice-President, PHFI) was recently appointed a voting member of the United States Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, for a four-year term


FSSAI Expert Committee


Prof. Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Co-Director of the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries at PHFI, was appointed to the Food Safety and Standards Association of India’s Expert Committee on the regulation of sugar, fats and salt in processed foods


Queen's Young Leader Runner-Up Award


Shivani Mathur Gaiha, Research Associate, PHFI has been Highly Commended as a runner-up by the Queen’s Young Leaders Award.The Award celebrates extraordinary people aged 18-29, selected from across all 53 countries of the Commonwealth, who are taking the lead in their communities and using their skills to transform lives.

http://blogs.lshtm.ac.uk/news/2015/01/26/phd-student-receives-queens-young-leaders-award-2/


Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence


Shivani Mathur Gaiha and Dr Subhadra Menon from PHFI received the Outstanding Paper Award 2015 for their article titled - 'Enhancing mental health literacy in India to reduce stigma: the fountainhead to improve help-seeking behaviour' in the Journal of Public Mental Health. The paper has been made freely downloadable by the publishers for the entire year. The article describes the level of stigma measured in a cross-sectional knowledge, attitude and practice survey from five states in India, conducted in partnership with the National Mental Health Programme, Ministry of Health and family Welfare, Government of India.

http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/literati/awards.htm?year=2015&journal=jpmh


Ms Sangeeta Tikyani Singh, Head Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, PHFI has been elected Board Director of RHINO Inc. (Routine Health Information Network)


Ms Sangeeta Tikyani Singh, Head Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, PHFI has been elected Board Director of RHINO Inc. (Routine Health Information Network), which is an international RHIS professional network, of JSI (John Snow, Inc.) which aims to connect RHIS professionals and experts to work towards Better health of populations in resource poor countries globally through the use of information produced by high quality, productive and sustainable routine health information systems.

This RHINO includes member organizations across the globe such as WHO Geneva, World Bank, MEASURE Evaluation, John Snow Inc., INSP Mexico, University of Pretoria, University of Oslo and others.

PHFI is a part of this RHINO network and aims to contribute towards better health of populations through use of information. RHINO has more than 12,000 members from more than 40 countries which are RHIS professionals and experts. The members work on different projects, organizations and some of them also work in Ministries of Health.


Leena Inamdar: Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Service Award in the UK


Leena Inamdar, Senior Advisor, Evidence to Policy, awarded the Faculty of Public Health (FPH) Service Award in the UK. The award provides formal recognition for members who support FPH by volunteering their time and expertise in order to fulfil a complete a term of service which underpin the governance and day to day functions of the Faculty.


Dr Monika Arora: 300 Women leaders in global health


PHFI’s Women Leaders: Dr Monika Arora nominated in the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva 300 Women Leaders in global health.


PHFI Researcher awarded Cochran – Hansen Prize


Santanu Pramanik was awarded the prestigious Cochran-Hansen Prize of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS). This is awarded every two years for the best paper on survey research methods submitted by a young statistician from a developing or transition country on the "Selection of Prior for the Variance Component and Approximations for Posterior Moments in the Fay-Herriot Model"


Recognitions for the Diabetes Training Programmes


The Diabetes training programs CCEBDM & CCGDM are recognised by prestigious International Diabetes Federation for the period of 2014-2016 & 2015-2017 respectively. CCGDM is also accredited by South Asia Federation of Endocrinology Society (SAFES) from 2014 to 2016. CCEBDM was top three finalist in BMJ Awards-India, 2014 under the category of ‘Excellence in Medical Education”

SAFES Certificate CCGDM | IDF Recognition Certificate CCGDM | BMJ Awards | IDF RP Certificate India 2014-2015


Career Fellowships by Wellcome Trust


Dr. Jeemon Panniyammakal and Dr. Giridhar Babu have been recommended for the prestigious Wellcome Trust, Department of Biotechnology India Alliance ‘INTERMEDIATE’ career fellowship for public health researchers. Dr. Shweta Khandelwal received the ‘EALY CAREER’ fellowship in the same category.
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Mr VR Raman, Principal Fellow, PHFI has been nominated as a member of the Core Group on Health of the National Human Rights Commission.


Mr VR Raman, Principal Fellow, PHFI has been nominated as a member of the Core Group on Health of the National Human Rights Commission. The Core group on health is an expert advisory body that provides regular inputs to the National Human Rights Commission.


Dr. Kanav Kahol (Honorary Professor, PHFI) has received an award for Excellence in Public Health Innovation from the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysian Innovation Agency)


Dr. Kanav Kahol has received an award for Excellence in Public Health Innovation from the Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (Malaysian Innovation Agency). This award was presented by the Hon'ble Minister of Health, Government of Malaysia, Dr. Subramaniam, on 8th December 2014.



Professor K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India conferred honorary Doctor of Science (Medicine) by HRH Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace


Prof. K. Srinath Reddy, President of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), was conferred the degree of Doctor of Science (Medicine) honoris causa by the University of London on November 26, 2014. This was awarded to him by HRH The Princess Royale of Britain, Princess Anne, who is also Chancellor of the University, at a special ceremony held at the Buckingham Palace. Professor Reddy received this Honour for his outstanding contributions to public health and cardiology.
The oration was read out by Baron Peter Piot, renowned microbiologist, AIDS researcher and discoverer of the Ebola virus and Director & Professor of Global Health, The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM)
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Vikram Patel Receives Institute of Medicine’s 2014 Sarnat Prize for His Research on Global Mental Health, Contributions to Improving Mental Health Care in Developing Countries


Washington - The Institute of Medicine today awarded the 2014 Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health to Vikram Patel, professor of international mental health and Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medical and at the Public Foundation of India.
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Dr Kabir Sheikh, Senior Research Scientist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), was elected recently as Vice Chair of the board of Health Systems Global, an international membership organization dedicated to promoting health systems research and knowledge translation.

Health Systems Global


Health Systems Global (www.healthsystemsglobal.org) is the first of its kind – an international membership organization established to catalyse health systems research (HSR) and convene researchers, decision-makers and implementers, to support the creation of new knowledge and the application of that knowledge in real world settings.
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