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A two-week campaign promoting regular physical activity as a big factor in achieving a healthy lifestyle and preventing disease, ‘Fit Ho Jao!’ was organised at Dilli Haat, near INA market, a cultural space for varied audiences. A large number of activities were conducted in the run up to World Health Day, 7 April 2013 and culminated in a special evening dedicated to invite visitors to pledge for better health. A series of images as part of an exhibition, activity challenges, quizzes, free check-ups using the Swasthya Slate tool, street plays, demonstrations, aerobics, contests, graffiti wall questions, group interactions on nutrition sought to inspire people to get active and take charge of their health..More

Healthy India: Web Technology for Health Promotion and Prevention ofChronic Disease
Healthy India (www.healthyindia.org.in) is an award-winning website* created, maintained and managed by the HC Division at PHFI incollaboration with and financially supported by the MOHFW, Government of India. Launched in April 2007, Healthy India is aimed at promoting health-seeking behaviour and growing health literacy through the provisionof credible information.

* HealthyIndia.org has been adjudged Winner of the PC World Web Awards 2008, forexcellence in overall performance in the healthcare category. The awards were presented across 31 categories and experts rated about 500 websites to declare the website a winner. ~ PC World, July 2008

Lancet Health for All Series 2009-11 
In an effort to maximally leverage the evidence presented by the Lancet Health for All Series 2011 to support the scaling up of accessible and affordable health care for allpersons living in India, a Communication and Advocacy Action Plan (CAAP) has been designed and developed by the Division. The goal of the CAAP is to plan for the national dissemination of the Series involving political leadership of the country, the public health community, academics and policy makers concerned about India’sdevelopment. The Series was launched at a Symposium in New Delhi, which provided a platform for the editors and authors to present evidence from six papers, culminating in a call to action for universal health coverage with a roadmap to achieve this goal by 2020.

Improving Human Resources for Health Policies,Strategies and Practices in India
Funded by the European Union under the “Investing in People” thematic programme, this three year project (2011-2014) for civil society organisations to work towards solutions on the critical issue of human resources in health is a partnership between Swasti and PHFI. It focuses on creating a knowledge base on HRH (research and documentation); capacity building at National and State level (2 states); and advocacy and learning platforms

Prioritising New Born and Child Health in India
This is a policy advocacy initiative on key technical and programmatic issues related tonewborn and child health and survival in India, to build informed consensus and mobilise support by translating evidence to action. The programme, supported by UNICEF India involves generating contextually-relevant, credible and action-oriented evidence and experience to build consensus on key issues related to newborn and child health in India

Communication Strategy for Zoonoses Control
PHFI was unanimously appointed as nodal agency forthe Roadmap to Combat Zoonoses in India (RCZI). The HC Division has developed a communication strategy framework for the prevention and control of zoonoses in India. A series of field visits, expert consultations and literature review were an integral part of the methodology. Social determinants of health-seeking behaviour,socioeconomic conditions, cultural diversities, the availability or non-availability of services (both human,veterinary and wildlife) and the opportunities to think, learn and take decisions to safeguard human lives, livestock, poultry and wildlife informed the strategy.

Entering Public Spaces - Mental Health Awareness Campaign at the Trade Fair
On behalf of the National Mental Health Programme, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, the Public Health Foundation of India is implementing a pilot awareness campaign on mental health to break the silence and reduce stigma in ten selected districts of India. An exhibit was showcased at the India International Trade Fair 2011 (14-27 October 2011), as part of  this initiative, to sensitize visitors and share basic information on mental health. Selected works from the ‘Faces-Phases’ Exhibition at the MF Hussain Art Gallery in October 2011 by students of Anwar Jamal Kidwai Mass Communication Research Centre (AJKMCRC) and the Faculty of Fine Arts, Jamia Millia Islamia were on display. Guidance and advisory services were also made available in partnership with the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, New Delhi.

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