IPH celebrates Annual Day 2018 Oration delivered by Supreme Court advocate

Bengaluru: Sept 2 2018; The Institute of Public Health (IPH), a Bengaluru-based not-for-profit academic research society, celebrated an Annual Day marking 13 years of its foundation. On this occasion, they launched the IPH Annual Day Oration Series aimed at inviting distinguished professionals and leaders seeking to impact public health to deliver talks about their journey, experiences and perspectives that motivates and informs health professionals and alike. This series will be open to the public. Shri K V Dhananjay, a practising advocate at the Supreme Court and several other courts/tribunals, who is passionate about public health issues and is engaging in several public health matters in the courts, delivered the inaugural oration. The oration was followed by a musical performance by a young tabala artist.

During the day, there were different sessions that featured panellists from within and outside of the Institute, who discussed the progress done so far and the future priorities. Short videos were released highlighting the achievements of IPH in areas of research, capacity building and science-based activism. The event also witnessed the launch of the revised website (www.iphindia.org) featuring IPH’s work in areas of health services, public policies, non-communicable diseases, health financing, universal health coverage and anti-microbial resistance. 

 On this occasion, several public health leaders across countries who have worked with or supported IPH shared their experiences and views. Dr. Kabir Sheikh, who is championing the health systems and policy research globally, and is currently a policy advisor to the WHO Alliance on Health Policy and Systems Research (Geneva) said, “What is remarkable about IPH is that they have also always remained rooted in very real issues that affect communities, from deepest parts of rural Karnataka to urban Bangalore”. “IPH epitomizes so much that is good about the new India” he added. Dr. Vandana Shah of the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids (Washington DC), who has supported IPH’s work in an area of tobacco control said that “the model that IPH developed for facilitating tobacco control implementation has become a national model that we shared with other states and countries.” Prof (Dr) Bart Criel of the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Antwerp) who has been collaborating with IPH since its inception said that one of the unique features of IPH is that “they nicely intermingle research and training with capacity building, activism and policy support. By doing this, IPH combines the excellence with relevance”  

For more details, Contact:

Upendra Bhojani, Assistant Director, IPH, Bengaluru, 9342349121/9343981828.


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