Monday, September 11, 2023

International consultation of Policymakers of 14 countries at PGIMER Chandigarh from tom onwards

5 day Public Health Policy and Management Program at PGIMER Chandigarh

Chandigarh: September 10, 2023: (Kartika Singh/Punjab Screen)::
A 5-Day Public Health Policy and Management Program for Policy Makers of 13 countries will start at PGIMER Chandigarh from 11th to 15th  September 2023. The program will be organized by Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh in which 30 senior-level participants from 14 countries , namely Argentina, Iraq ,Malawi , Mali, Morocco, Nigeria, Palestine, Paraguay, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Tanzania and Togo will learn public health policy formulation and implementation which will help them to effectively design policy and programs in their respective countries for achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s). This program has trained around 1100 + participants from 85 + countries over the last seven years.

This flagship program in public health has been conducted since last 7 years and has galvanized South- South development cooperation with 161 ITEC countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean and Pacific and Small Island countries under the ancient Indian philosophy ‘Vasudeva Kutumbakam’ i.e. world is one family said Dr. Sonu Goel, Program Director, and Professor at Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh. 

The program shall be taught by eminent faculty, including Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Former Director, IIHMR, and Chairman of 3 Domain Leadership: Dr. Rakesh Gupta , Additional secretary to President of India; Prof. Mona Gupta, Advisor, Health policy, NHSRC, Prof. Pankaj Bhardwaj, Academic Head and Vice Dean, AIIMS, Jodhpur and Dr. Sonu Goel, Program Director. Besides, there shall be field visits wherein participants visit the Municipal Corporation of Chandigarh showcasing India’s “Smart city concept”-Translating policy into action. They shall also be visiting selected departments of PGIMER to witness State of Art patient care services like tele-evidencing, telemedicine, organ donation facility (ROTTO) etc.The entire program will be delivered through various learning methodologies like case studies, management games, quizzes, role plays, videos, mobile applications.

Apart from this, a cultural event is planned on 13th September 2023, where participants can informally interact with each other for peer learning and networking for future endeavors. After the program, they will make an Action Plan for their Country/Institution based upon the learning of program. It will be followed up by the program organizers where they will send Action Plan Implementation Report after 3 months of program. The best country report shall be rewarded by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

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