In recognition of PHFI’s outstanding contribution to skill building initiatives and advancement of knowledge in the Indian healthcare sector, The Quality Council of India (QCI) awarded the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) the prestigious QCI- DL Shah Platinum award for skill building of primary care physicians in chronic conditions in India. The Platinum award was presented to PHFI by Shri. Baijayant Jay Panda, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Government of India during the Inaugural session of the 12th National Quality Conclave at the Le Meridian hotel today. Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, PHFI, Professor. D Prabhakaran, Vice President – Research and Policy, PHFI and Dr Sandeep Bhalla – Programme Director, Trainings, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, PHFI received the award on behalf of the PHFI team.
PHFI has signed an MoU with National Health Mission- Health & Family Welfare Department, Government of Tripura to act as a Skill Building / Training Partner for various capacity building courses for Healthcare Professionals. Through this collaboration, NHM, Tripura now has become the first state to declare PHFI as a Skill Building / Training Partner for various capacity building courses for Healthcare Professionals. Under this MoU , Training of two batches of 20 Medical Officers each working in all the PHCs, CHCs and District Hospitals under NHM, Govt. of Tripura, will be trained in Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH).
The Honorable Minister for Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Sh. Rajiv Pratap Rudy gave the award that was received on behalf of PHFI by Dr Sandeep Bhalla, Programme Director, Training Division, Dr Pushkar Kumar, Dr Anuradha Monga and Mr. Rajiv Chhibber.
The Training division works extensively on capacity building of Primary Care Physicians (PCPs) in the field of chronic conditions and non-communicable diseases through various certificate courses which have received National and global recognitions, and has till date trained over 20,000 doctors Pan India. The award recognizes PHFI’s efforts to develop and empower Public Health human capital in India to ensure the country’s competitiveness at the global platform.
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), International Society of Hypertension (ISH), British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS), Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC), and the Pan-African Society of Cardiology (PASCAR) conducted the first continental meeting for the expansion of the Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension to the African region in Nairobi, Kenya. The course that has successfully trained over 1400 primary care physicians in India is now being adapted for the training of healthcare professionals in Africa. The meeting was attended by 28 key opinion leaders in the field of cardiology from across the continent.
National Expert Consultation Meet of Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH) Cycle-II was successfully conducted on 16th July 2017 at Radisson Blu Plaza , New Delhi. The objective of the meet was to review and finalize the course curriculum of CCMH Cycle II. All the modules were discussed in detail by the members from International Society of Hypertension (ISH) , British and Irish Hypertension Society (BIHS), Centre for Chronic Disease Control (CCDC) and National Expert panel. The suggested changes will be incorporated in the final modules of CCMH Cycle II.Read More
The 4th National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Healthcare Systems, was organized by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) from 6th July, 2017 – 08th July, 2017 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh. The summit was organized with an objective to capture and share the best practices and innovations at various levels of health services delivery under National Health Mission. The summit was attended by officials of MoHFW who are involved in providing technical support to states, various State Health Officials who shared their experiences, various Development Partners and other stakeholders who contribute to implementation of best practices.
In the summit, National Health Mission, Government of Madhya Pradesh & PHFI partnership model titled 'Enhancing capacities of NCD Nodal Officers / Primary Care Physicians in Management of Diabetes and Hypertension in the State of Madhya Pradesh' was selected for the poster presentation. Another model of healthcare from PHFI with the Government of Himachal Pradesh, them-Health model for NCD care was also selected for oral presentation. Furthermore, the PHFI team was also given an opportunity to be a part of the Government of Madhya Pradesh stall and share the information of its programs with the dignitaries/ distinguished guests and government officials.
An MoU was signed between PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( PHDCCI) and Public Health Foundation of India for joint programs on NCDs in India and abroad.
The successful implementation of the ongoing cycle of the program prompted the Government of Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) to adopt the program for the capacity building of its medical officers working at the state's Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs). As per the MoU signed on the 18th of January 2017, Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension will be conducted at 7 districts of M.P. ie., in Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar and Ujjain, and will train 210 medical officers. The program will aim to enhance the knowledge and core competencies of the doctors and build their capacity to address management, counselling, referral and prevention aspects of hypertension."
Recognizing the role of health in development and the importance of developing health infrastructure for improved healthcare in the entire northeast region of India, apex business body FICCI– North East in partnership with Public Health Foundation of India, Indian Institute of Public Health -Shillong supported by the National Health Mission - Assam, and Ministry of Development of North East Region organized the first "North East Healthcare Summit"on 8th and 9thJuly 2016, in Guwahati.
The Training Division, Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions and Injuries (CCCI)directed by Dr Sandeep Bhalla, under the leadership and guidance of Prof D Prabhakaran, VP Research and Policy was recently awarded the ASSOCHAM commendation and Certificate of Merit for outstanding contribution under the category of BEST NGO- Skill Developmentat the recently held ASSOCHAM Summit-cum-Awards on SKILLING INDIA – The Way Forward.