Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries (CCCI) – Training Division, PHFI bagged another prestigious award i.e. FICCI - Healthcare Excellence Awards 2018 (10th Edition) for Skill Development for its capacity building initiative on 30th August 2018. The award ceremony was graced by Shri Anil Baijal, Lieutenant Governor – Delhi, as Chief Guest, Smt Anupriya Patel - Union Minister of State, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, GoI, and Smt Tina Ambani, Chairperson - Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute, Mumbai as the Guests’ of Honour.
Our nomination “Capacity Building for Primary Care Physicians in Chronic Conditions” went through rigorous selection process of 4 rounds in Skill Development Category and was announced as winner amongst the finalists which included reputed organizations such as Apollo healthcare, GE Healthcare, National Health Mission – UP and Symbiosis Institute of Health Sciences, Pune. On behalf of PHFI, Dr Sandeep Bhalla, Dr Pushkar Kumar and Dr Anuradha Monga received the award from the Chief Guest and Guests’ of Honour.
PHFI has won the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Sixth National Excellence Practice Competition 2018 for Best NGO/Education. The theme of the competition was Customer Engagement and Satisfaction practices. The event was organised by CII at Hotel Gokulam Grand, Bangalore. We had submitted our case study titled “Capacity building of primary care physicians in various chronic conditions” for this event which got selected for the final presentation on 23rd August in the said event. The competition had 2 categories- Manufacturing and Services and we were declared the winner in the Services category. Many reputed organizations like Wipro, Max healthcare Institute, TCS, CGI, Sundaram Business Services, Kristu Jayanti College, ICICI foundation, BEL, NTPC, Godrej were shortlisted for this final presentation round.
The landmark meeting marked the beginning of a collaboration between the Public Health Foundation of India and two premier organizations in Afghanistan i.e. the Afghanistan Endocrine Society and the Kabul University of Medical Sciences. The delegation from Afghanistan that represented the two organizations included Dr. Mohammad Wali Naseri (Secretary General, Afghanistan Endocrine Society and Associate Professor, Department of Endocrinology, Kabul University of Medical Sciences) and Dr. Ahmad Zia Mukhlis (Treasurer, Afghanistan Endocrine Society). Dr. Sanjay Kalra (National expert, CCMTD) and Dr. J. N. Srivastava (Advisor, QI Division, NHSRC) were also present in the day’s proceedings.
International expansion of PHFI’s flagship Course- Certificate Course in Evidence Based Diabetes Management (CCEBDM) in Bangladesh on 28th June 2018 at Dhaka, Bangladesh. Bangladesh Society of Medicine (BSM) which is the biggest society of the Physicians of Bangladesh, has taken an interest for building the capacity of the Physicians of Bangladesh in the field of Diabetes Management. BSM has adopted PHFI’s flagship course in the field of Diabetes Management (CCEBDM). To kick start the journey of this landmark collaboration, the MoU signing ceremony and sensitisation workshop was conducted by PHFI in association with BSM for the leaders of BSM and their Faculty at Dhaka Club, Dhaka on 28th June 2018 for the smooth implementation of CCEBDM in Bangladesh. The occasion was graced by the presence of Prof. Md. Billal Alam, President, Bangladesh Society of Medicine, Dr. Ahmedul Kabir, Secretary General, BSM, Dr. Sudip Ranjan Deb, Secretary for scientific Affairs, BSM, Dr Sandeep Bhalla, Program Director – Trainings, CCCI, PHFI and Dr. Pushkar Kumar, Sr. Public Health Specialist, PHFI and 30 eminent Physicians/Diabetologists of whole Bangladesh. The Senior Leadership from BSM along with 30 eminent Physicians and Diabetologists of whole Bangladesh attended this day long sensitization workshop to discuss in detail the implementation guidelines for the CCEBDM course, which is planned to be rolled out initially in 4 centres of Bangladesh in their key Medical Colleges and thereafter to about 15 Medical Colleges which will be their venue and centre for these trainings. Detailed discussion and rollout plan was discussed with the experts and that PHFI also offered to carry out a third party evaluation of the programme, which BSM has taken it positively. BSM leadership have shown their keen interest in taking up the Hypertension and the CVD & Stroke in the future to benefit their Physicians
Agartala, Tripura, 7th April 2018: World Health Day 2018 was celebrated in Tripura with free health screening camps for diabetes and hypertension organized across the State. On this occasion, a program was organized at Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan, Agartala, Tripura which was inaugurated by the Honourable Chief Minister of Tripura, Shri Biplab Kumar Deb and graced by the presence of Honourable Health Minister of Tripura, Shri Sudip Roy Burman; Secretary, Health, Govt. Of Tripura, Shri Samarjit Bhaumik; Mission Director National Health Mission, Govt. of Tripura, Dr. Shailesh Kumar Yadav, IAS; Director of Health Services, Govt. Of Tripura, Dr. J K Debbarma; Additional Director, Department of Family Welfare and Preventive Medicine, Dr. S. K. Chakma; Program Director-Trainings, CCCI, PHFI, Dr. Sandeep Bhalla.
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.