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The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health.
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Certificate Course in Evidence Based Management of Diabetic Retinopathy (CCDR Cycle I) Launched in Pune

Recognising that Diabetic Retinopathy is likely to pose a public health challenge in India coupled with the associated complications of diabetes, the first of its kind “Certificate Course in Evidence Based Management of Diabetic Retinopathy (CCDR Cycle I)” was announced in Pune ... (more)
Hyderabad to Host the 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, the World’s Largest General Purpose Infectious Disease Meeting

The 17th International Congress on Infectious Diseases, a leading forum for infectious disease experts worldwide will be held from March 2-5, 2016 in Hyderabad. 17th ICID is being organised by the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID) in collaboration with the Public Health F... (more)
Need to Align Agriculture and Food Systems to Tackle Malnutrition: Experts from South Asia

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition, in partnership with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) convened a high – level South Asian regional consultation on the 11th and 12th of February 20... (more)
IIPH Delhi and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum Tie-up for Master of Public Health (MPH) Programme

Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi (IIPH –Delhi), a constituent unit of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum (An Institute of National Importance under the Department of Science... (more)
First of its kind Pan-India “Certificate Course in Evidence Based Management of Diabetic Retinopathy” Announced

Applications invited till 15th January 2016 for this unique 4 months executive on-the-job program with 10 centres in India aiming to train and develop competencies of Primary Care Physicians to improve patient outcomes by enabling early diagnosis and evidence based treatment in management o... (more)
Public Health Surveillance Experts to Tackle Health Equity Challenges

Over 350 public health surveillance professionals from six continents converged in Denver, CO, December 8-10 at the 14th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Disease Surveillance (ISDS). This year's theme – Harnessing Data to Advance Health Equity – high... (more)
Malnutrition in India is Declining Faster than before, but not Fast Enough to Meet Global Targets

- Two new reports say urgent action needed to build on new momentum
- The benefit cost ratio of investing in the scaling up nutrition programmes in India is 34 to 1
- India’s stunting “represents the largest loss of human potential in any country in human history... (more)
International Parliamentarians and Doctors Highlight the need for Larger Pictorial Health Warnings on Tobacco Packs in India

Parliamentarians from India and Australia met along with renowned Indian doctors to discuss the importance of larger pictorial health warnings in India and steps recommended to move towards plain packaging of tobacco products. This meeting comes ahead of the Indian Government’s decisi... (more)
Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) to Scale-up its 'Diabetes Capacity Programme' Aiming to Expand Professional Capacity of Specialized and Primary Care Physicians in India and South Asia

Recognizing that the economic burden due to diabetes and its associated complications in India is amongst highest in the world, Public Health Foundation of India, a premier think-tank and research institute in South Asia reaffirmed its commitment to scale-up its ‘Diabetes Capacity Pro... (more)
Health Emergencies in Large Population (H.E.L.P) Course for Professionals begin in New Delhi

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), World Health Organisation (WHO) and National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), are jointly holding the H.E.L.P. (Health Emergencies in Large Populations) co... (more)