The School of Policy and Governance is excited to announce our next Executive Education Program:

Building a Healthcare Policy Ecosystem in India

28 and 29 June 2018: New Delhi (Constitution Club of India)
30 June 2018: Chennai (Location: Taj Club House)

 In Partnership with
University of New South Wales

Join us for a two-day program in New Delhi and one-day program in Chennai to learn from some of the highly acclaimed academics and practitioners from India and around the world. You will have the opportunity to learn about the current state of Policy on Healthcare in India.

The program is suitable for professionals and postgraduate students alike. Applications will open on the 17th of May and will be accepted until the 26th of June.

Based on the response to our last event, apply early as spots will run out very fast. Less than 50% of those who applied to the last Executive Program made it to the final participants' list.

Across the Board

Receive an overview of Healthcare policy across a range of topics including the National Health Policy and the future of Healthcare

Workshop Oriented

Workshops and case studies will help you translate academic theory to practical ways to address gaps.

Diverse Participation

Professionals as well as Graduate students can take part to understand the dynamics of policy

SPEAKERS

Keshav Desiraju IAS (retd.)
Keshav Desiraju IAS (retd.)

Former Union Health Secretary, Government of India

Mr. Desiraju, a retired civil servant, was an IAS officer from the 1978 batch of the Uttarakhand cadre. He has a Masters degree in Economics from the University of Cambridge and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. He has held many positions with the Government of Uttarakhand, the Government of Uttar Pradesh, and the Government of India and retired as the Union Secretary in the Department of Consumer Affairs.

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Dr. Jitendar Sharma

MD & CEO of Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone

Known in policy forums as the “Med Tech Man of India”, Dr. Jitendar Sharma is the Managing Director & CEO of Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) which is Asia’s first medical devices manufacturing city besides being the Adviser for Health to Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, India and Executive Director of Kalam Institute of Health Technology (KIHT)- a technology policy research body set up with the support of Govt. of India. He is adjunct faculty at University of Adelaide, Australia; and program Director for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) fellowships in India. He has been founder of 6 organizations and architect of Universal Health Coverage for the state of Andhra Pradesh- the first state in India with 50 million people to declare UHC. He is also the National Chairperson for Indian Bio-Medical Skill Consortium, which is an active congregation of over 20 national academic institutions.

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Dr. D Praveen

Progamme Head, Primary Health Care

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

Dr. Praveen is a public health specialist with thorough knowledge of epidemiological study designs and having a keen interest in systems based innovations to address inequities related to chronic diseases.

His research experience is related to planning and managing large scale public health research projects and surveys. He is currently leading the SMARThealth program in India and Indonesia that aims to bridge the implementation gap in blood pressure control for individuals with high risk of cardiovascular diseases using technology and task-sharing.

 

Dr. Ila Patnaik
Dr. Ila Patnaik

Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

Dr Ila Patnaik serves as a professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi. Prior to this, she was the Principal Economic Advisor to the Government of India. Other former positions include Non-Resident Senior Associate at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and regular columnist at the Indian Express. She holds a BA (Economics) from Delhi University, an MA (Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, and a Ph.D.(Economics) from the University of Surrey.

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Tanya Spisbah

Head Strategic International Engagement, UNSW

Tanya Spisbah was recently appointed Head, Strategic International Engagement, University of New South Wales. From 2014-2017, Ms Spisbah was a diplomat at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi, specialising in technology diplomacy for inclusive, sustainable growth. She led the bilateral health agenda resulting in Prime Ministers Turnbull and Modi exchanging an MoU for Health and Medicine, paving the way for cooperation in digital health. Other areas of policy leadership included smart cities and infrastructure, fintech and investment.

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Dr. Rajmohan Panda

Senior Specialist - Health Systems Research & Process Evaluation

Dr Rajmohan Panda, works as a Senior Specialist - Health Systems Research and Process Evaluation at The George Institute for Global Health India. Dr Panda obtained his postgraduate degree (M.D.) in preventive medicine, followed by MPH in global health at Emory University in the USA.

He also has a certificate in Global Tobacco Control Leadership Program from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control, JHSPH, fellowships from the Public Health Leadership and Implementation Academy (PH-LEADER) for NCDs at Emory University, and Emerging Leaders Program in cardiovascular prevention by the World Heart Federation 2017.

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Professor Bruce Neal

Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney

Bruce Neal is Deputy Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health Australia; Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; and Chair of the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health.

Dr Neal is a UK-trained physician who has 20 years research experience in the clinical, epidemiological, and public health fields with a focus on heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Bruce has a longstanding interest in the environmental determinants of high blood pressure and the potential for changes in the food supply to deliver health gains. His work has been characterised by its focus on collaboration, quantitation, translation and impact.  He holds professorial appointments at UNSW Sydney, Imperial College London, Flinders University in South Australia, an honorary appointment at the University of Sydney and chairs the Australian Division of World Action on Salt and Health.

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Kannan Krishnaswamy

Communications Manager, The George Institute India

Kannan Krishnaswamy has around 24 years of experience, 14 years of which have been as a journalist with The Hindu, one of India's premier newspapers.

He has also worked with international development organisatons like Plan and Oxfam and was in-charge of communications and branding for these organisations. Kannan has wide-ranging experience building partnerships and innovative projects centred around amplifying people’s voices from the grassroots.

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Dr. Nicholas Osborne

Senior Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW

Dr Osborne, BSc(Hons), MSc, PhD is an epidemiologist and toxicologist with research interests in using environmental epidemiology to examine aetiology and pathological pathways of disease. He has worked on a range of projects examining environmental exposures and health outcomes including exposure to metals, pollen, mould, chronic exposures to low levels of chemicals, pesticide and cyanotoxins.  He also has experience examining how exposure to environmental may increase health and wellbeing (green/bluespace and solar irradiance and vitamin D).

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Anika Singh

Health Communication Specialist, WHO

Anika works with the World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia. She is a health communication specialist with a passion to promote social messages through various forms of art. She has conceived and delivered engaging health campaigns including that on depression, diabetes, stroke and health promotion. She has directed over 12 productions including animation videos, musicals and documentaries.

She has demonstrated leadership in community service for which she has been nationally and internationally recognized including by the former Prime Ministers H.E. Mr Deve Gowda; and H.E. Mr I.K Gujaral; and Former President of India, H.E. Dr Abdul Kalam.

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Dr. Sadhana Bhagwat

National Professional Officer (NCDs), WHO India

Dr. Sadhana, a medical doctor with public health background has over 20 years of experience in health and development sector in India. Dr. Sadhana holds an MBBS from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore. Dr. Sadhana ha been actively involved in teaching, program planning, program implementation and monitoring. She has been working at WHO, India since 2014 with the Non- Communicable Department. Prior to this she has worked at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and handled large scale projects on Infant and Young Child Nutrition in India and Bangladesh.

 

Dr. Sumanth
Dr. Sumanth C. Raman

Domain Consultant Healthcare at TCS

Dr. Raman graduated with an MBBS from Madras Medical College in 1989 and went on to earn a diploma in Child Health and an MD in General Medicine.

Even as a young graduate who took the Hippocrates oath to protect and preserve the well being of his patients, he knew that what was needed was broader leaps in technology and social reform to improve the health of the population. This led him to a career in Information Technology solutions in healthcare, leading some of the largest implementations of electronic medical records and Hospital Information systems in different parts of the World.

Dr. Sumanth is passionate about social justice and ridding society of the inequities, which exist in all walks of life. He can be seen regularly on various channels championing truth in media coverage and fairness to all. He believes in arguing each issue on its merits and not based on political affiliations.

Shubho Roy
Shubho Roy

National Institute of Public Finance and Policy

Shubho is a legal consultant with a special interest in, public policy, institutional design, financial regulation, and economic regulation in general. Currently, Shubho works on a project at NIPFP on health policy with emphasis on regulation of healthcare and public finance in health. He has experience in public policy, law, and finance of over 8 years.

Radhika Shrivastav
Ms. Radhika Shrivastav

Director – Health Promotion at HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth)

Ms. Radhika Shrivastav is Director – Health Promotion at HRIDAY (Health Related Information Dissemination Amongst Youth), a non-profit organisation engaged in multi-disciplinary research, capacity building and campaigns linked to the prevention and control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs), with the overall aim of disseminating health awareness and health promoting norms in multiple settings including schools, colleges, workplaces and the community at large.

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Application for New Delhi are now closed. We have few spots left for Chennai ! Apply for Chennai using this link

OTHER DETAILS

DATES & LOCATION

28 and 29 June 2018 - New Delhi - Constitution Club of India
30 June 2018 - Chennai - Taj Club House

COSTS

For Delhi (2 days):

Students: Rs 5,000 + 18% GST [ID Required]
Non-Students: Rs 10,000 + 18% GST

For Chennai (1 day):

Students: Rs 2,500 + 18% GST [ID Required]
Non-Students: Rs 5,000 + 18% GST

Once your application is submitted, you will be required to make a payment. A tax invoice will be provided on request. In case your application is not accepted, you will be given a 100% refund.

You will receive 100% refund if you cancel one month before the program. You will receive 50% refund if you cancel up to 1 week before the program. There will be no refund for cancellations in the last week.

HIGH-LEVEL COURSE STRUCTURE

The course will extend to cover a mix of theory, workshops and practical examples related to healthcare and policy in India. A tentative course outline, subject to change, is provided below:


NEW DELHI 

New Delhi - Day 1, Thursday 28 June 2018

8:45 a.m. - Arrivals

9:15 a.m. - SPG Introduction and Welcome

9:30 a.m. - UNSW presentation by Ms Tanya Spisbah, Head of Strategy, UNSW

10:00 a.m. - Adolescent health – Tobacco and alcohol risks.
Speakers: Ms Radhika Shrivastav, Director- Health Promotion, HRIDAY

11:00 a.m. - Morning tea

11:15 a.m. - Contextualizing Universal Health Cover in India
Speakers:
Ila Patnaik, Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Rajmohan Panda, Senior Specialist, Health Systems Research and Policy Evaluation, George Institute India

Moderated by:
Tanya Spisbah
Head, Strategic International Engagement
Division of External Relations
UNSW Sydney

12:45 p.m. - Lunch

2:00 p.m. - Air pollution and pulmonary disease - breathing challenges and cures.
Speakers: Dr Nick Osborne, School of Public Health and Community Medicine
University of New South Wales

3:15 p.m. - Afternoon tea

3:30 p.m. - Workshop on ‘Digitalising Health’ – how information and communication technology will enable person-centred health and well-being
Speakers: D Praveen, Program Head, George Institute India with ASHA workers

5:00 p.m. - Close of Day 1

7:00 p.m. - Class Dinner

New Delhi - Day 2, Friday 29 June 2018

9:30 a.m. - Risk factors and prevention of non-communicable diseases - Non-communicable disease continues to be an important public health problem in India causing 61% of deaths.
Speakers:
Dr Sadhana Bhagwat
NPO (NCD)
World Health Organization

Ms Anika Singh
Health Communication Specialist
World Health Organization

11:00 a.m. - Morning tea

11:15 a.m. -Sugar and salt. A discussion about diabetes and hypertension in India.
Speakers: Dr Bruce Neal | MB ChB, PhD, FRCP, FAHA
Deputy Executive Director, George Institute Australia
Professor of Medicine, UNSW Sydney
Honorary Professor, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney
Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Imperial College London

12:45 p.m. - Lunch

1:45 p.m. - Healthcare ecosystem and affordable healthcare – Healthcare landscape, government schemes, standardization of prices, indigenous manufacturing of medical devices, technology solutions.
Speakers: Dr Jitendra Sharma
CEO of Medtech Zone Andhra Pradesh
Advisor for Health & Medical Technology, Govt of AP
Head Health Technology Division, NHSRC, Ministry of Health, Govt. of India
Director South-East Asia's only WHO Collaborating Centre for Health Technology Policy.

Moderated by:
Tanya Spisbah
Head, Strategic International Engagement
Division of External Relations
UNSW Sydney

3:15 p.m. - Afternoon tea

3:30 p.m. - Workshop – Healthcare evidence based research and policy using the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) and Media Doctor toolkit.
Speakers: Kannan Krishnaswamy, Communications Manager
George Institute

5:00 p.m. - Close of Day 2

 

CHENNAI

Chennai - Saturday 30th June 2018

9:00 a.m. - Arrivals

9:15 a.m. - SPG Introduction and Welcome

9:30 a.m. - Special Address on India’s Healthcare policies
Speaker: Keshav Desiraju IAS (Retd)
Former Union Secretary of Health, Government of India
Chairperson of the Governing Board of the Population Foundation of India (PFI)

10:15 a.m. - Information Technology Solutions in Healthcare: A View from the “Medical Capital of the Country”
Speaker: Dr Sumanth C. Raman, Political analyst, anchor, and sports commentator. Former Head, TCS Healthcare Innovation

11:30 a.m. - Morning tea

11:45 a.m. - Workshop on ‘Digitalising Health’ – how information and communication technology will enable person-centred health and well-being
Speakers: D Praveen, Program Head, George Institute India

1:00 p.m. - Lunch

2:00 p.m. - Contextualizing Universal Health Cover in India
Speakers:
Shubho Roy, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy
Rajmohan Panda, Senior Specialist, Health Systems Research and Policy Evaluation, George Institute India

3:30 p.m. - Workshop – Healthcare evidence based research and policy using the Critical Appraisal Skills Program (CASP) and Media Doctor toolkit.
Speakers: Kannan Krishnaswamy, Communications Manager
George Institute

5:00 p.m. - Close of Day


APPLICANTS

We recommend that participants have an undergraduate degree, but it is not mandatory. Professionals, public servants and postgraduate students are invited to apply. The application acceptance will depend on the quality of your application. We recommend a high level of English proficiency.

Please note, applications will be evaluated upon receipt and all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications within 10 business days of their receipt.

Applications will open on the 17th of May. Candidates may apply until 11:59 pm IST on 26 June 2018.

As there are limited spots available, we encourage you to apply early.

CERTIFICATE

At the end of the program, each participant will receive a certificate of participation.

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