June 28, 2018 - June 29, 2018
New Delhi (Constitution Club of India)
Students: Rs 5,000 + 18% GST [ID Required]
Non-Students: Rs 10,000 + 18% GST
Building a Healthcare Policy Ecosystem in India, 28 Jun 2018, Location: New Delhi (Constitution Club of India).
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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.
Workshops and case studies will help you translate academic theory to practical ways to address gaps.
Professionals as well as Graduate students can take part to understand the dynamics of policy.
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.
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. Awarded among the “100 most impactful healthcare leaders” in global listing by Health & Wellness Congress, Dr. Sharma served as the Founder Head of Healthcare Technology Division and Head of Health Financing Divisions at National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He was also the Founder Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Medical Devices in India. His past experience includes that as Hospital Administrator at Sri Sathya Sai Medical Institutions-one of India’s largest not for profit health organizations, as consultant to the World Bank for health financing, as Expert Consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva and advisor to Health Technology Innovation Centre at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Dr. Sharma has authored seven books, twenty research papers and six compendiums on technical specifications for medical technologies besides contributing to a number of WHO reports on health technologies, health financing and Non-Communicable Diseases. He has been a key designer and coordinator for several health programs in India and teaches courses on health policy & health technology in several countries.
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. He has been awarded the competitive Australian Leadership Awards Scholarship in 2012 to pursue his PhD in the University of Sydney. His current focus is on health systems and in understanding the system level barriers to address health system delivery.
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. Her research interests include international macroeconomics, finance and emerging economy business cycles. Her research on these topics has been published in scholarly journals such as the Journal of International Money and Finance, the World Bank Economic Review, International Finance, and in collected volumes. Dr Patnaik served on various working groups and task forces of the Ministry of Finance, such as those on taxation of financial products, and those to create agencies, including the independent Public Debt Management Agency, the Resolution Corporation, the Financial Redress Agency and the Financial Data Management Centre.
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. In previous roles in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Ms Spisbah has served in Russia and Iraq. Ms Spisbah has negotiated free trade agreements with a number of Asian partners, led Australia’s education agenda in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and represented Australia at the World Trade Organization on intellectual property and environment. Ms Spisbah was formerly a lawyer with Minter Ellison, specialising in IP and technology. Ms Spisbah is passionate about the Australia-India relationship. She holds degrees in law, philosophy and economics and a Masters of Laws specialising in intellectual property, international trade and development.
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. Dr. Panda served as fellow at the university of Canberra, Australia from 2016-2018. Before joining The George Institute, Raj was senior public health specialist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), and Additional Professor at the Indian Institute of Public Health - Delhi. He has led large operational research projects in India and has considerable experience in the application of mixed methodology and epidemiological study designs for project evaluation. A significant part of his research work has been in producing evidence for low-cost models for prevention of Non-Communicable diseases in health systems context. The larger vision of his work is to formulate evidence for policy and program reform through projects embedded within government programs. Raj had led reviews of the Indian National Health Mission and deliberated on important discussions on Universal Health Care, MCH and Tobacco Control in national and international fora. He is a member of different networks including the NCD alliance, the WRAI on safe motherhood, global bridges and society for research on nicotine and tobacco. Other work relevant to health systems has included providing evidence for maternal child health policies, work on quality of care, nutrition, costing for essential health packages in different states in India and collaborating with national technical agencies on strategic purchasing for universal health care. Raj has worked with developmental partners, bilateral agencies, philanthropic foundations, state health departments, national technical agencies and community based organisations. Awarded among the "100 most impactful healthcare leaders" in global listing by Health & Wellness Congress, Dr. Sharma served as the Founder Head of Healthcare Technology Division and Head of Health Financing Divisions at National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) under Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. He was also the Founder Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Medical Devices in India. His past experience includes that as Hospital Administrator at Sri Sathya Sai Medical Institutions-one of India’s largest not for profit health organizations, as consultant to the World Bank for health financing, as Expert Consultant to the World Health Organization, Geneva and advisor to Health Technology Innovation Centre at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). Dr. Sharma has authored seven books, twenty research papers and six compendiums on technical specifications for medical technologies besides contributing to a number of WHO reports on health technologies, health financing and Non-Communicable Diseases. He has been a key designer and coordinator for several health programs in India and teaches courses on health policy & health technology in several countries.
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. He has published some 300 scientific papers and in 2016 was identified by Thomson Reuters as one of ‘The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds’, an acknowledgement provided to just 3000 researchers across all disciplines, worldwide. He has particular expertise in salt reduction but also a broader knowledge of food policy issues related to sugars, fats, portion size and food labelling.
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.
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). He has developed skills in the linkage of environmental and population health data in an interdisciplinary context, and has expertise in design, linkage, hypothesis formulation, analysis, interpretation, translation and dissemination. He has experience in designing and collecting epidemiological data and initiating studies of primary collected data (HealthIron, HealthNuts, Cornwall Housing Study, Survey of Recreational Water Users, Monitoring of Meniere’s Symptoms). He also has used secondary data from existing cohorts (NHANES, UK Biobank, 1958 Birth Cohort, British Household Survey, Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study, South Asian Clinical Toxicology Research Collaboration), as well as linkage of previously unconnected “big data” sets in mashups on novel platforms (MEDMI project). He has used traditional statistical methods such as linear/logistic regression, time series analysis, interrupted time series and Cox regression to ascertain associations between exposures and outcomes, as well as integrating confirmatory structured equation modelling with environmental/health data sets to construct conceptual diagrams of associations and assess pathway directions. He has supervised 6 PhD students to completion (2 primary supervisor, 4 co-supervisor) and currently supervises 1 PhD student. He has taught into the MSc in Environment and Human Health at University of Exeter Medical School, UK. He has been associate editor of Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health since 2011. He is a member of Australasian Epidemiology Association, International Society of Environmental Epidemiology and International Epidemiology Association. He has previously worked at the Universities of Sydney, Exeter, Melbourne, Portsmouth, Queensland and Flinders, the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Cancer Council Victoria. He completed his PhD at the School of Population Health, University of Queensland/National Research Centre of Environmental Toxicology working on the toxicology and public health effects of cyanobacterial toxins in southeast Queensland.
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. Based on her history of activism in community service, she was selected out of 150,000 applicants to represent India at international youth conferences, that recognized the world’s most active, innovative, and capable young leaders. The World Youth Congress series, endorsed by the United Nations, focused on youth-led development, in an effort to ‘Make Poverty History’ and promoted the role of young people in achievement of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and now the Sustainable Development Goals. She was invited by Peace Child International, U.K. as a Guest Editor for the book “Water Rights and Wrongs: A Young People’s Summary of the UNDP Human Development Report”. She has been the managing editor of various health-related newsletters including Niramaya and Health Connect. She previously lived and worked in Australia with the Disability Employment Services network, assisting disadvantaged members of the community through employment and support services. It was here that she developed her passion to work in the area of public health. She has also held professional positions: Board of Director, Sydney Drug Education and Counselling Centre; and Member, Executive Committee, Vivekananda Sevakendra-O-Sishu Uddyan (VSSU), a grass-root level organization giving micro-finance services and skills development training to self-help groups in rural India. She is also the Founder, Art for Activism (AFA) movement, for which she was recognized as a young social entrepreneur and awarded by Lloyds TSB (UK) for developing a model that provided sustainable employment outcomes for artists and craftsman. Through the AFA platform, she also raised awareness on various social issues including the MDGs through workshops in schools, colleges and with youth groups.
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 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.
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. Shubho deposed before the parliamentary committee considering the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017. He has provided research support to various government reform projects like the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission, the Unique Identity Authority of India. Shubho has provided legal research and support to the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on issues of financial regulation, central bank law, sovereign investments, financial inclusion, financial literacy, foreign investment, taxation of financial transaction, and securities laws. Shubho has a keen interest in financial regulation, regulatory governance issues and the interface between finance, business, economics and law.
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. At HRIDAY, her work focuses on addressing NCDs from a health and development perspective, particularly in the context of Goal 3.4 under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). HRIDAY is the Secretariat for the India chapter of NCD Alliance-Healthy India Alliance, a coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) working for the prevention and control of NCDs in India. The Alliance fosters engagement of multi-sectoral CSOs to address NCDs by generating awareness, building capacity of CSOs, empowering patients and advocating for health promotion norms. (www.hriday-shan.org). Ms. Shrivastav has over a decade of experience in planning and implementing evidence-based health promotion interventions and campaigns engaging multiple stakeholders (youth, community, multi-disciplinary CSOs etc.). Ms. Shrivastav has also been involved in large scale Randomised Controlled Trials (RCTs), policy research and multi-pronged advocacy, with a special focus on NCD risk factors. She also coordinates the Secretariat of the Healthy India Alliance, a coalition of multi-sectoral civil society organisations working collaboratively for strengthening civil society engagement for NCD prevention and control in India. Ms Shrivastav holds a Masters degree in Nutrition from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat and a second Masters in Public Health (Health Promotion) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London. Ms. Shrivastav has also held positions at the United Nation’s Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and the Public Health Foundation of India.
The Current program outline is as follows.
SPG Introduction and Welcome
UNSW presentation by Ms Tanya Spisbah, Head of Strategy, UNSW
Adolescent health – Tobacco and alcohol risks.
Speakers: Ms Radhika Shrivastav, Director- Health Promotion, HRIDAY
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
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
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
Close of Day 1
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
World Health Organization
Ms Anika Singh
Health Communication Specialist Wo
rld Health Organization
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
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
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
Close of Day 2
DATE & LOCATION
June 28, 2018 - June 29, 2018
Location: New Delhi (Constitution Club of India)
Students: Rs 5,000 + 18% GST [ID Required]
Non-Students: Rs 10,000 + 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.
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.
At the end of the program, each participant will receive a certificate of participation.