We were a partner for the IAPSM Young Leaders' Conclave 2022 and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The Conclave had great workshops and plenaries. All credits to the organizers AIIMS Bhubaneswar and the IAPSM Leadership! Looking forward to IAPSM YLC 2023.
Sightsavers India has a very inspiring project - RAAHI National Truckers' Eye Health Programme. Five years and what a journey! We feel lucky to help the SS team capture the journey as the 'Eyes on the Highway' report released today at India International Centre. It was so exciting to see that the programme has impeccable signs of 'human-centred design'. The report captures it. Thanks, SS India, for having us on board for the report.
#designthinking #truckdriver #eyehealth #publichealth #communitymedicine
The report can be downloaded from https://www.sightsaversindia.in/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/EYES-ON-THE-HIGHWAY-Five-Years-Journey-Report.pdf
'The Health and Wellbeing of Truck Drivers in India' study report was released on 4th July 2022 at India Habitat Centre New Delhi. The study was conducted using mixed methods research by GRID Council across five sites in India. Kspire Solutions and People to People Health Foundation (PPHF) under the aegis of AASTHA Asia-Africa Supply Chain Transform Health Alliance were partners in the study. The study unraveled the health, financial and social challenges faced by the Indian truck drivers alongside potential solutions from various stakeholder constituencies. The report also highlights the need to dignify the work of Indian truck drivers.
The report can be downloaded from https://thegridcouncil.org/reports
Resolve To Save Lives organized a day-long technical consultation on Hypertension Treatment on the occasion of World Hypertension Day. GRID Council, as a public health research organization and partner in the REACH-HTN Project with IMS- BHU, participated in the deliberations with an engaging panel of experts. GRID as a pan-India network of public health researchers is committed to generating context-relevant evidence on priority public health issues and in building capacity of young researchers. #publichealth #communitymedicine #research # #network #beatthepressure #reachhtn
Urban slums are a complex ecosystem when it comes to Maternal and Child Health related practices. We did a survey and some qualitative explorations of recently delivered mothers and under-five children in a metropolitan slum in India and could have some unique learnings in the process. We thank all our friends and patrons for the proactive support over the past 2 years. #communitymedicine #publichealth #maternalhealth #childhealth #urbanhealth #india
And we are into fieldwork now!
Rural/ Peri-urban communities... and more to come!
Sincere thanks to Dr Mihir Rupani, Scientist E, National Institute of Occupational Health, for sensitizing our team on the ICMR institute's inspiring work and on possible avenues for research in occupational public health and epidemiology. (Date: 29th July 2021)
The GRID Council Team is super-excited to launch a community-based health impact assessment project soon. The project shall entail environmental and occupational epidemiology and public health explorations. Dr Rachit Sharma, our old-time colleague at GRID and now a PhD scholar (environmental health) at Drexel Univ., US gave a fantastic overview of the concepts this week as we roll-out the study. Thanks, Rachit!
Extending deliberations on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on population health in India, this plenary from Economic Times Health World brings in insights from leading cancer experts in the country. Hope you find the discussions informative.
Part 1 (The Context): GOI SOP on COVID-19 Containment & Mx in Peri-urban, Rural & Tribal Areas
On 16th May, the Govt of India launched the SOP for management and containment of COVID-19 in rural India. GRID Council participated in the drafting process. In this plenary, the lead authors elaborate the context and background considerations for the SOP and the way forward.
The detailed guidelines can be found at:
#mohfw #iapsm #ipha #communitymedicine #publichealth #covid19 #covid19india #ruralindia #mamc #mgims #aiims #gridcouncil
Healthy Ageing in a Changing World - Interaction with the Author
At GRID, we look forward to interact directly with the author. After all, a limited word-manuscript/ report would not get us the 'first-hand lived experience' of the researcher. This time, we interacted with Dr Sachin Desai, author of the recently launched book 'Healthy Ageing in a Changing World: A Practical and Clinical Guide for Awakened Ageing'. The recording (<30 mins) can be watched here.
Archisman Mohapatra Kavita Rajesh #experience #research #elderlycare #geriatriccare #communitymedicine
Project REACH HTN: Reflections on World HTN Day 2021
On the occasion of the World Hypertension Day, 17 May 2021, Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and GRID Council bring forth two very updated factful presentations from the experts.
Dr Pradeep Joshi [NPO (NCDs), WHO India] talks about key HTN and DM related findings from NNMS 2017-18 survey and recent GOI initiatives for major NCDs &
Dr Abhishek Kunwar [NPO (CVDs), WHO India] shares overview, latest updates and upcoming learnings from India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI)
Concluding Remarks: Prof Sangeeta Kansal, Department of Community Medicine, IMS BHU.
Perspectives on situation of NCDs amidst the 2nd wave of the COVID 19 pandemic in India
Insightful interaction with Prof Jaya Chakraborty, HOD Medicine, BHU and Prof Sangeeta Kansal, Community Medicine, BHU on the 2nd wave of COVID-19 vis-a-vis the NCD continuum-of-care.
Candid Confessions: Open Forum
Dr Shib Sekhar Datta, TMC, Tripura and Dr Archisman Mohapatra, GRID Council co-moderated a 2.5 hour session on Leadership in which 9 Young Leaders shared their life journey ('Candid Confessions') today at IAPSM Young Leaders' Conclave. It was very thought provoking and motivating to listen to the Young Leaders who had gone beyond their comfort zones to bring in change in the society.
#leadership #communitymedicine #publichealth #leadershipdevelopment #youngleaders
Dr Kaushik Sarkar MD XMBA, a big thanks to you!
Yesterday we did an experiment. Instead of the usual journal club where we all would gang up and critique an article, we invited the author of the article to come and present the paper in an informal setting. Dr Kaushik obliged us and discussed his latest publication in UCL Open Research. Fantastic learning experience...The smiles say it all! A 3000 worded manuscript is not enough to capture the experience and wisdom the researcher would have amassed while doing the study.
We had four fantastic interns from IIPH-Delhi Drs. Aastha Singh, Anjali Chauhan, Swati C.Nair and Navneet Kaur with us for about 2 months! As we bid them farewell today, Team GRID Council wishes them the best in career and life.
Webinar on grant proposal, writing planning, and management
Writing a successful grant is a dream-come-true for many young researchers. GRID Council thanks Prof Harivansh Chopra for giving Dr Archisman Mohapatra (ED, GRID Council)
an opportunity to speak on this in the webinar organized on the 16th and 17th January 2021
GRID Council extends its thankfulness to Prof. Pankaj B Shah for taking out time for GRID's invited interactive lecture series, and delivering an insightful lecture on ‘Ethical guidelines for research in human participants: COVID-19 and beyond’ on 14thJanuary 2021.
GRID Council extends its thankfulness to Dr Shankarreddy Dudala, for taking out time on 1st January 2021 to talk to the team at ! We are excited to be sensitized to AI/ ML and Python (the much-talked about software) as public health researchers. It was a fantastic start to the New Year!
Virtual NCD Consultation on Resilient Approach to Resurface NCD Program & Experiences towards building healthy cities in collaboration with the State of Gujarat and United Way Delhi with support from Eli Lilly and Company
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India Fights Back analyses India’s Vaccine Administration Plan for Covid-19 with Dr. Samiran Panda, Scientist G and Head (ECD) Division, ICMR, Dr. Madhu Gupta, Department of Community Medicine & School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, and Dr. Archisman Mohapatra, Epidemiologist, GRID Council
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Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched a public movement and appealed everyone to unite in the fight against corona. The campaign was launched in view of the upcoming festivals and winter season as well as the opening up of the economy. Various aspects of this campaign are being discussed with Urvashi Prasad, Public Policy Specialist, Niti Aayog, Dr. Rajib Dasgupta, Chairperson, Centre of social Medicine & Community Health , JNU and Dr. Archisman Mohapatra,Epidemiologist, GRID Council
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Dr Ahmed Shammas, Research Fellow, GRID Council gets invited as a Keynote Speaker at the 12th IFSDAA International Webinar. The GRID Team is happy to share this news with all well wishers.
Multi-State NCD Program: SCREEN Dissemination Workshop
Link to the webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i84Iz5BQWJI&ab_channel=PPHF_Asia
Link to the report: https://pphf.in/publication-view/strengthening-population-based-screening-ncds-in-five-states-of-india-implementation-note
COVID-19 has been around for 9 months now. Still, our mask awareness has been inconsistent. RSTV takes up to discuss this relatively simple topic but of immense impact with Dr. Anant Mohan (HOD, Dept of Pulmonary Medicine and Sleep Disorders, AIIMS), Dr. Rajib Dasgupta ( Professor, Centre of Social Medicine & Community Health Social Sciences ) and Dr Archisman Mohapatra (ED, GRID Council)
Link to the session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtU6yPDgGYs&feature=youtu.be&ab_channel=RajyaSabhaTV
A recent publication in Frontiers in Public Health has suggested that COVID-19 has an ordering for appearance of symptoms. The potential implications were discussed on Rajya Sabha TV with Prof Anil Gutroo (HOD, Dept of Medicine, Lady Hardinge), Dr Samiran Panda (Head, ECD, ICMR) and Dr Archisman Mohapatra (ED, GRID Council)
Link to the session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o--NU8gmPk&t=1378s
GRID Council extends its thankfulness to Dr Santosh K Yatnatti for the inspiring interaction with the MPH Cohort of Regional Medical Research Center, Bhubaneswar. During the 2 hour 30 minute interaction, the team was sensitized to Geriatric Public Health issues.
"Resilience Approach Towards Rare Disease Policy in India" with PPHF, Takeda and GRID Council4 August at 11:00 AM ISTLink to the video: https://www.facebook.com/PPHFAsia/videos/351899516210113