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Dr Sushila Nayar School of Public Health

The Dr Sushila Nayar School of Public Health (DSNPH) was started on 23 Jan 2007, in response to the National Health Policy 2002, to promote teaching and training of public health in the country. The centre works in partnership with like-minded individuals and institutions so that advocacy and policy research on priority public health issues may be initiated. The school also works in collaboration with the health system to improve accessibility and availability of health care to the marginalized and downtrodden.

WHO Collaborative Centre

The Dr Sushila Nayar School of Public Health has been designated as WHO Collaborative Centre for research and training in Community Based Maternal, Newborn and Child Health from 15 Jul 2009 in recognition of its contribution to the cause of improving maternal, newborn and child health.

In July 2017 WHO collaborative Centre has been re-designated for a period of 4 years (2017-2021).

Centre for Advanced Research for Community Based Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ICMR)

The Dr Sushila Nayar School of Public Health has been designated as Centre for Advanced Research for Community Based Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (ICMR). One research project and workshops for capacity building of post-graduates and faculty of medical colleges were conducted.

Training Programs

The school has undertaken training programmes for health workforce in Public Health, which are as follows:

Title and Theme : Online Workshop on Community Preparedness Against COVID-19

Workshop Coordinator : Anandwan and Village Social Transformation Foundation (VSTF) Maharahtra

Date : 24 May 2020

Number of Delegates : 400

Key topics: Epidemiology of Covid, Community preparedness checklist, Community action for Health

Resource Persons: Dr. Subodh Gupta, Mr PV Bahulekar, Dr. Abhishek Raut

Projects:

Health and Demographic Surveillance system (HDSS) Sevagram

Rs. (in Lakhs): 7.8

Funded by: KHS, Sevagram, 2019 onwards (Ongoing)

A Phase 2/3 Observer-blind, Randomized, Controlled study to determine the Safety & Immunogenicity of COVISHIELD (Covid-19 vaccine) in Healthy Indian Adults

Rs. (in lakhs): 42.96

Funded by: ICMR, New Delhi (Ongoing)

Assessment of RMNCH services during COVID-19 pandemic in Rural Area of India

Rs. (in lakhs): 10.87

Funded by: WHO-SEAR New Delhi, (Completed)

Strengthening organizational capacity for community based clinical trials on Covid-19 and other priority public health issues. Funded by BIRAC GOI under Mission Covid Suraksha : 1.63 crores (Ongoing)

Piloting Pre-service Comprehensive Abortion Care training tools for undergraduate Medical Students- WHO- SEAR, New Delhi. Cost: 8.68 lacs (ongoing)

Standardizing reporting and evidence generation on clinical characteristics and outcomes of COVID-19 and Pregnancy – WHO India Country Office Project: Cost. 17,01,000.00 (Completed)

Participation in Curricular Activities:

1. Appointed member of Expert Group to develop guidelines on Integrated Public Health Laboratories at various levels by NHM, Government of India, June 2020

2. Invited to participate as faculty in webinar conducted by National Quality of Care Network (NQOCN) on 5th June 2020 and delivered a talk on “ strategies to restart routine RMNCH services across India with enhanced community participation during Covid-19 pandemic ”

3. Invited by BOG, MCI to submit revision in Community Medicine requirement in MSR regulations for Graduate Medical Education for 50/100/150/200/250 intake of students, June 2020

4. Delivered inaugural talk in online course for competency based curriculum in community medicine on 20th August 2020

5. Invited to participate & deliver key partner perspective in Inaugural Session on Launch of NQOCN point of Care Quality Improvement Community of Practice on 22 August 2020

6. Invited to deliver a talk on Rising Inequality to reduce of avoidable morbidity and mortality

In 48th National Conference of IAPSM on 19th March 2021

7. Invited to Chair a session on Strategies to improve child health inequalities including immunization inequalities in 48 th National Conference of IAPSM on 20th March 2021

8. Invited toChair a session on Governance of Health Systems -Harmonising coexistence of public & private sector in 48 th National Conference of IAPSM on 20th March 2021

9. Delivered stakeholders perspectives in webinar on TOT on PPH Emergency Care using Bundle Approach under project” Engaging National Professional Societies to Combat PPH”- joint project of FIGO/MGH/MGIMS/UPTSU/Gov. of UP On 9th March 2021

Future Plans

The centre will contribute through health system strengthening (research and capacity building) on priority issues in Reproductive Health Research through undergraduate and post graduate medical students. The centre will also initiate policy advocacy on the basis of evidence generated from the research on reproductive health research issues.

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