By Tricitynews Reporter
Chandigarh 01st March:- School of Public Health, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh and Center for Community Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi is organizing a 3rd National Course on Public Health Approaches to Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) from 2nd-7th March, 2017 at PGIMER, Chandigarh. This will be the 3rdedition of this much reputed course which was started in 2015 in PGIMER. World NCD Federation (WNF), IUATLD, ICMR, IAPSM and NINE, PGIMER are the partners of the course. Around 50 participants (State/District Program Managers, Faculty, Postgraduate students from Medical Colleges and Civil Society) from 17 states of India, including north-eastern and southern states have registered for the course. The focus of the course will be to enable participants to use public health approaches such as policies, prevention, surveillance and management guidelines for NCD prevention and control in their respective states and countries.
Key objectives of the course are to explain the epidemiologic, socio-economic and demographic transitions fueling the rise in chronic, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and discuss the evidence-base of different public health interventions for NCDs. Candidates will also be apprised about the global initiatives in the area of NCD prevention and control. They will be able to identify and implement strategies for health system strengthening including workforce issues.
Key sessions include Chronic disease burden, determinants and Global/National initiatives, population and individual level evidence based public health interventions, health system strengthening and surveillance for NCD’s. Additionally participants will be given orientation towards national NCD programs, road maps and challenges for integration within different NCD areas and addressing the comorbidity with communicable diseases. All participants will be guided to prepare and implement an operational research project to be undertaken in their states.
The coursework so far has been successful to strengthen the capacity for monitoring the progress, research and evaluating NCD prevention and control policies and programmes in the country and will keep on doing so with its consequent editions. Key resource persons for the course work include National and international experts from Chandigarh (PGIMER/GMCH-32), AIIMS, WHO, TISS, IUALTD, ICMR/DHR, NIMHANS, NHSRC, WLF.
Expected outcomes of this course include effective implementation of National NCD Programs by Program Managers, Improved teaching of NCDs in the medical colleges by junior faculty, Increase in Research Capacity on NCDs among junior faculty and Postgraduate students.