Gender is one of the important set of dimensions along which every society is organised and almost often stratified. An understanding of gender and gender relations is important to understand its implications on health. There is an intrinsic need to look at health from a gender perspective, looking at them in relationship with other dimensions including health systems, policy and program environment, demographic structures, violence and humanitarian emergencies.
The course on Gender and Health (G&H) is developed with the aim of building capacities of scholars, researchers and teaching staff from partner institutions in Research on Social Determinants of Health. Designed in a blended learning format, the course will be taught by a multidisciplinary team from IIPHG and experts from outside it.
Malnutrition in India has been called ‘The Silent Emergency’. The proportion of undernutrition among children and women in India is one of the highest in the world. In spite of unprecedented economic growth, improvements in childhood nutritional status in India over the last decade has been slow. Suboptimal infant and young child feeding practices in particular continue to be a serious challenge to reducing malnutrition among children. High rates of maternal undernutrition measured by low body mass index and anaemia adversely affect the health and survival of mothers and newborns. Further, chronic malnutrition in early years of life is responsible for widespread stunting and adverse health and social consequences throughout the lifespan. Community based approaches have been the mainstay of interventions to address the problem of maternal and child malnutrition in developing societies. Community based care delivered through health care workers like anganwadi workers, (AWW), auxillary nurse midwives (ANM) and accredited social health activists (ASHA), can have a vital impact on maternal and child health and nutritional status.
It's our 6th year and we've found that this course attracts a special kind of people.The course aims at strengthening the technical capacity understanding and orientation on tobacco control in India.The course content is designed with an objective to prepare participants to function effectively as tobacco control professionals. We have more than 200 alumni's in our kitty and its growing day by day. So Roll and Enroll.