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Workshop On Medical Anthropology In Public Health

Date:May 16 - 19, 2017 (Tuesday to Friday)
Last date of registration: Last date of registration – May 1, 2017

About the course
Medical Anthropology is among the largest and most vibrant subfields within the discipline of Anthropology, reflecting the centrality of health in people’s lives and the scope health and medicine provide for social scientific perspectives. There is increasing recognition that socio- economic and cultural factors have crucial influences on health and health care. Anthropological research can be a tremendous support to health programs, by giving insights from the perspectives of recipients and providers of health programs and health care and also by providing managers and implementers of these programs with mechanisms and strategies that could lead to a reorientation of health care programs and policies towards the actual needs of the target group. NCDs, in particular, pose enormous challenges for health care, because of the need for long-term management of patients, and the importance of health professionals working with families. In addition, such research helps health workers to reflect on their own role in public health and critically assess their contribution in the field of health and health care. The need for more insight in the social and cultural context of health and health care has been expressed by social scientists involved in multi-disciplinary health research projects, and public health staff at different levels of organization. Similarly, professionals directly involved in providing health education and primary health care and in implementing the health programs are confronted with difficulties related to the socio-cultural context in which they work. This workshop aims to address these issues.

Contents
Participants who successfully complete this workshop will be able to:
Understand the basic concepts of Anthropology in general and Medical Anthropology in particular
Understand the Anthropological approach to Public Health;
Comprehend the social and cultural realities of health and health care;
Understand how Medical Anthropologists can work as part of an integrated multi-disciplinary research team;
Understand the rationale for Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Methods used in Medical Anthropology, and be able to apply some basic skills of Ethnography in relevant contexts.

About the course
This workshop is ideal for public health researchers, especially those who are part of community based researches, as well as researches looking into social determinants of health, social scientists, and those working in the health research.

Registration Fee
Indian National:8000 INR per participant
International Participant: 16000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guesthouses nearby the institute upon request.

Key Resource Faculty
Dr. Aruna B Chakravarty, M.Sc., Ph.D. (Anthropology) is associated in the domain of Health Systems Research for more than 15 years. Currently, an Associate Professor at the Institute, she has successfully designed and delivered course materials and training modules on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Qualitative Research Methods in the area of Public Health and written successful research grants based on Qualitative Research Methodology.

Interested participants may email their completed registration form at trainings@iiphd.org and submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.

International participants are requested to submit the fee only by E-transfer.

How to submit the fee?
Please submit the fee by E-transfer OR by Demand Draft in favor of “Public Health Foundation of India” payable Delhi and dispatch to the address: Ms. Tanuja Bhandari, Indian Institute of Public Health, Delhi, Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area, Near HUDA City Centre metro station, Gurgaon – 122002, Haryana. Bank details for E-transfer will be shared upon request. We do not accept cash.

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