Chandigarh, June 19
A 6-day International Public Health Management Development Program (IPHMDP) specially designed for Senior officials from Nepal Medical Association will be held at Hotel Parkview, Sector 24 Chandigarh from 20th -25th June 2022.
The program, 13th in its series since 2016, will be organized by the Department of Community Medicine &School of Public Health, PGIMER. This flagship program caters to building the leadership and management capacity of middle and senior-level managers of 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island countries.
The program has been institutionalized by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India under the IndianTechnical Economic Corporation (ITEC) scheme. This program has trained around,700 + participants from 70 + countries over the last 6 years. This ‘first of its kind’ program sponsored by MEA aims to enhance the understanding of senior-level professionals from the Nepal Medical Association about best practices of Public Health in India, said Dr Sonu Goel, Director of IPHMDP and Professor in PGIMER Chandigarh.
. He briefed that the program will also build the capacity of delegates in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating program operations in context of their respective countries and equip them with management and leadership skills especially in challenging situations like COVID19, Monkeypox etc During the 6-day program, senior professors and program managers who are also specialists in diverse departments like ENT, emergency medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, telemedicine, orthopedics, medicine, pediatrics, community medicine, anesthesia, and oral health will be participating.
The program shall be taught by eminent faculty including Dr. Sanjiv Kumar, Former Director,IIHMR, and National Health System Resource Centre (NHSRC) New Delhi; Maj. Gen.Prof Atul Kotwal, Executive Director, NHSRC; and Prof. Rajni Bagga, Former Professor, NIHFW, New Delhi.