DPSRU organized Seminar on Public Health

Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University organized a two-day Seminar on “Public Health in context of Globalization” recently.

Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University organized a two-day Seminar on “Public Health in context of Globalization” recently. The Seminar brought together national and international leaders in public health to provide opportunities to interact with experts in the field and to discuss several multifaceted public health issues in the present globalized era.

Prof. Ramesh K. Goyal, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Dr. O. P. Shukla, Registrar, and Prof Geeta Aggarwal, Dean Academics, DPSRU inaugurated the Seminar.

On the first day of the Seminar witnessed the expert lecture of Prof. Koustuv Dalal, who is a Senior Health Economist and Public Health Expert in the Department of Public Health Sciences of Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

Prof Dalal, Adjunct Professor of DPSRU, discussed the importance of social determinants of health and the growing impact of globalization on public health systems.

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The second day of the Seminar commenced with a formal welcome followed by the rendition of a prestigious University song and documentary film. During the welcome address, Dr. Jaseela Majeed, Head School of Allied Health Sciences and Management mentioned that Prof Dalal is associated with DPSRU since 2020 and has been regularly conducting online guest lectures and expert talks in areas of Health economics, Ethical Principles in Biomedical Research, Health and safety promotion, other public health and preventive issues for Masters in Public Health (MPH), Masters in Hospital Administration (MHA) and MBA in Pharmaceutical Management (MBA-PM), BBA-Health care programs of Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University.

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The keynote speaker, Prof Koustuv Dalal delivered an exciting lecture on Public Health Sciences for Practice, Evidence, and Policy. Also shared his remarkable experience as Senior Advisor of the International Safe Community (formerly WHO CCCSP) and Centre for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion (CIPSP). The resource persons from the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), MOHFW, GOI; Dr. Arti Bahl, Additional Director and Head, Epidemiology Division and Dr. Meera Dhuria, Joint Director and Head of Non-communicable Diseases and Division of Biochemistry enlightened the audience with the history, programs, and initiatives of the NCDC in surveillance, management, and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases with a focus on the sought after Short Term Field Epidemiology Training Programme of NCDC.

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Prof Ramesh K Goyal during his address expressed that the Seminar marked a perfect amalgamation of internationalization and Nationalization of Public health where public health experts shared their vast experiences in health systems strengthening and Policy.

Prof Goyal added that DPSRU has submitted a Collaborative Project with Sweden under Call for proposals for Indo-Swedish research on aging and health by ICMR and Forte titled “Elderly Health Promotion in a Lifecycle Perspective using Cohorts of Marginalized people of different Socioeconomic and Geographic strata in India (EldHelpIn)” where Prof Goyal as Principal Investigator from India and Prof. Koustuv Dalal as Principal Investigator from Sweden.

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The entire session was coordinated by Dr. Puneeta Ajmera, Associate Professor, Dr. Sheetal Kalra, Associate Professor, and Dr. Sarika Singh, Assistant Professor, under the able guidance of Dr. Jaseela Majeed. Overall, the event was productive, and it definitely served the purpose of the day in enhancing students’ familiarity with the public health sciences.

Following this Seminar, Prof Dalal got an opportunity to visit the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi. During the meeting, Prof. Dalal shared his experience as chief of the scientific committee -of the International Safe School program and proposed that established School Safety Promotion Models can be implemented in Delhi Schools in collaboration with DPSRU.

Source: Times of India



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