IIHMR University Launches Brochure of SDGupta School of Public Healthon the Birth Centenary of Late Sh. P.D. Agarwa
Future is towards Digital Technologies in public healthcare: Says Dr. S D Gupta
Jaipur,02nd January 2021:With a legacy of excellence in healthcare management, IIHMR University celebrated the Birth Centenary of Shri P.D. Agarwal (PD Ji) on January 1, 2021 with a gratified unveilingof the Brochure of the SD Gupta School of Public Health (SDG-SPH). In the auspicious memories of Shri P.D. Agarwal the key dignitaries of IIHMR addressed the students, staff and faculty about the vision and missionof Late Shri P.D. Agarwal. Following his vision, IIHMR introduced a curriculum of reimagining healthcare in a digital era under School of Public Health.
For developing competent healthcare professionals across India and redefining the Indian healthcare landscape,the SDG-SPH will train future public health leaders, advanceknowledge on pressing health challenges, and enhance population health and well-being forall through teaching, traning and research.
Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Founder-Trustee, IIHMR, said, "With his commitment to truth and goodness, Late Shri PD Agarwalhas won the love and trust of all those who came in contact with him. His fair-mindedness, magnanimity, altruism, determination and confidence to excel were proverbial. He has been a great source of inspiration to the society. Under his visionary thoughts, the group could achieve heights in the sectors such as Logistics, Supply Chain and Healthcare."
Dr. SD Gupta, Chairperson, IIHMR University, said,“One of the visions of Shri P.D. AgarwalJi was to eliminate illiteracy and spread awareness about the health issues in rural and urban India. Taking their dreams forward IIHMR University is pleased to announce the launch of the Brochure of School of Public Health to provide the best of the facilities to ensure a healthy nation. Since the future of healthcare is towards digital technologies, IIHMR strives to grab the opportunities in a reimagining of Public Health."
He further said, “It took us almost 15 years to explain to people on the importance, scope and purpose of healthcare management. It is our duty to continuously educate the world and following the same 2021 onwards a Book on “The Concepts of Health Management” should be launchedcovering the aspects ofa healthy lifestyle in the mainstream society."
Prof. P.R. Sodani, President (Officiating), IIHMR University, Jaipur, said, “It gives me immense pleasure in launching the brochure of the School of Public Health at IIHMR University campus. It is important that we recognize the longing requirements and offer the best facilities to nurture the talent for the best healthcare facilities within the country. We are committed to offering the best in world class education and infrastructure for the students, to enable a healthier and flourishing tomorrow.”
About IIHMR University: IIHMR University is a specialized research University in management research, postgraduate education and training in the health sector. The University aims to generate new knowledge and technologies to provide evidence and inputs for developing effective policies and health interventions and strategies.
The faculty is multi-disciplinary that represents public health, management, economics, statistics, demography, social and behavioural sciences, rural development, and pharmaceutical sector.
The University has collaborations with major universities and institutions like Johns Hopkins University, USA; Chester University, UK; University of Montreal, Canada; Curtin University, Australia; SEARCH, ASQ (American Society for Quality); and BP Koirala Institute of Public Health, Nepal.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India identified it as ‘Institute of Excellence’ for its significant contribution to strengthening health systems by promoting and conducting health policy and program management, research, training and capacity building. Over the past three and half decades, the University is engaged in research, education and capacity building in the core areas of Public Health, Health and Hospital Management, Pharmaceutical Management, Health Economics and Finance, Population and Reproductive Health, Rural Management, Institutional Networking and capacity building. IIHMR is in its fourth decade of research in the healthcare sector. Over the past decades the institution has conducted more than 800 research projects and studies in health policies and programs at the national and international levels.These studies have high relevance to health policies and programs. IIHMR has extensively worked on assignments/consultancies for studies and projects funded by various bilateral agencies, the Government of India, and State Governments.
These research areas include health system, human resource and training, family welfare, maternal and child health, medical education, health management information system, evaluation, education and communication, information technology survey, project implementation plan, health economics and financing, drugs, strategy planning, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, communication behavior, national health policy, health insurance, quality assurance, operations research, reproductive health, and gender health. In this endeavor, the IIHMR University continues its efforts in expanding its focus on research in policy and program management in the health sector.
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