Jaipur, Sep 26 (UNI) A workshop of the South East Asian Public Health Education Institutes Network (SEAPHEIN) has stressed the need for standardisation and implementation of a master public health education course and training to improve the public health scenario in southeast Asian countires.
The meeting is being organised in the joint auspices of the World Health Organisation and the IIHMR.
Rajasthan Health Minister Dr Digambar Singh last night inaugurated the four day workshop at a resort at Bilochi village.
Representatives from 44 institutions from 14 countries are participating in this workshop. WHO South Asia chief Dr Samli Plianbangh Ching, Public Health faculty dean of Mahidol University, Bangkok Dr Fitaya Charupoonfol , Medical and Health principal secretary R K Meena, former chief secretary and IIHMR trustee M L Metha were among those who spoke on the occassion.
The speakers stressed the need for giving priority to public health and infrastructure for education and training to face the future challenges in a better manner.
Dr Singh emphasised that programmes pertaining to public health should reach the villages and the poor. He said the condition of villages in southeast Asia were almost similar.
Referring to Rajasthan he said the vast and difficult geographical conditions of the state come in the way of better servicing of health care but the government spares no effort to provide health care in the rural areas.