International conference on public health from Aug 12

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Hyderabad, Aug 9 (UNI) An international conference on public health education, which focuses on bringing together key stakeholders would be held here from August 12 to 14.

Addressing mediapersons here today, Public Health Foundation of India President K Srinath Reddy said the conference titled 'New Directions for Public Health Education in Low and Middle Income Countries' would be hosted by the Public Health Foundation of India with support from the Rockefeller Foundation.

''The conference is one of the very first efforts to have been made in the direction of advancing innovative and strategic thinking for public health capacity-building in low and middle income countries (LMICs) in the 21st century,'' said Prof Reddy.

He said the conference will review the existing public health curricular content, design and implementation in order to make recommendations that would be relevant for a new public health agenda.

Major international organisations, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Health Organisation will participate in the conference.

More than hundred public health experts, academicians, researchers, policy makers, representatives of multilateral agencies, private foundations, and civil society members from 26 countries would participate in the conference, a press release said.

The key themes of the conference include improving connectivity between health systems and public health education, improving governance and resourcing of public health, addressing human resources for health, and role and scope of cross-cutting issues like social determinants, public health, law, and heath communication for public health advancement.

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