The Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru (IPH) Is a non-profit academic research organisation established with a vision of creating an equitable, integrated, decentralised and participatory health system within a just and empowered society. IPH Is registered as a non-profit organisation under the Societies Act (Karnataka state, India). IPH’s seeks to strengthening health systems to ensure healthy communities through a team of committed and value-based professionals. The team at IPH seek to uphold the core values of Accountability, Transparency, Quality, Striving to make equitable change, Mutual respect and openness within public health. IPH works in the domain of public health research (mainly health policy and systems research), education (PhD programs, short courses delivered via workshops and IPH’s own online learning environment build on state-of-the-art open-access technology platforms) and policy engagement with a focus on moving towards equity and strong primary health care. The work of IPH is along four clusters (vertical areas of research, education and policy engagement): (1) chronic health conditions and public policies, (2) health services, (3) health equity, and (4) health financing and universal health coverage.
Specialisation and expertise
IPH has been recognized by the Government of India’s Ministry of Science & Technology, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) as a Scientific and Research Organization (SIRO). IPH has also been empanelled by the Karnataka Evaluation Authority as a consultant organization for conducting public policy and program evaluation, and as a partners in the National Corporate Social (CSR) Responsibility Hub at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. IPH is also the secretariat for the Health Equity Network India and is a global secretariat for the “Emerging Voices for Global Health” network of Health Systems Global. IPH has worked closely with national and state governments in India in strengthening health systems especially in the areas of primary health care, maternal and child health, strengthening public health policies and in moving towards universal health coverage. IPH has worked closely with UNICEF and WHO Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research in various initiatives on health systems strengthening. IPH researchers have received funding and fellowships from organisations including the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance, WHO Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research (Geneva) and various reputed national and international funding agencies thorugh highly competitive research grants. IPH has been registered under NITI Aayog (NGO Darpan), with UNICEF as a partner (partner ID 888) and is registered under the GuideStar database of non-profits. IPH is headquartered in Bangalore with field stations in various locations with ongoing fieldwork in different states. IPH has an active ethics committee that functions in accordance with the national guidelines of ethical research of the ICMR. IPH also has an active gender issues and sexual harassment committee and exercises oversight over quality of its reserch through a committee on research conduct.
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