PGIMER conducts a public health management program for senior officials from 13 countries
The Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh raised the curtain for the five-day “first of its kind in global health sector” 15e E- International Public Health Management Development Program (IPHMDP) in support of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Program under Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India from 22nd August to 26th August 2022 via online platform (Zoom). “Every year, the program has been conducted physically where participants from all over the world travel to the host country (India) to witness the program. Even in the era of the pandemic where such physical meetings are prohibited, we have managed to organize such programs. The program was conceptualized in 2016 and has trained over 725 participants from over 75 countries and almost every state in India since then,” said Professor Sonu Goel, Program Director and Professor of Health Management , PGIMER, during the virtual inaugural ceremony. A total of 28 high-level participants from 13 countries, namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Ghana, Iraq, Maldives, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Somalia, South Sudan and Sri Lanka, have enrolled in this program. “This program aims to enhance the communication skills and competencies of mid- and senior-level program managers to address public health challenges and enhance the effectiveness of organizations in resource-limited settings,” he added. .