Friday, 25 April 2014

Workshop on Health Economics for Policy Makers and Managers in India

The Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur in collaboration with Eli Lilly and Company India Pvt. Ltd initiated an effort to sensitize the policy makers and senior administrators to better understand the applications of health economics in decision making, by organizing Workshop on Health Economics for Policy Makers and Managers in India. The workshops were organized at New Delhi on 10th March 2014 and Chennai on 12th March 2014. The workshop was attended by more than 50 policy makers and senior administrators. International key speakers from Australia and India were involved in delivering the sessions in the workshop. Dr. P.R. Sodani, Dean (Training) coordinated the workshop. 

Alumni Speaks

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ph D Program started today at IIHMR, Jaipur for strengthening research capacity and to improve health of people through accessible, affordable and equitable health

Jaipur, April 8,2014.

The IIHMR University is the first “University” in the health sector in India and has now introduced First Batch of Ph D Program in Hospital and Health Management at IIHMR Campus, Jaipur. 

Former Chief Secretary M.L.Mehta, Chairman of Rajasthan Skill and Livelihood Development Corporation (RSLDC) and Chairperson of the IIHMR today while inaugurating the Ph D Program said that it aims at building and strengthening research capacity in the Management of healthcare in order to improve the standards of health of people through accessible, affordable and equitable health services.
Dr Arindam Das,Ph D Programme Coordinator informed that Twenty one (21)  Participants selected  from Masters’ Degree or Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) in hospital and health Management and also working professionals -health administrators, policy makers, medical/nursing and management professionals from all over India  will undertake the PhD Program,

Dr S.D Gupta, President of the IIHMR University in his welcome address  said that IIHMR is a specialized organisation  exclusively working for  last 30 years  in health  sector with an emphasis on management research, education and training. Now, IIHMR University is the first “Research

University” in the health sector in India. Till now, the IIHMR was offering only post graduates programmes, keeping in view the emerging Human resource needs and skill requirement in the health sector, has now introduced Ph D Program in Hospital and Health Management at IIHMR, Jaipur. “These are very relevant to health sector reforms and strengthening healthcare to achieve Millennium Development Goals (MGD), especially in the wake of changing global economic scenario and financing options, Dr Gupta added.

The Institute has worldwide collaboration and networking with various national and international organizations and universities to promote public health education in this part of the world. IIHMR is also a WHO collaborating centre for District Health System based on primary healthcare.

Col. (Dr.) Ashok Kaushik Dean, Academic & Student Affairs, while delivering vote of thanks remarked that  doctoral program designed with a multidisciplinary focus to meet the needs  in the field of policy and management research in the health sector including hospitals, health systems and services, pharmacy  etc. 

Thursday, 3 April 2014



Jaipur, April 2: The first two-day training workshop in a series of training programmes on cleanliness and nutritive elements in midday meals prepared by over 1 lakh cooks and helpers began at the Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR) campus here today. The series is aimed at ensuring preparation of high-quality food material under the Rajasthan Government’s midday meals programme.

A total of 15 such training programmes will be organised from April 2 to May 15, 2014 for as many as 747 candidates selected from each Panchayat Samiti of all districts in the state. The trainees in turn will provide training at the block level after returning to their native places.

Rajasthan is the first state in the country where an ambitious initiative has been taken for training of the tail-end workers preparing the midday meals. The programme will lead to prevention of diseases caused by malnutrition and lack of nutritive elements and help in the preparation of clean, hygienic and fortified food.

The series of training workshops is being organised jointly by the State Government’s Midday Meals Programme and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), New Delhi. The target groups in the programme are cooks, helpers, teachers and block-level officers.

The Rajasthan State Livelihood Mission Chairman and former Chief Secretary, Mr. M.L. Mehta, presiding over the event, said this important programme initiated by the welfare government would yield positive results and make a new history in the field of midday meals.

The Midday Meals Project Director, Mr. Badri Narain, said the 1.20 lakh cooks and helpers comprised as many as 89 per cent women belonging to economically weaker sections. The midday meals are served to 78 lakh children in 85,000 schools across the state.

Mr. Narain pointed out that the State Government had decided to launch training for cooks and helpers in view of complaints received about the quality and maintenance of midday meals.

The IIHMR Director, Dr. S.D. Gupta, said the series of training workshops would prove to be a milestone in preventing diseases such as diarrhoea, pneumonia and infections and maintain hygiene of food served to children. He said elements such as fortified flour and milk containing enhanced quantities of Vitamin A and D and iron and folic acid would be a boon for midday meals.

Former civil servant, Mr. Rajendra Bhanawat, who was associated with the midday meals programme since its beginning as the Collector of Baran district, said since the project would build a secure future for children, it should be implemented with a clean intention.

The training programme and training module prepared by the Professor for Rural Management, Dr. Gautam Sadhu, Dr. Tanjul Saxena and Mr. Shirish Harsh was released on the occasion.

The IIHMR Food Fortification Project Director, Dr. R.S. Rathore, Mr. Sudeep Sharma, Mr. Rajiv Baghel, Dr. Ranjita and Mr. Raj Kapoor Raghav were among those present on the occasion.