Tuesday, 22 December 2020

SD Gupta School of Public Health

 Words of Appreciation coming straight from Chair, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, Prof. Marie Diener, indeed encourages us more! Thank you, Prof. Marie Diener, for your motivating feedback about the SD Gupta School of Public Health.

Please read what the Chair, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, Prof. Marie Diener, says about SD Gupta School of Public Health.
This is absolutely wonderful news – thank you so much for sharing this! I am so happy to hear about this new endeavor AND the name of the School.
Congratulations to all of you, and especially to Dr. Gupta for his tireless efforts, vision and contributions to the betterment of our world.
Prof. Marie Diener-West
Chair, Master of Public Health Program
Abbey-Merrell Professor of Biostatistics
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA
To know more about the SD Gupta School of Public Health please visit the link: https://www.iihmr.edu.in/.../s-d-gupta-school-of-public...

Saturday, 19 December 2020

Words of Appreciation Prof. Ellen J. MacKenzie for the SD Gupta School of Public Health

 Words of Appreciation coming straight from Dean Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, Prof. Ellen J. MacKenzie, indeed encourages us more!

"What wonderful news! This is just terrific. I cannot think of a better person to honor in the school's naming. I look forward to hearing more of the details. It is very exciting! "
To know more about the SD Gupta School of Public Health please visit the link: https://www.iihmr.edu.in/.../s-d-gupta-school-of-public...

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

IIHMR University is delighted to share that our Research project STRIPE (Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovation in Polio Eradication)

 IIHMR University is delighted to share that our Research project STRIPE (Synthesis and Translation of Research and Innovation in Polio Eradication) website is now live! You can access it though this link https://stripe.jhu.edu

IIHMR is one of the STRIPE collaborators


The STRIPE consortium is comprised of Johns Hopkins University, and seven research/academic institutions around the world selected to represent different epidemiologic profiles of the poliovirus (i.e., endemic). These institutions are based in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the DRC, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, and Nigeria. Each consortium partner is led by a team of investigators supported by in-country faculty, staff, students, and advisors.

#Dr. S.D. Gupta, Trustee Secretary, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), India, and Chairman and Distinguished Professor, IIHMR University, is the STRIPE Principal Investigator for India.  Dr. Gupta leads the project and oversees the collaborative relationships.

#Dr. Piyusha Majumdar, Assistant Professor, IIHMR University, is the STRIPE Co-Principal Investigator for India. As Co-PI, she leads the STRIPE project's qualitative research and works collaboratively with other country partners to contribute towards knowledge synthesis.

#STRIPE is a research collaboration across eight global institutions. We aim to map, synthesize, and disseminate lessons learned from the global polio eradication initiative to help advance population health in remaining polio-endemic and at-risk countries and facilitate the effective implementation of future health programs and health systems strengthening activities globally.

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Nutritious diet and an optimally functioning immune system - S.D. Gupta School of Public Health

A nutritious diet and an optimally functioning immune system can never go wrong. If you have a healthy immune system, your body can safeguard you from any disease. While as of now, there is neither any vaccine available nor proven home remedy to protect you from the COVID-19

The need for information on COVID-19 is inordinate, and more information is emerging continuously. At S.D. Gupta School of Public Health, we have undertaken to gather the most useful information related to containment of COVID 19. The School of Public Health will focus on preparing future leaders and build public health capacity 

To know more about the SD Gupta School of Public Health please visit the link: https://www.iihmr.edu.in/school/s-d-gupta-school-of-public-health

Thursday, 3 December 2020

3 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD)

3 December is International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). On this Day, WHO joined partners to celebrate "a day for all." This theme reflects a growing understanding that disability is part of the human condition. Disability Day aims to encourage a better understanding of people affected by a disability and make people more aware of the rights, dignity, and welfare of disabled people.

Facts about disability
-At least 10% of the world's population, or 650 million people, live with a disability.

-20% of the world's poor are disabled.

-The percentage of children with disabilities not attending school is extremely variable and is between 65 - 85% in some African countries.

-Mortality for children with disabilities may be as high as 80% in countries where under-five mortality as a whole has decreased to below 20%.

-In many low-income and middle -income countries, only 5-15% of disabled people who require assistive devices and technology have access to them.

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

World Aids Day


World Aids day was first observed in 1988; HIV remains a significant global public health issue. Moreover, like many other major health issues, it faces additional challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2020 observance theme is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Resilience and Impact.”

HIV prevention, testing, treatment and care services are all being disrupted, particularly in fragile health systems. The breakdown in essential HIV services due to COVID-19 is threatening lives. Any slowing down in providing these services will leave many vulnerable populations at greater risk of HIV infection and AIDS-related deaths. Nevertheless, all over the world, health workers and community representatives are doing their utmost to keep services going, adopting innovative ways to overcome disruptions in services caused by COVID-19.

Some markers:

38,000,000 estimated number of people living with HIV in 2019
1,700,000 people were newly infected with HIV in 2019
690,000 people died of HIV-related causes in 2019
68 % of adults living with HIV received lifelong antiretroviral therapy (ART) in 2019

A public health approach is directed to address the health needs of a population or the people's collective health status. Much more progress in containing the diseases is possible by further applying public health principles through closer integration of health care and public health action. The S. D. Gupta School of Public Health, under IIHMR University, will focus on preparing future leaders and build public health capacity and skills with emphasis on public health practice to meet the challenges of the 21st Century and bridge gaps in public health education and practices.

Monday, 30 November 2020

5 points why COVID 19 has made MBA lucrative?

COVID-19 has disrupted the economy. The damage was swift and deep, but the recovery is also expected to be at the same pace. So, it is likely that the economy will get back to its feet quickly provided the virus doesn’t play out in multiple cycles. The experience of 2007 financial crisis also played out similarly wherein within two years of the breakdown, the economies around the world were on hiring binge to fuel the growth engine. A similar story is expected this time around with even quicker turnaround.


1.During this time of COVID, the hiring scene with best of companies are not satisfactory. The outbreak of Corona Virus has brought the industrial growth to a minimum level. This is not the best time to look for a job.


2.This is a good opportunity to take your career to the next level by pursuing MBA during the recession. By the time you complete your MBA, more career opportunities will be waiting for you.


3.It will be better to improve your profile, pick up new age specializations in your area of interests or fields that are predicted to boom in the near future. Add new skills by pursuing an MBA with your preferred specialization.


4.The post COVID economies around the world could be quite different to what we have today, and India has a unique positioning to gain maximum ground. MBA institutes are the best place to gather knowledge and lead the change in industry.


5.The B Schools have a strong Alumni network and industry connect which you can benefit from in future.


Due to the COVID 19 and accelerated digitization, manpower demands has increased in the area of healthcare analytics, health insurance, healthcare IT, digital marketing, digital sales, applications of drones and other emerging technologies in the sector. Students can explore various options available for them to pursue a career in healthcare management. Established in 1984, (Earlier Known as Indian Institute of Health Management Research ) IIHMR University is a Specialized Research University in Management Research, Postgraduate Education and Training in the Health Sector. The University aims to generate new knowledge and technologies to provide evidence and inputs for developing effective policies and health interventions and strategies.

Thursday, 2 April 2020

Panic of COVID – 19; IIHMR University hosted webinar to create awareness

-        Experts highlighted the importance of population segregation
-        Referring authenticated guidelines will help to get correct information

With the recent announcement of COVID- 19 declared as pandemic by WHO, there are 193 countries facing this widespread outbreak of Coronavirus which never occurred earlier. India, which is lately, reported 415 cases of Coronavirus in its second stage, it is still in a position to control, if potential measures taken by government, should be seriously followed by people. 

IIHMR University, a leading university in public health, hosted a webinar to create awareness among people on “Coronavirus #what we know and what we must do”. The expert panel of public health professionals Dr. S.D. Gupta, Chairman, IIHMR and Dr. Daya Krishan Mangal, Dean, Research IIHMR University and Fellow, Indian Public Association shared their expert opinion, on the outbreak of such an infectious virus. The webinar was attended by 470 participants across the country.

The experts urged people to maintain social distancing which helps to break all the channels of transmission, hence blocking community transmission. The panel also advice on avoiding unnecessary touching of nose, mouth or face or rather use non dominant hand and maintain cough etiquettes. They emphasized on keeping elderly people in isolation as they are more prone to infection because of low immunity by advising them to avoid morning walks as 80% elderly population died in china.

For the younger generation, the panel asked people to utilize this time in pursuing their hobbies and keeping the home bright and lighted to avoid depression.

As per their expertise, the effect of Corona outbreak will come down in next 6 to 8 weeks, if the current practices of staying at home and self-isolation are followed strictly and circulation of fake news over social media would be stopped completely. 

Dr. Pankaj Gupta, President, IIHMR University concluded the webinar by appealing people to take necessary measures to stay healthy & support government and health workers by staying indoors. He also urged to learn from the mistakes what other countries made and help preventing spread.