IIT Madras hosts an international online training program on public health care

Program run in partnership with the African-Asian Rural Development Agency

The Indian Institute of Technology Madras has partnered with the African-Asian Rural Development Organization (AARDO) to conduct an international online training program on ‘The Role of Innovative Primary Health Care (PHC)’.

The training is being organized by the Global Engagement Office of IIT Madras, sponsored by AARDO. About 150 people from 18 Asian and African member countries are participating in the program, which runs from 22 to 25 March 2022.

AARDO is an intergovernmental organization promoting cooperation between African and Asian countries and working towards goals such as eradicating hunger, illiteracy and poverty. Also, the company celebrates the 60th year of its existence.

The primary objectives of the training program include:

  • Discuss the PHC situation in AARDO member countries centered on India
  • Discuss the building of primary health care capacity in different settings in India and especially in the context of the Covid-19 situation.
  • Explain the role of public and private sector in PHC in India
  • The role of artificial intelligence in PHC in India through health and wellness centers
  • To learn how Indian best practices can be replicated in AARDO member countries

Course components include:

  • Primary health care and health for all: a role
  • Methods of Implementing Primary Health Care: Government Efforts and PPP Model
  • Primary Health Care / Health Care Delivery System / Health Reform and Health Infrastructure in India
  • Innovative, affordable technology in primary health care
  • The importance of health information in policy planning for achieving sustainable development
  • How technologies can play an important role in bridging the gap between developing and developed countries in terms of PHC.

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