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OPINION: Will the Union Budget give the health sector the power it needs?

OPINION: “Health care services to rural populations can be greatly enhanced by improving access to electricity. In regions where grid-based supply is unreliable, decentralized solutions like solar PV can serve as a catalyst to improving healthcare.”: Dr.Poornima Prabhakaran -Deputy Director,Centre…

Poornima Prabhakaran: balancing development, sustainability and public health

Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran -Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India talks to Andréia Azevedo Soares about climate-related health hazards in India, initiatives to address them, and the challenges presented by industrial development. Read the interview featured…

‘Ella’s case a cue for govt to take air pollution seriously’

Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran, Deputy Director at the Centre for Environmental Health at Public Health Foundation of India said the results of the inquest into Ella’s death will set a precedent for future battles for the ‘right to breathe clean air’.…

Rising Temperatures Put India’s Elderly Population at Risk, Says Report

“Heatwaves have increased in numbers, frequency, and duration in recent years and this does not bode well for a largely agrarian economy,” said Poornima Prabhakaran, head of environmental health at the Public Health Foundation of India. “The direct and indirect impacts…

E-Learning Course on Climate Change and Health

APPLICATIONS CLOSED The Centre for Environmental Health has organized an E-Learning Course on Climate Change and Health, with three  other international collaborating institutions namely University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Villanova University in…

54% increase in heat-related deaths in older people globally in last two decades

Dr Poornima Prabhakaran, Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India, said The Lancet report has yet again highlighted India’s vulnerabilities, with heatwave related mortality and consequent economic implications of reduced workforce and curtailed labour days ranking…

Air Quality Management in Cities-a synergistic approach for Health

Climate Centre for Cities C-Cube hosted a webinar: ‘Air Quality Management in Cities – A synergistic approach to health’ by Dr. Poornima Prabhakaran-Deputy Director, Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India on 5th November 2020. This discussion was…

Air Pollution and COVID-19 in South Asia

“The double whammy of poor air quality and exposure to the virus will certainly aggravate the existing public health crisis in India,” said Dr.Poornima Prabhakaran, Epidemiologist and Deputy Director of the Centre for Environmental Health, Public Health Foundation of India…

Climate-Smart Healthcare Webinar Series: Videos

Health and Environment Platform (HELP) was established by Public Health Foundation of India and Centre for Chronic Disease Control in partnership with Health Care Without Harm to develop a road-map for climate-smart healthcare in India which would be resilient and…

Climate-Smart Healthcare Webinar Series

Health and Environment Platform (HELP) was established by Public Health Foundation of India and Centre for Chronic Disease Control in partnership with Health Care Without Harm to develop a road-map for climate-smart healthcare in India which would be resilient and…

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