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GEOHealth India Hub 

Visit this new webpage for latest updates and more information about the GEOHealth India Hub: https://www.geohealthindia.org/ About the Hub: A fully integrated research and training program aiming at air pollution and cardiometabolic diseases with policy relevance to improve health of…

COINCIDE Project (2021 – 2026)

The COINCIDE project aims to evaluate how multiple factors in a child’s immediate environment, individually and in combination, impact their development and mental health in the first decade of life starting from pregnancy. This is a collaborative Team Science Grant…

Understanding Air pollution and its impacts on human health

Air pollution causes and exacerbates a number of diseases, ranging from asthma to pulmonary illnesses and heart disease. In accordance with recent estimates by the World Health Organization, exposure to air pollution is thus a more important risk factor for…

Heat related Resources

This page contains links to a repository of Heat related resources including IEC materials, research material etc. developed by Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar. IEC Materials Public awareness films and videos on Heat developed by IIPH Gandhinagar and National…

BLOOM Research Study

BLOOM is a community-based, cluster randomised controlled evaluation of Andhra Pradesh Community-managed Natural Farming (APCNF) led by the University of Edinburgh and the Public Health Foundation of India in partnership with  Rythu Sadhikara Samstha (RySS), APCNF. RySS clusters will be the unit of…

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…

CHARISMA Project

CHARISMA is a co-creation project with the mission to support Indian local and regional authorities in the development of no-regret climate health strategies and adaptation plans to address problems related to extreme heat stress and climate change sensitive vector-borne diseases…

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’.…

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