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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…

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…

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