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UoM to host workshop on ‘Accelerating universal health coverage in India: Issues and challenges’

Mysuru, May 8:-University of Mysore (UoM), Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy (CSSEIP) Humanities block, Manasagangothri, is organising a two-day National CME workshop on ‘Accelerating universal health coverage in India: Issues and challenges’ on June 18 and 19 at IOE, Manasagangothri.

CSSEIP, a University Grants Commission (UGC) sponsored centre functioning from UoM is engaged in research on the issue of social exclusion, which has hypothetical as well as policy importance. The focus of the centre will be social exclusion and inclusion related to Dalits, tribal, and religious minorities, etc. The Centre has completed 16 research projects and held 34 seminars till date.

The workshop is funded by National Academy of Medical Sciences (India).

Background of the workshop:

Universal health coverage (UHC) is one of the important parts of the government’s healthcare agenda. The 12th Five Year Plan targets a long-term goal of UHC where “each individual would have assured access to a defined essential range of medicines and treatment at an affordable price, which would be entirely free for a large percentage of the population”.

Objectives of the workshop:

To reveal the organization, financing, management and resources to deliver universal health care services in India; To debate on health and wellness centres and National health protection schemes under UHC. To identify the issues and challenges to achieve universal health coverage in the country; To debate the impact of universal health care services on promotive, preventive curative and rehabilitative health issues specialty for the rural and tribal sections ;  To discuss possible drivers of present health inequities within UHC efforts, and possible approaches to shifting the curve towards pro-equity strategies.

Subthemes of the workshop:

Ayushman Bharat Yojana or National Health Protection Scheme; issues, challenges and solutions to achieve universal health coverage(UHC),  various approaches to implement UHC in India, access to effective, quality, and affordable heath insurances Impact of social health insurance schemes in India, Health policies, and financing mechanisms for UHC. Resources, organisation, financing and management of UHC and private and public sectors in health care delivery and UHC.

Pedagogy: Lecturing, Focus group and Discussion.

Registration fee is Rs 100, pre-registration is must. Participants have to send one line of ‘expression of interest’ who would like to attend this workshop to both the email ids- [email protected] and [email protected] before May 25. No TA/DA will be provided to anyone. The number of students is restricted to 60. Selection will be on first come first served basis. Students working on health topic will be preferred. Candidates will be chosen from every subject background. Classes will be held from 9.30 am to 6 pm. Attendances will be taken for every session.

Last date for submission of expression of interest is May 25 and acceptance to be communicated on May 27.

Chief Patron is Prof G Hemantha Kumar, Vice Chancellor, UoM,

Prof Lingaraj Gandhi, Registrar UoM is the patron. Dr Siddaraju VG, associate professor CSSEIP, UoM;  Dr DC Nanjunda, associate professor, CSSEIP, UoM are the workshop coordinators. Dr PT Dinesha, assistant professor CSSEIP, UoM, is the convener.

For more information, call on phone: 0821-2419637/362/580 or email: [email protected] (NAV)

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