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TGI and MAHE to launch a course on leadership in public health

NEW DELHI, NOV 18. The George Institute for Global Health, India and the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) have joined hands to offer the first-of-its-kind Leadership in Public Health course in India from February 2020.  This one-year certificate course in public health leadership blends management practices with technical inputs from the best minds drawn from all the collaborating institutions. Mentors from Maastricht University, The Netherlands and the University of Minnesota, USA will participate in the delivery of the course. 

Applications for the course are now available at MAHE’s Prasanna School of Public Health website. The last date for receiving applications is December 20, 2019.

“Health for all cannot become a reality unless we solve public health challenges at the global, national and regional levels. This course is designed to prepare future leaders who will take an interdisciplinary approach to solve public health issues and take leadership in solving the most pressing challenges facing our health systems,” says Prof Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director, George Institute for Global Health, India. “This is why we have opened it to professionals with interest in healthcare delivery with diverse backgrounds, ranging from healthcare, economics, social science to law, IT, management and journalism”, said Professor Jha.

This blended learning course will be launched on February 24, 2020, and consists of two face-to-face sessions in February and September at the Manipal Academy of Higher Education; each session is for a week. Rest of the course will be delivered using an online platform. Anyone who has a master’s degree in a relevant field with three year of work experience is eligible for the course.

“We at MAHE are conscious of the fact that health care professionals need cutting edge research and leadership skills if they are to meet the public health challenges of the future. That is why we have come up with this unique offering,” says Dr Vinod Bhat, Vice-Chancellor, Manipal Academy of Higher Education.

The selection process will involve an online interview and review of a write-up on public health, which all aspirants have to submit. Short-listed candidates will be intimated by January 10. 2020.   

TGI and MAHE recently signed a MoU to promote public health research in India and to build the capacity of budding researchers to do cutting-edge research in the area. The partnership is focussed on addressing real-world health challenges through development and testing of innovative solutions that bridge the gap between research and policy.

Click here to apply online