Program managers of NUHM, Odisha shall learn best practices during the 4-day Management Development Program from experts of PGIMER Chandigarh

4-day Management Development Program kick started at PGIMER, Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH,05.12.23-"The current Management Development Program for Public Health Managers of NUHM Odisha will help in mutual learning of innovations in urban areas towards healthier communities. This program is an excellent initaive to create a positive impact and Governement of Haryana is happy to host and learn from the State of Odisha."saidDr. R. S Poonia, DGHS Haryana, chief guest of the occasion during the inaugural ceremony of 4-Day Management Development Program,tailored for public health managers of the National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) Odisha being organised by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh. This program aims to equip 36Public HealthManagers from Odisha with a comprehensive understanding of urban health and related concepts, empowering them to apply these insights effectively in their respective work settings.

This program for Urban Health official is first in the country, and second in the series is being organised by the Department of Community Medicine and the School of Public Health at State Institute of Health and Family welfare, Haryana. This innovative program has been requested by NHM, Odisha and is being hosted as a part of the renowned International Public Health Management Development Program, a flagship program of Ministry of External Affairs whichhas trained more than 1,100 participants from over 85 countries said Dr Sonu Goel, Program Director and Professor, Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh,

This NUHM-specific program represents a pioneering effort, focusing on critical areas such as gap analysis, GIS-based vulnerability mapping, Monitoring and Evaluation, Strategic and Operational Planning, report writing, and leadership skills enhancement.The program will be taught byexperts, including Prof. Ravindra Khaiwal, Prof. Madhu Gupta, and Prof. Sonu Goel and Dr.Kritika Upadhyay from Department of Community Medicine and School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh.

As an integral part of the program, participants will embark on field visits, including a model Urban Primary Health Center (UPHC) in Kurukshetra.