Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is working towards building a healthier India. It is helping to address the limited institutional and systems capacity in India by strengthening education and training, advancing research and technology and facilitating policy and practice in the area of Public Health. PHFI is headquartered in New Delhi with national presence through its constituent units of regional Indian Institutes of Public Health (IIPHs) and Centers of Applied Research in core public health themes. The Foundation, established in 2006 as a public private initiative, is governed by an independent board comprising of senior government officials, eminent Indian and International academic and leaders, civil society representatives and corporate leaders.
According to the World Health Organization, 23% of global deaths and 26% of deaths among children under five are due to modifiable environmental factors. A significant proportion of the environmental disease burden is attributable to risks including poor ambient and indoor air quality, unsafe water, poor sanitation and hygiene, exposure to toxic chemicals, and climate change. According to the 2013 Global Burden of Disease India Report, high blood pressure, indoor air pollution, tobacco smoking, poor nutrition, and outdoor air pollution are the five biggest killers in India.
To understand and to address the environmental health burden of disease in India Centre for Environmental Health was established in May 2016 with support from Tata Sons and Tata Consultancy Services.
Health Sector Capacity Building: To develop educational content, provide opportunities for professional development, and foster leadership within the Indian health sector on the causes and consequences of air pollution and other impacts of fossil fuel based energy generation.
Healthcare Research and Engagement: To engage and mobilize Indian health care systems to address air pollution.
Communications: To collaborate with other health sector actors to develop a robust public communications strategy to educate the general public and policy makers on the health impacts of air pollution and generate support for policy initiatives.
Desirable Master Degree in Social Science/Social Work/Public Health/ Sustainable Development
Essential: 2-5 years of experience
Desirable: Experience in Conference and workshop Management, managing department, Assisting Research Team, Data management, Co-ordination with inter and Intra department, Knowledge of Statistical Software (Like SPSS, STATA)