Conference Papers (From 2008 to 2016) 

 

2016

  1. VoraK. Invited Planery speaker for the session: “WASH and Sanitation” (6-9 January, 2016) 43rd Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine & Joint Gujarat State Conference of IAPSM and IPHA.
  2. Saiyed S, Vora K, Yasobant S, Mavalankar DV. (6-9 January, 2016) “Blood transfusion services for maternal health care in Gujarat: key informant perceptions.” 43rd Annual National Conference of Indian Association of Preventive and Social Medicine & Joint Gujarat State Conference of IAPSM and IPHA. Poster presentation.
  3. Vijay V Panchdhane, “ Achieving gender equality and job satisfaction among tribal and rural health care staff working in selected tribal and rural areas of Maharashtra (India), IAPSMCON-2016, 7-9th January 2016 (Poster Presentation)
  4. Saha S and Varghese B. 2016. Economic assessment of a safe childbirth checklist program to improve birth outcomes in India. 2nd International Conference on Public Health - 2016. 28th - 29th July 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka

2015

  1. Reetu Sharma, Somen Saha (March 2015). The Quest for Universal health Coverage in India: Lessons from Peer Countries. Evolving Indo-Korea Relations: Perspectives on South Asia, RASK International Seminar 2015.
  2. Sharma R. Coordination Challenges faced by Community Health Workers-Lessons from Rajasthan (India). World Public Health Congress, February 2015
  3. Sharma R. ARCADE-RSDH. Poster presented in Pravasi Bharti Diwas and Vibrant Gujarat Economic Submit-2015
  4. Ritu Rana, 47th Annual National conference of Nutrition Society of India, Hyderabad (received Young Scientist Award) (Oral Presentation)
  5. Ritu Rana, The 12th SEA Regional Scientific Meeting of the International Epidemiological Association, Bangkok (Received scholarship) (Poster Presentation)
  6. Ritu Rana, PHFI 5th Research Symposium, New Delhi, 2015 (Poster Presentation)
  7. Ritu Rana, ‘Integrated management of SAM in India: Do we have enough capacity’ presented at National Seminar on Nutrition, Jaipur, 30-31st Jan 2015. (Poster Presentation)
  8. Veena Iyer, “The Chiranjeevi Yojana, a Public-Private Partnership for Obsteric Services in Gujarat, India: Who are the private participating service providers?”, 11th iHEA World Congress on Health Economics, Milan, Italy, July 12-15, 2015. (Oral Presentation)
  9. Veena Iyer, “Provision of emergency obstetric services in rural Gujarat, India: Challenges and Solutions.” 1st IIMA International Conference on Advances in Healthcare Management Services, on June 6-7, 2015. (Oral Presentation)
  10. Setia, B.,Chaudhary, R., Rana, R., Azhar, G., Upadhyay, A., Gajjar, J.D., Mavalankar, D. “Ideal Locations For New Public Health Facilities In Rural Gujarat: Developing Location Criteria and Identifying Locations Using GIS Tools.” Poster Presentationat5th Annual Research Symposium organized by Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI),New Delhi, India:11th-13thMarch 2015.
  11. Golechha M, Selvaraj S, Sharma S, Arya D S. Economic Evaluation Of The Chief Minister Free Drug Scheme In Rajasthan, India: Household Perspective. 5th PHFI Research Symposium 11-13th March, 2015, New Delhi, India.
  12. Golechha M et al. Naringin Reverses Memory Deficits And Restores Decreased Phospho-Gsk3β In The Hippocampus In Intracerebroventricular Streptozotocin Induced Alzheimer’s Disease Model. The XXVIIth International Symposium on Cerebral Blood Flow, Metabolism and Function & XIIth International Conference held in June 27-30, 2015, Vancouver, Canada.
  13. Menon KC, Ferguson EL, Thomson CD, Gray A, Bailey K, Zodpey S, Saraf A, Das PK, Skeaff SA. Impact of supplement use on pregnancy and birth outcomes in pregnant tribal Indian women from Ramtek, Maharashtra, India. Nutrition Society of India, 8th – 10th October, 2015, Hyderabad, India (Accepted for presentation).
  14. Vora K, Saiyed S, Yasobant S, Mavalankar DV. (4-6 November, 2015) “Perceived quality of free delivery care among poor women in Gujarat, India: A Community based study.” National Symposium on Social Determinants of Health, IIPHG, India. Poster presentation.
  15. Yasobant S, Vora K, Saiyed S, Mavalankar DV. (4-6 November, 2015) “Unmet Need for Institutional Delivery: An explorative analysis from Community based Survey in Gujarat, India.” Oral Presentation. ARCADE Symposium on Social Determinants of Health.
  16. Vora K, Yasobant S, De Costa A & Mavalankar DV (12-15 July, 2015) "Predictors of receiving benefit of Chiranjeevi Yojana-a demand side financing scheme: findings from a prospective cohort study in rural Gujarat, India" Congress on International Health Economics, Milan, Italy. Oral Presentation
  17. Yasobant S, Vora K, Saiyed S, Chauhan S, Mavalankar DV. (26th –27th March, 2015). Path to Death: Stories of Tribal Mothers of Gujarat. Paper Presented at International seminar on Mortality and Causes of Death Studies in India: Requirement, Availability and Analysis during past four decades, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
  18. Yasobant S, Hughes C, Upadhyay A, Vora K. (11th – 15th February, 2015). Geovisualization: A new GIS technology for Public Health Research: Experience from MATIND project, India. Paper Presented at 14th World Congress on Public Health, Kolkata, India.
  19. Vora K, Yasobant S, Patel A, Upadhyay A, Mavlankar DV. (11th – 15th February, 2015). The role of a public-private partnership in Gujarat, India in enhancing access to Emergency Obstetric Care: A Tempo-Spatial Analysis using GIS. Paper Presented at 14th World Congress on Public Health, Kolkata, India.
  20. Ganguly P, Kansara K, Patel H, Nakkeeran N. (Feb 2015): Contraceptive use and Occurrence of Hysterectomy- A case control study. Poster presented in 14th World Congress on Public Health, Kolkata, India
  21. Ganguly P, Kansara K, Patel H, Nakkeeran N, (Feb 2015): Inequity in Reproductive Health and contraceptive behavior among women in Gujarat- a cross sectional study. Poster presented in 14th World Congress on Public Health, Kolkata, India
  22. Ganguly P, Ganguly B, Nakkeeran N (May 2015): Exploring perception of Research Integrity amongst Public Health researchers in India. Paper presented at  4th World Conference on Research Integrity in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

2014

  1. Theobald S, Tetui M, Macpherson E, Ganguly P, Shamin T, Molyneux C. New frontiers in advancing gender analysis in health systems research: context embedded approaches; intersectionality; and engagement with power and ethics. Panel presentation(Oral) accepted in 3 Global Symposium in Health Systems Research, 2014, Sept29-Oct2, Cape Town, South Africa
  2. Ganguly P, Jehan K, Kansara K, Mavalankar DV, De Costa A, Smith H. Factors influencing private sector participation in Chiranjeevi Yojana to enhance safe delivery in Gujarat, India. In: Annual Meeting of PHFI-UKC Wellcome Trust Capacity Building Programme; 2014, 17th January, New Delhi(Poster Presentation)
  3. Nakkeeran N, Ganguly P, Solanki S, Patel R. Indignity & Illness: A study on coping with post-stroke disabilities among geriatric population of Gandhinagar district, Gujarat. In: International Symposium: Evidence in Global Disability & Health, 2014, February, Hyderabad, India (Poster Presentation)
  4. Ganguly P, Upadhyay A, Iyer V, Mavalankar DV. A GIS analysis of trend of bypassing nearest health facilities for obstetric services among women in Gujarat. In: 4th Annual Public Health Foundation of India Research Symposium; 2014, 20th - 21st March; New Delhi, India. (Poster Presentation) L & T oration at Goa IAOH conference in Feb 2014
  5. “WASH & WOMEN HEALTH”  Share Workshop at New Delhi, 2014
  6. “Women Empowerment & Health” IAPSM Conference Ahmedabad, 2014
  7. “Need for Research in Bio-Medical Waste Management” State level Conference on Bio Medical Waste Management organised by GPCB, 2014
  8. Abstract selected for Poster presentation at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, 2014 ( to be attended in October, 1014) ( peer reviewed) (Poster Presentation)
  9. Attended round table discussion, ‘‘Prospects and Priorities for Maternal Health’’ to be held on Monday 16 June 2014 BRAC, Dhaka. (Oral Presentation)
  10. “WASH” workshop by SHARE in New Delhi. (Oral Presentation)
  11. Makwana GT, Iyer V, Patel M. Water infrastructure and Infectious Hepatitis Outbreaks in Ahmedabad. 5th Water Research Horizon Conference, 17-18th June 2014, Berlin.
  12. Setia, M., Azhar, G.S., Rana, R., Mavalankar, D. Census-based population dynamic trends for health policy and planning: Identifying shortfalls in public healthcare facilities in rural Gujarat using Census population data. Presented at Census Data Dissemination Workshop 2014: Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  13. Setia M., Chaudhary, P., Rana, R., Gajjar, J.D., Mavalankar, D. “Planning for Location of New Health Facilities: A GIS Based Approach.”Oral Presentation at 5th International Conference on HealthGIS 2013, Bangkok, Thailand: August 2013.
  14. Sharma R. Coordination Challenges faced by Community Health Workers-Lessons from Rajasthan (India). World Public Health Congress, February 2015
  15. ARCADE-RSDH. Poster presented in Pravasi Bharti Diwas and Vibrant Gujarat Economic Submit-2015
  16. Paper selected for Oral presentation on “Politicisation of ASHAs-evidence from Rajasthan”, IASSH, 2014
  17. Paper selected for Oral presentation on “Community health worker’s contribution in community awareness in Rajasthan”, IASSH, 2014
  18. Sharma R. Knowledge Transfer from front-line workers to program beneficiaries; evidence from Rajasthan, IBSSH, Thailand, July 2014
  19. Sharma R, Saha S. Paper selected for oral presentation in Researchers association on South Korea, New Delhi.
  20. Made Oral presentation at the Third Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Cape Town, South Africa, 2014 on “ Role Stress Among Nurses in India” Sept-29-Oct 3, 2014
  21. Made Oral presentation at 46th Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference in Kuala Lumpur, 17 Oct 2014 to 19 Oct on “ Transfer Policies and Systems for Government Doctors in India”
  22. Presented paper ‘Census based population dynamic trends for health policy and planning: identifying shortfalls in public healthcare facilities in rural Gujarat using Census population data’ at Census regional workshop, Ahmedabad, Dec 2014.

2013

  1. Ashish Upadhyay, Veena Iyer, Dileep Mavalankar, Parthasarathi Ganguly. “Trend of Bypassing Nearest Health Facilities for Obstetric Services among Woman of Sabarkantha District, Gujarat.”  International Conference on Geospatial Momentum for Society and Environment: AGSE 2013, 16-19 December, 2013. Jointly Organized by CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Stuttgart Technology University of Applied Sciences, Stuttgart
  2. Kansara R. K., Ganguly P.S., Nakkeeran N., “Inequity in reproductive health and contraceptive behavior among women in Gujarat: A cross sectional study”. Poster presentation at International conference on inequity in maternal and child health situations and solutions, published in IjMSPH 2013.
  3. Nakkeeran N.,SushrutJadav, Aruna Bhattacharya, MinalDoshi, Sunil Gamit, Chetan Mehta, PratikshaPurohit, Ruchi Patel "Exclusion and self-exclusion from Supplementary Nutrition Programme: Brief focused ethnographies from selected villages of Gujarat", poster presented at Symposium on Lessons for Global Health from India at University College London.
  4. Panchdhane V. V., Saxena B. D. “Client satisfaction and service utilization during antenatal and postnatal period by women in selected tribal and rural areas of Maharashtra (India)” Poster presentation at International conference on inequity in maternal and child health situations and solutions, published in IjMSPH 2013.
  5. M., Savaliya S., Ganguly P. Saxena B. D “Optimal nutrition practices during pregnancy in selected rural area of Gujarat”. Poster presentation at International conference on inequity in maternal and child health situations and solutions, published in IjMSPH
  6. Conference paper presented: Saha S, Nachtnebel M, and Annear P. 2013. Participation in social networks as a determinant for health: Evidence from India. World Health Summit Regional Meeting-Asia, Singapore, April 2013. 
  7. Conference paper presented: Saha S, Annear P, and Pathak S. 2013. The effect of self-help groups on access to maternal health services: evidence from rural India. International Health Economics Association 9th World Congress on Health Economics. July 2013.
  8. Setia M., Chaudhary, P., Rana, R., Gajjar, J.D., Mavalankar, D. “Planning for Location of New Health Facilities: A GIS Based Approach.”Oral Presentation at 5th International Conference on Health GIS 2013, Bangkok, Thailand: August 2013.
  9. Iyer V., De Costa A, Mavalankar D, Mehta R., “The Chiranjeevi Yogna: Which private facilities participate? Which eligible women participate? As patial analysis from Sabarkantha District of Gujarat, India.” Presentation at 5th International Conference on Health GIS 2013, Bangkok, Thailand: August 2013.
  10. Iyer V., “The chiranjeevi Yogna: Who are the private partners” Poster presentation at International conference on inequity in maternal and child health situations and solutions, published in IjMSPH 2013.
  11. Azhar GS, Nori-Sarma A, Mavalankar D, Rajiva A, Hess J, Knowlton K, Sheffield P. Heat related deaths in India: An insidious environmental threat. Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West Conference of ISEE, ISES and ISIAQ. September 19 - 23, 2013. Basel, Switzerland.
  12. Choudhury N, Azhar GS, Iyer V, Dhruvey VS, Dacombe R Upadhyay A. How infected is Gujarat: Comparison of selected infectious disease rates with India. Environment and Health – Bridging South, North, East and West Conference of ISEE, ISES and ISIAQ. September 19 - 23, 2013. Basel, Switzerland.
  13. Azhar GS. Heat-Related Mortality in India: An Ecological Analysis of all-cause mortality associated with the 2010 Ahmedabad Heat Wave. Exhibition at General Body Meeting of PHFI. October 2013. New Delhi.
  14. Azhar GS. Addressing heat-health vulnerability in rapidly urbanizing regions of Western India. DRM Learning and Innovation Hub Asia: Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Management into Climate Compatible Development, 19th - 21st June 2013, Bangkok Thailand.
  15. Azhar, GS. Climate change, heat and health: protecting local communities from extreme heat in rapidly urbanising regions of western India. In: Subnational CCD: Learning from CDKN’s experience, Learning Workshop; 2013, 03rd - 04th June; Bonn, Germany.
  16. Azhar GS. Climate change: addressing heat-health vulnerability in rapidly urbanising regions of Western India. Subnational Climate Compatible Development: Learning from CDKN’s experience CDKN-ICLEI Learning Workshop – Summaries of participating projects, 24 May 2013, Bonn, Germany.
  17. Saha, S, Anear, PL. Addressing access barriers to healthcare through microfinance linked self help groups in India. In: Health Systems in Asia: Equity, Governance and Social Impact; 2013, 13th - 16th December; Singapore.
  18. Saha, S, Anear, PL, Hargreaves, J. The Impact of Microfinance-Linked Health Programs in Addressing Access Barriers to Health Services in India: Findings from A Multi-Site Non-Randomized Evaluation. In: International Conference on Inequity in Maternal and Child Health: Situations and Solutions; 2013, 30th November - 01st December; Ahmedabad, India.
  19. Saha, S, Annear, P, Pathak, S. The effect of self help groups on access to maternal health services: evidence from rural India. In: 2nd Global Maternal Health Conference; 2013, 15th-17th January; Dodoma, Tanzania.
  20. Saha, S, Annear, PL. Addressing access barriers to healthcare through microfinance linked self help groups in India. In: Health Systems in Asia: Equity, Governance and Social Impact; 2013, 13th - 16th December; Singapore.
  21. Purohit B., Presented research findings of the UK based Welcome Trust fellowship on assessing HR policies and practices for Medical Officers in Gujarat at University of Aberdeen, Scotland (October, 2013)
  22. Purohit B., Presented research work related to UK based Welcome Trust fellowship on HR policies and practices at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK (October, 2013) 

 2012

  1. Parthasarathi Ganguly, Kate Jehan, Kristi Sidney, Dileep Mavalankar, Ayesha de Costa, Helen Smith: Exploration of factors influencing private sector participation in Chiranjeevi Yojana in Gujarat, India Poster presented in 2nd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research, Beijing, Nov 2012
  2. Nakkeeran, N., Jadhav, S., Bhattacharya, A., “Exclusion and self-exclusion from supplementary nutrition program: Short ethnographies of selected villages in Gujarat”, poster presented at Welcome Trust Annual Meeting, March 2012, New Delhi.
  3. Mr. Bhaskar Purohit, Presented Poster at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing, China, 2012 : “Assessing HRD Climate in Government Health Centres in India”

2011

  1. Nakkeeran N, Saxena, D, “Issues of ethics and human rights in health research in urban context: Experiences from a survey on adolescent girls”, Health research ethics and human rights in changing scenario of urbanization” In the Conference on Mega-Urbanisation and Human Rights: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities, Kolkata, 2011
  2. Saxena D, Azhar GS, “Environmental Changes and public health; Challenges ahead”, 2nd National Conference on Urban, Industrial & Hospital Waste Management 2011
  3. Nayak V, Singh A, Saxena, D. et al, “Improving the Efficiency of Healthcare Delivery System in Underdeveloped Rural Areas”, Communication Systems and Networks (COMSNETS), 2011 Third International Conference
  4. Nair R, ‘Systematic Research on Shifting Trends of HIV Epidemiology among Most at Risk Groups (MARGs) in India’ 8th Annual Conference of Indian Society of Malaria and Communicable Disease (ISMOCD) and Indian Epidemiologists Association (IAE), 2011
  5. Nair R, Hope and Quality of Life- Across Ages, National Seminar on Community Health Psychology: Research and Applications, 2011.