Mangaluru, Dec 20, 2017: Nitte Division of Public Health is organizing Winter School 2018 further to its successful MPH student exchange programme with University of Minnesota since last four years. Six of meritorious Students from University of Minnesota, School of Public Health, USA, have been selected for this years’ global health programme starting from January 1st– 13th 2018 at Nitte, said a release.
Madeline Johnson, Megan Sanders, Whitney Koester, Stephanie Boylan, Americo Gamban, Noukushua Yang from Health Policy & Administration and Woman & Child Health are selected for this year.
This two-week long program will be focused on Non-Communicable Diseases in Low and Middle Income Countries with Tobacco as focal point. Students get exposure from tobacco farms-firms, pattern of tobacco use, tobacco related disease burden and health system response and concurrent issues around NCDs. Programme also includesexposure to Indian health system components, Indian system of Medicine, and interactions with key programme officials. The two-week long program was a blend of education and recreation for the students where they got exposed to comprehensive understanding of health and culture. Dr Jagannath Purushotham who is national level Tobacco Expert would be the course preceptor.
Dr. Sudeep Shetty, Director of Nitte Public Health Winter SchoolsaidNitte got Global Partner Award 2017 for such high quality programmes in public health and MPH students from Nitte will visit Minnesota Summer School in the month of May-June every yearat Minneapolis and St. Paul in USA. This would be a high weightage benefit for MPH students of Nitte to get exposed to Global Public Health Academic Programme. The Vice-Chancellor Dr Satheesh Kumar Bhandary, Dean of K S Hegde Medical Academy Dr Prakash P S and other senior officials of Nitte have Congratauted the Division of Public Health for this high quality global exchange programme.