MPH program at Manipal University, India-experiences, challenges, and lessons learned

Hattangadi Vinod Bhat, Ramachandra Kamath, Govindakarnavar Arunkumar, Elizabeth Delzell, Meghan Tipre, Divvy Kant Upadhyay, Nalini Sathiakumar

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Background: The UAB-ITREOH program has initiated a skill-based MPH program at Manipal University (MU), India, in 2009, to address the critical need for trained public health professionals and build institutional public health training capacity in the country. Methods: Funds from Fogarty have supported the curriculum development and specialized training of MU faculty to teach in the MPH program. Results: The program has been successfully launched and is gaining momentum. The lessons learned from our experiences as well as several challenges faced from the initialization to execution of the program are described in the article. Conclusions: Government support is crucial for raising the profile of this program by accreditation, creating job opportunities and by recognizing these professionals as leaders in the public health sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-28
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican Journal of Industrial Medicine
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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