40% of health outcomes can be determined through achieving equity in Social Determinants. There is a dire need for Public Health Education to produce high- quality Public Health professionals. The Evolution for Public Heath that dates to the 19th century marks a conscious shift from medical health to Public Health education.
To highlightthe prime needs of Public Health as a discipline to be incorporated in the curriculum and must
be considered more seriously in Developing Nations, IIHMR University organized a talk on ‘Transforming Public Health Education in Developing Nations.
The experts Padmabhushan Dr. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India and Dr. SD Gupta,
Chairman, IIHMR University presented their views. Dr. D. K. Mangal, Dean Research at
IIHMR University, moderator of the programme,and summarized their views by stating that
there is a need of addressing changing requirements of public health education in India and
also in developing nations.