Navigation Links
ICTPH Partners With University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing to Enhance Rural Health
Date:1/16/2009

HYDERABAD, India, January 16 /PRNewswire/ -- To increase access to healthcare services and improve health outcomes for rural populations, IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) has partnered with the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, USA to pilot the functionality and viability of nurse-managed Rural Micro Health Centres (RMHC) in Tamil Nadu, India.

Through the first stage of the partnership, which was signed in January and remains in effect until the end of the year, Penn Nursing faculty will collaborate with the ICTPH team to develop Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) education in India, enhance census survey data analysis, and work on other areas of research. The full impact of the partnership is expected to last years.

Welcoming the move, Mr. N Vaghul, Chairman, IKP Trust said "IKP's Knowledge Park in Hyderabad has developed a decade long tradition as an innovation hub in R&D and incubation for the pharmaceutical and chemical sector. ICTPH has now added another dimension to our work at IKP by connecting research, both in the diagnostic and healthcare delivery domain, to the urgent needs of developing countries. Our partnership with Penn Nursing provides an excellent platform for conceptualizing ICTPH as a Centre for Excellence, focused on enhancing research capabilities for human resources within the health sector."

On this development, Dr. Zeena Johar, President, ICTPH said "This partnership provides an opportunity for ICTPH to unlock and translate the Penn Nursing legacy of pioneering the US Nurse Practitioner movement for the Indian subcontinent. We aim to critically evaluate various healthcare delivery models in order to achieve the appropriate balance between technically qualified medical personnel and local village outreach health volunteers addressing observed issues of accessibility and affordability."

"This partnership will bring together the strengths of Penn Nursing to establish and evaluate nursing models of care and ICTPH's innovations in public health to build nursing capacity and creatively resolve gaps in primary health care for rural India," said Penn Nursing professor Eileen Sullivan-Marx, who will recruit Penn nurses for the project, provide educational consultation, develop and evaluate the strategies to provide APN care at RMHCs.

"Penn has a global mission, and we encourage our students to learn in global environments and sustain relationship with the world community. This partnership is also a way to develop nursing in India as an alternative to the emigration of nurses from India to other parts of the world. By developing internal models of nursing care in India that use APN in partnership with community health workers and other professions, nurses will be more likely to return or stay in the country," said Penn Nursing Dean Afaf I. Meleis.

About ICTPH (IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health), Hyderabad, India

IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) is a not-for-profit research organization based at the IKP Knowledge Park in Hyderabad (India). ICTPH aims to improve the health of poor populations by focusing on designing, developing and delivering innovative solutions in healthcare concerning India and the developing world. ICTPH researches towards provisioning enhanced accessibility to healthcare services for rural populations through a three pronged focus on Epidemiology, Human Capacity and Healthcare Solutions. Its first field site is being developed in collaboration with IFMR Trust (http://www.ifmrtrust.co.in) in remote rural areas of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu (India).

Visit ICTPH at: http://www.ictph.org.in

About University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, USA

The University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing is the only Ivy League institution to offer Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in nursing. The mission of the School, as part of a major research university, is to develop, disseminate, and utilize nursing knowledge through research, education, and clinical practice. Research guides education and shapes practice that emphasizes identification of, response to, and leadership for the healthcare needs of a multicultural world. The School of Nursing is one of 12 Schools at the University of Pennsylvania, a nationally-ranked research university founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1740.

    Visit Penn Nursing at:http://www.nursing.upenn.edu

    For further details please contact:

    ICTPH (IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health)
    Dr. Zeena Johar
    President
    Email: zeena.johar@ictph.org.in
    Mobile: +91-9790-967-932

    University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing
    Ms Artika Rangan
    Associate Director of Communications
    Uni. of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
    Claire M. Fagin Hall, Room 452
    418 Curie Boulevard
    Philadelphia, PA 19104-4217
    Email: artika@nursing.upenn.edu



'/>"/>
SOURCE IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Hospital-Employer Partnerships Growing as Employers Seek Ways to Improve Health and Manage Dollars in Tough Economic Times
2. Home Care Franchise Forms Strategic Partnership with Google(TM)
3. EnovateIT Partners with CareTech Solutions to Create a Custom Product for Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, One of the Nation's Most Wired Hospitals
4. S&R Communications Group Partners With Ovation Pharmaceuticals to Launch Xenazine* (tetrabenazine)
5. WCCCD Partners With Michigan Department of Human Services to Present a Dental Health Seminar to Foster Care Youth
6. Nippon Life Benefits Partners with Best Doctors to Help Members Make More Informed Health Care Decisions
7. LifeSecure Insurance Company Strengthens National Footprint with Partnership Program Approvals in Six States
8. Oleen Pinnacle Announces Acquisition of Partners in Health Systems
9. Gerson Lehrman Group Partners With AdvaMed for Survey on Medical Device Industry
10. Thomas, McNerney & Partners Promotes Three Members of Its Investment Team
11. Clorox Partners With PTA to Help Parents and Teachers Prepare for Height of Flu Season
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... Marne, Michigan (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... awareness about the dangers associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, ... for individuals who are suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 Florida ... their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of lawyers ... as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders Mark ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... ... Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, join The ‘Business for a Fair ... hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to increase at the same rate as ... the wage floor does not erode again, and make future increases more predictable. , The ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Haute ... Dr. Barry M. Weintraub as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest ... world, and the most handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm Slone Partners ... with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North American Capital Sales ... be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of the HTG EdgeSeq ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... LAS VEGAS , June 26, 2016 ... movement to value-based care operating models within the health ... that enable greater financial efficiency , Deloitte offers ... address the key business issues impacting efficient cost optimization: ... alignment , These services facilitate better outcomes and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood ... biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment ... today announced the closing of its previously announced ... stock, at the public offering price of $18.75 ... offering were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 Research ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical ... structures, replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: