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
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
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
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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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