in memory of Dr Amit Sengupta
Organised by PHM Global and Sama Resource Group for Women and Health[iii] with PHM Nepal
Kathmandu, Nepal, 17-23 February, 2020
This IPHU is organised by the People’s Health Movement (PHM) Global and Sama Resource Group for Women and Health with PHM Nepal.
The IPHU seeks to build the capacities of young activists from South Asia to:
- Strengthen knowledge and conceptual tools for equity analysis of the political, social and economic structures and dynamics (at the local, national and global levels), which frame the social and environmental determinants of health
- Broaden understanding on the social determinants of health and their intersectionality
- Enable understanding on inequities and mental health
The IPHU curriculum will include
- Conceptual clarity on Equity and Health
- Social Determinants of Health and their intersectionality
- Towards Equitable Health Systems
- Challenges to equity in health on account of conflict, climate injustice, forced migration and imposed statelessness / denial of “citizenship”
- Inequities and their implications for Mental Health
- Towards enabling equitable access to Medicines
- Impact of Trade on Health
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (venue details to be provided later)
Date: 17- 24 February 2020 – 7-day residential course
The IPHU course will be conducted in English.
Who can apply?
Applications are invited from interested persons from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
The course invites participation from women, trans-persons, men, and any other non- normative gender expressing persons from civil society organizations, public health professionals and students (community based organizations; women’s organizations; health networks; representatives from disability, LGBTQI and other social movements; students; young researchers, young medical professionals, etc.)
Applicants should be below the age of 35. Considerations for selection of participants also include:
- Persons motivated to work on issues of health equity
- Persons who are involved with the PHM and other health rights organizations or plan to become involved in such
- People with a track record as civil society advocates for Health for All
A total of 35 participants are expected to be selected based on diversity of gender, geography, involvement, experience and skills.
All international participants will be required to pay registration fees, on arrival for the IPHU course.
Registration for the IPHU covers the cost of training materials, food and shared accommodation during the IPHU
- USD30 (or equivalent) for All participants
PHM is committed to reducing the financial barriers to attending IPHU. Hence, scholarships will be available to cover the travel and accommodation costs. Accommodation provided will be basic and in shared facilities Meals (breakfast, lunch, coffee-breaks and dinner) will be provided.
Please note that IPHU scholarships do not cover visa fee, airport tax & travel insurance (if applicable), personal living expenses, per diems, or local transportation in the home country.
If any applicant is able to cover his/her costs of participation (in whole or in part), please do let the organizers know as this will enable the organizers to support additional participants.
Faculty members will be a mix of academics and health activists of rich experience, from within the region and beyond.
Application process and timelines
Application process: Online system
Timeline: Last date for applying for the Course: December 10, 2019. The organisers will inform the status of applications by 20 December.