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National Workshop – Learning Programme for Community Health and Public Health October 7, 2010

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SOCHARA is organising a National Workshop on Community Health & Public Health Learning Programs in association with the PHRN (Public Health Resource Network) on 26th and 27th October 2010 in Pastoral Center Bhopal.

There has been an active process of engagement of  SOCHARA with the public health system co-creating spaces for community action for health and actively working with community based groups to populate and constructively & analytically utilize these spaces. This context has been reflected in the community health learning/fellowship programs in different ways. This workshop will be an occasion to share, exchange, learn and work together to improve and enhance our respective programs in the future.

The overall objectives of the workshop are

1. To share learnings regarding the Community Health Fellowship Programmes

2. To enable cross learning of processes and innovations of the different programmes

3. To explore possibilities of networking in community health training and work towards a SOCHARA civil society school of public health.

Background note for the workshop are follows

1 – Background note on CHLP

2 – Brief Note on the Fellowship Programme- PHRN

Please click on the link to find the directions to reach on the venue of National Workshop. The Pastoral  center is situated between 10 and 11 no Bus stops, near St. Joseph Co-ed School. While proceeding from 10 no. stop to 11 no. Bus stop, first left turn as mentioned in the link will lead toward pastoral Center.


Activities Update from MP-CHFP October 5, 2010

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The formal inauguration of the Resource Center for Public Health SOCHARA-CPHE was organized on 29th October 2009 followed by the organizational partners meeting at Pastoral Center Bhopal. This meeting was participated by 25 participants. These participants comprised of organizations, academicians, media people. Advisory group member Dr.Ajay Khare-Convenor Jan Swasthya Andolan, Ms.Renu khanna from SAHAJ Baroda, Dr.Shivchander Mathur-Director State Health System Resource Center Jaipur were part of the meeting too.

The organizational partners meeting was organized on 29th October 2009. A total of 21 people attended the Consultation on Mentoring Community Health Fellows’ under the Community Health Fellowship Programme in Madhya Pradesh (MP- CHFP). The participants were from civil society organizations working in health care and development issues. The participants discussed on the roles, responsibilities and terms & conditions of hosting Community health fellows at the field projects.

During the open discussion on whole programme for collective action the suggestions included –

  • Need to work on the corruption issues within the  health systems
  • Looking at the work culture of NGO’s and fellows are encouraged to look from 3 dimensions – Community, NGO and System
  • Looking at mentoring aspect critically and crucially.
  • Locate the mentor and orientation of mentor on theoretical aspects for more clarity.
  • Develop action research plan on 20 different thematic areas.
  • To have a common minimum programme approach where in there will be a minimum guarantee on basic aspects for hosting a fellow this has to be evolved through discussion.
  • Collection of governance report from the partner institutes

Field activities is one of the most important part of Community Health Fellowship Programme.  During the Cluster meeting in Seedhi fellows interacting with the community member on health issues.