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Strategic Institute for Public Health Education & Research (SIPHER)

Mission: Our mission is to contribute to health and well-being of all people through strengthening public health education; supporting, developing and implementing evidence based public health programs and scaling-up locally relevant research in India and beyond for overall achievement of health-related goals and targets as defined under Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030.

Strategic Institute for Public Health Education and Research (SIPHER) was established in 2018 under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860), with a fundamental purpose of creating a specialized public health workforce who can plan, execute and monitor national health programs and public health initiatives for tackling emerging public health challenges. The institute was born in the era when there is a global human resource crisis which is a major impediment to achieving Universal Health Coverage. There are very few institutes in the country which imparts quality public health education. SIPHER aims at redeveloping and creating innovative modes of education and training programs to address the crisis and expanding efficient public health workforce. It is a unique institution which intends to provide trans-disciplinary, multi-sectoral trainings & recommendations to the government in order to overcome broader challenges in public health. The institute also undertake advocacy on various public health issues and carry-out policy-focused research. The Institute has significantly contributed in the area of tobacco control by organizing consultations on protecting minors from the tobacco/nicotine and planning/management of NCDs. SIPHER has recently conducted a high-level consultation on increasing legal age to buy tobacco and legal nicotine products beyond 18 years and proposal sent to the governments.

SIPHER is an innovative public health institute which aims to develop, design and conduct capacity building programs for public health managers, health care professionals, academicians, civil societies, policy makers and other relevant stakeholders on need-based diverse public health issues in order to develop committed and learned public health workforce for overall development of society.

Being a non-profit organization, its members are competent professionals with unmatched experience in the field of public health. SIPHER focuses upon a comprehensive approach to overcome broader challenges in public health in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and national policies/programs. The institute also focuses on generating evidence to drive policy for further translating them into action in strict accordance to World Health Organization (WHO) and Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines.

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