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Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Trivandrum, Kerala

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Location
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Area of Operation:
Thiruvananthapuram :
Thiruvananthapuram district, Kerala (Athiyannur block)
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Activity
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Community based vector surveillance through blackjarovitraps
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Community based disease surveillance through syndromic approach
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Early Warning and Automated Response System (EWARS)
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Computerisation of routine HMIS in health facilities
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Equipping health workers with customised tablet PCs
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Public Health Areas
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  • » Disease Surveillance
  • » Communicable Diseases
  • » Non-Communicable Diseases
  • » Health Systems Research
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Organizational Overview
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Legal Status

Institute of National Importance under Department of Science and Technology, Govt of India.

Year Launched

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2004

Stage

The field site is well established and works closely with the local administration and the community.

Income level of target population

All levels

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Summary
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The Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST)Trivandrum, under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India is one of India's premier medical institutions. SCTIMST has great expertise in patient care, academic research and development activities, and combines them with a strong bio-medical programme. The significance of this integration was recognized by the Government of India by formulating legislation to make SCTIMST an ‘institution of national importance’ with the status of university.

The School of Public Health, Achuta Menon Centre for Health Sciences Studies (AMCHSS) was set up for research, training and consultation in public health. The country’s first Master’s programme in Public Health (MPH) was started here in 1997. There are also other diploma courses and an off-campus programme. The Centre conducts several short courses in subjects which have growing significance in health care, such as research and professional ethics, gender sensitization, maternal and child health, etc., in addition to research and providing consultancy services to national and international agencies. Within a decade, this model has received wide national acceptance and set the trend for public health education in the country. The Ministry of Health, Government of India, has recognized the AMCHSS as a Centre of Excellence for Public Health Training.

Completed research projects include a collaborative project with SEWA Rural and Centre for Ethics and Rights on Capacity building for Safe Motherhood programs, Epidemiological profiling using data triangulation supported by NACO, monograph on women and health in the WHO Pacific Region.

On-going research projects include the field action...

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Target Geography
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  • » Rural/ Peri-urban
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Demographic Profile
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  • » Entire population
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Primary Funding Agencies
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Indian government, Indian NGO/Civil Society, Indian academic institute, Foreign government, Foreign academic institute
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Scale
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Number of Publications (2010-2011)
  • » National Journals: 01
  • » International Journals: 01
Non-Technical Staff

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1-5

Technical Staff

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6-10

Study Population

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1,84,560

Future Plans

It plans to use more of GIS technology and go conduct in-depth disease forecasting for communicable disease like malaria.

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