Oct 12 2020

IIHMR University virtually inaugurates the 8th Cohort of Master of Public Health Program

IIHMR University virtually inaugurated its 8th Cohort of the prestigious international postgraduate degree program, Master of Public Health (MPH), in cooperation with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH), Baltimore, USA, on 12 October 2020, for the session 2020-22. During the inaugural, Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Founder trustee, IIHMR, congratulated the taskforce behind establishing the prestigious collaborative program between the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, and IIHMR University. He said that this prestigious program took around five years to develop and design, and today, it has come out to be a successful program.
During the inaugural, Dr. S D Gupta, Chairperson, IIHMR University, the Chief Guest of the program, said that it is the people's farsightedness from John Hopkin University and IIHMR University to develop such a program. This program was launched to offer a quality program in public health for the students of southeast Asia, giving them an opportunity for a quality public health program. He said, "The need for public health is never so much needed as now. In the present time, public health competencies are required, and it's high time to realize that public health as a discipline has a significant role to play during the pandemic in improving health standards."
Professor Maire Diener-West Chair, Master of Public Health Program, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, conveyed her wishes to the student of Cohort 8. She said, "I am proud of this program as this not only represents the best of both the universities in terms of partnerships to empower graduates, for the necessary skills and competencies in public health but also special expertise and knowledge in health management."
Dr. P. R.  Sodani. President (Officiating), IIHMR University, welcomed the students of the cohort program. He said, "Apart from teaching, we are engaged with JHSPH in various research, training, and capacity building programs as well. IIHMR is also collaboratively working with JHSPH on TVV-Teaching Vaccine Economics globally. IIHMR University has already initiated a course in Vaccine economics this year. "
Dr. Felicity Turner, Director, International and Continuing Education, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, USA, said that this is an incredibly exciting time in public health for the students globally. Earlier, in the program, Dr. Seema Mehta, Faculty In-charge, MPH Program, Associate Professor (IIHMR University, Jaipur), Adjunct Professor (JHSPH, USA), welcomed the faculty members and the students. The session was moderated by Sidharth Srivastava, Student, MPH Cohort 7.