National summit on public healthcare at Kaziranga

From Our Special Correspondent

GUWAHATI: The 5th National Summit on “Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Care System in India” will be held at Kaziranga under the aegis of the Union health and family welfare from Tuesday.
The three-day summit will be inaugurated by Assam chief minister, Sarbananda Sonowal and Union health and family welfare minister, J. P Nadda at Borgos Resort.
The main objective of the consultation is to share and learn from the good practices and innovations implemented by different states/Union Territories and organisations for addressing various health challenges and managing public health programmes, informs an official statement issued here on Monday.
Four such summits were held since 2013 (Srinagar 2013, Shimla 2015, Tirupati 2016, Indore 2017) with 300 practices and innovations showcased during the summits. Of them, many have been scaled up as national initiatives under National Health Mission while many others have been adopted by other states after customising to their contexts.
Since the conclusion of the last summit in July 2017, more than 250 entries were made by State/UT governments and various organisations on the National Health Innovation Portal.
From them, 120 practices and innovations were selected to showcase during the summit at Kaziranga. These include 39 oral presentations, 79 poster presentations and two products for display.
The summits are organised following a year-long process. States, organisations and individuals submit their innovative programme designs, practices, technology solutions and products that have either demonstrated abilities to address health systems challenges in specific contexts, or hold a promise for future on the National Health Innovation portal.
Then, the entries in the portal are assessed based on a pre-decided inclusion and exclusion criteria by a technical team at the National Health System Resource Centre. The entries which are selected based on the assessment are further evaluated by technical and programme divisions of healthy ministry and National Health System Resource Centre, for inclusion in the summit for sharing with other stakeholders.
The selected entries are then disseminated during the national summits through oral presentations or product display by concerned state or organisation. Extensive discussions are held on these presentations among the stakeholders.
A coffee table book with brief description of all practices and products selected for dissemination in the summit, along with contact details for further information, is released and later uploaded on the National Health Innovation portal for public information.

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