Landscape analysis of Public Health Jobs in India to develop evidence-based Public Health curriculum.

2022-05-08T07:41:11+05:30May 1st, 2022|

Scope: Public health education is gaining momentum in India. In India, public health education was mainly delivered through medical schools but there has been a shift from medical schools to public health schools to develop a multidisciplinary public health specialist workforce. The Joint Working Group UK- India embarked on the Master of Public Health (MPH) curriculum under the direction of the Joint Secretary (Medical Education and Training). This led to the formation of a Taskforce on Public Health Education (PHE) in India under the Sub-group on Health Education and Training with expert members from the two countries in 2015. Following this, a detailed discussion between the experts from both countries resulted in the development of a curriculum guideline for MPH in India. The increase in communicable and non-communicable disease incidence and prevalence, changing population demographics, along with concerns about pandemics, natural disasters, and wars, have highlighted the challenges faced by Public Health systems. Every year hundreds of public health professionals from interdisciplinary fields graduate, still, the burden of diseases as the training provided does not meet 21st-century public health challenges.