About the Institution

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, based in Kochi, Kerala, is recognised as a premier hospital and medical institution in South Asia. Our commitment to affordable quality care has attracted a dedicated team of highly qualified medical professionals and other healthcare professionals from across the world to provide the highest standards of medical treatment and education.

Founded in 1998 by Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (known worldwide as AMMA), Amrita Hospital offers a full range of primary and specialty care medical services, with cross-specialty consultation. AMMA’s vision of providing advanced medical care to the poor and disadvantaged was the inspiration for Amrita Hospital, which today is a 1,300-bed tertiary referral and teaching hospital, serving more than 10 lakh outpatients and more than 70,000 inpatients annually. The massive healthcare infrastructure with over 3.33 million sq.ft. of built-up area, spread over 125 acres of land, supports a daily patient volume of approximately 3500 outpatients with 95 percent inpatient occupancy. There are 12 superspeciality departments, 45 other departments, 4500 support staff and 670 faculty members.

Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences had a phenomenal growth in a short period of 20 years and today “excellence has become our specialty” in healthcare delivery, education and research.

The healthcare campus boasts of vibrant mix of medicine, science and technology.

With AIMS Model of Care and our 670 strong faculty members drawn from the best institutes across the world, over 2500 students annually will be well prepared to succeed in any medical practice setting, from private practice, to academic medicine, to global outreach healthcare.

The Health Sciences campus comprises of the School of Medicine, the School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing, the School of Pharmacy and the Amrita Center for Nanosciences co-located with Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences. Committed to providing value-based medical education, these educational institutions strive to instill the qualities of dedication and service in the youth.

About the Department

The Department of Community Medicine was formally ingaurated by Swami Purnamritananda Puri on 29 th April 2002.The Department provides an innovative, rural based, primary health care oriented medical education.

The Department provides cost effective primary health care through its rural and urban training health centers. The health functionaries of these centers have linkages with the local women self-help groups and the Health Service Department of the State. The Department collaborates with  organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, ICMR and other
reputed international & national institutions on various research projects.

About the Conference

We, TEAM AMRITACON at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi are organizing the 2 nd AMRITA International Public Health Conference 2019 (AMRITACON 2019) in collaboration with Harvard Global Health Institute. The conference is scheduled to be conducted on 25 th 26 th November 2019 at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi. The theme this year is
“Gender, Public Health and Clinical Care: evidence-informed practice”.

Clinical care strives to give the best care to the individual patient, while Public Health is about greater good for greater numbers. A health system consists of all organizations, people and actions whose primary intent is to promote, restore or maintain health. A good health system delivers quality services to all people, when and where they need them. Health systems are social
institutions embedded within the local contexts. Gender inequities in society clearly impact health outcomes. For Health system to ensure sustained improvement in health outcomes, it is the responsibility of health system to understand the impact of gender issues on health and the cultural context of gender norms.
The configuration of health services varies from country to country, but in all cases requires a robust financing mechanism; a well-trained and adequately paid workforce; reliable information on which to base decisions and policies; well maintained facilities and logistics to deliver quality medicine and technology. Evidence informed practice brings together local experience and
expertise with the best available evidence from research.
An integrated delivery system should be provided to improve population health. Integrating public health and clinical care helps foster a better understanding of the health needs of a population among public health professionals and providers of clinical care and the ways in which each of these disciplines can improve health status. Together, we can establish a set of population health
priorities and target the resources to achieve agreed-upon objectives and assess the outcomes using modern Health Technology assessment methods. Strengthening health systems, health technology assessment and gender mainstreaming can facilitate achievement of SDG 2030.

We invite public health professionals, academicians, clinicians, health care specialists, health economists, researchers, scientists, health workers, social workers, dental faculty, nursing faculty, students and other related professionals to join hands to discuss this and more to make the world a better place to live in.