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Public Health Foundation of India launches website to strengthen tobacco control activity

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has launched Centre
for Tobacco Control and Health Promotion
as a website to on tobacco control in
India. The website offers training, resources and research evidence, short term
online courses on tobacco control. Five short courses are being offered online
for distance learning for full time working professionals who want to make a
difference in the communities through tobacco control. This will allow
professionals to learn through modules at their own pace.

Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) has launched Centre
for Tobacco Control and Health Promotion
as a website to on tobacco control in
India. The website offers training, resources and research evidence, short term
online courses on tobacco control. Five short courses are being offered online
for distance learning for full time working professionals who want to make a
difference in the communities through tobacco control. This will allow
professionals to learn through modules at their own pace.

Dr K Srinath Reddy, president, PHFI, said, “These short
courses will provide understanding on patterns of tobacco use in India,
knowledge on magnitude of the problem and best practices to control tobacco
use. These courses are the latest offering from Public Health Foundation of
India (PHFI). PHFI is committed to providing public health education in India,
in order to build public health capacity of the nation. In line with PHFI’s
vision, these short courses have been tailored to Indian scenario, while
bringing international knowledge to India. The lectures have been adapted from
materials provided by JHSPH (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Heath)
and USC (University of Southern California). The current batch will train 70
students who have registered for online courses.”

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