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Implementation Research proposal development workshop concludes in Gurgaon
A three day workshop on "Implementation Research proposal development" which started from the 1st of September concluded in Gurgaon today. It was organised at Heritage Resorts by 'Alliance for Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research', World Health Organization (WHO) and National Health Mission, Haryana.
Dr Rakesh Gupta, Mission Director, National Health Mission, Haryana was the chief guest. Dr. Rajiv Bahl from WHO chaired the workshop along with Dr Nhan Tran, WHO.

The workshop was attended by members from the partner agencies like Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, Survival of Women and Child Health, Panchkula, Society of Applied Science (SAS), New Delhi, INCLEN New Delhi, Health Finance and Governance (HFG) United States Agency for International Developments (USAID), State Health officers and other Public Health dignitaries like Professor Dr. M.K. Bhan, National Science Professor, IIT, New Delhi, Dr NK Arora, Executive Director, INCLEN, Dr Vijay Kumar, Executive Director, SWACH.

Dr Rakesh Gupta while addressing the delegates said, "It is very essential that we use evidence into practice and know what works in local context, the learnings from the projects are expected to be sustainable and scalable. The various projects will provide us with solutions, which will help us in systems improvement and better implementation of programs thus ultimately delivering better health outcomes.''

Dr Gupta further said that few projects address the burning issues in state like implementation of community treatment of pneumonia in children, management of high risk pregnant women, management of severe acute malnutrition at community level, extension of health care to poorest and hard to reach areas, supportive supervision to improve the skills of front line workers etc.

The World Health Organization will be funding these projects and have allocated a total of USD 450,000 for the initiative.

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