Centre for Community Health, Clinical Research and Education | The University of Trans-Disciplinary Health Sciences and Technology (TDU)
  • Centre for Community Health, Clinical Research & Education

  • Research Grants

    1. VCSTCHP: (Prof. G Hariramamurthi)

    VCSTCHP is a National Scheme established by the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore and Quality Council of India (QCI), New Delhi to certify prior learning of traditional healers, following the International norms as per ISO 17024.

    2. IDA Community Outreach (Dr. Prakash BN)

    Traditional healers provide informal healthcare services to local communities, by
    addressing primary healthcare challenges using ecosystem specific natural resources. Under RIST project, we are leveraging traditional healers as knowledge partners in addressing one of the major public health problems of our country i.e., iron-deficiency anaemia (IDA). Creating an awareness among traditional healers and tribal communities of Nilgiris district, Tamil Nadu on use of ecosystem specific medicinal plants and traditional nutritional foods for prevention and management of Iron-Deficiency Anaemia (IDA).
    Funding agency: RIST

    3. Integrative Health Sciences

    This is a pilot proof of practice project to learn lessons for design and execution of a scalable community health program for enhancing general immunity and respiratory health in the communities. The design is based on a touch + tech platform that can transmit reliable knowledge derived from Ayurveda and Yoga, in a manner that can be embedded into daily life.
    Funding agency: BOSCH-India

  • Expertise at the Centre

    This centre has multiple expertise.

    • Leading role in developing transdisciplinary links across the university and turning research into outreach solutions in primary healthcare
    • Wide range of network with traditional healers across the country which strengthens the 4th tier healthcare system
    • Community health research, documentation, assessment and validation of traditional health practices are some of the key activities
    • Dedicated GCP trained professionals to conduct clinical research in a well-equipped 100 bedded NABH accredited Ayurveda   Hyperlink to the hospital (www.iaimhealthcare.org)
    • Team of Ayurveda physicians trained in various branches as medical experts.
    • Collaboration with other hospitals for need based clinicians.
    • Experienced in conducting Whole systems studies, clinical trials and observational studies for the effect, efficacy and safety of Ayurveda based treatment in non-communicable diseases.
    • Exploratory studies for mechanism of action of Panchakarma treatments.
    • Drug trials for herbal formulations as per the GCP guidelines.
    • Community based studies to explore the potential of Ayurveda based interventions
    • Sophisticated HMIS for data extraction and analysis in retrospective studies.
    • Well-equipped lab facilities for molecular studies.
    • Expertise in Exosome biology and proteomic studies.
    • Expertized in developing innovative curriculum merging Shastra and science for different stakeholders starting from layman to medical and paramedical experts.
  • Collaborations

    • CCRAS
    • ASTER CMI Hospital, Bangalore
    • HCG Hospital, Bangalore
    • NCBS
    • Thera Index Life Sciences Pvt Ltd.
    • NAWA (Nilgiris Adivasi Welfare Association)
    • Traditional healers’ associations across the country
    • Mbarara University of Health Sciences and Technology, Uganda
    • Institute of Public Health (IPH), Bengaluru
  • Courses

    • MSc by Research in Community Health
    • Diploma course in Panchakarma Therapy (DPKT)
    • Certificate course in Panchakarma therapy and Yoga basics (PKYB)
    • Certificate course in general duty assistant (GDA)
  • VCSTCHP

    Voluntary Certification Scheme for Traditional Community Healthcare Provider (VCSTCHP) is a National Scheme established by the Foundation for Revitalisation of Local Health Traditions (FRLHT), Bangalore and Quality Council of India (QCI), New Delhi to certify prior learning of traditional healers, following the International norms as per ISO 17024.

  • Application and Information BrochuresDownload Program Documents
  • Community Health Education Campaign

    Community Health Education campaign for enhancing Immuno-modulation in the context of COVID-19 is a guideline that has been prepared for Traditional Healers/ Wider Public on the COVID-19 infection. Specifically to educate the community on use of preventive healthcare practices and to boost immune modulation in the context of COVID-19.

  • Application and Information BrochuresDownload Program Documents

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