- Health equity work at CHET which has a strong focus on the vision of “No DIsease Orphan by 2030” with a helpline and outreach to people with orphan diseases including rare genetic disorders, Autism and other under-served patient communities.
- The outreach programme of CHET helps generate awareness through workshops, exhibitions and other activities under the Blue Ribbon and Autism and Rare Disease Awareness (ARDA) programmes.
- The Public Health Research, Policy and Practice (PHRPP) programme undertakes research on the public understanding of health policies, interpretation and use by communities through advocacy and communication.
- The recently instituted Project RASA (RaspberryPi Applications) in digital access to STREAM for school children is in a pilot programme at CHET. More advanced education in public health related subjects like digital epidemiology have also been developed at CHET by the faculty.
- An early focus of CHET faculty was on the use of handheld and mobile technologies for public health applications. The use of the Simputer in pedagogy on TB awareness and a broad based ethnographic study of information flows in TB and vector borne diseases like malaria and dengue in North Bangalore Taluka are some examples of these programmes.
NO DISEASE ORPHAN BY 2030
To promote an active dialogue among stakeholders in orphan diseases with a view to create a better world for persons with these disabilities and to support the efforts by patients and their caregivers to attain the audacious goal of “no diseases orphan”
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