Call for Papers: National Seminar on Moving Towards Equitable Health System in India (Fully funded)

Seminar Plan and Topics

The topics identified for the Seminar to be held on May 06-07, 2016 are just for reference for the contributors. Within the framework of the concept note, papers are invited having the following broad themes which would be futuristic in approach. Papers based on empirical research especially welcome. The following can be the main themes to be covered by the paper writers:


Achieving Health Equity: Key Issues and Challenges

Tackling Social Exclusion, including Minorities

Employment Categories and Health Inequalities

Age and Health Access

Social Determinants of Health: Their Role for Equity in Health

  • Acting on Social Determinants for Health Equity in Urban Sector
  • Acting on Social Determinants for Health Equity in Rural Sector
  • Role of Social Scientists in Determining Social Determinants of Health
  • Health and Humanity: Agents for Sustainable Development
  • Role of Indigenous Knowledge in Social Determinants of Health

Health Status and Risk Factors: Issues and Challenges

  • Mortality by Age and Sex
  • Mortality by Cause
  • Fertility by Caste and Religion
  • Morbidity
  • Issues in Reproductive /Maternal / New Bourn Child / Adolescent
  • Immunization
  • TB / Malaria / HIV-AIDS /Neglected Diseases
  • Issues and Challenges in Mental Health

Health: Socio-cultural Analysis

  • Nutrition v/s Malnutrition
  • Infections
  • Environmental Risk Factors
  • Non-communicable Diseases
  • Injuries

Public Health Policy and Planning

  • Public Health: Building Trust,Social Capital and Social Cohesion
  • Health Care Network
  • Implication of Health Policy in All Related Policies
  • Role of Social Scientist in Health Policy and Planning
  • Inequality in Health Access
  • Health Insurance Inequalities
  • Health and Gender Equity
  • Health Finance in Health Policy and Planning

Public Policy and Planning:Issues and Challenges


Place, Migration and Health

  • Regional Disparities
  • Maternal and Child HealthEnquiry among the Families of Migrants
  • Reducing Disparities: A BigIssue in Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS


The seminar will be held during May 06-07, 2016 at the Centre for Culture and Development, Vadodara, Gujarat. Vadodara is one of the well-developed cities, popularly called the cultural capital of Gujarat.  It is well connected by rail and air network to the rest of India.The CCD campus is about 10 km from Vadodara railway station. From any point in Vadodara city, come to Gotri and take the road to Sevasi – Sindhrot. The CCD campus is about one and half kilo meter from Sevasi village on the main road,next to Baroda Homeopathic College and Xavier Technical Institute.


Submission of Papers

Researchers and other professionals are invited to submit their abstracts on the seminar themes. Those whose abstracts are selected may send a hard copy of their papers to the Director, Centre for Culture and Development, XTI Campus, Sevasi Post,Vadodara – 391 101 and must send a soft copy to the following email address: contributors should submit their papers in soft copy, with short CV and passport sized photograph. The paper must not exceed 4,000 words limit(including tables and appendices). Abstracts of all the papers accepted will be published and distributed among the participants. Selected papers will be published as a volume.


Important Dates

Seminar Dates and Time         :           May 06,2016 at 09.00a.m. to May 07, 05.00p.m

Last Date for Receipt of Abstracts              :          April15, 2016

Last Date for Receipt of Full Length Papers  :           April30, 2016


Travel Support and Accommodations

Travel fare by II AC (Railway) will be reimbursed. Accommodation and local hospitality will be provided to the delegates at the institute guest house and nearby hotel/s.

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information courtesy : Social science informer

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