Global Institute of Public Health is undertaking a research on Vaccination in Malappuram district of Kerala, funded by Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research, Geneva. Indian state of Kerala known for its ‘health at low cost’ model has been seeing dip in immunization rates, especially in certain pockets and communities in Malappuram district with spoil over effects in neighbouring and far off districts as well, largely attributed to increasing influence of naturopaths, homeopaths and religious heads through intense campaign against vaccines.
Public Health is undertaking a unique research on Mass Gathering and Health in Indian context. Funded by Government of India's Apex body on health research-Indian Council For Medical Research(ICMR), 'Mass gathering, Health domains and health system responsiveness - A study of Sabarimala Pilgrimage' looks into the considerable challenges in terms of communicable and non-communicable disease surveillance, emergency preparedness, environmental health, vaccination crowd management etc.
Well-being of the communities living in proximity to wetlands across the world are dependent on environmental health in general and the ecosystem services provided by the wetlands in particular, for their livelihoods. There is a complicated relationship between physical, biological and cultural resources in Kuttanad. However, Kuttanad has become an environmentally fragile zone largely due to human interventions in the ecosystem.