InOperations Research in Public Health

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InOperations Research in Public Health

Time: January 30, 2018 at 10am to February 2, 2018 at 5pm
Location: Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
Street: Plot 47, Sector 44, Institutional Area
City/Town: Gurgaon
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Phone: +91 124 4722900 (Extn. 4110)
Event Type: training/, workshop
Organized By: Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, PHFI
Latest Activity: Jan 19, 2018

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Event Description

Operations Research (OR) or Implementation Research (IR) is the application of systematic research techniques to improve health programmes indicators. The purpose of OR provide information for management decision‐making for better programme planning and implementation. OR enhances programme quality and facilitates efficient resource use. Successful OR is characterized by a close collaboration between public health personnel, programme managers and researchers throughout the study. The value of OR is that it provides empirical evidence to support programme decisions and thus advance optimal utilization of resources. Through innovative and interactive pedagogic techniques the course will augment the knowledge and skills of the participants in fundamentals of design and conduct of OR. At the end of training, participants will be able to describe the concepts of Operations Research, identify and write problem statement, good research questions, apply knowledge and skills of using different study designs and highlight the prospects of using OR in the field of public health and draft operations research proposal.


  • Overview and ingredients of operations research
  • Identification and writing of problem statement
  • Developing good research questions
  • Key study designs in OR‐ Exploratory, Field Intervention, Evaluative and Cost Effectiveness
  • Quantitative and Qualitative research methods
  • Writing an OR proposal


Indian National: 8000 INR per participant 

Foreign National: 16000 INR per participant

The registration fee includes course kit, lunch and snacks. Please note that the participants will have to bear their own travel, boarding and lodging expenses. However, the organizers will be able to provide a list of hotels or guest houses nearby the institute upon request.

Interested participants may email at

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