About The Project
Who We Are
“Closing the gap” is an initiative of the Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS), SCTIMST, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
The Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies (AMCHSS) is the Health Sciences centre of the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology (SCTIMST).
Dr. Sundari Ravindran TK, Principal Investigator and Professor.
Dr. Raman Kutty, Co- Principal Investigator and Professor.
Dr. Mala Ramanathan, Professor.
Dr. Biju Soman, Additional Professor.
Dr. Manju R. Nair, Scientist ‘C’.
Dr. Ravi Prasad Varma, Associate Professor.
Ms. V.T. Jissa, Scientist ‘B’.
Dr. Abhay Shukla, Public health researcher and health advocate.
Dr. Aditi Iyer, Public health researcher.
Dr. Bonth V Babu, Head, Health Systems Research Section and Deputy Director General, ICMR, Delhi.
Dr. Girija Vaidhyanathan IAS, Addnl Chief Secretary and Commissioner, Land Administration Department (former Health Secretary), Government of Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Jagadeesan, Department of Health Services, Government of Kerala.
Dr. Joe Varghese, Senior Researcher, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi.
Dr. Rama V Baru, Professor, Centre for Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.
Dr. Rakhal Gaitonde, Senior Scientist,IIT Chennai.
Shri Manoj Jhalani , Joint Secretary, National Health Mission, 242-A, Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Marg, New Delhi
Ms. T.K. Rajalakshmi, Deputy Editor, FRONTLINE, PTI Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi, 110001
Photos from the writing workshop of partners: Collaborative research project on health equity and tribal health in India held at Indian Social.. Read more
AMC SEMINAR BY DR. BIJU SOMAN, PROFESSOR, ACHUTHA MENON CENTRE FOR HEALTH SCIENCE STUDIES, SREE CHITRA TIRUNAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES & TECHNOLOGY, TRIVANDRUM ON THE TOPIC “GEOSPATIAL MAPPING OF HEALTH FACILITIES IN NOOLPUZHA GRAMA PANCHAYAT IN WAYANAD DISTRICT” HELD ON 5TH SEPTEMBER 2018 WEDNESDAY AT AMCHSS SEMINAR HALL, SCTIMST
AMC Seminar by Dr. Biju Soman, Professor, Achutha Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for.. Read more
DISSEMINATION MEETING OF THE RESEARCH UNDERTAKEN BY RESEARCH PARTNER ‘HEALTH ACTION BY PEOPLE (HAP)’ AS PART OF THE IDRC CANADA FUNDED PROJECT ‘CLOSING THE GAP: HEALTH EQUITY RESEARCH INITIATIVE IN INDIA’ ORGANIZED BY THE ACHUTHA MENON CENTRE FOR HEALTH SCIENCE STUDIES, SREE CHITRA TIRUNAL INSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY, TRIVANDRUM AND HEALTH ACTION BY PEOPLE (HAP) ON 13TH DECEMBER 2017
Dissemination meeting of the research undertaken by research partner ‘Health Action By People (HAP)’ as part of the IDRC Canada funded project ‘.. Read more
Evolving, through a consultative process, a country-relevant multi-disciplinary research agenda on health inequities
Supporting and promoting research on identified priorities for health inequities in India to expand the breadth and depth of the evidence – base on health inequities in India
Nurturing research capacity in health equity research among young researchers across sectors and disciplines
Engaging in knowledge translation activities throughout the project cycle to increase visibility to health equity concerns among key constituencies such as health equity researchers, policy makers, civil society actors engaged in advocacy for health and for social justice
In order to achieve (i) to (iv), working in partnership with and forging a community of health equity researchers as well as practitioners across academic disciplines and across academia, policy makers and civil society actors
Enhancing the capacity of Achuta Menon Centre for Health Science Studies, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology as a centre with expertise on cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research on health inequities in India.