Title: PHC Activity in India- The Experience So Far and Future Direction
India is currently in a state of transition of developing ever-stronger bilateral relationship with Japan. While the long-term strategic engagement between technology-part of Japan and human resource-part of India are being implemented by both the Governments, health sector needs to be ensured adequately. In particular, India at present suffers from the heavy burden of healthcare inequalities between the rich and the poor. In addition, non-communicable diseases linked with lifestyle changes and poor health services in rural areas are now the leading cause of death in the country. The affordable and portable features of PHC (Portable Health Clinic) concept holds great promise to overcome healthcare inequality issue in India. We, in collaboration with Kyushu University, started to study healthcare status in Jaipur, India using ‘co-design’ and co-production’ approaches for sustainable implementation of PHC concept. This talk will describe the lessons learned during the need-assessment of PHC camp activities targeted in four different communities in Jaipur including rural village society, spiritual civil society, academic society, and industrial society [N=825]. In addition, our recent innovations in the field of healthcare-related sensing technologies will also be highlighted as the future direction towards the broader application of PHC concept with new healthcare solutions for addressing health challenges in the next decade and beyond.
Dr. Manish Biyani received the ME (2001) in Bioengineering and Ph.D. (2004) in Biological Science from Saitama University, Japan. Acquiring higher education in Japan, Dr Biyani built a career in the field of Biotechnology and was invited as Research Scientist to join two major national projects of JST (Japan Science and Technology), CREATE and CREST, for 10 years from 2004 to 2013, where Dr. Biyani used nanobio-device tools to develop high-speed molecular evolution reactor for screening novel and highly-functional bio-molecules and bio-drugs. Dr. Biyani also appointed as staff (Res. Assistant Professor) in the Department of Bioengineering at The University of Tokyo from 2009-2013. In 2014, Dr. Biyani is invited to join Hokuriku Life Science Cluster (HLSC) project and appointed as staff (Res. Associate Professor) in Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.