Indian Institute of Health Management Research

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The Indian Institute of Health Management Research (or IIHMR) is an institute in Health & Hospital Management. Established in 1984, in Jaipur, IIHMR is the first of its kind in India, with attention focused on health systems improvement and management. The institute currently awards postgraduate diplomas with specialization in pharmaceutical management, hospital management and health management for administering the public health systems.It takes 120 students every year who have sat through the MAT entrance, followed by rounds of group discussion and an interview.

The Institute undertakes training, research and consultancy in health management in close collaboration with international organization
International organization
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s such as UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
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Danish International Development Agency , is a Danish organisation inside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, set up to provide humanitarian aid and assistance in developing countries.-Origin of name:...

North American Aerospace Defense Command
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United States Agency for International Development
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. Working for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (GOI), Planning Commission, Indian Council of Medical Research, state governments and others. International Linkages collaborated with University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina
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, USA to offer masters programme to candidates from South-Asia.

International collaborations

Working together as partners, disseminating information and sharing knowledge at the national and global levels are the fundamental ethos of the Institute. An emphasis has been given to networking with prestigious universities and organizations at the international and national levels.

WHO Collaborating Center

The Institute is a World Health Organization’s Collaborating Center for District Health System Based on Primary Health Care
Primary health care
Primary health care, often abbreviated as “PHC”, has been defined as "essential health care based on practical, scientifically sound and socially acceptable methods and technology made universally accessible to individuals and families in the community through their full participation and at a cost...

 for its excellence in health management research, training and educational programmes. As a collaborating center the Institute works in the following areas:
  • Organization and management of health system based on primary health care with particular emphasis on district health system in urban and rural areas.
  • Quality assurance in health care

The Institute serves as a resource center, organizes inter-country training courses, collaborates with WHO in monitoring and evaluating progress, and provides expertise in health systems management
Systems management
Systems management refers to enterprise-wide administration of distributed systems including computer systems. Systems management is strongly influenced by network management initiatives in telecommunications....

and research.

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