International Society of Hypertension

Prestigious Award for Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI)

PHFI awarded the prestigious QCI-DL Shah Platinum Award for skill building of primary care physicians in chronic conditions in India.

In recognition of the Public Health Foundation of India’s outstanding contribution to skill building initiatives and advancement of knowledge in the Indian healthcare sector, the Quality Council of India (QCI) has awarded to the Public Health Foundation of India the prestigious QCI-DL Shah Platinum Award for skill building of primary care physicians in chronic conditions.


The Platinum Award was presented to PHFI by Shri. Baijayant Jay Panda, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) and Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog, Government of India during the inaugural session of the 12th National Quality Conclave at Le Meridien hotel. With this additional recognition, PHFI wins the topmost award for Quality and completes the Grand Slam of Skill Development Awards.

Left to Right: Professor D. Prabhakaran, Professor K. Srinath Reddy, Shri. Baijayant Panda, Honourable Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Shri. Amitabh Kant, CEO Niti Aayogand Dr Sandeep Bhalla, Programme Director, Trainings, Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries, PHFI


The training division at the Centre for Chronic Conditions and Injuries led by Professor Prabhakaran and Dr Sandeep Bhalla has trained more than 20,000 primary care physicians across the country through their various capacity-building initiatives.

Winning the prestigious QCI-DL Shah Platinum Award in addition to other leading awards in skill development is a testimony to our endeavour and commitment to working towards a healthier India. Our health systems can be effective and equitable only when primary health care is widely accessible and scientifically of sound quality. The award exemplifies PHFI’s Mission which is to contribute to the better-quality healthcare of all citizens, especially through skill development and knowledge advancement in primary health care.

We would like to thank the International Society of Hypertension for all the support extended in making this achievement possible. We look forward to continuing to work towards a healthier India through this wonderful association.


Dr. Arun P. Jose,
Program Manager
Certificate Course in Management of Hypertension (CCMH)
Public Health Foundation of India

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