Adithya Pradyumna

Adithya Pradyumna
Azim Premji University · School of Development

MBBS MSc PhD

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Introduction
My research and teaching interests are in environment and health, epidemiology, health vulnerability assessment, health impact assessment, mixed methods research and environmental health ethics.
Education
September 2017 - July 2020
September 2010 - September 2011
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Field of study
  • Public Health (Environment and Health Stream)
September 2002 - April 2008

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Publications (35)
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Impact assessments are conducted with the objective of safeguarding human health and the environment. The Environmental Impact Assessment notification of 2006, subsequent amendments and associated guidelines provide the framework to document untoward effects of proposed industrial and developmental projects on the environment, and to manage them. I...
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It is now over 15 years since the aerial spraying of endosulfan over cashew plantations was stopped (and subsequently banned) in Kasaragod, Kerala. Thousands of individuals have been affected in permanent ways in the exposed villages. As there are potentially several important lessons to be learned from this experience, it would be useful to reflec...
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A “Health in All” approach has been encouraged by India’s National Health Policy to address cross-sectoral health concerns. To illustrate how health concerns can be systematised in food system planning, we pursued a health impact assessment (HIA) of a watershed development (WSD) project in semi-arid Kolar district, India. The planned WSD project in...
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Background: Food systems affect nutritional and other health outcomes. Recent literature from India has described policy aspects addressing nutritional implications of specific foods (eg, fruits, vegetables, and trans-fats), and identified opportunities to tackle the double burden of malnutrition. This paper attempts to deepen the understanding on...
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Introduction The climate crisis and its impact on human health are already being felt around the world, and are projected to worsen in the coming decades. There is a need to address the health vulnerability of populations. Health vulnerability and adaptation assessments are being carried out at various scales to contribute towards adaptation planni...
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Introduction Climate change is one of the greatest global health challenges of the 21st Century. India is especially vulnerable to climate change due to its geographic location, climate-sensitive livelihoods and prevalent health concerns. In that context, the healthcare workforce plays a critical role in addressing climate change and its health eff...
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This book explores the challenges of providing health care in multiple urban settings, due to the diversity in vulnerability and health systems architecture and capacity.
Technical Report
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The report is based on the data drawn from detailed interactions with civil society organisations working on urban health in different cities and town across geographies including Mumbai, Bengaluru, Surat, Lucknow, Guwahati, Ranchi, Delhi etc., inputs from health officials in select cities, analysis of select data bases including NFHS, Census of In...
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Background: Watershed development (WSD) projects, aimed primarily at enhancing soil and water conservation and supporting livelihoods in semi-arid areas, have the potential to impact health by modifying the occupational and household environments in agrarian communities. To identify and address potential health concerns arising from a planned WSD...
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Studies from India and several eastern African countries found that the impact of dairy animal ownership on household nutrition varied greatly, depending on the socio-geographic context. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between livestock ownership and household dietary quality in rural Kolar district, India. We collected dat...
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Despite an improving developmental trajectory, undernutrition continues to be a critical concern in India, alongside a growing epidemic of obesity and non-communicable diseases. Globally, these challenges have been identified as priorities, for which nutrition-sensitive actions from across sectors have been emphasized. Food systems, including the p...
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Watershed development (WSD) projects—planned for over 100 million ha in semi-arid areas of India—should enhance soil and water conservation, agricultural productivity and local livelihood, and contribute to better nutrition and health. Yet, little is known about the health impacts of WSD projects, especially on nutrition, vector breeding, water qua...
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Food systems have been identified as one of the key issues in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Hence, food systems are embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a range of ramifications on different goals and targets. Current food systems practices are exposing the vulnerability of populations to various health issues. I...
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Health inferences based on a recent paper which analysed SDG indicator data trends across countries.
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Increasing temperatures are likely to impact human health. An increase in severe heat wave days and heat mortalities has been observed in India over the past few decades. At present, there is little evidence on the heat exposure, impact, and the adaptation measures in the rural context. The present study examines vulnerability of rural communities...
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This study addresses socially differentiated questions on how risks and responses to heat stress vary among the different social categories in the rural communities in the semi-region of Maharashtra and thereby identifying the vulnerable groups as well as the important factors that affect vulnerability to heat stress.
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Background: Burns has primarily been portrayed and perceived as a medical challenge. The gender dimension of this issue has been put forth by women’s groups due to the association with domestic violence. Vimochana, an NGO, has been engaged with the burns ward at a state government-run hospital in Bangalore since 1998 and documented socio-demographi...
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Background Today, there is increasing emphasis on evidence-based public health policy, stepping away from a scenario where eminence and tokenistic appeasement play a major role in policymaking. In India since independence, there have been efforts towards evidence-informed policymaking through the Planning Commission as well as through health task f...
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Find abstract on Pg.130: http://hsr2014.healthsystemsresearch.org/sites/default/files/Poster-Presentations.pdf
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(full paper available at link: https://www.academia.edu/8614839/Reasons_for_continued_practice_of_open_defecation_and_non-use_of_constructed_toilets_in_rural_Madhya_Pradesh_India)
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Article available at: http://www.epw.in/discussion/research-bhopal.html
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Find paper at this link: http://www.annalsofcommunityhealth.in/ojs/index.php/AoCH/article/view/48
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The exposures of bio-aerosols have reported higher occupational health hazards, the association between serum total IgE levels and job categories and occupational health hazards of waste disposal area was limited. The present study was undertaken to assess the relationship between occupational health hazards and Serum total IgE in waste disposal ar...
Book
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Find full book here: http://www.academia.edu/1860978/Examining_Environment_and_Health_Interactions_Responding_with_communities_to_the_challenges_of_our_times
Thesis
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Find full thesis report here: http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/library/MSc_PH/2010-11/100525_EHStream.pdf
Technical Report
Find the report at: http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/IndiaEndosulfan.pdf

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