Partnership with People's Uni
PHRN and People's Uni have entered a Memorandum of Understanding since March 2012.
The Peoples-Uni is a network of committed public health experts across the world inspired by the open access education philosophy, called the People’s Open Access Educational Initiative, registered as Charity in United Kingdom in January 2007. It aims to help Public Health capacity building in low- to middle-income countries, through Internet based education. The use of Open Educational Resources freely available on the Internet, and a team of committed volunteers across the world to staff the initiative, allows the Peoples-Uni to offer such capacity building programs at a marginal cost. Peoples-Uni consists of an International Advisory Group, an educational oversight and Quality Assurance group, Individual course module development and delivery teams including more than 70 tutors from 19 different countries, and an IT group underpins the development and delivery.
Both PHRN and Peoples-Uni agree to extend mutual support and cooperation in the following areas:
1. 1. Enhancing access of Indian students and public health practitioners from needy and underserved areas, to quality/affordable public health education and training, formally and informally, based on the needs of specific audience groups/individuals.
2. 2. Develop and strengthen partnerships with the government of India, State governments and non-governmental agencies for strengthening quality/affordable public health education and training of district level health officials and civil society leadership.
3. 3. Strengthen the knowledge paradigms, through mutual sharing and strengthening of the academic material that both PHRN and Peoples Uni have developed.
4. 4. Ensuring adaptability of modules and practical assignments under Peoples-Uni programme, to the Indian public health situation.
To know more about People's Uni and the courses they have to offer please visit http://www.peoples-uni.org/content/manchester-metropolitan-university-important-information