Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-07-07 20:19 Bengaluru: The national conference on bringing Evidence into Public Health Policy (EPHP) got underway in the city on Thursday, with over 300 delegates attending the event to deliberate on health inequities and other pressing health issues. UT Khader, honorable Minister for Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, inaugurated the event in place of KR Ramesh Kumar, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, who could not attend due to other engagements. The conference organisers felicitated Khader for his exceptional leadership in promoting healthier policies and reforms in the state. Scientific sessions, panel discussions and dialogues with policymakers mark the conference programme on 8th and 9th July at the Hotel Chancery Pavilion. The conference has been organised by the city-based Institute of Public Health and the Institute of Tropical Medicine (Belgium) in partnership with the Government of Karnataka, Indian Council on Medical Research, National Health Systems Resource Centre, and Because Health (Belgian platform for global health).