Welcome To RGUHS National Journal of Public Health

RGUHS National Journal of Public Health is a peer-reviewed, quarterly journal published by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka, Bengaluru. The journal is published in print and open access online versions, with the print version being available at Prasaranga, (publishing division of RGUHS), Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Jayanagar, Bengaluru - 560041. The online version is available at www.rguhs.ac.in and contents can be viewed/downloaded free of cost.

Message From The Desk of Vice-Chancellor


With profound pleasure, we release the upcoming issue of RGUHS National Journal of Public Health.

RGUHS Journal is a showcase of ingenuity, innovation and constructive research of faculty and students of this university. Journal publication is expected to benefit the university in many ways it brings scholarly recognition and credibility to the university, it would also contribute for the career development of faculty and researchers. These new ideas, research and development activities finally translate into overall development of community and society at large.

I whole heartedly appreciate the efforts of the Editors in Chief and Editorial board members.

I would also like to congratulate and thank all the authors who have contributed towards this Journal

Dr. M. K. Ramesh

Vice Chancellor


We acknowledge HealthMinds Consulting Pvt. Ltd. for constant support and assistance in managing the journal to reach our goals.

Journal Aims and Scope

The RGUHS National Journal of Public Health publishes articles of authors from India with special emphasis on original research findings that are relevant from developing country perspectives including India.The journal considers publication of articles as original article, review article, special article, brief research articles, public health research, clinical trials, letters to editor, student corner, etc. The journal covers population-based studies, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, systematic review, meta-analysis, etc., related to any domain and discipline of public health, especially relevant to national priorities, including ethical and social issues. Articles aligned with national health issues and policy implications are preferred.

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