Saturday, May 27, 2017

National Health Policy of 2017: Old wine in a new bottle

The Union Cabinet in its latest National Health Policy 2017 has set aside only 2.5% of the India's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on public...

National Health Policy 2017 approved by Cabinet

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in its meeting on 15.3.2017, has approved the National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP,...

How toilet helped address health concerns resulting from delaying defecation

Image Courtesy: The Indian Express About five months ago, Kamali Lekam was the first person to have a toilet built in her home in Orchha...

Letter from India: How Poop is Becoming Big Business for Small...

I was in Mumbai, making a long commute across town after a week full of events and conferences. When we arrived in South Bombay,...

Healthcare in Africa, built by India

Economic diplomacy is the use of aid, trade, and investment policy tools to achieve a geopolitical objective. India’s geoeconomic diplomacy has so far focussed mainly on the use of...

Towards health insurance for unorganised labour

In an attempt to bring all unorganised labour within the fold of social security protection, such as Universal Health Coverage the union government has...

Health technology assessment for UHC in India

India has committed itself to the ambitious task of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by launching the National Health Assurance Mission (NHAM). The Ministry of...

Is Technology Disrupting Healthcare to Solve Chronic Challenges?

Globally, pharmaceutical and healthcare industries are facing tremendous challenges like high cost, low access, little price transparency, weak R&D pipeline, questionable Fixed Dose Combinations,...

Why it’s easier for India to get to Mars than to...

In 2013, India became the fourth country in the world (after Russia, the United States and the European Union) and the only emerging nation...

The Wasting Enigma of Indian states

India is the home to half of the world’s wasted children. Since the last few years there has been a growing attention towards this...