Thursday, March 23, 2017

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...

Raw herbal drugs: How safe are they?

India is one of the leading countries in consumption and export of raw herbal drugs. It is estimated that over 960 species of medicinal...

Open health data in India: Finally a reality?

A major challenge faced in tracking progress across health and nutrition sectors is the unavailability of timely and quality data. In light of the...

India and Africa’s partnership for access to medicines

Prime Minister Modi’s recently concluded four-nation tour to Africa is primarily regarded as part of his larger energy diplomacy outreach. However, what is often overlooked are...

Non-Communicable Diseases: Challenge in India, domains for action

India experiences the burden of both communicable and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Dramatic changes in lifestyles and dietary patterns in the recent decades have contributed...

India’s waste management problems are piling up

India’s rapid economic growth has resulted in a substantial increase in solid waste generation in urban centres. Urban areas in India alone generate more...