World Health Partners: Bringing Healthcare Within Walkable Distance

Published by Innovations in Healthcare – https://www.innovationsinhealthcare.org/world-health-partners-bringing-healthcare-within-walkable-distance/ Rajni, 23, pregnant with her second child is down and depressed. Persistent fever, weakness, and dizziness have taken a toll on her overall health. Medical help from local providers and traditional caregivers – the only resource available in her remote Pangawan village in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India – […]

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Government spends just Rs 1,100 per year on your health

In Times of India | Published: Dec 3, 2017 If what the central government spends on providing healthcare for its own employees is a measure of what decent healthcare costs, what governments (central and states put together) spend for the ordinary citizen is a paltry sixth of that amount. The recently released National Health Accounts […]

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Fixing healthcare

In Indian Express | Written by S N Mohanty | Updated: October 11, 2017 Can two knowledgeable and well-meaning people appear adversarial? That depends on where they are coming from. If you are coming from the side of efficiency within the limits of a system, there will be one recipe. If there is an urge to visualise a […]

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Return to Alma Ata

In Indian Express | Written by Ritu Priya | Published: December 4, 2017 India’s healthcare crisis has evoked a policy debate with arguments being made in favour of and against the public and private sector. S.N. Mohanty (‘Fixing healthcare’, IE, November 11) summarises the arguments of both sides very well. He concludes that there is a need to […]

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Renewable power source to drive primary health care?

Power is at the centre of all development activity, whether urban or rural. However, it is in rural areas that the lack of it is very apparent. Urban India does have power, whether supplied by the state, or by the egfforts of individuals and larger conglomerates who have chosen to equip themselves with power backup, […]

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What if?!

Chanakya’s article in the Hindustan Times (19/08/17) on the state of healthcare in India should be an eye opener for anyone who is concerned, or even plain curious about the state of healthcare for the average citizen, who relies on the Public Health System: http://www.hindustantimes.com/columns/to-avoid-another-gorakhpur-think-out-of-the-box/story-K1T2sQqXfrJKVuLBdmezKJ.html A short vimeo was produced by WHP about a year […]

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Healthcare Access and Quality

One of the most significant inequalities faced by mankind revolves around access and quality of healthcare. A recent study reported in The Lancet shows the degree of inequality, as well as the recent progress or lack of the same across 195 countries: http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30818-8/fulltext India ranks 154th out of 195, and the most relevant comparison in […]

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Misdirected skills? PMKVY program compromised.

In a country that is displaying statistics of one of the fastest growing economies globally, some people seem to have taken a shorter path to fame-and money. The Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana was an initiative by the Indian Prime Minister (launched in June 2015) to provide a boost to skills development through a government […]

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Accelerating change in the pace of rural healthcare

Marijke Wijnroks has written a very thoughtful article (Voices, May 2017) about what needs to be done to improve global health development goals: https://www.theglobalfund.org/en/blog/2017-05-19-invest-in-health/ There are two aspects that are particularly important in the health context. The one which was addressed is that there is a clear case for increasing and improving preventive care. Early […]

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