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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Zika virus comes to Indian shores.

http://www.msn.com/en-in/news/newsindia/who-confirms-three-cases-of-zika-virus-in-ahmedabad-first-in-the-country/ar-BBBzBgn?li=AAggbRN There has been a lot of concern about vector borne diseases like Zika in India. With rising temperatures, the risk of spread increases. While this is not life threatening like Dengue and Chikungunya, it does carry extreme danger for antenatal mothers and their babies. Malaria eradication has been high on the agenda of health […]

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Salaries for Accredited Social Health Activists in India

Here is a link to a recent article from IndiaSpend, which captures the weak support link for better rural healthcare: http://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/over-million-health-workers-paid-less-than-rs-1-000-a-month-in-india-117051600107_1.html As the article suggests, the impact of poor income opportunity drives even the most dedicated resources away from what is an essential support service for expecting mothers in rural India. Poor supply chains and […]

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