Date: May 20, 2020

This webinar will be hosted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. IST.

Please note that registration is on a first come, first served basis. If your registration is successful, you will receive confirmation email and a link through which you can join the webinar.

Weighed down by the gains: India’s twin burdens of malnutrition and disease

India has come a long way from 40 years ago, when seven of every 10 children were undernourished. Yet, the old problems remain and the health system is still only partly equipped to deal with the persistent and emerging challenges. This paper calls for a realignment of the health system to widen its focus beyond reproductive and child health, and communicable diseases.

How fares India in healthcare? A sub-national analysis

India continues to face stubborn challenges in many social and development sectors, including in healthcare. This paper builds on the findings of NITI Aayog’s report — ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ — to examine the progress being made by India’s states and union territories in achieving health goals.


Kriti Kapur, Junior Fellow, ORF

Oommen C. Kurian, Senior Fellow, ORF

Shoba Suri, Senior Fellow, ORF


Rumi Aijaz, Senior Fellow, ORF

Sheila Vir, Founder Director, Public Health Nutrition and Development Centre


Mihir S. Sharma, Senior Fellow, ORF


11:30 – 11:35 a.m. | Welcome remarks by chair | Mihir S Sharma

11:35 – 11:50 a.m. | Authors’ presentation | Kriti Kapur, Oommen C. Kurian, Shoba Suri

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Remarks from panel | Sheila Vir

12:00 – 12:10 p.m. | Remarks from panel | Rumi Aijaz

12:10 – 12:25 p.m. | Moderated Q&A

12:25 – 12:30 p.m. | Closing remarks by chair