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Global contest for medical equipment amidst the COVID19 pandemic
May 20, 2020

Global contest for medical equipment amidst the COVID19 pandemic

While the coronavirus pandemic continues to stay strong, the demand and supply for crucial medical equipment is highly unlikely to disappear.

Guiding democracy through Covid19: Poland shows us what not to do
May 07, 2020

Guiding democracy through Covid19: Poland shows us what not to do

Free elections are the backbone of a democracy. But to preserve democracy during a crisis such as this, we may need to cancel, postpone or rethink the

Health security must get the attention it deserves in India’s response to Covid19
Apr 22, 2020

Health security must get the attention it deserves in India’s response to Covid19

India needs to create a robust and inclusive health response system employing an entire-government approach to build the resilience needed to respond

How COVID19 will affect sustainability and the UNSDGs
Apr 01, 2020

How COVID19 will affect sustainability and the UNSDGs

The pandemic COVID19 doesn’t just come in the way of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, but calls for a rethinking of the timeline.

How US sanctions are fatal to Iran’s COVID19 fight
Apr 09, 2020

How US sanctions are fatal to Iran’s COVID19 fight

More than the inaction of the Iranian government, questions have been raised regarding the role of US sanctions in crippling Iran’s economy, infrast

In the Shadow of COVID19: Reimagining BIMSTEC’s Health Futures
May 24, 2023

In the Shadow of COVID19: Reimagining BIMSTEC’s Health Futures

BIMSTEC member states have issued, on occasion, joint statements recognising the importance of holistic public healthcare and the need for alliances. Yet, intra-BIMSTEC collaborations so far have been limited, mostly focused on traditional medicine. Amidst COVID-19, the region’s states have an opportunity to take their health-sector partnerships to a “new normal”.  Given the highly endemic nature of communicable diseases and the porous bor

India and Africa: Charting a Post-COVID19 Future
Jun 25, 2020

India and Africa: Charting a Post-COVID19 Future

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of healthcare systems and strained economies across the globe. India and countries in Africa have emerged as hotspots due to the dual burden of large populations and weak health infrastructure. This lack of infrastructure, coupled with decreasing investments in healthcare over the years, has left their societies and governments underprepared and potentially overwhelmed by COVID-19. As developing reg

India: Assessing the political messaging in view of COVID19
Apr 09, 2020

India: Assessing the political messaging in view of COVID19

The outbreak of a gargantuan health crisis in the form of COVID19 seems to have interrupted the monotony of dysfunctional and polarised politics, albeit in a limited way.

India’s containment plan for COVID19: How not to call a spade a spade
Apr 07, 2020

India’s containment plan for COVID19: How not to call a spade a spade

India’s preparations as well as inventory, in contrast to the vast needs that we will face in the coming days from what country examples indicate, l

India’s economy is ailing from more than COVID19
Jun 30, 2020

India’s economy is ailing from more than COVID19

The virus is only going to make a growth slowdown caused by declining investment even worse.

Maldives: COVID19 brings out best again in India relations
Apr 09, 2020

Maldives: COVID19 brings out best again in India relations

If the COVID19 situation does not reverse and dramatically so over a short term, India may have to redouble its current efforts and also increase supplies.

Millions of refugees terrified of COVID19 invasion in West Asia
Apr 02, 2020

Millions of refugees terrified of COVID19 invasion in West Asia

In the conflict-ridden countries of West Asia, while everyone is hoping for the storm to pass before it destroys their already fragile economies, thos

Modelling COVID19 response on the Bhilwara prototype
Apr 08, 2020

Modelling COVID19 response on the Bhilwara prototype

In any appraisal of the remarkable work done in Bhilwara, the first object that catches the eye is speed. Soon after a worsening situation came to not

Mumbai’s dabbawalas: Victims of COVID19’s collateral damage
Jul 04, 2020

Mumbai’s dabbawalas: Victims of COVID19’s collateral damage

Mumbai’s quintessential ‘dabbawalas’, who fed lakhs daily, are seeking help to feed their own