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Healthcare (still) is a rich man's game in 2024: Navigating global trends
Dec 16, 2023

Healthcare (still) is a rich man's game in 2024: Navigating global trends

Throughout history, healthcare has often been a privilege of the affluent, a trend that continues into 2024 despite technological advancements

Healthcare in India: भारत में स्वास्थ्य सेवा इतना महंगा क्यों है?
Jul 27, 2023

Healthcare in India: भारत में स्वास्थ्य सेवा इतना महंगा क्यों है?

भारत के शहरी संकुलन में विश्वस्तरीय स्वास्थ्य सेवा होने

Healthcare in Meghalaya: An uphill battle
Feb 27, 2018

Healthcare in Meghalaya: An uphill battle

It is an opportune time to assess and take stock of the progress as well as the roadblocks confronted by the public healthcare sector. The challenge f

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital
Nov 09, 2023

Healthcare infrastructure remains neglected: The case of Nanded hospital

To address the issue of poor healthcare infrastructure, the states need to prioritise this sector by diverting funds, creating more capacity in existi

Healthcare transformation through regulation: The potential impact of India's Pharmacy Bill
Nov 27, 2023

Healthcare transformation through regulation: The potential impact of India's Pharmacy Bill

The draft bill's focus on international collaboration, technological adaptability, and integration of traditional practices can enhance the quality of

A climate-resilient health system of tomorrow can only be possible if healthcare delivery is made greener
Jun 05, 2023

A climate-resilient health system of tomorrow can only be possible if healthcare delivery is made greener

This Environment Day, India can focus on adopting an actionable framework that will ensure the creation of an agile, green, and resilient medical supp

An Examination of India’s Federal System and its Impact on Healthcare
May 23, 2023

An Examination of India’s Federal System and its Impact on Healthcare

This paper explores the impact of India’s federal architecture, particularly its tax-sharing structure and system of fiscal transfers, on the state of the country’s healthcare. It examines the existing system of intergovernmental transfers and pays particular attention to the Fourteenth Finance Commission’s new devolution framework that has enhanced the previously constrained fiscal spaces of states. This, in turn, will likely have implicat

Bridging the healthcare gap in Afghanistan: A primer on India’s role
May 24, 2023

Bridging the healthcare gap in Afghanistan: A primer on India’s role

An era of Taliban rule, followed by the 18-year-long war between the United States and the Taliban, has left Afghanistan in massive disorder: the country’s infrastructure is dilapidated, the quality of life is poor, and basic amenities such as healthcare are absent. While the post-Taliban Government of Afghanistan has tried to rebuild the healthcare system, it remains largely dependent on foreign aid. Over the years, India has tried to help reb

COVID-19’s impact on EU solidarity and US healthcare debate
May 01, 2020

COVID-19’s impact on EU solidarity and US healthcare debate

Even as the coronavirus pandemic strains European solidarity, its ideas on social protection experience a fillip — but this time on the other side o

COVID19’s impact on Africa, why it goes beyond healthcare
May 25, 2021

COVID19’s impact on Africa, why it goes beyond healthcare

On the occasion of World Africa Day, we look at the multidimensional impact of the pandemic across Africa

CoWIN app for vaccine, telemedicine: 2021 is the turning point for India’s healthcare through AI
Jan 08, 2021

CoWIN app for vaccine, telemedicine: 2021 is the turning point for India’s healthcare through AI

The remedy to overcome India’s healthcare afflictions calls for the amalgamation of data, technology and collaboration.

Deteriorating public healthcare in Mumbai
Jun 22, 2012

Deteriorating public healthcare in Mumbai

Mumbai's public healthcare sector is approaching exhaustion. The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), despite its untiring efforts to provide affordable healthcare through its general hospitals and peripheral centres.

Employing AI to Improve Healthcare Delivery
May 22, 2023

Employing AI to Improve Healthcare Delivery

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has already made inroads into healthcare. The increasing availability of healthcare data has allowed for the deployment of powerful AI techniques to assist drug development as well as clinical practice. These run the gamut from machine learning (ML) techniques that analyse structured data, to natural language processing (NLP) that can extract meaningful information from unstructured data, such as doctors’ notes. Thi

Evolve or perish: Streamlining healthcare delivery to fight Covid19
Mar 24, 2020

Evolve or perish: Streamlining healthcare delivery to fight Covid19

A crisis of these proportions call for a combination of basic practices, innovative measures, and radical thinking.

Exporting Indian healthcare workers to the world
Jul 14, 2021

Exporting Indian healthcare workers to the world

At a time when countries are closing borders and curbing migration, health workers are the exception.

Femtechs: The great disruptors in the women’s healthcare space?
Jul 18, 2023

Femtechs: The great disruptors in the women’s healthcare space?

Femtech would prove to be a crucial tool in helping women access healthcare and empower them

Gaza's healthcare collapse: A global failure to uphold the International Humanitarian Law
May 20, 2024

Gaza's healthcare collapse: A global failure to uphold the International Humanitarian Law

The Gaza crisis serves as a glaring testament to the shortcomings of international mechanisms tasked with upholding human rights and dignity

Growth, employment, healthcare: Which numbers to believe in Donald Trump's US
Dec 04, 2018

Growth, employment, healthcare: Which numbers to believe in Donald Trump's US

By some accounts, the economy is doing spectacularly well. At the same time, infrastructure has been deteriorating.

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare
May 22, 2023

Health is Wealth: Indian Private Sector Investments in African Healthcare

The increasing range of cross-boundary health issues has prompted the integration of health into the discipline of diplomacy, and this trend is reflected in India-Africa partnership. India’s development partnerships are, however, predicated on the idea of development effectiveness, which requires active private sector engagement. By focusing on four opportunity sectors — medical tourism, tele-health, frugal innovations, and the pharmaceutica

How fares India in healthcare? A sub-national analysis
Feb 25, 2020

How fares India in healthcare? A sub-national analysis

India’s geographical landscape is vast, cultural differences can be sharp, and income disparities are stark in certain regions. Access to healthcare, therefore, is varied and the on-ground gaps and challenges are complex. The NITI Aayog Health Index is an attempt by the current government to formulate a mechanism to monitor at the sub-national level the country’s performance in improving healthcare. This paper uses the findings of the Health

Indian Healthcare: Attack Surfaces, Personal Digital Data Protection, and Cyber Resiliency
Dec 28, 2022

Indian Healthcare: Attack Surfaces, Personal Digital Data Protection, and Cyber Resiliency

To make India a Global Medical Value Hub, we must create sustainable and equitable health for the present and future generations, and maintain prepare

Making quality healthcare accessible in South Africa
Jul 24, 2019

Making quality healthcare accessible in South Africa

In the current economic climate, making a positive social impact in a developing country is not for the faint-hearted.

Nagaland has poorest maternal and child healthcare indicators in Northeast India
Feb 27, 2018

Nagaland has poorest maternal and child healthcare indicators in Northeast India

Nagaland needs a sociopolitical vision on health governance.

Pursuit of an inclusive and equitable healthcare system
Mar 08, 2024

Pursuit of an inclusive and equitable healthcare system

As part of this effort, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) launched a report, Health Equity and Inclusion in Action, which seeks to examine the ways different health initiatives in six countries across Asia and Africa are exploring to address this complex problem. The report, created by the ORF in collaboration with Gilead Sciences who commissioned it, examines case studies from Bangladesh, India, Morocco, Rwanda, South Africa and Vietnam to

Running to stand still: Healthcare in India in 2021
Jan 04, 2021

Running to stand still: Healthcare in India in 2021

India will need to invest in a resilient information infrastructure, and 2021 would hopefully see relevant and scientific information being a catalyst

Time is right for the big healthcare push in India
Apr 05, 2024

Time is right for the big healthcare push in India

Infrastructure deficits and a lack of awareness about available healthcare benefits remain significant obstacles to achieving universal health coverag

Using digital technology for strategic management of healthcare; Moscow shows the way
May 01, 2017

Using digital technology for strategic management of healthcare; Moscow shows the way

Moscow's Healthcare Department is closely working with the Information Technology Department since 2011 to achieve the goal of providing high quality

Why is healthcare expensive in India?
Nov 02, 2022

Why is healthcare expensive in India?

India has world class healthcare in urban agglomerations, but public healthcare continues to be overcrowded and underfunded

#Covid19 महामारी के बाद: दक्षिण-पूर्व एशिया में चीन की ‘वैक्सीन’ कूटनीति
Jul 05, 2022

#Covid19 महामारी के बाद: दक्षिण-पूर्व एशिया में चीन की ‘वैक्सीन’ कूटनीति

अपने सॉफ्ट पावर को दिखाने की कोशिश में चीन ने दक्षिण-पूर्�

#Family Planning Mission: सिर्फ़ महिलाओं पर नसबंदी का बोझ डालता भारत का परिवार नियोजन मिशन
Jul 31, 2023

#Family Planning Mission: सिर्फ़ महिलाओं पर नसबंदी का बोझ डालता भारत का परिवार नियोजन मिशन

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