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Public health concerns and reforms: Perceptions of the civil society
May 01, 2012

Public health concerns and reforms: Perceptions of the civil society

The problem of female foeticide and sex selection was highlighted as a big public health concern at a seminar on 'Public Health Concerns and Reforms' organised by ORF and RLS in Delhi. It was said that India could witness elimination of 9-10% girls in the times to come.

Public health worst spot in India’s economic path
Dec 11, 2017

Public health worst spot in India’s economic path

Public health is the worst spot in India’s economic path despite a recent rise in GDP growth. Without a healthy population and labour force, India cannot hope to compete with countries in the West or the ASEAN.

A warming warning: Why climate crisis is a public health emergency
May 31, 2024

A warming warning: Why climate crisis is a public health emergency

Recognising climate change as a public health emergency is imperative due to its profound implications for human health and well-being

Aadhaar: Underutilised in promoting preventive and public health
Nov 16, 2023

Aadhaar: Underutilised in promoting preventive and public health

India can craft a holistic public and preventive health policy paradigm by using Aadhaar to cultivate health-positive behaviours

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security
Mar 22, 2024

Assessing the Impact of Climate Change on Public Health and Nutrition Security

Climate change poses a significant risk to global food security. Rising temperatures, extreme weather events, and shifting precipitation patterns impact food production, disrupting food supply chains, increasing food prices, and diminishing food safety. These effects are particularly apparent in developing countries, where vulnerable populations struggle to access nutritious foods and small farmers face financial challenges. Tackling the impacts

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.

Disaster resilient infrastructure governance and public health: The role of the international community
Feb 20, 2023

Disaster resilient infrastructure governance and public health: The role of the international community

As the frequency of climate-related disasters rise, there is a greater need for a compounded cooperative approach within the global community

East Africa and BIMSTEC: Aligning private sector to public health goals
Apr 08, 2019

East Africa and BIMSTEC: Aligning private sector to public health goals

Bringing Universal Health Coverage centre-stage will prove too ambitious for many countries without co-opting the private sector.

India’s efforts in strengthening public health surveillance: Role of integrated public health laboratories
May 15, 2023

India’s efforts in strengthening public health surveillance: Role of integrated public health laboratories

IPHLs and the PRISM framework offer a comprehensive approach to strengthening India's public health system

Nipah virus: The need for contextually-situated public health responses
May 29, 2024

Nipah virus: The need for contextually-situated public health responses

With shifting climate patterns, and rising viral transmissibility, the risk of Nipah outbreaks remains substantial, thus emphasising the need for ethi

Regulating AI in Public Health: Systems Challenges and Perspectives
Jul 27, 2020

Regulating AI in Public Health: Systems Challenges and Perspectives

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is increasingly proliferating the healthcare landscape and has immense promise for improving health outcomes in a resource-constrained setting like India. With emerging technology still finding its footing in the healthcare industry in the country, there are systemic roadblocks to hurdle before AI can be made transformative up to the last mile of public health. AI also carries immense challenges for India’s mostly t

The TRIPS Agreement and Public Health: Understanding the Reform Agenda
Nov 26, 2021

The TRIPS Agreement and Public Health: Understanding the Reform Agenda

Past debates on waiving certain sections of the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) have centred on issues such as development and technology transfers. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought more urgency to such discussions, prompting India and South Africa to table a waiver proposal in October 2020. This brief discusses the evolution of the TRIPS Agreement and the link between the a

Understanding disease and shaping public health policy in a time of pandemic
May 23, 2023

Understanding disease and shaping public health policy in a time of pandemic

A pandemic of the viral disease COVID-19 has reached millions of people around the world with significant rates of mortality. With no specific treatments or vaccines in the immediate horizon, limiting contact with infected persons, the use of masks, and hand hygiene offer the only mitigation for now. This has led most countries to adopt severe isolation measures, which have in turn caused disruption of economic activity and increased unemployment

Understanding the risks posed by COVID-19: A Public Health perspective
May 24, 2023

Understanding the risks posed by COVID-19: A Public Health perspective

Four months since the outbreak of COVID-19, some vital unknowns about the pandemic remain, including IFR (Infection Fatality Rate) and immunity from reinfection. A clearer understanding of the risks posed by COVID-19, informed by science and data in the Indian context, will help the country in mustering an effective strategy to hurdle the crisis. The government must undertake mass antibody testing and scale up healthcare capacity across the count

World Environment Day 2024: Restoring land, building resilience, and protecting public health
Jun 04, 2024

World Environment Day 2024: Restoring land, building resilience, and protecting public health

This World Environment Day, stakeholders must urgently act to accelerate land restoration, improve drought resilience, and combat desertification.

#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

विश्व स्वास्थ्य दिवस: 2008 से 2019 के बीच भारत में गर्भ निरोध के

#Nasal Drug Delivery: नाक से दवा देने का विकल्प बना ज़िंदगी बदल देने वाला आविष्कार
Oct 07, 2022

#Nasal Drug Delivery: नाक से दवा देने का विकल्प बना ज़िंदगी बदल देने वाला आविष्कार

नाक से दवा देना एक सरल, तेज़, व्यवहारिक और भरोसेमंद तरीक़ा

#Omicron in India: कोरोना वायरस का ओमिक्रॉन वेरिएंट भारत के लिये कितना घातक?
Jul 30, 2023

#Omicron in India: कोरोना वायरस का ओमिक्रॉन वेरिएंट भारत के लिये कितना घातक?

क्या हमने ओमिक्रॉन का सामना करने वाले दुनिया के तमाम देश�

#Omicron: ओमिक्रॉन से जुड़े तथ्यों को अटकलों से अलग करने की गंभीर कोशिश
Jul 29, 2023

#Omicron: ओमिक्रॉन से जुड़े तथ्यों को अटकलों से अलग करने की गंभीर कोशिश

ओमिक्रॉन वेरिएंट के चलते शुरू हुई कोविड-19 महामारी की तीसर

#कोविड19: भारत में कोरोना महामारी की तीसरी लहर: भविष्य में कैसी हैं संभावनाएं
Jul 29, 2023

#कोविड19: भारत में कोरोना महामारी की तीसरी लहर: भविष्य में कैसी हैं संभावनाएं

भारत के सफ़ल टीकाकरण अभियान और उसकी रणनीतियों में उपयुक्त

#विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस 2022: भारत के जनसांख्यिकीय(population) विकास का फ़ायदा कैसे उठायें!
Jul 16, 2022

#विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस 2022: भारत के जनसांख्यिकीय(population) विकास का फ़ायदा कैसे उठायें!

इस बार के विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस पर भारत को युवाओं के बीच व्य

2022 में बिम्सटेक: प्रासंगिकता की खोज
Jul 31, 2023

2022 में बिम्सटेक: प्रासंगिकता की खोज

विश्व की बदलती व्यवस्था बिम्सटेक को दक्षिण एशियाई क्षेत�

50 days of lockdown: Measuring India’s success in arresting COVID-19
May 19, 2020

50 days of lockdown: Measuring India’s success in arresting COVID-19

As India completes 50 days of lockdown, this report presents the findings of a data-driven enquiry into the extent to which the lockdown has achieved its health objectives and arrested the spread of COVID-19. The success is measured on four parameters: flattening the curve, reducing the growth rate of new cases, containing the spread, and improving healthcare capacity. The findings show that while the lockdown has flattened the curve to an extent

A long-drawn and rising public-health concern: Hepatitis in the post-COVID world
Jul 28, 2022

A long-drawn and rising public-health concern: Hepatitis in the post-COVID world

As World Hepatitis Day is being observed, it is imperative to be aware of this public health threat, especially since the incidence of hepatitis cases

Adapting to Adversity: The need for psychological resilience in 2021
Dec 22, 2020

Adapting to Adversity: The need for psychological resilience in 2021

Unfortunately, policy advancements in mental health services have been left wanting due to the overwhelming public health burden of a raging pandemic.

Addressing stunting: A critical concern in Africa
May 24, 2024

Addressing stunting: A critical concern in Africa

Stunting remains a significant public health challenge in Africa, with far-reaching implications for child health, development, and future prospects

Addressing the threat of Hepatitis through international cooperation
Jul 28, 2023

Addressing the threat of Hepatitis through international cooperation

Eliminating hepatitis calls for a comprehensive strategy at the global level, with compound and multisectoral coordination among society, healthcare p