Inequality has re-emerged as a core concern in developing and developed countries alike.
Confining ourselves to immediate medical causes is not going to take us far in addressing the systematic pattern of child deaths.
If government can address India’s shortfalls in this area, economic growth will follow.
Most public officials have very little knowledge of actual living conditions of citizens, esp. the poor and marginalized.
Are Muslims responsible for India’s ‘population explosion’? Not quite
Prevention cannot be restricted to water and sanitation—let alone preventive health check packages on offer.
Lack of evidence-based health financing has been much more injurious to health in India than low levels of allocations.
India needs to pursue Mortality Information Systems Strengthening (MISS) as a top priority to demonstrate policy commitment to save lives.
A spectre is haunting India—the spectre of a Covid-19-malnutrition syndemic!
India continues to be a world leader in all levels of premature mortality and performs poorly on a variety of other health indices.
If human flourishing is the ultimate goal of public policy, as Aristotle suggested, the government will have to address the political economy determinants of stress and heart health.
During Germany’s G20 Presidency, besides the usual discussions on terrorism, we also heard about the risk that health issues like pandemics and antimicrobial resistance pose.