The policy has proposed institutional reform, and steps to improve and upgrade the quality of services. But there is no correlation between the ambition targets and the public investment proposed.
The new National Health Policy identifies what needs to be done, but fails to address who will do it and in what manner.
The new policy unveiled in parliament also envisages an increase in the health budget to 2.5% of GDP but only by 2025.
Sources said the new policy will strengthen primary healthcare centres.
The debate and discussion that went into this Bill stand in stark contrast to other recent ‘backdoor’ parliamentary decisions, such as the Finance Bill.
Linking Aadhaar to nearly everything creates a “map of maps” that is vulnerable at multiple points.
Public-private partnerships offer little assurance in providing integrated and universal healthcare, and act as means for the expansion of the private sector.
Explaining what ‘non-governmental’ means, two bureaucrats clarified it meant both NGOs as commonly understood as charitable organisations as well as private for-profit organisations.
The study found a “weaponisation” of healthcare in Syria in which people’s need for it was used against them by denying access.
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Concerns remain over the impact of RCEP negotiations on public health and access to medicines.
West African health systems were weak before the IMF got involved. Sadly, the policy reforms demanded by the IMF in exchange for loans have undermined governments’ ability to repair these problems.
While most policy discourse tends to argue for an increase in healthcare spending to improve overall services, little attention is paid to the quality of healthcare facilities.
Although UNICEF data shows the need for increased dialogue on menstrual health, little has been done on the ground to facilitate that.
Both the Indian media and policymakers seem to have accepted the report’s findings and recommendations without even a whimper of nuanced discourse about the report itself.
Jose Serra said he would return to the Senate and work to push through President Michel Temer’s economic reform agenda.
The government has decided to move to an ‘explicit’ process of priority setting for health expenditure, which looks at cost effectiveness and equity concerns.
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The Budget allocation for the health sector is not even one-third of the target laid out in the draft National Health Policy.
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What the health sector needs is much greater attention – in terms of both financial and human resources – to meet the demands of providing universal and free healthcare.
Despite emphasis on ’empowerment’ over ‘entitlements’, which comes with its own set of problems, health and education remain invisible in the Modi government’s social policy agenda.
A draft executive order that Trump is expected to sign would block the entry of refugees from war-torn Syria and suspend the entry of any immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.
New births in the world’s most populous nation reached 17.86 million in 2016, up around 1.4 million compared to the 2011-2015 average.
When it came to race, climate, or diplomacy, Barack Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past.
Using tax collection numbers as signifiers of robust economic activity may be highly optimistic.
There are several issues with the National Medical Commission Bill – the primary being that it fails to provide a holistic approach to healthcare, and excludes nurses, paramedics and other medical professionals from its ambit.
Even when several government departments and ministries collect data across institutions and other stakeholders, these are not in line with standard definitions.
Alternative faecal sludge management systems that are effectively planned in a network to cover entire cities can make Swachh Bharat a reality.
Australia has fewer than 300 aboriginal doctors, but things are gradually changing with some aboriginal doctors determined to make a difference.
India should not persevere with its focus on privatising healthcare or relying on health insurance.
Unless India’s public healthcare infrastructure is improved considerably, development and investment in other sectors will mean little.
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The study of 300 of the Nordic region’s largest companies by Global Child Forum found companies scored below the global average on a combination of issues including child labour, charitable initiatives for children, and accountability.
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Prerna Singh’s book, ‘How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India’, establishes a connection between subnationalism and social indices.
Beyond humanitarian crises, the next director-general of the WHO will have to address many other complex challenges ranging from antimicrobial resistance to maternal mortality.
For India to make urbanisation sustainable, it must first tackle the problems of multiplicity of jurisdictions, weak revenue base and human resource capacity deficit that impact most of its cities.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
Marine life strandings are episodic events – but climbing pressures from human activities like fisheries can potentially increase their frequency.