In the last decade, the US has been the leading funder for preparing and responding to global infectious outbreaks, and the delivery of basic healthcare to low-income countries.
The plan would cut $3.6 trillion in government spending over ten years, balancing the budget by the end of the decade.
India has performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, diabetes, chronic kidney disease and rheumatic heart disease, a study in The Lancet says.
It’s estimated that at least 800 medical personnel have been killed since the start of the Syrian war.
A chance meeting on a minibus in Costa Rica inspired a young American to start crowdfunding healthcare for people all over the world.
As long as healthcare is treated as a commodity, medical practitioners will keep catering to society’s paternalistic demands for sex selective abortions.
A Republican plan backed by Trump to overhaul the US healthcare system was pulled on Friday after it failed to garner enough support
The policy falls somewhere between a comprehensive plan for major expansion of public health services, socialisation of the private sector and extreme privatisation.
A sampling Trump’s tweets on his plans to repeal Obamacare, followed by comments from Trump on Friday after his fellow Republicans yanked the plan.
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 Congressional Budget Office has estimated that 14 million people would lose health coverage under the measure over the next year.
A White House official said Trump and Pence were “open to constructive improvements that maintain the core principles and get the Bill over the goal.”
In a battle waged since the 2010 passage of the Affordable Care Act, Republicans including President Donald Trump had vowed to replace the law.
Medical associations, hospitals and pharma companies have no interest in making healthcare affordable
A pregnancy complication that causes the mother’s blood pressure to rise – often fatally – is more common in women of African descent than any other.
A tea garden worker in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal runs a unique ‘bike ambulance’ free of cost for villagers. He was recently awarded the Padma Shri.
A reliable and trustworthy voice for the value of statistics will be missed with Rosling’s passing – especially in this time when its stock is at an all-time low.
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 shift to electronic medical records has not been matched with a legal framework on data collection and use, or on breaches.
The dilly-dallying by ministries over their financial commitments is a sign that they are still wary of making the leap from academic research to product development.
Earlier this week, Barack Obama, who served two terms as president of the US, gave his farewell address to the nation in Chicago. We take a look at some key aspects of his legacy including policies in the civil, military, economic, and environmental domains.
Experts who carried out the studies found that medicine and healthcare are routinely both over- and underused, causing avoidable harm and suffering and wasting precious resources.
India should not persevere with its focus on privatising healthcare or relying on health insurance.
“The quantum of profit for companies is higher [in medical camps], where they have independent access to captive patients and can push their products for treatment after diagnosis.”
As the US prepares for Donald Trump to take office, India must be the one to push for greater economic and military collaboration and also lead in areas of common multilateral importance, such as climate change.
As their repeated appeals to the administration go unheard, these women say death seems better than this humiliation.
Rural healthcare is quite the powerful oxymoron in India.
Unless India’s public healthcare infrastructure is improved considerably, development and investment in other sectors will mean little.
Private hospitals have not been allowed to use the defunct Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, potentially affecting 58% of Indians in rural areas and 68% in urban areas who opt for private healthcare.
In order to achieve universal health coverage, India must increase its health spending, an investment that can lead to increased workplace productivity and economic growth.
The medals tally shows that countries that do well in the Olympics have also done excellent work in the field of science and technology. What can India learn from this?
There are only two practising psychiatrists for South Sudan’s 11 million people, Amnesty International said in a report.
The lack of specific guidelines from professional bodies until now will have contributed to reticence among some doctors to prescribe Entresto – but cost is also an issue.
As people have very strong feelings about third-party access to medical records, all of this has caused a bit of a scandal.
India’s ageing is being driven by a falling fertility rate—especially in the south—and growing life expectancy. Life expectancy at birth has increased from 63.2 years between 2001-05 to 67.5 years between 2009-15.