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#India – #HealthCare 12th Plan document envisages large role of Private sector #WTFnews

   C.V. SubrahmanyamA man affected by malaria at Pedabidda, an interior tribal hamlet of Anantagiri mandal in the Visakhapatnam agency area. A file photograph. Activists have been maintaining that secure access to quality health care can only be guaranteed by… Continue Reading →

#India – Law to regulate healthcare system faces resistance in many states #healthcare

  Flawed legislation     Author(s): Kundan Pandey , DOWN TO EARTH   Dec 31, 2013 | From the print edition   Centre’s law to regulate healthcare system faces resistance in many states Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act is silent on patients’… Continue Reading →

#India – Its Time for a ‘Right to Healthcare’

December 18, 2013 Raghuvir Srinivasan The Hindu Tamil Nadu and Kerala defy the presumption taht the government can’t do anything. Photo: V.V. Krishnan Amartya Sen says India ranks alongside Haiti and Sierra Leone when it comes to government spending on health… Continue Reading →

#India – Health Activists in Maharashtra upbeat about committee on Clinical Establishment Act

pIC- COURTESY- DOWN TO EARTH – ILLUSTRATION BY KARNO GUHATHAKURTA TNN | Dec 9, 2013, 02.41 AM IST PUNE: Health activists and civil society organisations have commended the state health minister’s decision to set up a multi-stakeholder committee to formulate the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment… Continue Reading →

#India: Improve Access to Strong Pain Medicines #healthcare #patientrights

New Cancer Pain Research Underscores Urgency to Reform Drug Act December 4, 2013 (New Delhi) – India [2]’s parliament should approve changes to the country’s drug law to improve availability of strong pain medicines, Human Rights Watch and Pallium India said today…. Continue Reading →

Statement by Medicus Mundi International and the People’s Health Movement to WHO

 To the 64th Meeting of the Regional Committee of WHO regarding Item 14 on NCDs     Medicus Mundi International and the People’s Health Movement thank you, Mr. Chair, for the opportunity to contribute to this important debate on NCDs.  … Continue Reading →

#India- Infants in West Bengal are “Referred to die” #healthcare

Author(s): Sayantan Bera , down to earth Infant deaths in West Bengal’s only super specialty hospital underscrore an urgent need to improve healthcare facilities in rural areas 63 per cent women in the state suffer from anaemia (Photo: Sayantan Bera) SUPER SPECIALTY… Continue Reading →

Turkish Women Point Out Pitfalls of Fertility Push #Reproductiverights #Vaw

By Erin Browner WeNews correspondent Tuesday, August 27, 2013 The prime minister’s statements against abortion and in favor of large families have something like the power of unwritten law. That’s why some women have joined the anti-government protests and others… Continue Reading →

How to save $25 billion and more on drug costs

Author(s): Latha Jishnu [1] Issue Date: 2013-8-31 Patent settlements bring cheaper generics to market early and cut healthcare spending Illustration: Anirban BoraSummer has been the season of squalor and scandal for the pharmaceutical industry worldwide. For India, it was the disgrace… Continue Reading →

Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us #healthcare

By Steven BrillFeb. 20, 2013   1. Routine Care, Unforgettable Bills When Sean Recchi, a 42-year-old from Lancaster, Ohio, was told last March that he had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, his wife Stephanie knew she had to get him to MD Anderson Cancer… Continue Reading →

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