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Free Online Harvard School of Public Health Course on Clinical Research

This year  Swati Piramal was elected to the Harvard Board of Overseers, a 350 year old governing board of Harvard University for a term of 6 years. She has been frequently asked how that would benefit her own country. She… Continue Reading →

WHO’s role in documenting attacks on health workers and facilities

World Health Assembly adopts resolution on WHO’s role in documenting attacks on health workers and facilities Wednesday, 30 May 2012   At the 65th session of the World Health Assembly last week, an important resolution was adopted on WHO leadership… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release-Jan Swasthya Abhiyan Calls For National Debate for ‘Universal Health Care’

Press Statement on the occasion of World Health Day – April 7th 2012 Jan Swasthya Abhiyan Calls For National Debate On Design Of Proposed System For ‘Universal Health Care’ Ensure quality, free health care for all as a right: Give… Continue Reading →

The UIDAI project: why some of the optimism might be Nir-aadhar

A few months ago Nandan Nilekani had published an editorial in the National Medical Journal of India extolling the virtues of the Aadhar project for health. His article is available at Editorial-II.pdf Anant Bhan  and Sunita Bandewar have responded to this… Continue Reading →

Immediate Release- Stop Privatization of Health Services in Maharashtra

State Convention’s Critique of the Privatization Proposal Do not privatize Lab. Investigations, MRI, CT scan Facilities in Medical College Hospitals and Radiology Services in other hospitals! This Privatization will be disastrous for the people and Public Health Services and Medical… Continue Reading →

Call for Endorsements-Opposing privatisation of Public health services

Dear all Here is an invitation and a call for seeking endorsements for organizations , unions and networks who oppose privatistaion of Public health services Please circulate widely and send your organizations/network/union endorsements to me By March 15th, the final… Continue Reading →

The EU-India Free Trade Agreement: is it the end of the world as we know it?

This week, Indian and European Union (EU) trade negotiators in New Delhi will most likely announce that they have reached a preliminary agreement on a trade pact that will forge a new commercial relationship between the two economies. The EU… Continue Reading →

Assam launches scheme for pregnant mothers

Assam launches scheme for pregnant mothers Under the scheme all pregnant women are entitled to free delivery — including caesarean section —in public health institutions of the state Submitted on 01/31/2012 Guwahati: Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi… Continue Reading →

India’s Rural Angels: Village Midwives

Traditional midwives if supported with modern training can make a significant difference to maternal health in India. By Soma Mukhopadhyay It was a dark night on 31 December 2011 when our youth were celebrating their New Year’s eve with light… Continue Reading →

User fee removal in the health sector in low-income countries: lessons from recent national initiatives

Edited by Bruno Meessen, Lucy Gilson and Abdelmajid Tibouti Health Policy and Planning – Volume 26, Supplement 2 – November 2011 This supplement, sponsored by Unicef, focuses on the challenges related to the design and implementation of user fee removal… Continue Reading →

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