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UN Security Council: India’s focus on maritime security, terror, health diplomacy

India may mobilise global leadership for equitable access to Covid-19 vaccines as well as on terrorism, peace and Security Council reforms. Read more »
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Widows in India: Invisible women facing invisible problems

International Widows Day reminds us of the opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows in India. Read more »
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Elder abuse cases on the rise as ageing population lack access to justice

Prevention of elder abuse is possible as many strategies have been identified to prevent abuse, take action against it and mitigate its consequences. Read more »
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UN Security Council May agenda skirts Covid-19 pandemic crisis

The UN Security Council's programme of work for May focuses on global challenges of peace and human wellbeing, exposing its narrow definition of peace. Read more »
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Covid-19: Multilateralism, diplomacy can improve pandemic response

Even countries like India that have vaccine manufacturing facilities are at the mercy of a few manufacturers of Covid-19 vaccine. Read more »
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Covid-19 vaccine diplomacy: India’s chance to deepen its strategic engagements

India, the largest producer of vaccines in the world, exported 64 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines, while administering only 61 million doses within the country. Read more »
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World Health Day: WHO calls for fairer post-Covid-19 world

On World Health Day, WHO has urged world leaders to monitor health inequities and ensure that all people can access quality health services. Read more »
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Reimagining health: A people’s manifesto for Kerala

Kerala’s healthcare infrastructure may withstand pandemics like Covid-19, but the state lacks a transparent health financing policy based on a cost budget. Read more »
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Empowerment of women: Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 5

The celebration of Women's Day and the ritualistic reverence of women notwithstanding, there is an urgent need for a critical appraisal of their status. Read more »
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Covid-19 vaccine: Compulsory licensing key to equal access

The unprecedented damage to human lives and the economy is justification enough for compulsory licensing of coronavirus vaccines. Read more »