Highlights of the UN Food Systems Summit

UN Food Systems Summit: Anarchy no alternative to multilateralism

The counter mobilisations at the UN Food Systems Summit were an attack on multilateralism, the best available option to raise critical global issues. Read more »
health insurance sector in crisis

Greedy private hospitals bleed health insurance firms dry

There is a need for a regulator in the healthcare sector to stop private hospitals from profiteering at the cost of health insurance firms and hapless patients. Read more »
covid-19 and the child nutrition chalenge

Child nutrition: Covid-19 poses a huge public policy challenge

Union and states governments have lined up a slew of measures to tackle the unprecedented crisis for child nutrition and service delivery disruptions caused by Covid-19. Read more »
Farm subsidies affect the poorest people in poor countries.

Farm subsidies inefficient, harm health, environment, says UN report

A joint FAO-UNDP-UNEP report urges governments to rethink farm subsidies that are price distorting or harmful to nature and health. Read more »
Importance of health insurance cover

Health Insurance: Covid-19 forces a change in mindset

Indian middle class has realised the importance health insurance after the high out-of-pocket expenditure for Covid-19 treatment pushed several families into financial ruin. Read more »
mismatch in medical education

HR crisis: Medical education should be tailormade for reality

There is a mismatch between where the investment in medical education is going and where there is a shortage of medical professionals. Read more »
dementia patients need legal support

Laws must champion dignity, rights and freedoms of dementia patients

A legislative environment based on internationally accepted human rights standards is required to ensure the highest quality of care for people with dementia. Read more »
India's public health system failed during pandemic

Covid-19 lessons: Public health system must offer free drugs, diagnostics

Political commitment to public health system which is key to delivering universal health coverage is missing at the moment. Read more »
smart organisations in post-Covid world of work

Post-Covid world of work: How smart organisations future-proof themselves

Post-Covid world of work: When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, only 54% of the organisations across the world were ready to work from home. Read more »
Kerala's covid-19 response a success

Kerala’s Covid-19 response will prove critics wrong

The success of Kerala's Covid-19 response should be gauged by what happens to people when they get infected, and not by how many are getting the infection. Read more »