public health focus on prevention

Universal health cards can transform India’s public health system

The battle against #lungdiseases demands a comprehensive public health strategy that goes beyond treatment and embraces #prevention, public #awareness, and holistic #healthcheckups. #covid19 #ayushmanbharat #mohfw Read more »
Use of AI in public health

AI in public health: Need to balance innovation with accountability

Artificial intelligence could revolutionise public health, but regulation needed to protect privacy, promote equity, writes Joe Thomas. Read more »
public health budget 2023

Public health policy must focus on non-communicable diseases

Half of the public health budget comes from the National Health Mission that saw a 1.2% increase in allocation compared with the previous year. #budget2023 #ayushmanbharat #mgnrega #publichealth Read more »
Universal pension and health coverage

Public health: India must step up funding, leverage technology to improve access

As the private medical system is unaffordable to a majority of citizens, the PHC-UHC approach can be adopted to improve access to the public health system. Read more »
self-care will be crucial in coming years

Looming crisis: World must develop self-care models for common ailments

Global Health Updates: Researchers need to evolve best practices of self-care that could be used to manage Long Covid symptoms and other illnesses. Read more »
A Budget 2022 wishlist for public health

Budget 2022: 10 ideas for a healthy India, booming economy

A Budget 2022 wishlist: Indian economy needs higher investment in improving delivery of public health services. Read more »
public health outcomes

Public health: Profit motive, state inaction dictate outcomes

Optimal public health outcomes require policymakers and public health practitioners to hold powerful commercial actors responsible for their actions. Read more »
Covid-19, JN.1 variant

Covid-19 highlighted need for strong public health system, exposed private sector

India needs to shed the profit logic that has dominated the sector in the pre Covid-19 period and reconstruct public health system. Read more »
Covid-19 third wave

Covid-19 third wave: Govt must focus on pre-emptive measures

Dr Aruna Sharma’s inaugural address in the first episode of Delhi Dialogues emphasised the need for deliberations and wider consultations in tackling the third wave of Covid-19. Read more »
World Diabetes Day 2021

Back to basics: Kerala’s Covid-19 curve springs another surprise

The latest Covid-19 figures show that there was nothing wrong with the Kerala model -- the hospitals were never crowded, the cases were getting proper treatment, mortality rate was quite low. Read more »