Can a polio-free India lead to an HIV-free India? (c) 2012, Charlotte Raymond Photography for International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) Author : Christian PitterChristian Pitter is senior director of global technical policy and partnerships at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF) India—once considered the most challenging place on earth to end polio—is now on the verge of announcing the disease’s eradication. It has been more than 3 years since the last case of polio was reported and WHO is expected to declare India officially polio-free later this year. Its rapid success can be attributed to the Indian government and public policy leaders who made polio eradication a national priority. This news brings fresh hope that we can also conquer another serious public health threat in India—paediatric HIV. Both polio and HIV/AIDS significantly affect children and, with the right measures in place, both diseases can be … [Read more...] about Can a polio-free India lead to an HIV-free India?
Research has revealed the shocking lack of access to essential medicines in India, despite thousands being approved in an attempt to generate wider availability. Researchers at Newcastle University, UK and in Mumbai, India publishing in the Journal of Global Health, found that policy to open up the market has generated a large number of brands of medicines, but there are still not enough available in the pharmacies. This study assessed the rational use -- those drugs shown to be safe and effective with good evidence -- and availability of six essential medicines in 124 private pharmacies in Maharashtra State, India. In theory, competition within India's vast market for generic drugs should ensure that essential medicines are available in private retail outlets at a price people can afford. However, the study found that despite there being multiple approved products listed in India databases, few were available in private pharmacies at a price people could afford. Lead author, Dr Colin … [Read more...] about Lack of essential and affordable medicines in India revealed
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Dhruv S. Kazi, P. Gregg Greenough, Rishi Madhok, Aaron Heerboth, Ahmed Shaikh, Jennifer Leaning, Satchit Balsari; Using mobile technology to optimize disease surveillance and healthcare delivery at mass gatherings: a case study from India's Kumbh Mela, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 616–624, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw091 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract … [Read more...] about Using mobile technology to optimize disease surveillance and healthcare delivery at mass gatherings: a case study from India’s Kumbh Mela
Nearly eight months after India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi shocked the economy by banning 86 percent of the country’s currency, business has more or less returned to usual. On the one hand, that’s a testament to the Indian economy’s resilience. On the other, it also means that Modi’s hopes of creating a cashless economy will not be immediately realized. One piece of evidence: ATM withdrawals are back up and mobile transactions are down. Still, some experts say Modi’s disruptive attempt has laid the groundwork for all Indians, even the rural poor, to soon have access to financial services through digital banking. On November 8, Modi sent shockwaves throughout the country when he announced that the two largest cash denominations, the 500- and 1,000 rupee notes, would be pulled from circulation within four hours. Demonetization, he said, would root out illegal and undeclared “black money,” counterfeits and terrorism … [Read more...] about Cashless economy not happening in India yet but the groundwork is laid
Speaker Dorothy Lall j Affiliation Institute of Public Health, Bengaluru Date 9 June 2017 } Time 3:00 – 4:30 PM Venue Institute of Public health #250, 2nd C Main, 2nd C Cross, Girinagar Ist Phase, Bengaluru – 560085 Dorothy Lall will be presenting the findings of the first phase of research that is part of her PhD program. She is studying the organization of health care services for diabetes and hypertension at primary care level to identify ways to improve and strengthen services. These results are not published yet but the manuscript is being developed. In the next phase, we will be implementing and evaluating interventions that address the gaps identified in the first phase of the study. Title: Organization of Primary Health Care Services for Diabetes and Hypertension; A qualitative study of public and private, patient and provider perspectives in Rural India Abstract Background: Diabetes and … [Read more...] about Organization of Primary Health Care Services for Diabetes and Hypertension: A qualitative study of public and private, patient and provider perspectives in Rural India