Achieving Universal Health Coverage: The Way Forward

Despite being the core of health policy for a long time, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is still a distant goal in India. The major hindrance to achieving UHC is rooted in scant funding from both the Central and State governments to health sector. This has ultimately resulted in lack of health...

What do we want: Health as a ‘Right’ or just an ‘Assurance’

25 July 2016: A day  that began on an optimistic note with the news ‘Health could soon become a fundamental right’, ended with the optimism being busted by the evening edition, ‘National Health Policy: Cabinet note proposes assured services to all’. As many public health advocates who...

From Darbhanga to Davos: Access to Affordable Medicine Still Remains a Key Question

Sharelines Globally millions of people sink into debt & poverty because of unaffordable healthcare. Read about this inequality here http://bit.ly/1QnyXIo How are intellectual property rules killing the world’s sick and ailing? By restricting access to medicine. Read more http://bit.ly/1QnyXIo...

Here’s Why States Need to Provide Free Basic Medicines

Sharelines Millions of Indians choose not to get medical treatment when ill because they cannot afford it. Read more http://bit.ly/1o9d5HP Nabina’s family has been in debt since she got fever last year. Find out why http://bit.ly/1o9d5HP Last year, 18-year-old Nabina Bagartee, who lives in village...

Healthcare for all in India: When, How, and Why RSBY?

SharelinesFree quality public services are vital to fight poverty and inequality by putting virtual money in people’s pockets.http://bit.ly/1IpuoebEvery year, health payments push 6 crore Indians below poverty line. Know more. http://bit.ly/1IpuoebIndia’s health system is one of those rarities in...