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...