By Amanda Landrian (University of California, Los Angeles)
Reducing maternal mortality remains a public health priority in many low- and middle-income countries. Great efforts have been made globally to increase institutional deliveries (versus delivering at home) as a means of addressing maternal mortality by increasing women’s access to…
By Shelly Batra (Co-Founder and President, Operation ASHA)
TB – a disease that continues to plague the poorest
When I was a student in King George’s Medical College, India, a group of doctors came from the UK to visit our hospital. They said to my Professor,
May we see…
By Rhys Williams (London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine).
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An IDEAS supplement in the Journal of Health Policy and Planning
Information systems and health planning are relatively neglected areas of health policy and system research.
Collecting high quality routine…
by Arjun Vasan and Gina Lagomarsino, Results for Development Institute
Just over three months ago, Mr. Narendra Modi was inaugurated as the 14th Prime Minister of India after his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), resoundingly defeated the ruling Congress Party. Many observers are now looking to Mr. Modi, a…
By Jacqueline Bhaba, Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health
I read Sharma et al.’s recent paper ‘Sexual violence in India: addressing gaps between policy and implementation’ with interest. The death of “Nirbhaya”, the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim, generated widespread attention…
By Sanghita Bhattacharyya
From conception through to birth, a child’s health is very closely linked to its mother’s. The pre-delivery phase is a particularly important stage in the continuum of care. Good information and care during the antenatal period links the pregnant woman with the formal health…