Universal health care, worldwide, is within reach

Published in economist.com | On April 26, 2018 BY MANY measures the world has never been in better health. Since 2000 the number of children who die before they are five has fallen by almost half, to 5.6m. Life expectancy has reached 71, a gain of five years. More children than ever are vaccinated. Malaria, […]

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Healthonomics—A healthcare investor’s point of view

Published on April 24, 2018 India has quietly generated a healthcare crisis. The small victory, however, is that the recent budget announcement and urgency surrounding the broken system have dragged healthcare out of the wings. The underlying question—is it too late? Healthcare’s begun to find mention in quotidian discourse, too. The other day, my car […]

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Every tuberculosis case treated can save others

Published in Hindustan Times | By Bjorn Lomberg & Manorama Bakshi | On April 4, 2018 Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the impressive goal of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in India by 2025. TB claims the lives of more than four lakh Indians every year. The PM has made it clear that now is not […]

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The grim picture of backlog in India’s primary healthcare sector

Published in Business Standard | By Abhishek Waghmare | On March 24, 2018 The NITI Aayog is spearheading reforms in the health care sector by helping formulate the new insurance scheme and planning to use data analytics to monitor health outcomes. But even a cursory look at infrastructure adequacy and human resource availability in primary health in India shows up a grim picture. […]

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