Tag Search: “public health”
How movies impact stigma and choice: Evidence from the pharmaceutical industry
Recently educational entertainment is emerging as a platform for addressing public health issues. In this article, Aggarwal, Chakrabarti, and Chatterjee investigate whether movies can destigmatise acc...
- Mayank Aggarwal Anindya Chakrabarti Chirantan Chatterjee
- 07 June, 2023
Empowering patients with information to improve hospital accountability
Despite the expansion of free healthcare for the poor throughout India, many hospitals continue to charge patients out-of-pocket fees. In this study, Dupas and Jain investigate whether informing patie...
- Pascaline Dupas Radhika Jain
- 24 April, 2023
The effect of domestic violence on cardiovascular risk
In the tenth post of I4I’s month-long campaign to mark International Women’s Day 2023, Seetha Menon investigates the causal relationship between domestic violence and increased risk of cardiovascular ...
- Seetha Menon
- 24 March, 2023
Is open defecation still prevalent in rural north India?
In an attempt to understand open defecation in four focus states in the aftermath of the Swachh Bharat Mission, Vyas and Gupta evaluate the findings of the NFHS-5. They note that the NFHS is likely to...
- Aashish Gupta Sangita Vyas
- 20 January, 2023
How human and ecosystem health are intertwined: Evidence from vulture population collapse in India
Livestock farmers in India have historically relied on vultures to dispose of dead animals. However, the collapse of vulture populations in India due to accidental poisoning has prevented the scavengi...
- Eyal Frank Anant Sudarshan
- 18 January, 2023
Does being local matter? Administrative decentralisation and human development
In this post, Chaudhary and Iyer discuss the administrative decentralisation reforms brought about by the Panchayati Raj Act, and measure the effect of decentralisation on the provision of public serv...
- Latika Chaudhary Lakshmi Iyer
- 13 January, 2023
Stewardship as the way forward in fighting global antimicrobial resistance
With the World Health Organization's emphasis on stewardship and working together against antimicrobial resistance (AMR), the authors consider the importance of certain agents in preventing AMR. Looki...
- Anindya Chakrabarti Chirantan Chatterjee Matthew J. Higgins
- 22 November, 2022
Insuring India: PM-JAY’s targeting problem
India’s largest health insurance programme is targetted at poor and vulnerable populations who would be least able to afford medical care. However, this article by Chhabra and Smith shows that a large...
- Sheena Chhabra Owen Smith
- 19 October, 2022
To invest in sanitation or not? The role of gender differences in perceptions
Although sanitation is essential for health, many households remain without a toilet due to financial constraints. This article describes the extent to which perceptions of costs and benefits of sanit...
- Britta Augsburg Bansi Malde Harriet Olorenshaw Zaki Wahhaj
- 22 July, 2022
Access to health insurance in India: Direct and spillover effects
Many low-income households in India have been pushed into poverty by high healthcare costs. Uptake of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana, the government-run national health insurance programme for bel...
- Gabriella Conti Cynthia Kinnan Anup Malani Alessandra Voena
- 01 July, 2022
The role of regulatory innovation in reversing India’s environmental degradation
In the Yale Environmental Performance Index, India ranked last out of 180 countries. Anant Sudarshan examines the broader economic and developmental costs of environmental degradation. Based on the li...
- Anant Sudarshan
- 17 June, 2022
Using machine learning to target neonatal and infant mortality
India accounts for one-fourth of the world’s neonatal mortalities, and this has likely been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic – due to lockdowns and lack of access to critical antenatal and postnat...
- Dweepobotee Brahma Debasri Mukherjee
- 17 May, 2022