Tag Search: “public health”
Analysing efficiency of government hospitals in West Bengal
Given the insufficient public investment in the health sector in India, optimal utilisation of resources in the sector is crucial. This column analyses the efficiency of secondary government hospital...
- Satarupa Bandyopadhyay Arijita Dutta Arpita Ghose
- 24 October, 2014
Intervention design of Integrated Performance Management System (IPMS) for ICDS
Leakages from the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) have compromised the effectiveness of the programme. The study proposed a new design for an effective monitoring system for the ICDS progra...
- Ronald Abraham Andrew Fraker
- 15 September, 2014
- IGC Research on India
Left, right, and toilets
Eliminating open defecation in India is a policy priority. This column contends that successful strategies for reducing open defecation may not fit policy stereotypes of the left or the right. While ...
- Dean Spears
- 19 August, 2014
What the Muslim mortality paradox reveals about importance of sanitation for all children in India
It has long been noted that in India, Hindu children face substantially higher mortality rates than Muslim children, despite being relatively richer on average. This column shows that differences in ...
- Michael Geruso
- 18 August, 2014
Culture, religion and open defecation in rural north India
Open defecation in rural India is a human development emergency that is causing infant deaths, child stunting, and widespread infectious diseases. This column presents surprising qualitative and quan...
- Diane Coffey
- 14 August, 2014
Impact of Community Health Workers on childhood immunisation: Evidence from India's ASHAs
A key component of the National Rural Health Mission launched by the Indian government in 2005 was the introduction of a cadre of village-level Community Health Workers known as ASHAs. This column an...
- Tanvi Rao
- 27 June, 2014
The nutrition puzzles: Need for more holistic solutions
In this column, the author critiques the approach of only focusing on nutrition and health sector-related solutions for achieving food security. She calls for more holistic approaches that take into a...
- Uma Lele
- 28 April, 2014
Open defecation in cities: A faltering India story
Despite significant public investment in urban sanitation, over 37 million people in Indian cities resort to open defecation. This column examines the existing information on open defecation in urban...
- Meera Mehta Dinesh Mehta
- 23 April, 2014
India was recently ranked 174th out of 178 countries, on air pollution. A key contributing factor is diesel vehicles. This column shows that diesel subsidies benefit the rich more than the poor, and ...
- E. Somanathan
- 31 March, 2014
How labels influence the decision to buy genetically modified food
A regulation mandating labelling for all packaged products has been in effect in India since the beginning of this year. This column examines the role of information provided by labels in the decision...
- Sangeeta Bansal Sujoy Chakravarty Bharat Ramaswami
- 28 October, 2013
Delivering health services through schools in rural India
Given that India has better infrastructure for schooling relative to healthcare, and near universal primary school enrolment rates, many believe that providing basic health services through schools ra...
- Anjini Kochar
- 04 October, 2013
Tuberculosis control in India: More bang for bucks than simply saving lives
India has one of the world’s worst records on tuberculosis. This column presents recommendations for how to fight it more cost effectively.
- Ramanan Laxminarayan Arindam Nandi
- 27 May, 2013