Tag: COVID-19

It’s Time to Regulate India’s EdTech Sector

In the last two years, more than 150 million students have entered India’s EdTech sector besides platform users such as teachers and administrators. The role of EdTechs is no longer limited to imparting education through online classes. This calls for a regulatory framework by the government that safeguards the interests of all stakeholders offering and availing the varied educational services.

India’s Self-Regulated EdTech Industry is Affecting Lakhs of Lives

The lack of timely reforms has enabled the EdTech sector to flourish, but at the cost of its stakeholders—lakhs of teachers, students and parents, and schools.

It’s Time to Take Long COVID Patients Seriously

What has the experience of treating Long COVID looked like in India, and how can our public health system rise to this real and growing challenge?

One Health: The Need for Intersections Between Human, Animal and Environmental...

This is an integrated approach to healthcare that can be adopted as a preventive measure against zoonotic diseases. But will One Health find its ground in India, or become yet another underexplored idea?

What We Have Learnt From Conducting Telephonic Health Surveys During the...

With all its challenges and breakthroughs over the past two years, telephonic data collection has proven to be a useful alternative for in-person data collection methods, albeit entirely new.

Ecosystems As Public Health Services In India

Access to ecosystem services is important for communities that lack access to quality healthcare, because they serve as basic and free healthcare systems.

9 Trends on Learning During a Pandemic from 7 Reports in...

9 trends on the state of education in much of India can be discerned across 7 major reports一which may be of critical use to policymakers in the coming year.

Moving When the World is Still: The Seasonal Migration of Van...

Lockdowns and COVID-19 policies within the Protected Areas that Van Gujjars inhabit during the summer have diminished their autonomy over their livelihood.

Mapping the Impact of COVID-19 on Himal‌ayan Pastoralists: A‌ ‌Primer‌

State marginalisation of nomadic pastoralists is felt by two Himalayan communities—the Bakarwals of Jammu & Kashmir, & the Van Gujjars of Uttarakhand.

The Story of CoWIN: How A Vaccination Strategy for Digital India...

Why was a wholly digital platform like CoWIN—one that is largely accessible to the technology-owning elite—used for mass vaccine registration?