Tag: Health

Why Access to Nutritious Food is A Right, Not Charity

Malnutrition has been one India's biggest and most difficult challenges to beat. Despite decades of investment, the latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5, 2019-2021)...

Sports and Fitness Services in India Need to Account for the...

One of the many things that coronavirus-induced lockdowns have shown us is the value of personal health and fitness. To the privileged few who...

Making Light of Numbers: Indian Paralympic Athletes Defying Age

Having the right support system and entourage can take Indian athletes to world-beating levels.

Responding to COVID-19: Here’s How India’s Sex Workers Are Doing It

India's sex workers have been mobilising their community to address the impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods and families. Here's how.

ASHA Workers and the Burden of Unpaid Care Work

Health workers such as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA), among others, have been part of the National Health Mission (NHM) since 2005. An ASHA...

Femtech Says It’s Empowering Women, but Is It Commodifying Them Too?

The concept of ‘Femtech’—or technology “which addresses women's biological needs”—is so interlinked with the women’s health apps, that the term itself is credited to...

Dialling 102: How Can We (Re)Design Healthcare in India

Kiran Karnik — Former President, NASSCOM and Founder & Former Director, ISRO’s Development and Educational Communication Unit — speaks about reforming and redesigning India’s healthcare sector, in conversation with Sourya Reddy.

What Does it Take to Build a Sustainable Digital Health System?

This article is the second instalment of a two-part series on the National Digital Health Mission. We look at the best practices required to...

Is the National Digital Health Mission an Effective Treatment for India’s...

This article is the first of a two-part series on the National Digital Health Mission, and the best practices required to scale digital health...

Atwood’s Gilead: Is the 2019 Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill’s Blanket Ban on...

Baby Manji’s birth in July, 2008, was the result of a contract between a Japanese couple and an Indian surrogate in Anand, Gujarat. The...