Tag: Public Health

COVID-19 | Persons with Disabilities Need to Be Accounted For, Prioritized

Prolonged lockdowns, apathetic social security services, and not being seen as high-priority recipients of the vaccine, have left them more vulnerable than ever before.

Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy Amongst Women in the Informal Economy

The cost of vaccination seems to be too high for many; convincing these women can have multiplying effects on India’s drive to universally immunize.

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...

Who Can Perform Your Surgery? On “Quacks” and the Creation of...

Understanding the Context On the 20th of November 2020, The Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) issued a notification in its gazette that allowed post-graduate...

Building Friendly Toilets for Every Indian

November 19 marks World Toilet Day. Aimed towards raising awareness on those who live without access to safely managed sanitation, the Day also marks...

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...

Of Syndemics and Stigma: Understanding COVID-19 Beyond the Pandemic

As we battle the pandemic, other factors beyond the biomedical come into play. These have to do with the social and life worlds occupied...

Bursting the Balloon: Making Sense of COVID-19 Figures

A week ago, India reported over one lakh cases of COVID-19. The country is now amongst the top ten worst affected by the virus....