Cost Effectiveness of IMNCI Program in India

Dear All PFA a paper on cost effectiveness of IMNCI program in India. Hope you find this relevant. Regards Shankar Dr. Shankar Prinja MD, DNB, MSc Associate Professor of Health Economics School of Public Health Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research...

Direct Observation of Treatment Provided by a Family Member as Compared to Non-Family Member among Children with New Tuberculosis: A Pragmatic, Non-Inferiority, Cluster-Randomized Trial in Gujarat, India

Direct Observation of Treatment Provided by a Family Member as Compared to Non-Family Member among Children with New Tuberculosis: A Pragmatic, Non-Inferiority, Cluster-Randomized Trial in Gujarat, India Paresh Vamanrao Dave et al PLOS ONE Abstract Background The...

Union Budget 2016-17 & Health Sector

Dear All, Kindly find below the main highlights of the Union Budget 2016-17 with regard to the health sector. Budget Allocation · Budget allocation of Rs. 39,533 crores (BE) in 2016-17 compared to Rs. 34,957 crores (RE) in 2015-16 Budget. · Allocation of Rs.20,037...

The importance of intersectoral factors in promoting equity-oriented universal health coverage: a multilevel analysis of social determinants affecting neonatal infant and under-five mortality in Bangladesh

The importance of intersectoral factors in promoting equity-oriented universal health coverage: a multilevel analysis of social determinants affecting neonatal infant and under-five mortality in Bangladesh Tanvir M. Huda et al Global Health Action Abstract...

Politics of Medical Education in India

Politics of Medical Education in India K S Jacob The impoverishment within the public health system is in stark contrast to the phenomenal rise of private healthcare, its international standards, medical tourism and its focus on servicing the rich. A meaningful change...

Food price and child survival

Quantifying the impact of rising food prices on child mortality in India: a cross-district statistical analysis of the District Level Household Survey Jasmine Fledderjohann, Sukumar Vellakkal, Zaky Khan, Shah Ebrahim, and David Stuckler Full text/pdf is freely...

No Respite for Public Health EPW Article

No Respite for Public Health T Sundararaman, Indranil Mukhopadhyay, V R Muraleedharan Economic and Political Weekly EPW Health allocations in Budget 2016–17, which show a modest increase in nominal terms, must be viewed against the virtual stagnation of allocations...

Draft National Health Policy 2015

Dear All, Please find herewith the draft National Health Policy 2015 published in the website of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare inviting comments and suggestions. The last date for giving comments and suggestions is Feb 28th 2015....

Union Budget 2015-16 and Health Sector

Dear All, Kindly find below the main highlights of the Union Budget 2015-16 with regard to the health sector. Budget Allocation · Allocation of Rs.33,152 Crores to the health sector for the year 2015-16 · Enhanced Allocation to ICDS by Rs.1500 crore and Integrated...

The Association between Provider Practice and Knowledge of ORS and Zinc Supplementation for the Treatment of Childhood Diarrhea in Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India: A Multi-Site Cross-Sectional Study

The Association between Provider Practice and Knowledge of ORS and Zinc Supplementation for the Treatment of Childhood Diarrhea in Bihar, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, India: A Multi-Site Cross-Sectional Study Laura M. Lamberti et al ,PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130845. Abstract...

RHS 2015

Dear all, RHS - 2015 is out. This time it has data for training centers also. You can download the report from...

Introducing the Journal of Health Systems (JHS)

Dear Members Health Systems Research India Initiative is proud to introduce Journal of Health Systems (JHS)- a peer reviewed open access journal and the article submission portal, http://jhs.hsrii.org/submit The Health Systems approach calls for a multi-dimensional...

Financing and Provision of Healthcare

Please find enclosed the link to a paper in which we explore if it is indeed the best proposition to aim for a 100% tax financed and 100% government provided health system (the 100-100 option) which only Cuba has successfully adopted or if more alternatives need to be...

Systematic Review on Economic Evaluation in India

Dear All PFA "A Systematic Review on the State of Economic Evaluation for Health Care in India" which we published recently in the Applied Health Economic and Health Policy. In this paper we review the existing evidence, evaluate its quality and look at trends over...

Evidence-based medicine: is it a bridge too far?

Evidence-based medicine: is it a bridge too far? Ana Fernandez et al Health Research Policy and Systems 2015, 13:66 Abstract Aims This paper aims to describe the contextual factors that gave rise to evidence-based medicine (EBM), as well as its controversies and...

Women health and nutrition

Dear All, Happy to share a new study on women health and nutrition. 'Breastfeeding, pregnant, and non-breastfeeding nor pregnant women's food consumption: A matched within-household analysis in India', Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare (Elsevier), by, Jasmine...

Two Articles on BRICS Health System- WHO Bulletin

Socioeconomic inequalities and mortality trends in BRICS, 1990–2010 Bulletin of the World Health Organization Number 6, June 2014, 385-464 Oscar J Mújica, Enrique Vázquez, Elisabeth C Duarte, Juan J Cortez-Escalante, Joaquin Molina & Jarbas Barbosa da Silva...

Budget 2014-15 and Health Sector

Budget 2014-15 and Health The Union Budget 2014-15 was presented today and the major highlight of the budget speech regarding the Health sector is presented herewith. Health and Family Welfare · To move towards “Health for All”, the two key initiatives i.e. the Free...

The Myth of Branded Generics

The Myth of Branded Generics Economic & Political Weekly - XLIX No. 38, September 20, 2014 Injeti Srinivas Commentary The pharmaceutical market in India is unique in that it is dominated by "branded" generics which enjoy a price premium though they are not...

Evidence on the Impact of Janani Suraksha Yojana

http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/ Abstract Background In 2005, India established a conditional cash transfer program called Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY), to increase institutional delivery and encourage the use of reproductive and child health-related services. Objective To...

Emergency Referral Service Evaluations

Dear All PFA papers of 2 evaluations of Emergency Referral Services in India, which explore two different models: publicly financed and publicly provided (Haryana); and publicly financed but privately delivered (Punjab). Regards Shankar IJMR Haryana Ambulance Impact...

WHO Bulletin Series on Health System Financing

Dear All, Please find belowthe WHO Bulletin Series on Health System Financing. You can download the articles by using the links given below. Soucrce: http://www.who.int/bulletin/health_financing/en/index.html Health systems financing and the path to universal coverage...

WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011

WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 The WHO Mental Health Atlas 2011 represents the latest estimate of global mental health resources available to prevent and treat mental disorders and help protect the human rights of people living with these conditions. It presents data...

Oppurtunities in Orissa

Dear Friends Univesity Reseach Company, Bethesda,USA (www.urc-chs.com) is bidding for a DFID RFP in Orrisa. They equire Short Profiles / CVs of middle and senior level professionals, who might be inteested in Full time / Short term assignments in the follwoing aeas....

Bio-medical Waste Management Rules, 2011

Dear all, The MoEF has notified the new Draft Bio-Medical Waste (Management & Handling) Rules, 2011 under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986 to replace the earlier Rules (1998) and the amendments thereof. The darft Rules are notified for information of the...

Report of Future of financing for WHO

Future of financing for WHO The discussion initiated in January 2010 on the future of the financing of WHO, the subsequent deliberations in 2010 and 2011 both by the Executive Board and by the World Health Assembly on the matter, as well as the inputs provided by...

The State of the World’s Midwifery 2011

Adequate Midwifery Could Save 3.6 Million Lives, New Report Shows 38 of 58 countries surveyed could miss their MDG5 targets without 112,000 more midwives GENEVA/DURBAN, South Africa, 20 June 2011 – Up to 3.6 million deaths could be avoided each year in 58 developing...

Regulatory architecture of mixed health systems

SUMMARY LMIC Mixed Health Systems: mixed health care systems in low and middle income countries are distinguished by significant heterogeneity in types of establishments and providers, a dominant unorganized private sector, and inefficiencies in government delivery of...

WHO Report on Disability

New World Report Shows More Than 1 Billion People with Disabilities Face Substantial Barriers in Their daily Lives NEW YORK –The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank today revealed new global estimates that more than one billion people experience some...

India Health Beat – Urban Health Policy Notes

The World Bank, in partnership with Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), has launched India Health Beat -- short, evidence based policy note series primarily targeted at Indian policy makers at various levels. The recently published (December 2010) set of policy...

Budget 2011-12 and Health Sector

The Honorable Minister for Finance Shri.Pranab Kumar Mukharjee presented the Union Budget for 2011-12 in parliament today. Here is a snap shot of the major highlights of his budget speech regarding the Health Sector in India. Budget 2011-12 and Health Sector Major...

Coverage Evaluation Survey Report 2009:Unicef

Coverage Evaluation Survey Report 2009 The Coverage Evaluation Survey 2009 (CES-2009), a nationwide survey covering all States and Union Territories of India, was conducted during November 2009 to January 2010. The survey was commissioned by United Nations Children’s...

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