Issue: FEBRUARY 2016
  Evolution of National Health Policy in India by J.V.R. Prasada Rao
  The second lead article by J.V. R. Prasada Rao discusses in great detail the draft National Health Policy, stressing that its aim to inform, clarify, strengthen and prioritize the role of government in shaping
  Health Spending in India: Increasing Efficiency
  This article by Alok Kumar calls for rationalisation in financial allocations for health. The author suggests that States should be encouraged to prioritize spending from untied funds as per local priorities
  Health Care in Tribal Areas: Present and the Future by Abhay Bang
  The focus article is on tribal health care by Abhay Bang. The article details the health care issues in tribal areas and suggests ways to redesign the Health Policy in relation to tribal areas.
  Health in the Era of Sustainable Development by K. Srinath Reddy
  The special article by K. Srinath Reddy calls for greater resonance of health policies with Sustainable Development Goals
Health: Priority in National Development Goals  

The policy directions of the “Health for All” declaration became the stated policy of Government of India with the adoption of the National Health Policy Statement of1983. India’s health sector has always posed major challenges to policy makers, with increased budgetary spending not always yielding commensurate returns in terms of a more healthy nation. And, it is an accepted fact by experts that there is a strong...


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 Health Sector in India: Perspective and Way Forward

The lead article by T. Sundararaman has dealt extensively and comprehensively with health policies over the years, analysing their pros and cons. The draft Health Policy has been analyzed in the background of earlier initiatives. The issues facing the policy makers in today's context of health has been discussed in detail and solutions offered, specially towards integrating the private players into the national public health care system. The article calls for engaging the private sector in health care, but with stewardship and regulatory mechanisms. ...


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