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  • Public Health /1 of 3
    Public Health

    Hard-cover • 2013
    Pages: 94
    ISBN 9789332700062
    US$29.95

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    Public Health Concerns and Reforms

    Perceptions of the Civil Society

    Rumi Aijaz


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    <p>Health is an important indicator of a nation’s development, and nations with healthy people are quite likely to be the most prosperous. The importance given to the health sector, however, varies across nations, and in many parts of the world, a low priority, weak governance, and poor living habits and conditions have all led to the emergence of significant health disparities and a short life cycle.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>This book explains four basic health concerns pertaining to regulation, climate change, air quality and community participation; observed by scholars and practitioners in India, who attempt to offer suitable reform measures for addressing the challenges in the public health sector.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It has been widely argued that human development cannot take place without popular participation in the policymaking and governance processes. Therefore, the perceptions of the civil society on public health presented in this publication assume immense significance as India is moving toward and planning for universal health care, and would be of much use to health policy makers, planners, implementers, scholars and students.</p>

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  • Public Health /2 of 3
    Public Health

    Hard-cover • 2014
    Pages: 260
    ISBN 9789332701441
    US$55.95
    In association with ISID, New Delhi
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    Access to Medicines in India

    Sakthivel Selvaraj


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    <p>This book discusses in great detail the critical barriers to access to medicines in India despite the country ascending towards the role of ‘pharmacy of the global south’. It highlights several themes, considered as impediments to access to medicines while at the same time proposing viable policy options. Some of these themes include inadequate investment in public health care, inefficient and unreliable procurement and distribution of drugs, unaffordable drug prices and pharmaceutical patents. The book calls for scaling up investment and to replicate the success of a ‘centralised procurement and decentralised distribution’ model of drugs, as in the state of Tamil Nadu, which will pave the way for universal access to essential medicines in India.</p>

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  • Public Health /3 of 3
    Public Health

    Hard-cover • 2015
    Pages: 168
    ISBN 9789332701908
    US$45.95

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    Medical Insurance Schemes for the Poor

    Who Benefits?

    Rama V. Baru (Ed.)


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    <p>This book critically examines the evolution and design of medical insurance schemes for the poor in India. &nbsp;It covers a range of medical insurance schemes that have been implemented by worker unions, state and Central government. It examines the experience of those who access these schemes and the limitations faced.</p>

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