BY SARA LOCKE Source: Partha Sarathi Sahana. Khushi Baby is a wearable mHealth platform tracking maternal and child health to the last mile. Its mission is to reduce infant and maternal mortality due to vaccine-preventable disease. As explained in the Khushi Baby 2016 Annual Report, the Khushi Baby system comprises of a culturally tailored NFC … Continue reading Consider the ASHA: A Qualitative Analysis of Accredited Social Health Activists’ Experiences in Udaipur, India
BY REBECCA SLUTSKY Children stand by the side of the street on their way to school. Source: Thomas Schoch. Which of our world’s cities has the worst air pollution? According to the World Health Organization, it’s Delhi, the capital of India.1 Although air pollution affects the entire population of this metropolis, Delhi’s children are the … Continue reading Delhi’s Air Pollution and Its Effects on Children’s Health
BY JING (SARAH) SHEN China The Chinese public hospital system is widely influenced by its federal policy towards healthcare. With shifts in policy in the past century, the country rapidly reformed its healthcare system . In the 20th century China’s economy underwent drastic changes from being a centrally planned, command economy to a capitalist, market-based … Continue reading Public Policy in Chinese and Indian Public Hospitals
BY AKILA SHANMUGHAM Housing over a quarter million of the world’s adolescents within its boundaries, India provides the counterpoint to Japan’s hyper-aging society.1 While a society of young people presents the potential for a revitalized workforce and a progressive societal spirit, it must have the resources necessary for the cultivation of its young populace—including sex … Continue reading Sex Education in India: A Public Problem with a Private Solution?
BY AARON BERMAN Source: Ahron de Leeuw How do vulnerable communities come to reckon with the unthinkable? The question of how best to respond to communal atrocities in the wake of violence has occupied much scholarly discourse in response to recent outbreaks of violent conflict. In particular, a recent trend toward collective acknowledgement and verbal … Continue reading India: Resilience-Based Responses to Sexual Violence
BY AKHIL UPNEJA 1.22 billion. That is the number of people around the world living off less than two dollars a day (World Bank). These people live in severe poverty and work simply to provide sustenance and shelter for their families. In India, the harsh poverty conditions are particularly pronounced with 217.2 million people in … Continue reading INDIA: Examining the Efficacy of the RSBY Program in Providing Healthcare for the Rural Poor
BY AMBER TANG Health care is now considered a “luxury” good, in part due to its high income elasticity. For every 10% increase in income there exists a 15% increase in demand for health care.1 However, despite increases in spending, policymakers have failed to improve the quality and accessibility of health care. The United States … Continue reading The Things Money Can’t Buy: The Distinction between Cost and Cost-Effectiveness
BY ANABEL STAROSTA The current heat wave in India began in May 2015. It has brought India the highest recorded temperatures since 1995 and has lead to the deaths of 2,330 people so far. [i] The country cycles through heat waves and monsoons. This year, pre-monsoon showers ended early, causing an extended heat wave that … Continue reading Heat waves in India create health threats and warnings for all