Towards Universal Health Coverage: The Lancet Commission and Some Personal Thoughts

The Lancet Commission on Investing in Health (CIH) has come up with an ambitious framework (1) and an editorial comment accompanying it (2) in the recent issue of the journal. The Editorial makes a strong pitch for a systematic adoption of pro-poor strategies to bolster the adoption of UHC. In this commentary authored by the participants of the Bellagio Workshop on Implementing Pro-Poor Universal Health … Continue reading Towards Universal Health Coverage: The Lancet Commission and Some Personal Thoughts

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BDS+MBBS Trained Doctors for Rural India: Second Class Care or Disruptive Innovation?

Just saw this news piece on The Hindu: Frankly, I am not sure whether I should be outraged or applaud the Dental Council of India. On one hand this would mean more trained doctors for providing proper care to the rural Indian population, but on the other it would be morally repugnant to both the Dentists and the rural patients. It would mean that the … Continue reading BDS+MBBS Trained Doctors for Rural India: Second Class Care or Disruptive Innovation?

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