Tag: India

Where is Mental Health?

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Where is Mental Health?

This first segment of a two-part series focuses on the absence of mental health as a significant priority on the global health stage. Unlike the more visible problems of HIV, malnutrition, or maternal and child health, mental health has not attained a heightened sense of urgency on the global health stage. The World Health Organization […]

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India’s Janai Suraksha Yojana: A Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Maternal and Child Health

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
India’s Janai Suraksha Yojana: A Conditional Cash Transfer Program for Maternal and Child Health

By Cameron Johnstone Maternal & Child Health Columnist Should governments provide cash incentives to low-income populations for using available public health services? In 2005, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare introduced a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program called Janai Suraksha Yojana (JSY) that does exactly this. Eligible pregnant women who deliver their babies […]

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Prescription for Failure: The Need for Addressing Corruption in India

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Prescription for Failure: The Need for Addressing Corruption in India

By Vishal Arora Health Policy Columnist This past September, the New York Times ran a story about three Indian health officials being shot to death within a span of one year. ¬†All three of them were involved in transactions dealing with the healthcare budget of Uttar Pradesh, a state within India.[1]¬†Speculations about the killings center […]

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