Broad-Base Primary Healthcare

By Dr. Aarti Sahasranaman and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 For a number of reasons, it seems pretty clear that any durable solution to the challenges of healthcare in India will involve a massive expansion in the infrastructure and personnel engaged ...

Primary Healthcare – The Missing Link for Rural Indian Populations

By Dr. Zeena Johar, President – IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health At over 3 million square kilometres, stretching 3,000 kilometres from one tip to another, in both directions, with a population crossing 1.2 billion individuals living in over ...

Conceptualizing our Bridge Training Program – My Journal

By Zeena Johar, President – ICTPH The last two days have been indeed fascinating, as we have been trekking around to better understand the requirements of our Bridge Training Program that we intend to develop along with the School of ...

The lack of Primary Health Care

By Dr. Zeena Johar and Dr. Nachiket Mor 1 India has some of the best quaternary and tertiary care in the world and is gradually getting to acquire a name for itself even in the field of “Medical Tourism”. Secondary ...

Where are the Doctors? Allopathic doctors in short supply; need for trained practitioners of alternative medicine

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 India is a country of 1.2 billion people. One estimate, provided by the World Health Organisation, suggests that on average one physician is required to serve 1,000 people, across all levels ...

Tackling a Primary Shortage – States can specify minimum sub-MBBS skills to increase the supply of healthcare providers

By Vineetha Mg, Richa Roy, and Dr. Zeena Johar 1 Medicine is one profession in which qualified personnel will remain central despite all the advances in technology that are taking place. It is generally believed that shortages in this sphere ...

Trans-disciplinary Problem Solving: Implementing Public Health Interventions in Developing Countries

By Zeena Johar, President, ICTPH and Prof. Ramesh Raghavan, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis Late in 2010, individuals from ICTPH and the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis began exploring the idea of co-teaching a course. ...

Integrated Care Networks – A HLEG Recommendation

By Zeena Johar, President, ICTPH The High Level Expert Group (HLEG) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) constituted by the Planning Commission of India was mandated towards developing a framework for providing easily accessible and affordable health care to all Indians. ...

ICTPH – Reimagining Health Systems (An Overview Note)

By Zeena Johar and Nachiket Mor The Indian Healthcare Context At over 3 million square kilometres, stretching 3,000 kilometres from one tip to another, in both directions, with a population crossing 1.2 billion individuals living in over 600,000 habitations, India ...

Addressing Human Resources Challenges in Global Health – A Perspective from India

By Dr. Arun Jithendra and Nachiket Mor 1 Given the critical role that providers play in healthcare, human resources remains one of the most important challenges in healthcare in both developed and developing countries. And, this problem is made more ...

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