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Re: [iapsm_youthmembers] Lancet Series "India: Towards Universal Health Coverage" now online

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  • Dr Om Prakash Kansal
    Dear All,   This series presents excellent food for thought. Being in public health, It teaches us the high class writing skills as well. I am sure, all
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 15, 2011
      Dear All,
       
      This series presents excellent food for thought. Being in public health, It teaches us the high class writing skills as well. I am sure, all departments would like to have seminars and discussions around this series. This may lead to better quality research and teaching for UG and PG students.
       
      Let the discussion on this series continue....
       
       


       
      Dr Om Prakash Kansal
                           M.D.(Community Medicine),
      Health Officer,
      UNICEF Field office for Bihar,
      8, Patliputra Colony,
      Patna-800013
       


      --- On Tue, 11/1/11, Anant Bhan <dranantbhan@...> wrote:

      From: Anant Bhan <dranantbhan@...>
      Subject: [iapsm_youthmembers] Lancet Series "India: Towards Universal Health Coverage" now online
      To: "IAPSM youth group" <iapsm_youthmembers@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, 11 January, 2011, 4:25 PM

       
      The Lancet Universal health coverage of India series is now online at http://www.lancet.com/series/india-towards-universal-health-coverage#

      Executive summary
      This Series of papers on India’s path to full health coverage reveals that a failing health system is perhaps India’s greatest predicament. The papers in this Series reveal the full extent of opportunities and difficulties in Indian healthcare, by examining infectious and chronic diseases, availability of treatments and doctors, and the infrastructure to bring about universal health care by 2020. The Series brings together a rapidly growing body of evidence to show that Indian health is in crisis. As the country with the largest democracy in the world, India is well positioned to put health high on the political agenda.

      One notable absentee from the launch of the Series on Jan 11, 2011 is paediatrician and Comment author Binayak Sen. He remains in prison, an appalling situation discussed in an Editorial in the Jan 8-14 issue of The Lancet.


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