Winning the Fight Against HIV

World AIDS Day hammers the message that HIV has not gone away. This year’s theme, “Know Your Status,” marks the 30th anniversary of the commemorative day. It reminds us that there is still a long way to go—from raising money and increasing awareness to fighting prejudice and improving accessible healthcare. There are still a lot […]

Unleashing effectiveness in Public Health systems in India – A 3 Step Strategic Approach

Public Health is defined by a set of functions that utilizes available data on health and assures that multiple sectors are taking part in organized efforts towards universal health coverage. It is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts through a multi sectoral approach. Much has […]

Community Involvement – Key to addressing Public Health challenges in India

Over the years, it has become more evident than ever before that improving health status of communities infact starts in domains that lie largely outside the hierarchical set-up of the health services. One such important start point should be the ‘Community’ itself. The current Public Health issues in India majorly include chronic diseases, Non-Communicable diseases, […]

Community Health Workers Program – Organic link to Health Systems Strengthening

Access to quality healthcare is a right of every individual but lack of basic facilities at public facility centers and dearth of qualified medical professionals is a major roadblock in securing this objective. Community health workers play an important role in improving the healthcare service delivery on ground by acting as a link between healthcare […]