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Bihar needs integrated solutions like SWASTH: Prakash Kumar of BTAST

Aug 21, 2015 10:45 AM Prakash Kumar, Team Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that convergence between health, nutrition, and water and sanitation makes sense for Bihar as it is one of the most populous state and optimum use of available resources and holistic planning is necessary for development.BTAST is an initiative of Bihar Government supported by DFID-UK to implement the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar. Excerpts from the interview with Prakash Kumar:
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Heat stroke deaths are tip of the iceberg: Dr Dileep Mavalankar

Jul 01, 2015 07:03 AM Heat waves are likely to rapidly increase as climate change progresses, says Dr Dileep Mavalankar.

Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran

Jun 24, 2015 02:25 PM Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
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Welfare schemes need to be fortified by grievance mechanisms: Poonam Muttreja

Nov 12, 2014 09:50 AM Executive Director of Population Foundation of India, Poonam Muttreja, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that community participation in welfare schemes is discouraged due to lack of proper grievance redressal mechanisms. Excerpts from the interview.
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Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have beaten India in healthcare: Harpal Singh

May 07, 2014 12:44 PM Harpal Singh, Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of Fortis Healthcare, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, on the sidelines of UN Corporate MDG Conclave held in New Delhi, said that responsibility to society should be integral to working of business. Excerpts from the interview:
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Hypertension: A silent killer of today and tomorrow

Apr 07, 2013 06:05 AM The World Health Organisation (WHO) should be complemented for focusing this year on high Blood Pressure as the theme of World Health Day, writes Dileep Mavalankar, Director of the Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH).
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Processed food business is more dangerous than tobacco industry: expert

Mar 16, 2013 11:30 PM Arun Gupta, Member, Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges and Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that there is a strong case of regulation to keep the vested interests out of India’s healthcare system. Excerpts from Arun Gupta 's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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"Health should be a justiciable right in India"

Aug 26, 2012 11:25 AM Dr Syeda Hameed, Member, Planning Commission of India, talks to OneWorld South Asia about many things that are close to her heart, and lays down some hard facts that portray an India that is in need of change.

"India is moving towards a system of universal healthcare"

Jul 10, 2012 12:05 PM According to Dr Dileep Mavalankar, Director, Indian Institute of Public Health Gandhinagar, India cannot afford not to provide health care to all, because the consequences of lack of healthcare and lack of financial protection are too devastating for the poor.
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"The power of partnership is one of the most important weapon in the fight against malaria"

Apr 25, 2012 12:05 PM The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has been promoting humanitarian activities and works tirelessly to provide assistance to the underprivileged. Bekele Geleta, Secretary General of IFRC talks about the need to step up the fight against malaria on World Malaria Day.

"Focus on primary healthcare, clean water and sanitation in slum areas"

Nov 19, 2010 06:35 PM Says Dr. Armida Fernandez who is the founder, trustee and chairperson of Society For Nutrition Education and Health Action (SNEHA) in Mumbai. SNEHA works to promote the quality of care in urban health policies through innovative solutions to problems in nutrition, education and health in urban communities. Dr. Fernandez was honoured as an Ashoka Fellow in 2004 and is the past president of the National Neonatology Forum.
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