The writer is professor, international mental health, at the Public Health Foundation of India and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
To improve educational outcomes, policy must address deprivations in early years of children’s lives.
The medical sector needs to think about why it is seen in poor light — by patients and government.
India is one of the most unequal countries in the world — the richest 1 per cent own 60 per cent of its wealth
It has not harnessed its economic success to secure better health for its citizens
We need to ask why India is one of the most harrowing places in the world to be a pedestrian, driver or passenger.
It is a poor policy option. Alcohol abuse is a public health, not moral, problem.
Budget 2016 is disappointing for India’s health. It will not cut the burden of catastrophic out-of-pocket expenditure.
Healthcare in India is a leading cause of poverty. The medical profession must own its share of the blame
Decades of mismanagement have hobbled India’s mental health programme