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Prevalence of HIV/AIDS in India is nearly one-fourth the global rate; for TB and malaria, rates of new infections are decreasing but levels remain higher than the global average; India is one of three countries that accounted for
half of all malaria deaths last year.
The slew of proposals to boost the health care sector presented by the Union Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley, as part of the 2014-15 India budget augurs well for tackling pre-mature deaths and disability caused by non-communicable diseases in the country.
Profiles and achievements
Rama K Gugilla of The George Institute for Global Health, India – among the fifteen Australia awards ambassadors and nine trusted mentors.