There is a need for wide reforms across public and private healthcare providers if Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana is to accelerate India towards its goal of universal health coverage (UHC).
Coinciding with the World Kidney Day which was observed on March 14 this year, the George Institute for Global Health has come up with a road map for achieving universal care for kidney diseases and has identified priority areas for kidney disease research, policy-making, and actions by the clinical community.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th around the world every year, with thousands of events taking place throughout the month to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender equity.
Josyula K. Lakshmi’s work focuses on health promotion through awareness-raising, behaviour change and the creation of supportive physical, social and policy environments. She has been in the public health sector for 15 years and joined The George Institute for Global Health two years ago.
Arpita Ghosh’s work cuts across many areas of public health, including child health, nutrition, elderly health and wellbeing, and chronic diseases, particularly cancer. She joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2018 following nine years of work in the biomedical science sector.
Research facilitator Madhuri Dutta has been working in research administration for eight years. Specialising in research management and administration, Madhuri joined The George Institute for Global Health nine months ago.
Rohina Joshi’s research explores how to improve health information systems in low and middle income countries and strengthen the medical workforce in regions without doctors. She first joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2003 to complete her PhD and returned after a three-year career break in 2012 to build on her previous research.
Chhavi Bhandari has a management background with multi-disciplinary experience spanning strategy, business operations, business development, intellectual property and innovation strategy over a nine-year career in the healthcare sector. She joined The George Institute for Global Health in 2019 to develop and implement our global health strategy.
With close to 20 years’ experience as a social scientist and a decade as a researcher in numerous countries, Devaki Nambiar joined The George Institute for Global Health a year ago to focus on health system reform and social exclusion in health.