A thud! Something fell from high above! In no time, a bright young life of just a 32-year-old highly accomplished professional – a widely admired soul, vanished in the thin year, for good, mostly unnoticed in the quiet neighborhood, initially. … Continue reading
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The ‘Moonshot’: Access To World-Class Cancer Care, For All
As in every year, February the 4th was celebrated as the ‘World Cancer Day’, across the world, in 2016, as well. Its main objective is to commemorate all the efforts done by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations … Continue reading
Wide Gap Between Health Care Needs, And Delivery: Is The Bridge Still Too Far?
“Health inequities which abound in India must be corrected through investments in a robust primary health care system,” said Professor K Srinath Reddy, chairman, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), not too long ago. The equity gap between health care … Continue reading
Alarming Incidence of Cancer: Fragile Infrastructure: Escalating Drug Prices
According to the ‘Fact-Sheet 2014′ of the World Health Organization (WHO), cancer cases would rise from 14 million in 2012 to 22 million within the next two decades. It is, therefore, no wonder that cancers figured among the leading causes … Continue reading
Astronomical Prices of Patented Cancer Drugs: A Solution in Sight?
Astronomical prices of patented anti-cancer dugs have become a subject of great concern not just in India. It is becoming an issue across the world. After issuing the first ever Compulsory License (CL) for Nexavar of Bayer in India, the … Continue reading
An El Dorado…But Not Without Responsible Pricing:The Cancer Segment in India
The affordability issue for cancer treatment has been the subject of a raging debate since quite some time, as the incidence of cancer is fast increasing across the world. Just for example a very recent report highlighted that cancer has now become the … Continue reading
Increasing Healthcare Consumption in India with equity
Along with the economic progress of India, healthcare consumption of the population of the country is also increasing at a reasonably faster pace. According to McKinsey India Report, 2007, the share of average household healthcare consumption has increased from 4 … Continue reading
Deadly ‘Superbugs’: The larger issues
Every year, April 7 is observed as ‘World Health Day’ across the globe. This year, 2011, is no exception. However, interestingly considering the increasing debate on the antibiotic resistance ‘Superbug’, the theme of this year has been very aptly coined … Continue reading