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  • Policy Brief - Study on Identifying Operational Pathways for Interating National Disease Control Programmes within the Framework of Universal Health Coverage (UHC): View MoreIf the country is to consider developing a larger framework for UHC it is important to take into account the nature and distribution of existing health programmes. While the 12th Five Year Plan advocated the integration of national health programmes it did not specify the scope and nature of integration or the levels and depth of interaction between programmes. India has 15 national health programmes (disease control and promotive programmes), 8 of which currently have varying levels of 'integration' with the National Health Mission (NHM) addressing point-of-entry primary healthcare delivery.
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  • Report on Designing and Costing of an adaptable and flexible Essential Health Package (EHP) for Indian States: View MoreCountries around the world have adopted different approaches in defining health packages, some have framed benefit packages as defined set of healthcare services while others have incorporated broader determinants of health as part of basic population wide health services. Since health is a State Govt. responsibility in India, it was imperative to develop an "Essential Health Package" that was flexible enough to address State health priorities.
  • Policy Brief - Study on Developing and Costing State-Flexible Essential Health Package (EHP) for India: View MoreCountries around the world have adopted different approaches in defining health packages, some have framed benefit packages as defined set of healthcare services while others have incorporated broader determinants of health (water, sanitation, education, nutrition etc.) as part of basic population wide health services. Since health is a State Govt. responsibility in India, it was imperative to develop an "Essential Health Package" that was flexible enough to address State health priorities.
  • Commemorative Universal Health Coverage Day Meeting Report (December 12, 2014): View MoreThe first ever Universal Health Coverage (UHC) day was celebrated on 12 December 2014 globally by more than 400 organisations from over 80 countries. The commemorative event was timed to the two-year anniversary of the United Nations' historic resolution on universal health coverage. In India, World Health Organisation, Public Health Foundation of India, Rockefeller Foundation and Oxfam India collaborated to commemorate the UHC day.
  • The primary focus: View MoreThe World Universal Health Coverage Day, observed on December 12, builds on growing global momentum towards introducing universal health coverage (UHC) in national health plans and reinforces the case for including UHC as a prominent sustainable development goal to be adopted by the UN next year. India proposes to implement a programme of national health assurance, which embraces the principles of UHC. It is expected that the government will use the National Health Mission (NHM) and the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY) to propel UHC.
  • Missing links in universal health care: View MoreOver 95 per cent of patients coming to super-speciality hospitals are at the wrong place and have incurred hardships when they could have been treated at their neighborhood primary care centre.
  • Policy Brief - Study on Universal Access to Medicines in India; A precursor to Universal Health Coverage: View MoreThe availability of most essential drugs in India is not a serious concern; it is rather that access to drugs in the public health system has been poor. The government needs to scale up public spending on drug procurement and provide free essential medicines to all.
  • Policy Brief - Study on Towards Gender Responsive Primary Health Care: View MoreWith support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy, the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) conducted a study to understand the gendered dimensions of health care delivery, with a focus on primary health care. The premise of our project is that while adverse health outcomes, in part, result from differences in service delivery and use by men and women, such inequalities may also stem from the way in which the delivery of health services are planned or formulated.
  • Universal Access to Medicines in India; A precursor to Universal Health Coverage: View MoreThe availability of most essential drugs in India is not a serious concern; it is rather that access to drugs in the public health system has been poor. The government needs to scale up public spending on drug procurement and provide free essential medicines to all.
  • The Health Agenda: View MorePolitical parties must do more than just pay lip service to universal healthcare in their election manifestos.