Post-policy health conditions must be covered

Context: All health conditions arising after the inception of a health insurance policy should be covered and cannot be permanently excluded, a committee has recommended to the insurance regulator. This is among the key recommendations of a committee appointed to look into standardisation of exclusions under health insurance policies. The panel has submitted its Read More …

Universities and patents

Context: Universities and patents benefit each other. Patents help universities to improve their ranking, establish an innovation ecosystem, incubate knowledge-based start-ups, earn additional revenue and measure research activity. In its biggest push to create entrepreneurial universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has now asked all universities in India to set up Intellectual Read More …

A Matter of Dignity

Context: The 2018 WHO dementia plan focuses on the urgent need for a multi-phased approach and a multi-sectoral policy response to address the needs of people with dementia, their carers and families. The rapid increase in ageing population across countries requires national strategies to deal with age-related diseases — dementia Read More …

2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care towards UHC & SDGs at Astana, Kazakhstan

Context: Multi sectoral action is a key to addressing social and environmental determinants and we have developed operational strategies to build a shared goal and vision between sectors such as Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, education, rural and urban development departments. Primary health care services: Reiterating the commitment of the Read More …

Women’s Health Challenges, Access and Prevention

Context: Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare inaugurated a seminar on “Women’s Health Challenges, Access and Prevention” organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Women are Strong pillars of any vibrant society: Women are strong pillars of any vibrant society and sustained development of the country can be Read More …

2nd International Conference on Primary Health Care

Context: “Multi sectoral action is a key to addressing social and environmental determinants and we have developed operational strategies to build a shared goal and vision between sectors such as Nutrition, Drinking Water and Sanitation, education, rural and urban development departments.” India’s progress in making improvements in maternal, child health Read More …

Designing financial products for women

Context: Marketers from a growing range of industries have gone to great lengths to create consumer markets that are segmented along gender lines—from soaps to two-wheel vehicles to vacation packages. However, financial services providers (FSPs) remain largely oblivious to the needs of women. Facts & Figures: Across the globe, a Read More …

Health and Nutrition Initiatives under Aspirational District Programme

Context: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare,in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child Development, organized a one-day National Workshop for Orientation of District Officials of Aspirational Districts on Health and Nutrition. e-Mitra Mobile Application At the function, the State Health Ministers unveiled the Operational Guidelines on Aspirational Districts Read More …