Healthcare in India


Decoding the 5 principal barriers to access quality healthcare services, in rural areas

Low levels of education and lack of awareness among the rural population results in people holding on to archaic superstitions. round 65% of the country’s population resides in rural areas. Yet, the critical healthcare infrastructure in rural areas falls way short of urban areas. Only 37% of the beds in government hospitals are concentrated in […]

India’s weak rural health infrastructure to be bolstered by CHD’s Mission ICU strategy

India’s rural health infrastructure, which is hit by shortage of equipment and ICU beds, will now be strengthened by Mission ICU, a collaborative social initiative of CHD Group. This public health organization, holding UN ECOSOC Special Consultative Status, is supported by volunteers across the country. Mission ICU is building healthcare capacity in small towns and […]


As India's lockdown ends, a mental health crisis is just beginning

Cases of mental illness have risen by 20% in India since the country went into lockdown. Only through local, community-based responses will India find the capacity to cope with this unfolding crisis. Here are three evidence-based approaches that can unlock the power of communities in this fight. India witnessed the largest containment experiment in history, […]

Health_Session Bill Gates


Microsoft co-founder (and the world’s richest man) Mr. Bill Gates was recently in India to explore, learn and be updated about innovations happening in the healthcare and agricultural sectors with some private sector companies. During the course of his visit, Mr. Gates met up with healthcare leaders of the likes of Dr. Naveen Nishchal (Chairman […]

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