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China's PR

Neville Maxwell, who wrote “What Is Behind the Chinese ‘Incursion’ at Daulat Beg Oldie”? (EPW, 18 May 2013), has a history of being the chief public relations officer for the Chinese government on the India-China border issues. One of the Chinese claims is that the border was “imposed” on China...

ACCORD Community Health Insurance

Described here is the ACCORD - AMS - ASHWINI community health insurance programme (AAA CHI), which aims to provide finances for the poor at the time of need using pre-payment and risk pooling mechanisms. From the data it appears that AAA CHI has been able to increase the access of the poor to health care. Some of the reasons for this achievement are: the existing solidarity in the community; the affordable premium; the comprehensive benefit package, and minimum administrative bureaucracy.
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