ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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WHO: Opportunity for Change

Over the last few years the overwhelmingly techno-managerial approach of the WHO to public health has stalled the continuing gains being made especially in countries like India. With the current director-general of the WHO due to step down, is there likely to be a revival of the Alma Ata objectives?

Camp-Follower Too Long

The death of 20 children in Assam following the administration of vitamin A supplementation as part of a UNICEF-aided campaign throws open once again an old debate in public health policy. It exposes the dismal lack of coordination at various levels on issues and programmes which are vital to the health and lives of vulnerable populations. It is also an ironic pointer to the inertia in policy-making such that the state fails to reckon with the positive outcomes of socioeconomic development, however small, over the decades.
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