Ideas

Here we present our ideas & opinions that help deepen knowledge and broaden perspectives of Indian health systems stakeholders

Ideas

Here we present our ideas & opinions that help deepen knowledge and broaden perspectives of Indian health systemsstakeholders

RESEARCH

Can a government health insurance program reduce out-of-pocket expenditures on medicines in India?

Rahul Reddy, discusses reducing out-of-pocket expenses on medicines through government health insurance programs in India, in the latest YOur Say blog post.
OPINION

Government financing of health and wellness centres in India for delivering primary health care closer to communities

Rahul Reddy comments on how Health and Wellness Centres are financed by Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Nidhi. Learn more about India’s innovations in financing Primary Health Care.
RESEARCH

The Lancet Global Health Commission on financing primary health care: putting people at the centre.

Rajeev, one of the Commissioners of the Lancet, Global Health Commission on financing primary health care, co-authors the paper, which argues for the need of not only investing more in Primary Health Care but also organising the financing and provision of PHC services to make the resources work better.
OPINION

Enhancing Competencies of Pharmacists in Primary Care Setting in LMICs

Sanjeev co-authors this article on “Enhancing Competencies of Pharmacists in Primary Care Setting in LMICs.”

HSTP Annual Report 2020-21

Presents the program descriptive and milestones achieved by the HSTP team and its partners in 2020-21
RESEARCH

Policy Framework for Health of Senior Citizens in India

Rajeev co-authors a chapter on Policy Framework for Health of Senior Citizens in India in the Handbook of Aging, Health and Public Policy.
OPINION

Inputs on draft Rajasthan Right to Health Care Bill, 2022

Comments submitted by HSTP to Government of Rajasthan to strengthen the draft Rajasthan Right to Health Care Bill, 2022
OPINION

India’s changing health financing narrative: Insights from Health Accounts

Rahul Reddy comments on the trends revealed by the recently released National Health Accounts 2017-18.
OPINION

Paying for COVID-19 health services- learning’s for India

Rahul Reddy authors a blog on learning’s that could be adapted for payment methods for COVID-19 health services.
OPINION

Building Trust during COVID Times

Sanjeev co-authors an article on the COVID-19 as an opportunity to build trust among researchers and the public in global health.
OPINION

Regulation of health care delivery in India: what ails the law

Pallavi, Sonali & Sunil authors a blog on the learnings from the study and highlight key concerns with regards to the regulation of health care delivery in India.
RESEARCH

Covid 19 Vaccine Introduction in India

Sanjeev co-authors an article on the COVID-19 vaccination strategy and its implementation in India
OPINION

Strengthening Primary Care Provider Competence: A Step towards Increasing Resilience for Future Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Sanjeev authors a blog that explores provider competencies to strengthen resilience in health systems.
RESEARCH

Regulation of Health Care Delivery in India – A Landscape Study

The study examines the regulations related to health care delivery in India with respect to issues of licensing and registration…
RESEARCH

Challenges in Cervical cancer screening in India

Sanjeev coauthors a blog that explores opportunities for improvement in cancer screening in India
RESEARCH

Fund Flows for Health in Odisha

Sudha and Sarit examine resource transfer processes & fund utilization for health at the district level
RESEARCH

Improving Vaccine Hesitancy in India

Sanjeev discusses the role of various targeted, culturally specific strategies to counter vaccine hesitancy and improve COVID-19 vaccination in India
RESEARCH

Primary Healthcare Models & Innovations from India

This report highlights primary healthcare exemplars from India through narrative case studies for people, practice & policy.
RESEARCH

Study Protocol for Diabetic Retinopathy Care Pathway

Rajeev co-authors a study protocol on complex interventions to implement a diabetic retinopathy care pathway in Kerala
RESEARCH

Role of primary healthcare in responding to COVID-19

Sanjeev discusses the role of primary healthcare in building resilient health systems in the fight against Covid 19
RESEARCH

State led innovations for achieving UHC in a low-resource setting Odisha, India: opportunities and challenges

Sudha co-authors an article on Universal Health Coverage initiatives in Odisha
RESEARCH

Improving govt financial transfers for health & their utilization: State experiences

Sudha & Sarit highlights key issues & provide recommendations to improve health financing processes
RESEARCH

Changes in healthcare utilization at public hospitals after the launch of BSKY in Odisha

Sudha discusses the changing trends & provide key learnings to scaling up increased public facilities participation after the launch of BSKY
RESEARCH

India’s Online Aggregator Platforms for Healthcare

Vivek shares his thoughts on online healthcare platforms and their larger role in the Indian health systems
RESEARCH

Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana – Learnings & Way Forward

HSTP and its partners developed a policy brief to discuss the learnings from the scheme implementation and suggest a way forward
RESEARCH

Review of Draft Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill, India 2020

Sudha & Amoolya discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Assisted Reproductive Technology (Regulation) Bill India 2020
RESEARCH

Incentivising Quality of Care in Indian health systems

Sanjeev shares his insights on financial & non-financial incentives to promote quality of care in the Indian health systems
RESEARCH

Ethical Participation in Health Policy & Systems Research

Rajeev discusses the ethical challenges of engaging multiple stakeholders in participatory HPSR
RESEARCH

Reflections on the Draft Dental Legislation NDC Bill 2020

Sonali shares her thoughts on Draft Dental Regulation and its implications on the profession
RESEARCH

India’s Steady Progress towards UHC

Arun presents an interesting analysis of the National Family Health Survey data to highlight India’s progress towards Universal Health Coverage
RESEARCH

Nursing Education in India

Vijayashree shares her thoughts on the status of nursing education in India and ways of improving its quality, reach & standardisation
RESEARCH

Inputs on Draft National Nursing & Midwifery Commission Bill 2020

Our experts summarise their inputs on the Draft NNMC Bill 2020 to make it more inclusive and equitable
RESEARCH

Thoughts on Draft Nursing Legislation

Pallavi shares her thoughts on Draft Nursing Regulation and its impact on the profession
RESEARCH

Access to abortion in India

Pallavi examines whether the legal framework in India facilitates women’s access to safe abortion
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Stakeholder Participation Analysis for Amendment of KPMEA, 2017

Sudha presents the case of amending the Karnataka Private Medical Establishment Act, 2017 using stakeholder participation analysis
RESEARCH

Review of telemedicine models in India

Vivek co-authors a review on various government-funded telemedicine models functional in 12 states across India.
OPINION

Private sector and COVID-19

Vijayshree co-authors strategies to involve the private sector in combating the pandemic in India
RESEARCH

Monitoring UHC reforms in Kerala

Rajeev co-authors the conceptual framework and indicator inventory drawing upon existing evidence & experience for monitoring UHC
RESEARCH

Kerala’s response to COVID-19

Rajeev writes about the role of social mobilization and internalizing lessons from Nipah outbreak in Kerala’s response to COVID-19
RESEARCH

COVID-19 & Local Governance in Kerala

Rajeev co-authors the role of local governance in Kerala for containing COVID-19
OPINION

Trajectory of Covid-19 outbreak in India

Devadasan presents the case against excessive testing in India using data for COVID-19 from various countries
OPINION

Advising India on its fight against COVID-19

Devadasan & Sunil highlight the constitution of government committees for advising decision making in times of COVID crisis
RESEARCH

A future for the world’s children

Dr Bhan, through the Commission, proposes a global movement to place children at the centre of the SDGs.
RESEARCH

PMAC 2020 Learnings for India on Path to UHC

We present six take-aways for India for UHC from scientific sessions & discussions at PMAC 2020
RESEARCH

Designing primary healthcare systems for future in India

Dr Rahul and Dr Bhan envisions the future of primary healthcare in India with an agenda to translate this vision into action