Healthcare is a field plagued by information asymmetry. The doctor always knows more than the patient and this is what makes patients vulnerable to exploitation in many cases.
It becomes imperative to seriously invoke the power of a collective movement that promises universal, accessible and affordable healthcare to all.
Access to Respectful Maternity care is also one such resource currently but through a conscious effort of policy makers and medical professionals this resource could be available to everyone.
After all, the targets in SDG3 would carry greater weight, if patients didn’t have to rely on doctors or healthcare providers who are regulated by informal relationships guided by friendship or family or second opinions. The need for better health care compliance is a pressing and growing need.
Achieving the World Health Assembly’s Global Nutrition Target of a 40% decline in the number of stunted children under 5 years by 2025 is challenging indeed. However, the adoption of a systematic and multi-sectoral approach, with a particular focus on scaling-up evidence-based interventions for tackling malnutrition in Asia and Africa, can...
How policy inertia and a gender bias resulted in a failure to create an inclusive, ‘health-promoting framework’ that will help India achieve its SDG Goals.