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This report looks at the state of health policies in India and assesses its dynamics - its failings and triumphs - suggesting, through nuanced essays and empirical data, ways of improving the existing conditions. Comprising four parts - the report focuses on welfare system and its implicationfor health that includes issues related to legislation, policies and welfare programmes. It evaluates its achievements against the Council for Social Development Index which, having evolved over some years, offers an alternative towards enhancing the state and reach of public health in 21st CenturyIndia. The report takes stock of the challenges and hurdles faced by the country's health system before focusing on a vision of the future of public sector health services and some priority areas such as issues of nutrition, child health, women's mental stress arising out of ill-health, environmentalhealth in industrial areas and neglect over the turn of the 20th Century. The report concludes with assessing the existing trends in health services and determining the outcome of liberalization and health sector reforms.

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Council For Social Development Development is an independent research organization, established in 1970 by a group of scholars and policymakers in social development led by Durgabai Deshmukh and C.D. Deshmukh. The Council, through its research and advocacy, seeks to secure a just and equitable development outcome.

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Title:INDIA: SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2014: CHALLENGES OF PUBLIC HEALTHFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pagesPublished:October 24, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199460884

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Table of Contents

Muchkund Dubey: ForewordIntroduction: Imrana Qadeer: Challenges of Public Health in India Today: An IntroductionPart I: Contextualizing Public Health1. Deepak Nayyar: Social Development and Economic Progress: Some Reflections on the Relationship2. K. B. Saxena: Agrarian Crisis, Farmersa Distress, Exclusionary Growth3. Utsa Patnaik: Aspects of Food Security: The Production and Absorption of Food Grains in India in Recent Years4. Dunu Roy: In the Name of the Poor: Urban Growth and Renewal5. Gaurav Dwivedi: Equitable Access to Drinking Water Through Public Private Partnership: A Myth or Reality6. Mary E. John: Before or After Birth? Mortality, Sex Selection and the Girl Child7. Vandana Prasad and Dipa Sinha: The Reluctant State: Lacunae in Current Child Health And Nutrition Policies and Programmes in India8. Usha Ramanathan and Bezwada Wilson: Locating Health in the Movement against Manual ScavengingPart II: Lessons Learned from Public Health Interventions9. Rama V. Baru: Rebuilding Trust in Health Service Systems: Lessons from The South African Experience10. Girija Vydyanathan: How Has Tamil Nadu Fared Under NRHM- An Introspection11. Rakhal Gaitonde: Tamil Nadu a A Critical Engagement12. Rajesh Narwal: Success and Constrains of National Rural Health Mission: Is There a Need for Course Correction13. Biswajit Dhar and Reji Joseph: Developments In Indiaas Domestic Pharmaceutical Sector and Implications for Universal Healthcare in India14. Sandhya Srinivasan: Shifts in Medical Research : Influence of Private Capital15. Madhulika Banerjee: Medical Knowledge, Policy and People: Medicinal Plants and the Demand for Ayurvedic Medicines16. Sakthivel Selvaraj, Anup K. Karan and Indranil Mukhopadhyay: Publicly Financed Health Insurance Schemes in India: How Effective Are They in Providing Financial Risk Protection?17. Akhila Vasan, Sylvia Karpagam, and Vijaya Kumar Seethappa: Design, Implementation and Patient Experiences of the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana and Vajypayee Arogyashree Scheme: A Qualitative Study from Bangalore District, Karnataka18. Bijoya Roy: Public Private Partnership in Healthcare: Trajectories and Experiences from West Bengal19. Kasturi Sen, Samir-Guha Roy, Shuba Kumar and Kethineni V. Narayana: The Commercialization of Public Health Services: Perspectives from West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh20. Nalini Viswanathan and Monica Wallia: Birthing Experience of Marginalized Women in Peri- Urban Public Health System: A Qualitative Study of Maternity Care21. Imrana Qadeer, Bijoya Roy and Sandhya Goutam: Must History repeat Itself? The Role of Dais in Maternity Care in Backwards Districts of Himachal Pradesh22. Ramila Bisht: Poor Women's Health and Stresses of Life: A Case Study From Pauri Garhwal23. Vasudha A. and Ragini Prem: Singrauli: Development, But At Whose Cost?Part III: Social Development Index24. Surajit Deb: Social Development Index 2014Part IV: Way Forward25. Debabar Banerji: A Vision for an Alternate Public Health Service for India