Category: Commentary

The Government of India played a major role in curbing malarial prevalence

By Avishek Majumder on November 13, 2018 No Comments

India accounts for 6% of all malaria cases in the world, 6% of the deaths, and 51% of the global P. vivax cases. Trend-based assessments estimate that the total cases of Malaria in 2017 in India tallies for 1.31 million and deaths at 23990. However, the cases of malaria in 2012 in India were estimated to be 9.7 million, with about 48,660 deaths.


Epidemiological data play an important role in healthcare policy making

By Avishek Majumder & Abhinash on October 30, 2018 No Comments

Epidemiology is a branch of study that predicts the occurrences and patterns of diseases in different groups of the population. It helps in assessing the reason and factors behind the occurrence of a disease. Epidemiological information helps plan and strategies to prevent and manage epidemic diseases or illness.


India’s hunger for a promising economic growth rate since independence

By Indra Giri on October 17, 2016 No Comments

Growth rate of India before the economic liberalisation was slow and was referred to as the “Hindu rate of growth”. With economic reforms in the 1990’s, the Indian economy not only allowed foreign investment but also shifted its approach from Socialist to Capitalist or market based approach. The growth rate has since accelerated, however India is way behind in terms of development index. Furthermore, climate change and environmental concerns have become a major concern for the world. As a result it will be a major challenge for India to balance between higher growth and the environment.

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