The public and private sector are coming together to address India

Sukantanagar is near one of hundreds of bheris or ponds of the East Kolkata Wetlands where natural biodegradation turns Kolkata

Demand for quality healthcare fuelled by economic prosperity is opening up a new market beyond the metros to India

GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals (GSK) recently cut a deal with the Brazilian government, which allows it to supply a 10-valent vaccine against childhood pneumonia and other life-threatening infections for a decade at a fixed price in a reflection of the growing importance of vaccines and emerging markets to Big Pharma.

Clinical trials

Last year, Anusha, 30, took a new weight-loss drug for seven months to combat her obesity. Although it helped her shed between 5 kg and 8 kg, she claims, there were side effects.

Public Money: Health groups fear the new bill will facilitate private property with public funds (Pic By Subhabrata Das)