This note brings out relevance and importance of the proposed National eHealth Authority (NeHA) as a promotional, regulatory and standards setting organization to guide and support India’s journey in e-Health and consequent realization of benefits of ICT intervention in Health sector in an orderly way.

With the exception of Canada, all countries with universal health insurance systems provide universal coverage of prescription drugs. Progress toward universal public drug coverage in Canada has been slow, in part because of concerns about the potential costs. We sought to estimate the cost of implementing universal public coverage of prescription drugs in Canada.

The Indian Government's draft national health policy, which many experts view as a step away from universal health coverage, is out for public consultation. Dinesh C Sharma reports.

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The Art of Saving a Life Project sponsored by Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation features the Work of Angélique Kidjo, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, GMB Akash, Sophie Blackall, Thomas Ganter, Vik Muniz, Alexia Sinclair and Others, and Debuts at Critical Moment for Global Vaccine Advocacy

That was an increase of 0.1 year from 2011 when it was 78.7 years, according to a new report on mortality in the USA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health

In the 20 years since South Africa underwent a peaceful transition from apartheid to a constitutional democracy, considerable social progress has been made toward reversing the discriminatory practices that pervaded all aspects of life before 1994. Yet the health and well-being of most South Africans remain plagued by a relentless burden of infectious and noncommunicable diseases, persisting social disparities, and inadequate human resources to provide care for a growing population with a rising tide of refugees and economic migrants.

Most of us have lost count of the number of times we have visited a doctor or health facility. It is something we take for granted: nothing exceptional, simply
routine. Yet in our 21st-century world, 1 billion people have never seen a doctor or received quality health services. Furthermore, given that health has not

As debates concerning global sustainable development goals intensify, there is one policy that seems to unite all development agencies: the reduction or elimination of energy subsidies – especially those for fossil fuels. It has been estimated that the world’s governments spend approximately half a trillion United States dollars (US$) each year on subsidizing fossil fuels. This subsidy – of commodities that appear to be the major cause of climate change – has recently been described as a reckless use of public funds.

Finance Minister AMA Muhith on Thursday proposed an allocation of Tk 11,146 crore for the health sector in the national budget for 2014-15 fiscal year.