In recent years public-private partnerships have been offered as the miracle-cure that would help fix all the challenges to the health sector. Over the last decade, a number of ppps providing maternal health services have come into existence but few have been evaluated. This paper examines whether ppps with the for-profit private sector which provide maternal health services have contributed or are likely to contribute to making quality maternal health services accessible at affordable prices to the poor and marginalised sections of the population, as envisaged by policymakers.
The World Bank on Thursday committed to finance the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor by signing a $975 million loan agreement with Ministry of Finance and Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL).
Microinsurance or Community-Based Health Insurance is a promising healthcare financing mechanism, which is increasingly applied to aid rural poor persons in low-income countries. Robust empirical evidence on the causal relations between Community-Based Health Insurance and healthcare utilisation, financial protection and other areas is scarce and necessary. This paper contains a discussion of the research design of three Cluster Randomised Controlled Trials in India to measure the impact of Community-Based Health Insurance on several outcomes.
Field observations conducted at Kanpur, to analyze the ration of biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) contributions by benthasludge to the overlaying waters of the river Ganga were presented in part 1 of this paper. This data was later correlated to the data obtained under different conditions of operating and process variables in the laboratory. Observations were made at 3 sections along the river downstream of an outfall discharging partially treated wastewater.
The monsoon remained subdued in parts of North India on Monday, including Punjab and Haryana, even as the flood fury was unabated in Uttar Pradesh.
Major rivers continued to overflow, inundating a number of villages in Uttar Pradesh and disrupting the transmission of Doordarshan and AIR in Bareilly.