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Flies without borders : lessons from Chennai on improving India's municipal public health services (English)

India's fast-growing cities face three key challenges in improving public health outcomes. The first is the persistence of weak links in the chain -- notably, slums badly underserved with basic civic services -- that can pose public health threats to all. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8197 SEP 18, 2017

Das Gupta,Monica; Dasgupta,Rajib; Kugananthan,P.; Rao,Vijayendra; Somanathan,Trikkur V.; Tewari,K.N. Disclosed

How might India's public health systems be strengthened ? (English)

The central government’s policies, though well-intentioned, have inadvertently de-emphasized environmental health and other preventive public health services in India since the 1950s, when it was decided to amalgamate the medical and public health services and to focus public health services largely on single-issue programs. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5140 NOV 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica; Shukla, Rajendra; Somanathan, T.V.; Datta, K.K. Disclosed

How to improve public health systems : lessons from Tamil Nadu (English)

Public health systems in India have weakened since the 1950s, after central decisions to amalgamate the medical and public health services, and to focus public health work largely on single-issue programs - instead of on strengthening public health systems’ broad capacity to reduce exposure to disease. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS5073 OCT 01, 2009

Das Gupta, Monica; Desikachari, B.R.; Somanathan, T.V.; Padmanaban, P. Disclosed