10th April 2013, India: This week marks the 3rd annual ‘Healthcare Access Week’ sponsored by India Health Progress. Since 2011, India Health Progress has celebrated a ‘Healthcare Access Week’ to engage all stakeholder groups across the country, such as NGOs, Academia, Hospitals, Doctors, health care industries and people at large to focus attention on the importance of driving better access to healthcare for the Indian population and amplify voices on this critical issue.
Aman Gupta, Principal Advisor - India Health Progress
As the last quarter of 2012 gradually plays out, the attention of authorities is focused largely on lagging growth rates. With suggestions flying thick and fast on improving economic growth, most stakeholders are once again totally missing the big picture – the role of healthcare and the impact of a higher disease burden on national productivity rates. The day healthcare receives due recognition through appropriate budgetary spends; India will soon witness a rise of at least one percentage point in its GDP growth.
New Delhi, 31 October 2012: India Health Progress (IHP), a call-for-action forum working to improve healthcare access across India, will be hosting an expert roundtable in New Delhi on 3 November 2012 to take the issue of universal healthcare coverage and delivery across the socio-economic spectrum in the country. Titled “Making Access to Healthcare a Reality: Role of Stakeholders in Ensuring Continuum of Healthcare”, the roundtable will see industry experts come together to deliberate issues and discuss impediments in delivery of healthcare services across the country, while chalking out the roadmap as well as the role of each stakeholder in ensuring that healthcare access becomes a reality. The event is supported by PhRMA as part of the ongoing commitment of global, innovative pharmaceutical companies to be a solution partner in advancing a safe and effective healthcare system in India.
New Delhi, 10 October 2012: Taking a step forward in highlighting pertinent issues crippling the health of people, India Health Progress (IHP)collaborated with the Institute of Human Behaviour &Allied Sciences (IHBAS) on World Mental Health Day to address issues and spread awareness about the growing incidence of mental health diseases and its impact in the Indian context. Dr Nimesh Desai, Director, Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences, address a press briefing organised by IHP on the occasion of World Mental Health Day. This year the theme for World Mental Health Day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.
Mumbai, 13 September 2012: India Health Progress (IHP) and Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) will be hosting a panel discussion on ‘Non-Communicable Disease Burden in India, Sharing best practices to tackle India’s Chronic Disease Burden’, on Friday, 14 September 2012 in Mumbai. IHP and PFCD has joined hands with the Indian Medical Association – Maharashtra (IMA Maharashtra) to combat the chronic disease burden in the state. The panel discussion will see experts from diverse fields discuss and deliberate issues related to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) while highlighting some of the best practices to mitigate this burden.
New Delhi: Recently much attention has been focused on the need to ensure that poor populations have access to generic essential medicines. Actor Aamir Khan has pitched before a parliamentary panel the need to ensure that generic medicines are made available to the poor. In June, the Government of India announced that it is setting up a procurement and distribution system intended to provide low income populations with free unbranded generic medicines.
Chennai, 17 May 2012: India Health Progress (IHP) and Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) today hosted a panel discussion on ‘Non-Communicable Disease Burden in India, Sharing best practices to mitigate India’s Chronic Disease Burden’, at The Park Hotel, Chennai. The conference highlighted the rise in NCDs, their impact on urban and rural citizens and on India’s productivity, as well as ways to tackle this chronic disease burden.
Chennai, 10 May 2012: India Health Progress (IHP) and Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease (PFCD) will be hosting a roundtable conference on ‘Non-Communicable Disease Burden in India, Sharing best practices to tackle India’s Chronic Disease Burden’, on Thursday, 17 May 2012 at The Park Hotel, Chennai. The conference will draw attention to the rise in NCDs, their impact on urban and rural Indians and on India’s productivity while seeking ways to tackle this chronic disease burden.
New Delhi, 8 May 2012: Tagore International School, along with nine other schools, today commemorated ‘No Tobacco Day’, in association with partner organizations: India Health Progress, Samaritan Health and Education Foundation of Delhi, Cancer Patients Aid Association, and National Association of School Professionals. The ‘No Tobacco Day’ event was held on the school premises between 9:00 and 10:00 AM. The Guests and Jury for the event were Ms Vineet Gill Munish, NPO, (Tobacco Free Initiative) World Health Organisation and Dr Manoj Sharma, Advisor, Cancer Control Program, Government of NCT of Delhi.
New Delhi, 20 March: India Health Progress (IHP) announced the 2nd edition of the Health Access Week (#HealthAccessWeek) commencing from April 4th – 12th 2012. The Health Access Week is a unique initiative started by IHP in 2011 with the intent to sensitize stakeholder groups on the lack of access to healthcare in the country and amplify voices on this critical issue.