Interactive Discussion on Prioritising Child health and Nutrition in India

Recognizing the crucial need to prioritize the health at the national and state level, Governance and Public Policy Initiative-Centre for Policy Research (GPPI-CPR) and Global Health Strategies organized a roundtable on 2 August 2017 on “Prioritising Child Health and Nutrition in India” to discuss the role of political leaders in putting major public health issues such as Child Health and Nutrition on the political agenda.

Dhruv Pahwa, Director – Market Access at Global Health Strategies who has worked to develop access strategies for health and nutrition related products, services and policies; and Ramanan Laxminarayan, Director and Senior Fellow at the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) in Washington, D.C., and a senior research scholar and lecturer at the Princeton Environmental Institute at Princeton University, discussed the topic in detail through their presentations on financing healthcare, and how can to improve health in India without vastly increasing spending.

The discussion was co-chaired by Ms Vandana Chavan, MP, Rajya Sabha and Mr Konda Vishweshwar Reddy, MP, Lok Sabha.