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Global Public HealthA New Era$
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Robert Beaglehole and Ruth Bonita

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780199236626

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.001.0001

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Public health in India

Public health in India

Chapter:
(p.209) Chapter 10 Public health in India
Source:
Global Public Health
Author(s):

Puja Thakker

K. Srinath Reddy

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236626.003.010

Major advances in global health will require progress of public health in India through appropriate and adequate investment of financial and human resources and strengthening of health systems. This chapter profiles the health scenario of India, briefly describes the health system, and outlines some of the major health programmes and new initiatives which are addressing the complex health challenges confronting the country.

Keywords:   India, public health, health policy, health systems

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