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  • Prevention of chronic diseases: reorienting primary health systems in India 

    Mehdi, Ali; Chaudhry, Divya; Tomar, Priyanka; Joshi, Pallavi (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2016-05-30)
    Primary health systems, however, continue to focus almost exclusively on child mortality. They need to make a health system transition and engage in prevention of chronic diseases – the major cause of adult mortality – together with their original focus ...
  • Surveillance of chronic diseases: challenges and strategies for India 

    Mishra, Udaya S; Rajan, S Irudaya; Joe, William; Mehdi, Ali (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2016-5-30)
    The need to develop a robust public health surveillance system has increased manifold for India because of the ongoing demographic and epidemiological transition and the rising challenges of chronic diseases. In this regard, the presence of robust ...
  • Administrative Structure & Functions of Drug Regulatory Authorities in India 

    Chowdhury, Nupur; Joshi, Pallavi; Patnaik, Arpita; Saraswathy, Beena (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2016-9-30)
    The research findings presented in this study are based on legal and policy analysis, field research in terms of stakeholder interviews conducted nationally (Delhi, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, and Kerala) and internationally (USA, Europe, China ...
  • Drug Quality and Safety Issues in India 

    Chokshi, Maulik; Mongia, Rahul; Wattal, Vasudha (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, 2016-9-30)
    This document summarizes the study’s broad policy recommendations along with measures for their operationalization. Some of the major policy recommendations include uniformity in the interpretation of legal terminology contained in the relevant act and ...

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