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Global Health Histories Seminar 127: Towards Universal Health Care: History of ‘Health for All’ Struggles in India

Tuesday 18 June 2019, 2.00PM to 5.00pm

Speaker(s): Amar Jesani (Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Mumbai); Abhay Shukla (People’s Health Movement-India, Pune); Ravi Duggal (Independent Researcher and Health Activist, Mumbai); Sulakshana Nandi (Public Health Resource Network, Raipur) & Ritu Priya (Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Please note that this seminar takes place at 14:00 local time (GMT+5:30).

The year 2018 marks the decadal anniversaries of a number of landmark documents such as the 40th year since the Declaration of Alma Ata of 1978 and 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) of 1948. 2018 also witnessed the Declaration of Astana which reaffirmed the commitments related ‘Health for All’.

Global Health Histories Seminar Poster 127 (PDF , 1,291kb)

Since independence, the Indian government’s approach to addressing the health needs of its population has been a bag of mixed and contradicting visions, approaches and strategies. The proposed seminar intends to trace the trajectory of the development of Indian health service systems, transition in government’s approaches over time, the response of the civil society in general and of People’s Health Movement-India in particular; and evaluation of the trends of health provisioning and Pradhan Mantri Jan Aarogya Yojana (PMJAY).

This event is a collaboration between the University of York; WHO Regional Office for Europe; Forum for Medical Ethics Society; Centre for Law and Society, School of Law, Rights and Constitutional Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Centre for Public Health, School of Health Systems Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai; Centre for Policy Studies, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai; Health, Ethics and Law (HEaL) Institute of Training Research and Advocacy; supported by the Wellcome Trust.

Location: Library Conference Hall, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

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