Public Health

Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA)

June 9, 2017

ASHA or Accredited Social Health Activist is a trained female community health activist as a key component of the National Rural Health Mission under National Health Mission. She is selected from the village itself and works as a link between community and public health system. Eligibility ASHA must primarily...

Healthcare in Union Budget 2017-18

April 9, 2017

The major issues in the healthcare sector in India are low government spending and high out of pocket expenditure on health. There was an expectation of increased budget share of healthcare sector to meet these challenges and the dual challenges posed by communicable and non-communicable diseases. The key budget...

Project Sunrise

May 13, 2016

In February 2016, the Union government has launched a new initiative “Project Sunrise” to tackle the increasing HIV prevalence in the North-Eastern states. The AIDS prevention special project aims to diagnose 90 per cent of such drug addicts with HIV and put them under treatment by 2020. Background North...


January 22, 2016

Dengue is a mosquito-borne seasonal viral infection caused by any of four closely related viruses (DENV 1-4). The virus is transmitted by a bite of female mosquito of any of two species of mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. The mosquito, which typically bites humans in the daylight hours, can...

National Health Mission

May 12, 2014

In May 2013, the UPA government had launched National Urban Health Mission, which was later integrated into National Rural Health Mission and a new National Health Mission was created from 2014-15. Both NUHM and NRHM are now two of six components of NHM. The six components of National Health...