Health Sector – UHC, National Health Policy, Family Planning, Health Insurance, etc.

Govt sacks some foreign-funded consultants

  1. Context: India is firing dozens of foreign-funded health experts working inside the government
  2. It is seen as part of a broader clampdown to reduce the influence of NGOs on policy
  3. Impact: Signature programmes to combat HIV/ AIDS and tuberculosis may suffer
  4. Magnitude: Of the nearly 140 people who run India’s HIV/AIDS programme, 112 are consultants seconded from foreign organisations
  1. Context: India is firing dozens of foreign-funded health experts working inside the government
  2. It is seen as part of a broader clampdown to reduce the influence of NGOs on policy
  3. Impact: Signature programmes to combat HIV/ AIDS and tuberculosis may suffer
  4. Magnitude: Of the nearly 140 people who run India’s HIV/AIDS programme, 112 are consultants seconded from foreign organisations
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