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Contemporary Views

Good health is a key component of human development and ensuring health for all through adequate nutrition, sanitation, safe water as well as health care services an important aspect of social justice. While India is now acknowledged as a major economic and political force in the world the health status of women and marginalized sections of society in India are very poor. While on the one hand world India has world class private health care facilities which are attracting foreign clients, basic health care is slowly moving out of the reach of hundreds of millions of the poor. The reasons for this dichotomy have to established and addressed urgently through policy and practice.

This section brings together articles published on various aspects of public health that highlight some of key dilemmas in policy and practice around important themes.

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