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Big Idea 2015: This is the Year of India

See post from Swati Piramal, Vice Chairman, Piramal Enterprises Limited, where she predicts the ideas and trends that will shape 2015.

Being Mortal–Medicine and What Matters in the End

by Atul Gawande, Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the School. Metropolitan Books. 2014

Why women choose to give birth at home: a situational analysis from urban slums of Delhi

by Anuraj Shankar, in the School’s Department of Nutrition, in collaboration with researchers from the Indian Institute of Public Health-Delhi, Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon, Haryana, India, and Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Published May 22, 2014

A System for Household Enumeration and Re- identification in Densely Populated Slums to Facilitate Community Research, Education, and Advocacy

Dana R. Thomson, Research Associate in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School; Dr. Anita Patil-Deshmukh, alumnus of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Executive Director of PUKAR in Mumbai; David E. Bloom

Published April 2014

Killing Themselves Slowly: China and India’s Descent into Chronic Disease

by David E. Bloom, Elizabeth Cafiero-Fonseca, Mark E. McGovern and Klaus Prettner

China and India flagsThis article was published in the May 7, 2014 Milken Institute Review regarding NCDs in China and India. The authors estimate the dimensions of the health crisis sneaking up on China and India. “The cost of non-communicable diseases (in particular, cardiovascular diseases, cancer, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes) will be high no matter what,” they conclude. But “unless the issue is given top priority, it will be utterly staggering. Action will of course be costly, but far less costly than the alternative.”

“Jumping the gun: the problematic discourse on socioeconomic status and cardiovascular health in India.”

by S.V. Subramanian et al. International Journal of Epidemiology 2013 Oct;42(5):1410-26. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyt017. Epub 2013 Apr 5.