Issue: FEBRUARY 2016
 
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The policy directions of the “Health for All” declaration became the stated policy of Government of India with the adoption of the National Health Polic...
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The lead article by T. Sundararaman has dealt extensively and comprehensively with health policies over the years, analysing their pros and cons. The draft Health Policy has been analyzed in the background of earlier initiatives. The issues facing the policy makers in today's context of health has...

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  Evolution of National Health Policy in India by J.V.R. Prasada Rao
  The second lead article by J.V. R. Prasada Rao discusses in great detail the draft National Health Policy, stressing that its aim to inform, clarify, strengthen and prioritize the role of government in shaping
  Health Spending in India: Increasing Efficiency
  This article by Alok Kumar calls for rationalisation in financial allocations for health. The author suggests that States should be encouraged to prioritize spending from untied funds as per local priorities
  Health Care in Tribal Areas: Present and the Future by Abhay Bang
  The focus article is on tribal health care by Abhay Bang. The article details the health care issues in tribal areas and suggests ways to redesign the Health Policy in relation to tribal areas.
  Health in the Era of Sustainable Development by K. Srinath Reddy
  The special article by K. Srinath Reddy calls for greater resonance of health policies with Sustainable Development Goals
Economic Paradigms and Democracy in the Age of Financial Globalization
Srinivas Raghavendra

Whether or not there exists a standard definition of the term Globalization, there is a broad agreement with the fact that the process of Globalization has had and continues to have profound impact on various aspects of human life. Globalization is not a new phenomenon for it has been a long-term gradual process of change, which affects every aspect of human life and being affected by the human enterprise, since the days of Columbus, and yet at the same time it is irregularly punctuated by episodes of dramatic change. Ever since the Columbian voyage initiated the process of intermingling of the continents of Europe and the Americas, Globalization has been influencing and reshaping every part of the world in all aspects of human life – social, cultural, economic, political, biological and ecological aspects. In the recent past, there were two intense periods where the process of globalization induced dramatic changes across the world. The first wave happened in the late nineteenth century up to the First World War, which was characterized by extensive trade networks across various continents under European Colonialism. The second wave happened in the twentieth century, starting from the 1980s to the present day, characterized as free market Capitalism led by the phenomenal development of the financial markets, and called as the financialization phase of Globalization or simply Financial Globalization.

 
 
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