An intersectional analysis of malnutrition in India

With two wonderful colleagues from our Institute’s health equity cluster, we recently published an article in the International Journal of Equity & Health. The study reports the results of an analysis of inequities in child malnutrition across intersectional population sub-groups. Further, we also used a more comprehensive population-level indicator of malnutrition than what is typically used: occurrence of stunting, wasting, and/or underweight. The work was conceptualized largely by Sabu while the data analysis was heavily supported by Yogish, both early-career researchers at the health equity cluster.

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Decentralise & equitabilise vaccine roll-out of COVID-19

This article appeared as an op-ed in The Hindu on 12 June 2021. Co-written with Supriya Kumar

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Tele-triage of patients in cities

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Given the sudden crowding of hospitals that can overwhelm the system, one of the first difficulties being seen by city health systems is the need to determine who can be safely guided to manage their recovery at home, and who … Continue reading

Ecologising disease control: case of Kyasanur Forest Disease

Based on work I am involved with in a research consortium that’s aiming at leveraging the inter-sectorality & inter-disciplinarity offered by OneHealth approaches, here is a longish Twitter thread that cherry-picks key aspects of the paper we wrote along with some of my own reflections.

The paper can be downloaded from PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases here

(Key)stoned

In 2015, the WHO Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research and Public Health Foundation of India had partnered to set up India’s first effort at building capacity in health policy & systems research (HPSR) through the KEYSTONE course. Half a decade later, I had the opportunity to join some lovely people from several institutions in India and abroad at launching the India HPSR Fellowship Program, which builds upon the work started off by KEYSTONE and various other small efforts at developing capacity for advancing systems thinking within public health research and a more critical engagement with policy, practice and social determinants of health.

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