Ep. 728: From Romans to MDGs: The Stories of Public Health

Did you know it was approximately 600 years ago when quarantine was used for the first time? Indeed, the origins of public health may be traced back many centuries. In this episode, Mahek Nankani and Harshit Kukreja discuss some fascinating stories about the growth of public health from around the world. Tune in for some engrossing and thought-provoking tale.

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Ep. 694: Can Fortifying Rice Tackle Malnutrition?

India is set to fortify rice distributed through the PDS (Public Distribution System) and mid-day meal programmes to alleviate malnutrition. Will fortification achieve its aims? What will be the unintended consequences of this move? Are there better ways to tackle malnutrition? Shambhavi Naik and Sarthak Pradhan try to unpack some aspects of this issue.

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1. Don’t chase the mirage of iron-fortified rice

2. New study calls for restraint in ‘unnecessary’ food fortification

Ep. 632: Making Public Health More Equal

The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities in access to health care. Apurva Kumar and Suman Joshi examine the contours of the Indian public health system in the light of a recently released Oxfam India report titled “Inequality Report 2021: India’s Unequal Healthcare Story“. In this episode, we examine some recommendations of the report.

ಕೊರೋನ ತರಂಗೆಯ ಮುಂಜಾಗ್ರತೆ. The Second Wave of COVID-19.

Public health expert Dr Giridhara R Babu talks to host Pavan Srinath about the deadly spread of the COVID-19 pandemic across India in 2021, on Episode 95 of the Thale-Harate Kannada Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IDQ4FDoyvH3GQaKL’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] At the heart of most of public health is human behaviour. Dr Giridhara Babu and Pavan …

Palliative care: Treating the Person, Not the Disease

Dr. M.R. Rajagopal of Pallium India talks to host Pavan Srinath about Palliative care, what it means and how we can ease suffering and pain for millions of Indians, on Episode 139 of The Pragati Podcast. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/ImpIzriQcxQr97fb’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] Palliative care focuses on quality of life of patients, especially those facing …

What Does it Take for a Mission Mode Health Response to COVID-19 in India?

Can India’s health and healthcare systems ramp up on mission mode to respond effectively to the COVID-19 pandemic? What should we know about India’s messy public and private healthcare systems before we think about a pandemic response? Listen to Yamini Aiyar’s conversation with Pavan Srinath on Episode 135 of The Pragati Podcast.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IVKtfkEeWgqTTrPc’ width=’100%’ …

Modeling the Spread of Epidemics

Srini Venkatramanan of the University of Virginia’s Biocomplexity Institute explains how the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 can be modeled, and how insightful models can inform public action, on Episode 133 of The Pragati Podcast.  [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IZsCZDwXzioB4jJZ’ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] How are infectious diseases and pandemics modeled? How can we model and …

ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ 2020 ಬಜೆಟ್. How does Karnataka Budget for a 250 Billion Dollar Economy?

Pavan Srinath chats with Ganesh Chakravarthi on whether Karnataka’s budget meets the aspirations of its $250 Billion economy on Episode 60 of the Thalé-Haraté Kannada Podcast.   [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/e/IYxgd7F6IiOBhl47′ width=’100%’ height=’304′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ 250 ಬಿಲ್ಲಿಯನ್ ಎಕಾನಮಿ ಆಗಿದೆ. ಆದರೆ ನಮ್ಮ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಬಜೆಟ್ ಈ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಪರಿಬಿಂಬಿಸುತ್ತಿದೆಯೆ? ಈ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಗಣೇಶ್ ಚಕ್ರವರ್ತಿ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಅತಿ …

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