Articles by Puneet Khanduja
Preparing for Life After COVID-19: How India’s Healthcare System Can Better Respond to Future Shocks
India’s public healthcare system was tested by the onset of COVID-19. Now that a vaccine promises to bring the end phase of the pandemic (gradually) into sight, Puneet Khanduja and Mitul Thapliyal at MicroSave (MSC) say it’s time to make the system more robust, to better absorb such shocks in the future. They share research that MSC conducted with low-income households in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Odisha and Bihar, and make recommendations to improve the healthcare system's preparedness for the next crisis.
India now produces enough food for its population – but recurring famines plagued the country for decades. In response, the government strengthened the distribution system to bring essential food grains to marginalized households. But as analysts at MSC point out, improving access to food is not the same as ensuring optimal nutrition. They explore solutions that could help India move from food security to nutrition security – and how the private sector can play a role.