PRESCRIPTIONS: Health solutions lie in effective partnerships

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Anyone working in the public health sphere knows that things are looking up when a group of experts deliberating over solutions to diseases go beyond the rhetoric and come up with unique and easily applicable ideas.

It’s refreshing to hear the head of department of pulmonary medicine in India’s premier medical institution, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), advocate yoga as a means of rehabilitation from pulmonary disease, the principal of a medical college suggest early morning walks as a way out of lifestyle diseases, and the Secretary of Health and Family Welfare, GOI, say that health must be regarded a social movement.

A recent meeting hosted by the Partnership to Fight Chronic Diseases (PFCD) brought together a range of stakeholders from the government, multilateral agencies, consumer and patient lobbies, and pharmaceuticals such as Eli Lilly to brainstorm over solutions for the impending crisis of non-communicable diseases in the country.

Source: The Daily Mail (link opens in a new window)

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