Three A’s of health care—Awareness, Access, Affordability; and at four stages of Promotive, Preventive, Curative and Aftercare are important as well necessary conditions for good health in India. ‘Healthcare in India’ book presents the realty check on these. Effectiveness of health-care communication depends on strategies, channels, source-messages and appeals to the targeted audience by effective health-care delivery efforts by all participants. Solving India’s healthcare affordability and accessibility problems is possible only if we bring in a complete paradigm shift in health policies and healthcare infrastructure. Further, the use of public-private partnerships to remedy the lack of health care infrastructure; and the mitigation of access issues are focused in the book. Healthcare in Indian Contexts highlights efforts to explore treatments for common diseases of the poor populations, life threatening diseases and infectious diseases through its Global Health agenda; Book also highlights the healthcare reach through innovative treatment approaches and never-ending efforts of global and Indian medical community to create breakthroughs to help humanity.
Uma Narula is Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. Dr. Narula is Director (Communication), Consultant (Research and Training) with Communication Networks (CNET). She regularly conducts social and development research on national and international issues and provides communication training to corporate and academic groups.