Fixing India’s healthcare system8 min read 13 May 2014, 06:51 PM IST
Strong political commitment is needed to build a system of universal health coverage and better regulations
Life expectancy in India has more than doubled since independence, to 65 years, from just 32 in 1950. The infant mortality rate has been cut by two-thirds since 1971. Smallpox and guinea worm have been eradicated, the spread of HIV/AIDS has been contained, and the World Health Organization has declared India polio-free.
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