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  • Report
    Urban green space interventions and health: A review of impacts and effectiveness. Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2017.

    Interventions on green space in urban settings can help address public health issues related to obesity, cardiovascular effects, mental health and well-being. However, knowledge on their effectiveness in relation to health, well-being and equity is incomplete. To explore the effectiveness of...

  • Advisory No 6 Smart Health
    Advisory No. 6: Strategy for Smart Health in Smart Cities Mission. New Delhi, India: Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India, 2016.

  • NUHM community processes
    Thrust areas under NUHM for states focus: Community Processes. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2016.

    The National Urban Health Mission approved in May 2013, addresses a hitherto unmet need of providing health care in urban areas.The main objective of NUHM is to “address the health concerns of the urban poor through facilitating equitable access to available health facilities by rationalizing...

  • Smart Cities Council
    Smart Cities India Readiness Guide. Smart Cities Council, 2016.

    The India Readiness Guide has over 400 pages and total of fourteen chapters. There are more than 80 relevant case studies, with half of them focusing on the Indian context as well as some providing a global perspective. Case studies cited include those from Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Surat, Jabalpur...

  • State case studies
    State Forward - Best Practices from Our States. New Delhi, India: NITI Aayog, 2016.

    The compilation of this compendium reflects a bottoms-up approach, where States’ representatives were contacted to identify best practices of the model project examples within the States. Each contact person responsible for the implementation of the project has been identified in the NITI Aayog...

  • Urban Green Spaces and Health
    Urban Green Spaces and Health: A Review of Evidence. Copenhagen, Denmark: WHO Regional Office for Europe, 2016.

    This report summarizes the available evidence of beneficial effects of urban green spaces, such as improved mental health, reduced cardiovascular morbidity and mortality, obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes, and improved pregnancy outcomes. Mechanisms leading to these health benefits include...

  • Evin
    electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network (eVIN). National Health Mission, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2016.

    eVIN (Electronic Vaccine Intelligence Network) is an indigenously developed technology system in India that digitizes vaccine stocks and monitors the temperature of the cold chain through a smartphone application. The innovative eVIN is presently being implemented called across twelve states in...

  • Outreach sessions in Urban Areas
    Conducting Outreach Sessions in urban areas (NUHM) In Operational Guidelines. New Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2015.

    The Framework of the National Urban Health Mission envisages provision of primary healthcare to the slum dwellers and other vulnerable groups through targeted outreach services. Unlike rural areas, sub-centers are not being set up in the urban areas as distances are relatively small and...

  • Social sector in India
    Social Sector Service Delivery: Good Practices Resource Book 2015. NITI Aayog, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2015.

    The social sector in India has been inundated with a variety of successful development initiatives by the state governments. These have showcased innovative approaches, effective strategies, long lasting impact and sustainability in reaching out to the most marginalized sections of population....

  • A brighter future for Children in Brazil
    Connecting Brazil’s Children to a Healthier Future. Cisco, 2015.

    There are not enough pediatricians to care for the world’s children. Pediatric subspecialists in particular are in short supply globally. Read in the case study lfrom Council Lead Partner Cisco about a pilot in a small state in Northeast Brazil that used collaboration and cloud technologies to...

  • E_records
    Kanaiwa Hospital's Non-Stop Network Supports Electronic Health Record System., 2015.

    When Kanaiwa Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan, decided to introduce a comprehensive electronic health records system, it needed a smooth transition from its old paper record-keeping as well as a "non-stop" network to support the new system. The case study...

  • India Infrastructure Report
    The Road to Universal Health Coverage In India Infrastructure Report. IDFC, 2014.

    The Indian population today has little or no access to good quality healthcare at affordable prices. Not surprisingly, on several of the basic health indicators India ranks amongst the lowest in the world. The health crisis is aggravated by a rising incidence of chronic and non - infectious...

  • NUHM Framework
    National Urban Health Mission (NUHM) Framework for Implementation. Delhi: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, 2013.

    In order to effectively address the health concerns of the urban poor population, the Ministry proposes to launch a National Health Mission with two sub-missions NHM (already approved by Cabinet for continuation upto 2017) and a new sub-mission National Urban Health Mission (NUHM). The Mission...

  • The mHealth Case in India
    The mHealth Case in India. Bangalore: WIPRO, 2013.

    India’s healthcare system is ripe for innovation. The capacity of the healthcare system to deliver care is unlikely to meet both the demands of the growing urban middle and upper classes, or the needs of the urban and rural poor. The over 75% of healthcare costs paid out-of-pocket create a...

  • India Healthcare
    India Healthcare: Inspiring possibilities, challenging journey. McKinsey&Company, 2012.

    This report attempts to provide a possible vision for the country's healthcare, and the contours of a possible roadmap. While acknowledging the reality that this journey will take place over decades, we have adopted the year 2022 as the timeframe for this exercise. We believe that such a...