Doctor shortage, poor infrastructure, long wait times (especially for women), high diagnostic costs and extensive travel for treatment…all of these results in avoidable deaths and high mortality rate in rural India. According to the Lancet (2015), more than 2,000 primary health centers in India were operated without a doctor and more than 5,000 have no pharmacist.
Asia and Pacific
How Can “Fab Lab” Help Boost Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh’s Universities?
Recently, an undergraduate engineering student from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) in Bangladesh showed me his mobile app…
Seeds for Africa’s Green Revolution: Can India Help?
Over the last year or so we have been doing some work exploring how the Indian seed sector might contribute to African agriculture, boosting productivity and assisting in particular smaller, poorer farmers.
How can Poor People be Brought into Formalised Economies?
Research Director of the Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre Professor Kunal Sen has published a new book: Out of the Shadows?
Bangladesh Can Become a Beacon for Rapid Malnutrition Reduction – If It Chooses To
One of the welcome pieces of news from the 2015 Global Nutrition Report is that Bangladesh, a country with one of the highest undernutrition burdens in the world, is on course to meet global targets for stunting reduction.
Regional Development via Ultra-Premium Cambodian Jasmine Rice
A 2013 report from the World Bank — Where have all the poor gone? — showed that the single factor that lifted more Cambodians out of poverty than anything else, over the last decade, was a global increase in the price of rice.
Japan Starts Emergency Assistance to Dominica over the Tropical Storm Erika
The tropical storm named Erika hit the Commonwealth of Dominica on August 27. Over dozens of losses and the ongoing catastrophe, Japan decided to support the country.
Ending Chronic Poverty by 2030: What is Required for Implementation?
In order to eliminate extreme poverty, we need to take immediate actions to tackle chronic poverty. What are the potential challenges? How can they be overcome?
Why does Japan not Tweet? Compliance and Public Relations
In development communities, it is often said, ‘we don’t know what Japan does’. People in the world think Japan is invisible.
Japan Starts Emergency Assistance to Nepal over the Great Earthquake
The great earthquake hit the Nepali capital Katmandu at 11:56, April 25 in local time. Within only half day, Japanese organisations have already started emergency assistance.