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Manoj Kumar Pati

Manager Quality Improvement and Quality of Life (MNCH & NCD), at the Karnataka Health Promotion Trust, Bangalore, India
 

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WHO at the crossroads: a few reflections on a recent workshop in Berlin

I was at “The WHO at the Crossroads”  workshop which took place in Berlin last week, as an IHP correspondent, and for someone who is relatively new to the global health governance debate, the meeting was very “educational” indeed. Broad themes of discussion on the day were amongst others, the politics and architecture of aid and global ...

MeToo: Is the onus on only women to speak up against sexual abuse and exploitation?

Twenty years after the Beijing declaration and platform of action on gender equality as a basic human right, the fight for gender equality continues, and “despite progress, societies are still failing women in relation to health, most acutely in poor countries and among the poorest women in all countries.” A parallel can be drawn with the glob...

A “make or break year” for WHO and its new leadership – Discussion on the 13th General Programme of Work at the 142nd session of WHO’s Executive Board

Over the past few days, I’ve been fortunate to attend the first half of the 142nd session of WHO’s Executive Board meeting in Geneva, after a couple of  preparatory civil society meetings  hosted by the Geneva Global Health Hub (G2H2). The EB meeting provides a fresh start to the new (global health) year, and the hope is of course that for...

Progressing towards Universal Health Coverage: Can the developing world learn anything from India?

Earlier this month, I was shocked to see a headline in a leading national newspaper  stating how a recent doctors’ strike against the proposed medical establishment amendment bill in Karnataka had resulted in the death of six patients. Karnataka, one of the southern states in India, was first in the country when it announced its plan of rolli...

Gender in Global Health – Where are the Men?

I write this blog based on reflections from a global health conference I attended recently, but the issue of gender (in)equality has also been weighing on my mind for some time now. Gender equality and equity – we refer you to some literature for the intricacies of the terms – can enable us to create a society wherein each individual enjoys ...

Multiple Realities: Being an Emerging Voice, and the way forward!

 A personal reflection on the EV4GH 2016 program   First Off, young energy, a diverse group of participants, and emotions The stage had been set: early November 2016, the Emerging Voices for Global Health 2016 (EV4GH)  program reached Vancouver, to train before the fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research (HSR 2016). The EV4GH progra...

India and the world in 2016: a challenging present, an uncertain future

Google’s “See what the world searched for in 2016” says it all: how has the year 2016 been so far for all of us? Four out of five of the top most trending global news searches relate to disasters – until we started talking about the Rio Olympics. I like the quote there, though, “love is out there”, and on a personal note I’d like to ...