Articles by Upendra Bhojani

Upendra Bhojani is an IPH Bangalore faculty member.  

Manipulation by association: tobacco, food and public health in India

Posted in articles by on October 23, 2015

      Policy-making for NCDs: riddled with conflicts and contestation The rising burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) globally has turned the policy makers’ attention towards regulating some of the common ‘risk’ products including tobacco, alcohol and ultra-processed foods rich in sugar, salt and harmful fats. Consumption of these products … Read more »

Modi-fying India’s health: Health in the times of India’s new prime minister

Posted in articles by and on June 5, 2015

These are interesting times in India, no doubt. Our new prime minister, Narendra Modi is ensuring that India’s global reputation as a progressive, multi-cultural and multi-ethnic society with a rich history is not tarnished by several recent reports of sexual violence on women or inter-religious conflict. Immediately after assuming office … Read more »

The semantics of commitment

Posted in articles by and on January 16, 2015

India has undertaken several significant health reforms in the last decade, many under the National Rural Health Mission. Many of these recent reforms were driven by the Millennium Development Goals, going beyond the targets outlined by the MDGs to address other aspects of the health system. Thirteen years after India’s … Read more »