Course NoHS 142
TitleIntroduction to India’s Health System
StreamDevelopment Studies
DescriptionIntroduction to the con cept of health and health systems in India; Structure of India‟s health system in British India and post - independence; Health services system: current structure and functions; Human resources for health: roles and responsibilities; Communicable and non - com municable diseases; Epidemiology; National health programmes of India; Technology for healthcare; Public and private sector in healthcare; Globalisation and health sector reforms; Health systems across different states in India: Main features and challenge s.
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  6. A. Mills, S. Bennett, and S. Russell, The Challenge of Health Sector Reform: What Must Governments Do? Palgrave Macmillan, 2001 .