India sets up a commission on macroeconomics and healthBMJ 2003; 326 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.326.7381.126/d (Published 18 January 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;326:126
- Sanjay Kumar
- New Delhi
India has announced the formation of its own national commission on macroeconomics and health. The commission, to be co-chaired by India's health and finance ministers, will look into areas needing attention and try to find ways of increasing investment in health.
Its formation was prompted by the report of the World Health Organization's Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, set up in 2000, which concluded that development would not automatically occur in the developing world without increased investment in health. Its report, published in December 2001, called for …