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Foreign health experts face sack under India’s new guidelines

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i2165 (Published 14 April 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i2165
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. Mumbai

More than 100 government health advisers could lose their jobs in the coming months because of the Indian government’s new guidelines on consultants who are funded by “bilateral partners and multilateral organisations.”1

The guidelines, which came into force in January, state that foreign funded consultants “should not be engaged for policy formulation,” and that their role would be “limited to presentation and analysis of possible options” using available evidence.

The move is …

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