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Health in South Asia: Future of Kerala depends on its willingness to learn from past

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 17 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1497
  1. V Mohanan Nair, Fogarty international fellow (
  1. Joint Centre for Bioethics, 88 College Street, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1L4

    EDITOR—The Kerala model in health, cited by Bhutta et al in the theme issue on health in South Asia as replicable for South Asian countries,1 is facing serious threats. The state has a triple burden of communicable, non-communicable, and traumatic diseases.

    Stupendous growth of the private sector has resulted in skyrocketing healthcare costs. Lured …

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