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Joint public-private initiative aims to boost public health in India

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 06 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:813
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    India will use a mixture of private donations and public funds to bolster education, training, and research in public health and stem what some doctors have called a steady deterioration of the national public health system.

    The Public Health Foundation of India, launched in New Delhi last week, will build training capacity through five new public health schools, establish standards in public health education, and serve as a think tank for the government and the private sector.

    The initiative has been welcomed by experts in public health and by health activists, who have long been concerned that medical care in …

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