Health Analysis - Kerala and Bihar: A Comparison

YOJANA, Vol. 49, July 2005

7 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2009

See all articles by K. R. Nayar

K. R. Nayar

Global Institute of Public Health

Anant Kumar

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi; University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Gillings School of Global Public Health

Date Written: March 6, 2009

Abstract

The paper discusses that although health problems need to be controlled by evolving an efficient and responsive healthcare services, an appropriate social policy which addresses the poor living conditions and social arrangements could act as a catalyst for health improvement. Health improvement is a complex phenomenon and cannot occur just by isolated inputs. It is mediated by a number of factors which co-exist which needs to be tackled by an action programme. The inter-sectoral action needs to be recognized for achieving any health improvement in Bihar. What is also needed is a 'Bihar discourse' instead of 'Bihar bashing'.

Suggested Citation

Nayar, K. R. and Kumar, Anant, Health Analysis - Kerala and Bihar: A Comparison (March 6, 2009). YOJANA, Vol. 49, July 2005 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1354541

K. R. Nayar

Global Institute of Public Health ( email )

Global Institute of Public Health, Ananthapuri Hos
Thiruvananthapuram, 695024
India

Anant Kumar (Contact Author)

Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi ( email )

Dr. Camil Bulcke Path
Purulia Road
Ranchi, Jharkhand 834001
India
09934160637 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://xiss.ac.in

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Gillings School of Global Public Health ( email )

Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

HOME PAGE: http://sph.unc.edu/

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