Human development is directly connected with the health of an individual and also the populations. Health parameters especially life expectancy at birth is an important ingredient of human development index. India has a long way to go in achieving an acceptable human development index. Hence, health needs of people should be given their due importance. Being sick changes the economic condition of a large spectrum of our population not only bringing misery to the affected people but also puts an economic burden on the nation. In this book, there is in depth analysis of relationship between poverty and human development index. How India should address these issues is vital for the development of a health and self-reliant nation. The role of National Rural Health Mission Environment and the gender inequalities is very important and has been deliberated in great details.
The analysis of the states, which are doing well, and the states that have not done/performed as per our expectations is very interesting. This analysis and comparison should help the thinking process of the readers and enable them to contribute better towards a healthier and prosperous India. The right to healthcare and well-being is a fundamental right and India is committed for the same.
This book will become a useful reading material for a wider spectrum of end users in medicine, policy making and implementation of public health.