This decision is expected to address the delay in transfer of funds from the Centre to states
A decision to transfer funds for India’s flagship employment guarantee scheme in real time will be taken soon. This is expected to end the procedural delay in fund transfer for the scheme to states, a factor known to be behind its poor implementation. It will enable states to get their share of funds on any day of their choice.
With non-state actors becoming major donors of WHO, public health activists want the issue of conflict of interest to be addressed
The framework of engagement with non-state actors (FENSA) was one of the most contentious issues discussed at the recently concluded World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. The resolution came up on the first day, but was not discussed. Instead, a drafting committee was set up to resolve the problem. The drafting committee submitted its report in the last session of the World Health Assembly.
In the shrill discourse over freedom of speech, the selective publication, and even overt suppression, of actionable development data is often overlooked. Amid calls for a next-gen data revolution, Biraj Swain highlights this and other challenges that lie in its path.
Adam Kamradt-Scott is a senior lecturer at the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, Australia. In his recently published book, Managing Global Health Security, Kamradt-Scott talks about disease outbreak control by the World Health Organization. He talks to Vibha Varshney at the 68th World Health Assembly in Geneva
Has WHO's response to global health security or epidemics changed in the past couple of decades?
A letter from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs urges states to recognise the habitat rights of vulnerable tribal groups under the FRA. Meenal Tatpati, Rashi Misra and Subrat Kumar Nayak analyse the Dongria Kondh experience to underline what’s necessary to do so effectively.
Just 50 Maui's dolphins remain thanks to overfishing
“These new The world’s smallest dolphin species will go extinct in the next 15 years, warns a new research, if proper conservation efforts are not carried out. Just 50 Maui's dolphins, a subspecies of Hector's dolphins that is endemic to New Zealand, remain in the world today, according to a study presented at a meeting of the scientific committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), in San Diego, US.