Books and Reports

Evidence Based National Vaccine Policy for India

Every human being needs medicine. But when an access to this essential commodity becomes difficult, it turns into a concern. Inaccessibility to this commodity, which caters to diverse range of interest of human beings such as political, social, emotional and material, has become a concern that needs some urgent attention.

This paper is based on the effectiveness of Contract Farming and the implementation of it for the development of agriculture in India. We are very well aware of the fact that the agricultural sector in India is gradually transforming into a prosperous one.

The World Medicine Report (2004) of World Health Organization is suggestive of the fact that India has the largest number of people (649 million) without having access to essential medicines. It has been found that the cost of medicines is a major constraint in health care in the country.

The Food Report, by Linu Mathew Philip, Research Fellow, Centad, is an analysis of a survey carried out across four states of India to explore policy issues critical to development of the South Asian area region through research.

Drug information for the Indian consumer needs to be increased, made more accessible and presented in a consumer-friendly format, argues this paper produced by Centad in association with the Indian health ministry and WHO.

With support from Centad, the Indian Medical Parliamentarians’ Forum (IMPF) has published a policy note highlighting certain issues that have direct and indirect implications on access to medicines in the country.

Edited by Rupa Chanda, an expert on services from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and with a foreword by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati of Columbia University, this book co-published by Centad and Wiley India fills a critical gap in the existing literature on services and the Indian economy.

This Centad publication explains everything you ever wanted to know about the WTO negotiations and its impact on development.

A compilation of papers on various aspects of Indian agricultural policy published by Centad.