Policy as a Discourse: An Exploration of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulations in India

Suparba Sil[1] [1] Suparba Sil is a doctoral candidate at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University.Email: suparb81_ssh@jnu.ac.in Title: Policy as a Discourse: An Exploration of Assisted Reproductive Technology Regulations in India Author(s): Suparba Sil Keywords: Reproductive health, health policy, assisted reproductive technology, anticipatory governance, political economy […]

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Eye Care and Sustainable Development

Eye Care and Sustainable Development

Vision is not only critical to an individual’s growth and development but also has direct implications for national and global development. It holds the potential to boost the global economy in a fair and equitable manner. It enables everyone to live their lives to the fullest, releasing their potential to learn, work, and lead fulfilled and productive lives. This paper examines the direct and indirect implications of eye health care on the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, thereby making it contingent upon policymakers to invest in the ‘vision for all’. The study proposes urgent policy interventions for creating integrated people-centered eye care, embedded in health systems and based on strong primary health care, and scaled and decentralized to the grassroots level in India. It emphasizes eye care in local governance -especially below the district level for effective implementation.

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