South Asia

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Essential health service coverage is improving in India

2018-11-16T10:29:34+00:00November 16th, 2018|2017/2018, Global Edition – November 2018|

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh is the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Regional Director for South-East Asia. In this interview, she talks through her mission to combat health inequalities, the role of the private sector in tackling challenges in the sector and some key milestones as a Global Indian. What are some of the milestones in your mission to combat health inequalities in the region? WHO South-East Asia Region is central to global health with over a quarter of the world’s population and an even [...]

Prince Charles backs new education bond for India

2018-12-04T08:16:07+00:00November 29th, 2017|2018/2017, Flagship Scheme, India Investment Journal January Edition, India Investment Journal November Edition, REWIND 2017, Year|

Charles, Prince of Wales threw his weight behind a new Education Development Impact Bond (DIB) for India during a recent tour of the country. A new $10-million DIB has been created by the British Asian Trust (BAT), founded by Charles, Prince of Wales to fight poverty in South Asia, and is designed to improve learning outcomes for thousands of marginalised children in India. The bond is intended as an innovative and sustainable social impact investment tool which will be tied in with [...]