While on the one hand world India has world class private health care facilities which are attracting foreign clients, basic health care is slowly moving out of the reach of hundreds of millions of the poor. The reasons for this dichotomy have to established and addressed urgently through policy and practice. This section brings together articles published on various aspects of public health that highlight some of key dilemmas in policy and practice around important themes.
- DOTS Awareness and the Myths and Misconceptions about DOTS among Medical Practitioners in Mysore - Vinayak Nagaraja et al in Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
- Factors associated with second trimester abortion in rural Maharashtra and Rajasthan, India - A.J. Francis Zavier et al in Taylor and Francis Online
- Healthcare provision in rural India: does micro health insurance help or hinder? - David J. Forbes in Emerald
- Hardship financing of healthcare among rural poor in Orissa, India - Erika Binnendijk et al in BMC Health Services Research