Workshop on Draft National Health Bill

Sama is organizing a two-day workshop Draft National Health Bill – A Public Health and Gender Analysis on 12 and 13 December 2009 in New Delhi. The workshop is a critical first step towards legal recognition of the right to health and health care in India and its operationalisation, and therefore necessitates an in-depth understanding and analysis of its provisions. This workshop follows several requests that we have received from organisations and provides an opportunity to develop a comprehensive understanding of the Draft Bill based on a public health and gender analysis. The workshop will address the following:

  • the salient features of the bill
  • the key thematic areas
  • role and regulation of the private health care sector
  • centre / state relationship under the mandate for a central law on health

The resource persons for the workshop are – Shruti Pandey, advocate & senior consultant with the National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC), Renu Khanna (SAHAJ, Baroda) and Abhay Shukla (SATHI, Pune). This workshop will be in English and is designed primarily for Programme Co-ordinators.

Participation is only by invitation from Sama

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