From Philanthropy to Human Right: A Perspective for Activism in the Field of Health Care

Authors : Jesani, Amar

Published Year: 1998

Indian Journal of Social Work, Vol. 59(1), (Special Issue Towards People-Centred Development – Part 2), January 1998, pp. 291-320

The paper begins with a historical evaluation of health care in India and the developed countries and then tries to analyse the existing health care services in our country. It highlights how health activism of the last three decades has raised people's consciousness and concerns for health issues. In the last few years activism has shifted from experimentation in provision to the demand for better provision and control over providers. The paper concludes with suggestions for encouraging the emergence of a health movement.

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