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Advancing Innovation and Healthcare in India

Advancing Innovation and Healthcare in India November 10th Event

Over the last two years, India has doubled its efforts to improve public healthcare. The Modi administration has introduced legislation and reforms that aim to provide a level of security to those who are economically vulnerable.

However, the task of modernizing India’s healthcare system is one that cannot be solely tackled through the federal government given its budgetary restraints and an ever-growing population. India faces an array of challenges including the significant shortage of healthcare professionals, absence of modern healthcare infrastructure, disproportionate allocation of resources towards urban centers as opposed to rural areas, and ever rising cost of healthcare services.

The current Indian administration’s overarching goal of providing affordable and accessible healthcare for all will be difficult to achieve if it does not fully embrace, utilize, and acknowledge the positive aspects of an ever-larger private sector.

On Thursday, November 10, Hudson Institute’s India Initiative hosted a half-day conference on advancing innovation and healthcare in India. Speakers included Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu, Ambassador Husain Haqqani, Amit Kapoor, Ranjana Smetacek, Kevin Walker, Amiee Aloi, Jeffrey Hamilton, and Jeremiah Norris.

View Mr. Walker’s slides.
View Ms. Aloi’s slides.
View Mr. Hamilton’s slides.

Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu Speaker

Charge D’Affaires, Embassy of India to the United States

Ambassador Husain Haqqani Moderator

Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia, Hudson Institute

Amiee Aloi Panelist

Associate Vice President for International Advocacy, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Amit Kapoor Panelist

Honorary Chairman and President & CEO of the India Council, Institute for Competitiveness (India)

Jeffrey Hamilton Panelist

Senior Director of International Public Affairs, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Jeremiah Norris Moderator

Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Science in Public Policy, Hudson Institute

Ranjana Smetacek Panelist

Consultant and former Director General, Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India

Kevin Walker Panelist

Executive Director, Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease

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