September 28, 2012   www.indiagovernance.gov.in
In this issue
    Mapping health digitally
    Reforming health services
    Emerging global India
    Examining gender issues
Featured Best Practice
Referral medical transport service in healthcare
By enabling access to health institutions and essential healthcare, Janani Express Yojna, a free referral medical transport service, renders safe and timely medical assistance to expectant mothers, sick infants and Below Poverty Line families in rural Madhya Pradesh.
In Focus
ICT-based digital health service delivery
By institutionalising an innovative pregnancy tracking and digital health mapping system, Arogyam is playing a key role in mitigating maternal and infant mortality rates through an advanced ICT-enabled monitoring mechanism.
Health clinics for low-income areas in Punjab
Serving as a network of medical health units in rural Punjab, eHealth Point is rendering essential health care services and safe drinking water facilities to low income rural and peri-urban areas at subsidised rates.
Health inequities in India
The paper invokes the need to push for reforms within the Indian health sector by highlighting institutional inadequacies that govern the delivery of healthcare and medical services in the country.
Collective participation in healthcare services
The paper envisages the role of the ASHA programme under the National Rural Health Mission to secure active community ownership and participation, prioritised as a precondition for the effective implementation of primary health care in rural India.
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Events & Announcements
Road map to ICT enabled development
When:5-6 October, 2012
This international conference will bring together academicians, activists, media persons and professionals to deliberate on themes and issues relevant to advancement of ICT in development.
Gender in the Indian society
When: 6-7 October, 2012
The seminar aims at facilitating enhanced gender sensitisation of the Indian society by encouraging an in-depth reflection and examination of gender-based issues.
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Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century
Paranjoy Guha Thakurta reviews Shashi Tharoor's book Pax Indica: India and the World of the 21st Century that reinforces India's proactive role in altering the contours of global geopolitics.
About GKC
The Capacity Building for Poverty Reduction (CBPR) Programme, launched by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions  in 2005, aims at building the capacity of the Indian civil service for improved public service delivery for the purposes of poverty reduction. The Governance Knowledge Centre (GKC), undertaken by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG) has been envisaged as a key initiative under CBPR to serve as a digital single point of reference on good governance practices that would aid in building capacity at the district, state and centre.
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