R4D India : Inclusive Social Protection for Chronic Health Problems

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R4D India: Inclusive Social Protection for Chronic Health Problems is a collaborative research initiative as a part of  the Swiss Programme for Research on Global Issues for Development (r4d) by the  University of Lausanne, Switzerland and of International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) Mumbai, India. The project is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Global Cooperation (SDC) and the SWISS National Science Foundation (SNSF), bearing Grant Number: 400640_160374. The study proposed to analyze data from the Longitudinal Aging Study (LASI), 2017-18 and health surveys of National Sample Survey (NSS) in India. The principal investigators of this project are Dr. Jürgen Maurer, Dr. Owen A O'Donnell, Dr. Sanjay K Mohanty and Dr. Sarang Pedgaonkar. The main objective of this project is to bring out a number of scientific papers in high impact peer reviewed journals on chronic diseases. The primary focus of research is on social, economic and epidemiological aspects of chronic disease. The broad area that will be covered are

  • Diagnosis, treatment and control of chronic diseases with focus on hypertension and diabetes
  • Socio-economic inequalities in access and use of health care
  • Disability and functional impairment
  • Health financing
  • Poverty and NCDs.

Principal Investigator :

Dr. Sanjay K Mohanty
Professor, Department of Fertility Studies
International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar
Mumbai – 400 088, Maharashtra, India
Email: sanjay[at]iipsindia[dot]ac[dot]in

Dr Sarang Pedgaonkar
Assistant Professor, Department of Population Policies & Programmes
International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar
Mumbai – 400 088, Maharashtra, India
Email: sarang[at]iipsindia[dot]ac[dot]in

Project Staff at IIPS:

Dr. Ashish Kumar Upadhyay
Research Coordinator
Mr. Radheshyam Mishra
Senior Project Officer
Mr. Rajeev Kumar
Senior Project Officer
Mr. Prashant Shekhar
Project Officer

International Collaborators:

Dr Jürgen Maurer
Professor, Department of Economics
University of Lausanne,  Switzerland

Dr Owen A O'Donnell
Professor, Erasmus School of Economics
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Postal Address:

R4D India: Inclusive Social Protection for Chronic Health Problems
International Institute for Population Sciences
Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400088

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