On the occasion of World Environment Day earlier this month, I wrote “in fighting climate change and stepping up environmentalism efforts, India has much to gain. To forego this, India has much to lose.” Part of such efforts is rethinking the country’s energy infrastructure. An energy transition will be a vital component of combating climate […]
In an exclusive interview, Kerean Watts, editor, Health Issues India, speaks with Aman Gupta of SPAG Asia, a media partner of Health Issues India. The discussion centres on health communications during the COVID-19 pandemic and what the lasting effects of the crisis may be on the sector. Aman previously participated in ‘PandemiCast VII’ – you can […]
Saturday, May 23, 2020: Leading healthcare communications firm SPAG organised the second edition of their SPAG Dialogue: The COVID Series on Thursday with experts from the public health sector who shared their views on sustaining public health systems through effective communication and the learnings one can take away from the ongoing pandemic. The event was held in partnership […]
Amidst the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF issued a stark warning last month that “South Asia could face yet another health emergency if children across the region do not receive their life-saving vaccine shots.” It noted “the South Asia region is also home to two of the last polio endemic countries in the world, Afghanistan and […]
The seventh edition of our weekly video podcast PandemiCast can be viewed here. This week, we discuss the importance of healthcare communications. Our panellists – Erik Sass, Raquel Cruz, Marta Dourado, and Aman Gupta – discuss Examples of responsible health communications during COVID-19 and any particularly irresponsible ones Communications as a source of both unity […]
The sixth edition of our weekly video podcast PandemiCast can be viewed here. This week, we discuss sexual and reproductive health (SRHR). Our panellists – Sara Seimes, Mona Bormet and Ashok Row Kavi – look at how coronavirus affects SRHR issues. Mark Chataway moderates. To watch the other editions of PandemiCast, click here.
The COVID-19 crisis is one arguably unparalleled in living memory. The comparison point of many is the so-called ‘Spanish’ flu pandemic of the early 20th century. In a time of global health crisis, there is a need for effective delivery in the area of healthcare communications – and trust is crucial. This formed the crux […]
At the time of writing, COVID-19 – the disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV-2), often referred to as coronavirus – has claimed more than 120,000 lives. SARS-CoV-2 has infected more than two million people worldwide. Robust and well-thought-out public policy has never been more important. The first edition of PandemiCast – […]
The second weekly PandemiCast panel discussion, focusing on how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the news cycle and the spread of misinformation online. Watch the first PandemiCast edition here.
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization (WHO) characterised as a pandemic last week, continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Confirmed cases worldwide number thus far at 187,375 (at the time of writing), of which 99,050 are active. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in 7,477 deaths. Of the 99,050 […]