Book co-authored by Public Health faculty member sounds alarm on health-care providers in India

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Victoria Y. Fan, (808) 956-5596
Assistant Professor, Office of Public Health Studies
Posted: Jul 22, 2016

Dr. Victoria Y. Fan
Dr. Victoria Y. Fan

In a newly published World Health Organization report, “The Health Workforce in India,” co-author Dr. Victoria Y. Fan has brought attention to the level of education and medical qualifications of physicians and other health-care providers in India.  Fan, an assistant professor in the UH Manoa Office of Public Health, is co-author with Oxford University Professor Sudhir Anand of the 104-page book, which includes a three-page summary of key findings: 

“The monograph examines the distribution, patterns and inequalities of the health workforce in India -- by education, gender and urban-rural stratum,” says Fan.  “The report also lists the districts that lack any qualified nurses and qualified dentists, which may be useful for policymakers who wish to address these significant disparities that affect access to health-care services.” 

For links below to news articles published in India on the study, see:

WHO report sounds alarm on ‘doctors’ in India:

Under-educated doctors, rural-urban divide & a stark gender gap. WHO study's shocking data on Indian healthcare:

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