EHS-COVID (289) WHO and HIFA: Maintaining essential health services during the pandemic (4)

11 May, 2021

Hi Neil,

The quotations [ clearly reflects that we are far away from Universal Health Coverage. Health systems need greater investment in terms of infrastructure, human resources, quality service provision, etc. Accessibility and affordability is a great concern. I was watching a news item that the Covid19 vaccine pricing is highly varied across geographies. This will has a long lasting impression on last mile delivery of vaccine provision for all.



HIFA profile: Dr. Sanchika Gupta is an Indian healthcare specialist with eight years of experience as both clinician and public health programmer. She explored wide breadth of public health realm viz. family planning/reproductive health, maternal, adolescent and child health during her association with national and international NGOs namely INCLEN, MAMTA, Jhpiego and Pathfinder International. She acquired technical expertise in advocacy, program management, research, monitoring and evaluation throughout her fieldwork in eight Indian states (Assam, Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh). She is the nominee of 120 under 40: the new generation of family planning leaders in 2019. In the recent years, she has been associated with HIFA through its Social Media Working Group and EHS-COVID19 project. In 2021, HIFA nominated her as Global Country Representative Coordinator. Currently, she is based in New Delhi, India and is available on email id or Twitter @sanchika_gupta.