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Indian J Public Health. 2018 Jul-Sep;62(3):193-196. doi: 10.4103/ijph.IJPH_306_17.

Basis of science policies for infectious disease challenges in India.

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Research Officer, Department of Tuberculosis, The Foundation for Medical Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


With increase in drug resistance and related challenges in infectious diseases globally, it has become more important for a country like India with a high population to develop strategies to deal with such challenges. The literature review was conducted using the Google search engine to explore the contemporary science policies in India (since 2012) which are designed for tackling infectious diseases challenges in the country. This review article gives an insight into the strengths and limitations of the basis of some of the contemporary science policies in India that are drafted and implemented to combat the challenges of infectious diseases. The new national plans for controlling infectious disease challenges with bold strategies for their rapid and effective implementation hold promise in India.


Drug resistance; infectious diseases; science policies

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