India’s Crackdown On Foreign-Funded Health Workers Could Harm Major Initiatives, Including HIV/AIDS, TB Programs, Experts Warn
New York Times: Wary of Outside Influence, India Limits Foreign Involvement in Health System
“…Under the new rules, consultants who have worked within India’s health system for foreign aid agencies for more than three years, a total of around 100 people, will be terminated, said Manoj Jhalani, joint secretary in the Ministry of Health. The roughly 100 who remain will need to be approved by a new screening committee. … Experts warned that if vacancies went unfilled, major health initiatives, like those aimed at fighting the spread of AIDS and tuberculosis, could suffer serious setbacks…” (Barry/Raj, 4/5).