Savyasachee Jha

Savyasachee Jha

New Delhi, India
A policymaker cum data analyst who writes about the state of healthcare. Currently working on tuberculosis in India.
Dec
12
The state of obesity in India

The state of obesity in India

Obesity is closely related to where in the "nutritional transition" a family is. Surprisingly, the relationship between the two is a bell curve, not a straight line.
7 min read
Oct
16
A small baby smiles from within a red velvet hammock

The design of Conditional Cash Transfer Schemes in India

A recent paper by von Haaren and Klonner compares two different conditional cash transfer (CCT) schemes being offered by the
7 min read
Sep
12
Mount Rushmore

The Kingdon Framework: Part 1

A deep dive into Kingdon's America-centric framework of policymaking, starting with the elements of policymaking present within the Executive and Capitol Hill.
11 min read
May
29
A cyclical service delivery cascade in the context of HIV

A cyclical service delivery cascade in the context of HIV

How does changing one tiny bit of a service delivery cascade change the way we think about it? Plus the cost-effectiveness of gene therapies, consumer trust in storing health data, and nudging old people to write advance directives for EOL care.
13 min read
May
22
Weekly Roundup: Sex differences in Partner Selection

Weekly Roundup: Sex differences in Partner Selection

Plus resource allocation in a pandemic, using Twitter to crowdsource symptoms, the relationship between being indebted and subjective well-being, and improving a hospital's public quality metrics.
14 min read
May
15
Weekly roundup: The NHS needs to be restructured, combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and screening for Gastric Cancer

Weekly roundup: The NHS needs to be restructured, combating COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy, and screening for Gastric Cancer

In this week we take a look at how the Lancet believes the NHS should be restructured, ways of combating vaccine hesitancy, the effect of parental deprivation on the cardiovascular risks of children, and screening for gastric cancer.
11 min read
May
13
The Right to Health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Right to Health during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Right to Health is an important legal concept. But does it actually make a difference when the time comes?
12 min read
Mar
14
The Inverse Care Law

The Inverse Care Law

Socially disadvantaged people get less healthcare than socially advantaged people despite all the efforts to the contrary. Why is this? The Inverse Care Law forms the basis of a framework for getting some answers. But that just brings us to another question. What can we do about it?
16 min read
Feb
28
Social Health and Rural Populations

Social Health and Rural Populations

The effect of social health insurance is often thought to be universally positive. The results, however, are mixed at best.
6 min read
Jan
26
COVID-19 may have led to a decrease in worldwide inequality

COVID-19 may have led to a decrease in worldwide inequality

Prevailing wisdom says that income inequality has increased due to COVID-19. But has it? A new working paper by Angus Deaton argues exactly the opposite: inequality has actually decreased. But only if one takes China out of the picture.
6 min read