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Meenakshi Sharma

Meenakshi Sharma is a seasoned development consultant with over 11 years of progressive experience in Public Health. She is a Gold Medalist in Medical Microbiology and a post graduate from Indian Institute of Health Management and Research (IIHMR), Jaipur. She is currently pursuing Second Masters in Global Health Policy from the London School of Economics, UK.

Latest Articles By Meenakshi Sharma

Tardy Response To COVID-19 Pandemic: WHO In Dire Need Of Reforms

Meenakshi Sharma

Although, plentiful has been written about China’s inaction during the early days of the outbreak of this pandemic, there is scant mention of WHO being held accountable for its tardy response which has denied the world the critical time it needed to prepare for the crisis. An early action by the WHO, declaring COVID-19 as a PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern) followed by promulgation of detailed strategy for its containment and advising governments on policy matters would have saved many innocent lives across the world.

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COVID-19 Will Test India’s Preparedness To Tackle Health Emergency

Meenakshi Sharma

Since the outbreak of the deadly Corona virus worldwide, India with its resolve to mitigate the spread, can face many challenges. This pandemic poses a greater threat to India as the burden of non-communicable diseases may escalate. With pharmaceuticals across the globe rushing to develop a vaccine, Indian companies too are trying to crack the code. Political leadership and health system preparedness will play a crucial role in the weeks to come in the nation’s battle against COVID-19.

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