The Quest for Universal Quality: Financing Healthcare in India

5:30–7:30 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


At just 1.2% of the GDP, India’s public health spending is among the lowest in the world, while public health infrastructure in the country faces significant gaps. The National Health Policy of 2017 expresses a hope to universalize health coverage and deliver quality health care to all at an affordable cost. What will it take for India to realize these goals of access and quality? What innovative models of financing healthcare exist and how can India adapt best practices from around the world? Additionally, what does “quality” health care encompass, and do we provide this to all citizens across the country?