Ep. 32: Healthcare in Rural India: What Doesn’t Work

What happens when there are very high hopes for a particular policy idea, and then researchers conclude the results are not as promising as they once seemed? Are there lessons to be learned from this?

A widely hailed initiative that combines franchising business models and telemedicine to deliver better quality health care in rural India has failed to improve care for childhood diarrhea and pneumonia, found a large-scale study by Assistant Professor Manoj Mohanan and researchers at Stanford and University College London.

Manoj Mohanan is an assistant professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke. He’s also appointed in Economics at Duke and as an assistant research professor in the Duke Global Health Institute.

Mohanan talks with Sanford’s Dean, Kelly Brownell.

Music: Impromptu in Blue by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license.