In The Press
Anmol Mathur and Shefali Malhotra share their experience with RTI and how the government stonewalled Right to Information queries seeking information on contracts between public authorities and private technology companies on digital health initiatives.
‘No data’ and other tactics: How the government is dodging RTI queries on health pacts with Big Tech
9 December 2023
27 September 2020
The global push to decriminalize queer sex is seeing both victories and setbacks, according to a new report from the HIV Policy Lab. Vivek Divan participated in its launch and spoke of the LGBTQ decriminalisation litigation work done in India, and its relationship with the HIV response and civil society efforts.
New Report Reveals that Decriminalizing Queer Sex Improves HIV Outcomes
1 December 2023
India is piloting ambitious digital health initiatives while neglecting data safeguards
31 October 2023
India’s new data protection law, the Digital Personal Data Protection Act, 2023,
neither meets the standards set out in the global strategy document, nor the privacy judgement of the Indian Supreme Court
write Shivangi Rai and Shefali Malhotra.
30 August 2023
An RTI filed by C-HELP in July 2023 revealed that Tele MANAS, centre's helpline for mental health support operated by NIMHANS has
been operational for over 10 months without
writes Navya P K.
Infection risks, long hours, mental stress: Why is there no law for the safety of health workers?
3 June 2023
The pandemic shed light on the challenges that healthcare workers routinely face and the state of their occupational safety. Policies are moving in the right direction but have a limited impact while being unable to provide legal recourse writes Anmol Mathur.
THE INDIAN EXPRESS
With the Surrogacy Act, the judiciary has the chance to expand scope of reproductive rights
27 October 2022
Gargi Mishra and Brototi Dutta examine the lacunae in the laws on surrogacy and assisted reproductive technologies, and the opportunities before the Courts to address these gaps and extend reproductive rights and justice.
THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS
Shefali Malhotra, Shivangi Rai and Rohin Garg examine gaps in the governance framework underpinning the National Digital Health Mission. The article is based on the C-HELP-IFF working paper on the same subject.