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In Poor Health – Opinion Piece in The Indian Express

This opinion piece appeared in The Indian Express.

Nandita Murukutla, Vital Strategies
Country Director, India and Director (Global), Research and Evaluation, reflects on India’s need to address preventable disease as a developmental priority and looks at ways the country can invest in a healthier future.

“Indians are famous for our savings mentality. The 2014 Towers Watson Global Benefits Attitude Survey found that Indians had the second-highest savings rate, after the Chinese. We save for a variety of reasons, to create a safety net and to yield returns in future. While there is a time to save, there is also a time to invest. And for India’s government, that time is now.” To continue reading this article, click here.