Research Summary

Assessing Equity of Universal Health Coverage in India: From Data to Decision-making using Mixed Methods

As we advance towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 3 for health through Universal Health Coverage (UHC) reforms in various Indian states, prior experience suggests that health interventions tend to privilege already advantaged populations, creating inequality. This research seeks to understand the magnitude of inequalities in coverage of UHC at the state level related to age, sex, place of residence, religion, caste status, tribal status, district, as appropriate, and how they have come about using both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She proposes to make her analysis visual and interactive, so that decision-makers and the public can design actions to make health reform a leveller, rather than perpetuator, of inequality.

Figure Legend: Building capacity with national governments on health inequality monitoring Photo Credit: Chaminda Weerabaddana, 2017