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6:00 pm – 7.30 pm IST / 7:30 am – 9:00 am ET

The webinar is a joint Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System event with Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and Population Foundation of India (PFI). There was much hope that the ravages of COVID-19 would result in a strategic policy shift in India’s public expenditure for health. The Government of India’s annual budget, presented in Parliament on February 1, 2022 was widely expected to respond to the urgency of enhanced investments in public health care. Did the 2022-23 budget meet expectations? What can we learn from the budget and policy priorities presented about the policy path for health in India going forward? Has policy learnt lessons from COVID-19 and what does the future hold? This panel will discuss these issues and analyze implications of the 2022-23 budget for health investments in the coming year. As a Citizens’ Commission, we invite the public to participate in the discussion, provide input and engage with the panelists.



  • Rakesh Mohan, Member, Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC); President, Centre for Social and Economic Progress
  • K Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India
  • Amarjeet Sinha, Retired Civil Servant with Interest in the Social Sector
  • Avani Kapur, Director, Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, India



  • Yamini Aiyar, President and Chief Executive, Centre for Policy Research, India



The Lancet Citizens’ Commission on Reimagining India’s Health System is an ambitious, cross-sectoral endeavor that aims to lay out a citizens’ roadmap to achieving universal health coverage for the people of India. Our new webinar series is intended to serve as a platform for public health discourse in India, and a means for academics, practitioners and the public to engage on substantive and timely issues regarding universal health coverage in India.

 The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) is a non-profit, non-partisan independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to the production of high-quality scholarship, better policies, and a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India. The Centre has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973.

Population Foundation of India Population Foundation of India is a fifty-year old India non-profit organization working towards the effective formulation and implementation of gender sensitive health strategies and policies.