Amitabha Sarkar
Amitabha
Sarkar
Affiliated Researcher
Research Fields: 

PhD (2013 – 2019) in Public Health at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (thesis submitted in July 2019, awaiting viva).

Politics of Knowledge in Health System: The project intends to understand how the politics of knowledge replaces communities’ own knowledge with bio-medical approach to organise health system.

Other Publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles (7) 

  • SARKAR A. and GHOSH S., 2017. Filling and refilling – the melancholy of malaria since independence in India, Journal of the Indian Medical Association, 115 (6): 25 – 29. ISSN: 0019-5847. (https://issuu.com/ejima/docs/june_2017)
  • SARKAR A., 2016. Commentary entitled “Methodological Critique from an Epidemiological Perspective on ‘Transitions in Health Financing and Policies for Universal Health Coverage”, Indian Journal of Hygiene and Public Health,2: 30 – 42. ISSN: 2455-1813.(http://www.ijhph.co.in/current_issue/Dec2016/PDF/Commentary.pdf)
  • SARKAR A. and GHOSH S., 2015. Socio-cultural dimensions of health seeking behaviour- A community perspective, SURVEY, 55 (2). ISSN 0586-0008.
  • Chakravarti V. and SARKAR A., 2011. Community managed health system - an experience of success from South West Bengal, Journal of Social Work and Social Development, 2 (1). ISSN 2229-6468. 
  • SARKAR A., 2008. Assessment & analysis of cesarean delivery: A case study of Bardhaman district, West Bengal, SURVEY, 48 (4). ISSN 0586-0008.

 

Report (1)

  • SARKAR A., 2019. Two decades of World Bank Aid in Karnataka: A case study of health system strengthening policy implementation, 158 p, Report of a process evaluation of World Bank’s financed projects commissioned by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Karnataka, India.

 

Working papers (4)

  • PRIYA R., GAITONDE R., GANDHIMP.,SARKAR A., DAS S. and GHODAJKAR. P., 2019. The Alma Ata declaration and elements for a PHC 2.0, MFC Bulletin No. 380; On the theme of ‘Primary Health Care to Strengthen Health System’in Medico Friend Circle Bulletin, 1 – 8. (http://www.mfcindia.org/mfcpdfs/MFC380.pdf)
  • GAITONDE R., PRIYA R., SARKAR A.,DAS S., GHODAJKAR P. andGANDHIMP., 2019. Some thoughts on health for all: The rationale for engaging with the politics of knowledge, MFC Bulletin No. 380; On the theme of ‘Primary Health Care to Strengthen Health System’in Medico Friend Circle Bulletin, 9-15. (http://www.mfcindia.org/mfcpdfs/MFC380.pdf)
  • GHODAJKAR P., DAS S., SARKAR A., GANDHI MP.,GAITONDER. and PRIYA R., 2019. Towards re-framing operational design for HFA 2.0: Factoring in politics of knowledge in health systems’, MFC Bulletin No. 380; On the theme of ‘Primary Health Care to Strengthen Health System’in Medico Friend Circle Bulletin, 16-25. (http://www.mfcindia.org/mfcpdfs/MFC380.pdf)

 

Newspaper Op-Eds (9)