Policy Impact

List not exhaustive.

  1. Systematic scoping review informed the WHO policy brief on occupational health hazards in bidi workers. 2022.
  2. Systematic scoping review informed the WHO report on the scope and impact of digital marketing for the promotion of breast-milk substitutes. 2022
  3. Systematic review and meta-analysis on Informed the NHMRC- Australia CEO statement 2022 on electronic cigarettes
  4. Rapid evidence reviews and country case study informed WHO-Sri Lanka policy on health service delivery in the background of economic crisis and political fallout in Sri Lanka .2022
  5. Successfully co-lead an advocacy letter with other leading Indian scientists to Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India which lead to change in Indian COVID-19 guidelines. 2021
  6. Rapid Evidence Synthesis on role of community health workers in pandemics conducted in 2020 has been used in numerous guidelines and technical documents of multinational agencies and informed policies of national and sub-national governments. Some impacts are listed below:
    • Resource planning for COVID-19 control by National Health Systems Resource Centre, Government of India. 
    • Policy by Government of Odisha, India to have separate cadre for COVID-19 activitiesCommunity-based health care, including outreach and campaigns, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. World Health Organization and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 2020.
    • COVID-19 and violence against women: what the health sector/system can do. World Health Organization Human Reproduction Programme. 2020.
    • UNICEF guidance for adaptations to community case management of childhood illness in the context of COVID-19 to ensure uninterrupted provision of life-saving services Version 1 (5 April 2020).World Health Organization. (‎2021)‎.
    • Building health systems resilience for universal health coverage and health security during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond: WHO position paper. World Health Organization.
    • World Health Organization & USAID. (‎2021)‎. Fostering resilience through integrated health system strengthening: a perspective on Liberia and Bangladesh. World Health Organization.
  7. Systematic review informed recommendations in the WHO guideline for emergency risk communication policy and practice titled WHO Communicating risk in public health emergencies. 2018
  8. Systematic review informed recommendations in the WHO Housing and Health Guidelines. 2018