Taking the Temperature in South Asia

South Asia is a dynamic, fast growing region home to almost a quarter of the world’s population—and a complex health landscape.

Bringing together authors from 5 South Asian countries, a new collection of BMJ articles takes the temperature on the region’s health landscape—from core issues like maternal and child health, NCDs, to major events like natural disasters and outbreaks, and the rapid growth of the private health sector as public health systems languish.

In one piece, Alayne Adams of Dhaka’s James P Grant School of Public Health offers solutions to the “perils of rapid unplanned urbanization.”


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