About Richard Iles

Richard Iles is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Washington State University (USA). Prior to this appointment, he was at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Griffith University (Ph.D).

India, South Asia Studies

A quiet death: Uttar Pradesh’s rural public health system at the cross roads under Modicare


The hierarchy of public healthcare facilities in India has been the bedrock of India’s health system since independence. However, the future of the public sector in rural north India is decidedly unclear following the announcement of Ayushman Bharat (long-lived India) by the current Modi government, known informally as Modicare. While the strength of the public […]