The state of health care in India is far from optimal, a statement with which few of its 1.3 billion citizens would disagree. Even prior to the pandemic, reforming the health system was overdue, evidenced by poor health indicators, unequal delivery of quality care and inadequate protection from financial risk. Despite significant improvements in areas … Continue reading Healthcare for all must be built on the voices of all
By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw In the face of the biggest health calamity faced by humanity in a century, India’s Bioeconomy grew over 12% to reach $70.2 billion in 2020. The biotech industry braved the challenges of Covid-19 to develop innovative solutions such as diagnostics, therapies and vaccines at speed and scale to save countless lives. India … Continue reading $150-Billion Bioeconomy by 2025: Policy Prescriptions for Building a Vibrant Biotech Sector
By Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw “There is no chance for the welfare of the world unless the condition of woman is improved. It is not possible for a bird to fly on only one wing.” – Swami Vivekananda In a country where men often dominate sports, several amazing women burst on to the stage to not only … Continue reading Women Can Bring Transformational Change in India
As part of Population Foundation of India's Conversation Series, Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw participated in a panel discussion on understanding the vulnerabilities of women and girls, and addressing issues related to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and family planning (FP), which have been exacerbated due to the pandemic. In her remarks, she said India … Continue reading Prioritising Women’s & Girls’ Needs for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Family Planning Services during Covid-19 and beyond.
The USA-India Chamber of Commerce (USAIC) hosted a ‘Chairman To Chairman’ Fireside Chat between Biocon Executive Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and Amgen Chairman & CEO Bob Bradway during its 15th annual BioPharma Summit (Virtual). The one-on-one discussion covered a host of topics, including the biopharma industry’s response to COVID-19, accelerated adoption of digital technologies, and topics … Continue reading Fireside Chat: Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and Robert Bradway, Chairman & CEO of Amgen at USAIC’s 15th Annual BioPharma Summit
By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The COVID-19 pandemic has proven that science can rescue humanity. And for science to prosper you need to have dedicated national agencies that are relentlessly driving the agenda of science. Since its inception in 1982, The Department of Biotechnology (DBT) has made tremendous efforts in promoting bioscience research, translational education and entrepreneurship. … Continue reading Science, Technology and Innovation: How DBT coordinated India’s COVID-19 fight
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Founder & Executive Chairperson, Biocon talks to Nidhi Razdan on India's vaccination strategies and initiatives on 15th May 2021. The live event was hosted by GITAM University, India. The agenda of the discussion was the current vaccination scenario in India and how we can ramp up the vaccination drive in India. Kiran talks … Continue reading Vaccines: The Real Game Changer: How do we ramp up the vaccination drive in India?
By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw As the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage India, the inadequacies of our health and medical care systems are exposed and we are paying a horrifying price in lives and livelihoods lost. We need to respond with speed and agility to turn the tide. To ensure that, decentralization is … Continue reading A decentralized approach could help turn the tide against Covid-19
By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The second wave of Covid-19 descended on India like a tsunami. We were caught unawares and our response was one of panic and chaos. There was sub-optimal preparedness and rapid response planning. Hospitals were overwhelmed, medicines were in short supply and medical supplies of life-saving oxygen and ventilators were woefully low. From hubris and … Continue reading A Combination of Lockdowns and Vaccination Will Save Us
By Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw The second Covid-19 wave has hit India, and hit it hard. Record jumps in coronavirus infections on a daily basis have pushed health infrastructure to the brink in several states. While patients are scrambling to secure hospital beds, hospitals are running out of oxygen supplies and critical anti-Covid-19 drugs along with medical … Continue reading Lessons from the second wave of coronavirus pandemic