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Health Dimensions of COVID-19 in India and Beyond

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  • Discusses the multiple health dimensions of the pandemic
  • Written in an easy-to-read style to attract broader readership
  • Brings together a group of top scholars to examine the impact of COVID in India and beyond
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Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health, Hunger and Nutrition, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights, Gender, and Financing

  2. Impact of COVID-19 on Vulnerable Populations

  3. Changing Role of Media and Communications in the COVID-Era


About this book

This open access book addresses the multiple health dimensions posed by the COVID-19 pandemic in India and other countries including nine in Asia, five in Sub-Saharan Africa, and New Zealand. It explores the impact of the pandemic on mental health, sexual and reproductive health and rights, health financing, self-care, and vaccine development and distribution. The contributing authors discuss its impact on vulnerable populations, including interstate migrants and female sex workers. The significant role of media and communications, rapid dissemination of information in social media, and its impact during the COVID-19 pandemic era are discussed. It closes with lessons learned from the experiences of countries that have contained the pandemic. With contributions from experts from around the world, this book presents solutions of problems that relate to COVID-19. It is a valuable resource appealing to a wide readership across the social sciences and the humanities. Readers include governments, academicians, researchers, policy-makers, program implementers, as well as lay persons.

Editors and Affiliations

  • POP Movement, New York, USA

    Saroj Pachauri, Ash Pachauri

About the editors

Saroj Pachauri, a Public Health Physician has undertaken extensive research on sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS, family planning, maternal health, gender, poverty and youth. Saroj Pachauri was Regional Director for South and East Asia, Population Council. She has published 4 books, contributed chapters to 20 books, published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and numerous print and media articles. She was awarded the Grants Gold Medal for securing the first position in DPH and was bestowed the prestigious title of Distinguished Scholar by the Population Council.

Ash Pachauri, a Ph.D. in Behavioral Science and a Public Health Expert, is a Self-Care Guideline Development Group Member of the World Health Organization, Geneva.  He was awarded the exclusive Overseas Research Scholarship by the Secretary of State for Education and Science, UK; awarded a full scholarship for a Ford Foundation-funded Sexual Health Education Program by San Francisco State University; and honored with the “Portraits of Commitment” leadership title by the United Nations. He has contributed to 5 books and authored over 55 conference papers and publications.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Health Dimensions of COVID-19 in India and Beyond

  • Editors: Saroj Pachauri, Ash Pachauri

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-16-7384-9Published: 10 April 2022

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-16-7387-0Published: 10 April 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-16-7385-6Published: 08 April 2022

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXIV, 355

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Sociology, general, Clinical Psychology

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