C. Sathyamala

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C. Sathyamala, MBBS, M.Sc. (Epidemiology) is an epidemiologist who graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, U.K. She has worked in various community health projects in different part of the country for over 20 years and has done intensive research in the field of women's health, contraceptives and health effects of the Bhopal gas tragedy. She has authored Taking Sides, a book that critically evaluates the problems with the Indian health care system and is internationally adjudged as one of the top ten books in community health [1]. She has also written the Indian adaptation of Where There Is No Doctor by David Werner. She recently published an epidemiological review of the injectable contraceptive Depo Provera, based on 5 years of research.

C. Sathyamala has been associated with the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, Jawaharlal Nehru University, as a Visiting Professor. Presently she is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi.


1. Ten best books in ...primary health care, Macdonald, Health Policy and Planning, 1987; 2: 352-354

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