dear jesko, it was very heartening to read your blog, even after discounting for your natural optimism :). is this effort being supported by the biometric UID scheme launched recently? It would be interesting to hear more about how the health services are delivered without cash payment, how they monitor the service delivery, etc. I am interested in this because, during the upcoming SDN days, we plan on looking at how IT/innovative solutions have been used for service delivery, so as to see if these can be replicated in the electricity sector. Separately, did you have a chance to look at one of the episodes of Satyamev Jayate, which focused on the state of health services in India? That was very sobering, but probably wasnt representative of the entire health sector there. Keep writing! So good to read your blog. Happy holidays, and best wishes.