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Iron-Fortified Pearl Millet Fights Anaemia, Improves Learning In Teens

Iron-Fortified Pearl Millet Fights Anaemia, Improves Learning In Teens

  New Delhi: Biofortified bajra (pearl millet) introduced into the diet of Indian adolescents led to reduced iron deficiency and improved learning skills and mental ability, a new study found.…

In A Mumbai Slum, Children Become Healthier, As Their Parents Learn To Tackle Malnutrition

In A Mumbai Slum, Children Become Healthier, As Their Parents Learn To Tackle Malnutrition

  Mumbai: “I think I perhaps knew how to hold a baby and play with one before I had my own, but not really anything else. I didn’t know what…

More Indians Die Of Poor Quality Care Than Due To Lack Of Access To Healthcare: 1.6 Million

More Indians Die Of Poor Quality Care Than Due To Lack Of Access To Healthcare: 1.6 Million

  New Delhi: Some 2.4 million Indians die of treatable conditions every year, the worst situation among 136 nations studied for a report published in The Lancet.   Poor care…

India’s Public-Health Failures That PM’s Insurance Scheme Won’t Plug: The Story Of Arti And Kailash

India’s Public-Health Failures That PM’s Insurance Scheme Won’t Plug: The Story Of Arti And Kailash

Kailash Burange holds daughter Sanskruti, as wife Arti and his mother stand next to him. The Buranges live in a remote Maharashtra mountain village with little access to public healthcare.…

With Health Funds Unused, 24%-38% Shortfall In Medical Staff Across India

With Health Funds Unused, 24%-38% Shortfall In Medical Staff Across India

  Mumbai: There is a 24%-38% shortfall in the availability of medical personnel at primary health centres, sub centres, and community health centres in 28 states/union territories of India, according…

As Health Crises Grow, 29% Of Funds With States Not Spent In 5 Years

As Health Crises Grow, 29% Of Funds With States Not Spent In 5 Years

  MUMBAI: Even as health crises in India grew, National Health Mission (NHM) funds unspent by states over five years to 2016 increased by 29%, according to a recent audit…

Toilet Owners Defecate In Open In Villages Declared Open-Defecation Free: Rajasthan Study

Toilet Owners Defecate In Open In Villages Declared Open-Defecation Free: Rajasthan Study

  Mumbai: With a little more than a year to go for Swachh Bharat Mission’s deadline of open-defecation-free India, patchy access to toilets, incomplete toilet construction and rampant open defecation…

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