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6 In 10 Indian Babies Miss Out On Early Breastfeeding And Its Life-Saving Benefits

6 In 10 Indian Babies Miss Out On Early Breastfeeding And Its Life-Saving Benefits

  New Delhi: While there has been an improvement in the number of babies getting breastfed in the first hour of life in India–reflected in a rise from 23.1% in…

Why Health Workers, Paid Rs 4,000 Per Month, Are Vital To India’s National Nutrition Mission

Why Health Workers, Paid Rs 4,000 Per Month, Are Vital To India’s National Nutrition Mission

Anganwadi worker Madhubala, 47, at a pre-school education class at an anganwadi held in a primary school in Kuiya village, Farrukhabad.   Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh: Every morning, 26-year-old Meenakshi Gangwar…

Why National Nutrition Mission Must Focus On Improving Women’s Well-being

Why National Nutrition Mission Must Focus On Improving Women’s Well-being

Eighteen-month-old Chandni Kol with her mother Savita Kol, 24. Chandni’s birth was not registered in her village, she has never visited a doctor and has received no immunisation.   Chitrakoot,…

Why Every Child In India Is Not Vaccinated: Wealth, Mother’s Education, Birth Order

Why Every Child In India Is Not Vaccinated: Wealth, Mother’s Education, Birth Order

  New Delhi: A child born to a household in the richest wealth bracket in India is 2.26 times more likely to receive the critical, three-dose vaccine against diphtheria, pertussis…

Being Urban, Wealthy & Educated Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

Being Urban, Wealthy & Educated Increases Risk Of Heart Disease

  Mumbai: Heart disease is the highest killer among Indians but the risk of heart disease varies across states, with wealthier and more urbanised states having higher risk, according to…

Health Expenses Pushed 55 Million Indians Into Poverty In 2011-12

Health Expenses Pushed 55 Million Indians Into Poverty In 2011-12

  Mumbai: Out-of-pocket (OOP) health expenses drove 55 million Indians–more than the population of South Korea, Spain or Kenya–into poverty in 2011-12, and of these, 38 million (69%) were impoverished…

Fewest Mothers Die In States With Best ‘Health Performance’

Fewest Mothers Die In States With Best ‘Health Performance’

  Mumbai: Fewer Indian mothers died in states that improved their overall “health performance”, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest maternal mortality data.   Seven of 10 Indian…