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India’s Child Deaths From Diarrhoea Down 52% In Decade, But Pakistan, Bangladesh Do Better On Solutions

India’s Child Deaths From Diarrhoea Down 52% In Decade, But Pakistan, Bangladesh Do Better On Solutions

  New Delhi: In a decade to 2015, India’s efforts to tackle diarrhoea–a disease easily preventable through sanitation, safe drinking water and hygiene–have led to a 52% fall in deaths…

Disquiet As Govt Threatens Jail For Doctors, Chemists Not Reporting TB

Disquiet As Govt Threatens Jail For Doctors, Chemists Not Reporting TB

  New Delhi: A week after the capital city hosted the Delhi End TB Summit from March 13 to 15, 2018, a notification from India’s health ministry announced that medical…

16% Indian Women Don’t Get Pregnancy Care–Nearly Half Because Husband/Family Did Not Think It Necessary

16% Indian Women Don’t Get Pregnancy Care–Nearly Half Because Husband/Family Did Not Think It Necessary

  Chennai: More than one in seven Indian women did not receive antenatal care during their last pregnancy–nearly half of them because their husband or family did not think it…

Nearly A Third of India’s States/UTs Have Not Hiked Pay To Women Who Form Core Of Health Services

Nearly A Third of India’s States/UTs Have Not Hiked Pay To Women Who Form Core Of Health Services

  As many as 11 states and four union territories (UTs) have not announced any change in the additional salary paid to anganwadi (courtyard shelter or creches) workers (AWWs) and…

Conditional Cash Transfer Improves Maternal, Infant Health Care In Odisha: New Study

Conditional Cash Transfer Improves Maternal, Infant Health Care In Odisha: New Study

  There was a 5-percentage-point increase in the possibility of receiving antenatal services–such as full body check ups, blood tests, information about baby’s position and health–due to the Mamata Scheme,…

One In Four Children In Indian Cities Malnourished. Poverty Isn’t The Only Cause

One In Four Children In Indian Cities Malnourished. Poverty Isn’t The Only Cause

  New Delhi: One in four children in India’s most populous cities was malnourished, and mother’s education, feeding patterns and government service delivery determine child nutrition in addition to household…

1 Year Left For Swachh Bharat Deadline; 54% Rural Households Defecate In Open

1 Year Left For Swachh Bharat Deadline; 54% Rural Households Defecate In Open

  New Delhi: About four (38.9%) of ten Indian households defecated in the open, according to the latest national health data gathered in 2015-16, down from 55.3% a decade before…