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Budget 2018: 522 Mn Indians Still Defecate In The Open, Putting Them At Risk Of Disease & Poverty

Budget 2018: 522 Mn Indians Still Defecate In The Open, Putting Them At Risk Of Disease & Poverty

  More Indians than ever before now have access to a toilet, but little attention to education and changing attitudes means that at least 522 million Indians still defecate in…

Budget 2018: India’s Healthcare Crisis Is Holding back National Potential

Budget 2018: India’s Healthcare Crisis Is Holding back National Potential

  India has the world’s highest population of stunted children–short for their age–and the country’s failing primary healthcare and overburdened tertiary care are ill-equipped to handle the crisis of childhood…

Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

  Mortality rates of children in poorer households were higher, as were the rates where mothers had fewer years of schooling, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest national…

India Is Unprepared For Its Gathering Teen Sexual Revolution

India Is Unprepared For Its Gathering Teen Sexual Revolution

  New Delhi: One in four Indian women (26.8%) is married before 18, and 7.8% of women aged 15 to 19 are pregnant or mothers, according to the latest available…

With 4th-Highest Shortfall of Specialists, Gujarat Commissions ‘Child Doctors’

With 4th-Highest Shortfall of Specialists, Gujarat Commissions ‘Child Doctors’

  New Delhi: With India’s fourth-highest shortfall of specialists nationwide, Gujarat has announced a controversial decision to commission ‘bal doctors’ or child doctors–equipped with apron, badge, torch, ayurvedic kit and…

Six Factors That Could Reduce Malnutrition In Madhya Pradesh

Six Factors That Could Reduce Malnutrition In Madhya Pradesh

  Women’s empowerment, better sanitation, and improvement in maternal health could improve the nutritional status of children in Madhya Pradesh (MP), the state with 42% of its children under five…

What Surat Can Teach Other Indian Cities About Public Health

What Surat Can Teach Other Indian Cities About Public Health

Chaya Jadhav (centre) from Dhule, Maharashtra, at the Pandesara Urban Centre in Surat. Jadhav came back to the centre for the delivery of her second child because she was satisfied…