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In A Poor Gujarat District, Infrastructure Cannot Compensate For Lack Of Jobs

In A Poor Gujarat District, Infrastructure Cannot Compensate For Lack Of Jobs

The neonatal intensive unit in Ahwa Civil Hospital has ten warmers and five attending nurses. Even though Dang district’s health infrastructure is better than in several other states, little emphasis…

2 Years To Swachh Bharat Mission Deadline, 62% Districts Still Report Open Defecation

2 Years To Swachh Bharat Mission Deadline, 62% Districts Still Report Open Defecation

  With less than two years remaining until the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) deadline, 62.5%, or 400 of India’s 640 districts are yet to be declared open-defecation free (ODF), according…

Support Groups Welcome New Rare Disease Policy, Seek Incentives For Orphan Drugs

Support Groups Welcome New Rare Disease Policy, Seek Incentives For Orphan Drugs

  Shashank Tyagi, a 27-year-old Delhi-based businessman, was diagnosed with Gaucher’s disease when he was five. “I still remember I used to vomit after every small meal as food wasn’t…

New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study

New Toilets In Indian Trains No Better Than Septic Tanks: IIT Study

  A new kind of toilet using bacteria to break down human excreta has been deployed in Indian trains over four years to 2017, at a cost of Rs 1,305…

56% Abortions Unsafe Despite Being Legal; Proposed Amendments On Hold

56% Abortions Unsafe Despite Being Legal; Proposed Amendments On Hold

  Niketa Mehta was in the 24th week of her pregnancy when a test revealed substantial abnormalities in the foetus’ heart that posed a risk to its survival. Mehta decided…

Making India Anaemia-Free: Can India Achieve What It Has Failed To For 70 Years?

Making India Anaemia-Free: Can India Achieve What It Has Failed To For 70 Years?

  “The government is putting in place dedicated, preventive and promotive strategies to make India anaemia-free,” declared Preeti Sudan, secretary at the central ministry of health and family welfare, at…

732 Million Indians Have No Access To A Proper Toilet, At Risk Of Diseases: New Report

732 Million Indians Have No Access To A Proper Toilet, At Risk Of Diseases: New Report

“When I got pregnant, it was hard to walk to the field to defecate as the path was not safe. My mother-in-law used to accompany me because I needed help…