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With Increasing Urbanisation, New Nutrition Challenges For India

With Increasing Urbanisation, New Nutrition Challenges For India

  The world has vowed to eliminate poverty and hunger by 2030 as part of 169 sustainable development goals adopted in 2015. Yet, increasing urbanisation is posing new challenges to…

Draft TB Control Plan Targets 79% Fewer Cases by 2025, Seeks Four Times More Funding

Draft TB Control Plan Targets 79% Fewer Cases by 2025, Seeks Four Times More Funding

  A radical draft National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Elimination of TB that proposes to bring down new tuberculosis (TB) infections by nearly 80% over the next eight years says…

Why India Needs More Male Health Workers–To Tackle Maternal-Health Crisis

Why India Needs More Male Health Workers–To Tackle Maternal-Health Crisis

  Female health workers are the primary drivers of maternal health initiatives, but male health workers (MHWs) could complement their services significantly, according to this 2015 research study conducted in…

63 Million Indians Without Clean Drinking Water = Population Of Australia+Sweden+Sri Lanka+Bulgaria

63 Million Indians Without Clean Drinking Water = Population Of Australia+Sweden+Sri Lanka+Bulgaria

A woman collects water in the village of Narai Ka Pura, in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. As much as 67% of India’s population lives in rural areas and 7% of…

Digital Transactions Recede, Threaten ‘Digital India’

Digital Transactions Recede, Threaten ‘Digital India’

  The value of digital transactions nationwide declined marginally (1.5%) to Rs 92.6 lakh crore ($1.4 trillion) in February 2017 from Rs 94 lakh crore in November 2016 ($1.42 trillion),…

States With More Educated Women Have Healthier Children

States With More Educated Women Have Healthier Children

  Policy-makers aiming to improve child health outcomes would do well to target more resources at women’s education, IndiaSpend’s analysis of National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4) data has shown.…

Why A Rich, Orderly Himalayan State Has India’s Highest Suicide Rate

Why A Rich, Orderly Himalayan State Has India’s Highest Suicide Rate

A section of Majigaon, a locality in Jorethang, 70 km south-west from Gangtok, Sikkim, is clustered with one-room shanties that house nearly 2,500 people. Locals admitted that almost every resident…

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