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Rural Women Are Increasingly Accessing Government Hospitals

Rural Women Are Increasingly Accessing Government Hospitals

  There was a 24% rise in rural women accessing public healthcare between 2004 and 2014, according to a new report by Brookings India, a think tank, significant in a…

Inside India’s Blood Black Market

Inside India’s Blood Black Market

  New Delhi: Pramod sells a rare commodity–blood. Paid ‘blood donation’ may have been banned in India by a 1996 Supreme Court ruling, but touts like him are a common…

14,474 Cases Of HIV Through Blood Transfusion, But Govt Denies Crisis

14,474 Cases Of HIV Through Blood Transfusion, But Govt Denies Crisis

A laboratory assistant examines a blood sample in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri. Over the last seven years, 14,474 cases of HIV through blood transfusion have been reported in…

In Last Moments Of Life, Indian Women Less Likely To Get Medical Attention

In Last Moments Of Life, Indian Women Less Likely To Get Medical Attention

  More Indian men are likely to be admitted to hospital during the last moments of life than women–62.5% to 37.5%–a statistic revealed in new government data on deaths certified…

157 Million Indians Without Toilets = 8 Olympic-Sized Pools of Poo Daily

157 Million Indians Without Toilets = 8 Olympic-Sized Pools of Poo Daily

A woman crossing the railway track towards an open defecation spot, near the Jhakarkatti Rakhi Mandi slum in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. No more than 9% of public toilets (23,788) were…

More Children Die Of Pneumonia, Diarrhoea In India Than Elsewhere, But There Is Hope

More Children Die Of Pneumonia, Diarrhoea In India Than Elsewhere, But There Is Hope

Diarrhoea–associated with contaminated drinking water–is responsible for 10% of all deaths among children under five. India has improved its score on tackling diarrhoea and pneumonia over the past three years,…

Disappearing Dead: The Story Of Dengue in Delhi

Disappearing Dead: The Story Of Dengue in Delhi

A patient is examined in the dengue screening outpatient department at a hospital in New Delhi. More people die in Delhi of dengue fever than are counted by either the…

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