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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 Toilet, At Risk Of Diseases: New Report

732 Million Indians Have No Access To 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…

Non-Communicable Diseases Rise In India, Poor States Still Grapple With Infectious Diseases

Non-Communicable Diseases Rise In India, Poor States Still Grapple With Infectious Diseases

Students from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences conduct a community education programme in a Delhi slum. The Indian health system faces a dual risk: Non-communicable diseases such as…

New TB Infections Fall, But Drug-Resistant Cases Rise

New TB Infections Fall, But Drug-Resistant Cases Rise

A patient collects his medicines for tuberculosis from a Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) centre in Meethapur, 17 km south-east of the national capital. In 2016, India had 3.57%…

18 Children Die In Gujarat Hospital, Spotlighting State’s Malnutrition, Infant Mortality

18 Children Die In Gujarat Hospital, Spotlighting State’s Malnutrition, Infant Mortality

  As national attention was focussed on the death of 18 children over three days in Ahmedabad’s main civil hospital in October 2017, officials said most children were underweight and…

Caste, Father’s Education, Sanitation Affect Child Malnutrition: New Data

Caste, Father’s Education, Sanitation Affect Child Malnutrition: New Data

A health worker measures the mid-upper arm circumference–an indicator of nutritional status–of a child in Madhya Pradesh. A disadvantaged community background, illiterate father and lack of access to a toilet…

How India Can Cut Rampant Antibiotic Misuse In Food Animals

How India Can Cut Rampant Antibiotic Misuse In Food Animals

In the absence of clear regulations, most poultry farms keep chickens in confined areas lacking proper sanitation and mix small doses of antibiotics with the animal feed to prevent disease.…

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