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In 2015, India Lost 2 Children Below Age 5 Every Minute

In 2015, India Lost 2 Children Below Age 5 Every Minute

  Nearly 1.08 million Indian children under the age of five years died in 2015–that’s 2,959 deaths every day or two each minute–many of them of causes that were preventable…

Woman Battles Open Defecation In New Movie. Here’s The Reality

Woman Battles Open Defecation In New Movie. Here’s The Reality

  Akshay Kumar’s movie Toilet: Ek Prem Katha (A love story), releasing on August 11, 2017 tells the story of a young bride who walks out of her marriage when…

About 321 Indian Children Died Every Day Of Diarrhoea In 2015, Reflecting Basic Health Failures

About 321 Indian Children Died Every Day Of Diarrhoea In 2015, Reflecting Basic Health Failures

  Despite progress in preventing diarrhoea and the spread of medical remedies in India, diarrhoea remains the second leading cause of death in children under five years, killing an estimated…

No Improvement In Drinking Water For Elementary Schools Over 6 Years

No Improvement In Drinking Water For Elementary Schools Over 6 Years

  Over 85% of rural government elementary schools had a provision for drinking water in 2016, compared to 83% in 2010, while only about 74% of schools had drinking water…

In Mumbai, TB Deaths Spark Data Dispute Between Govt, NGO

In Mumbai, TB Deaths Spark Data Dispute Between Govt, NGO

  India’s richest municipal corporation has denied nonprofit Praja Foundation’s assessment–made from the corporation’s own data–that 18 people die of tuberculosis every day, even as Praja Foundation claims the Brihanmumbai…

As India Plans Healthcare Privatisation, New Study From Rural Chhattisgarh Reveals Pitfalls

As India Plans Healthcare Privatisation, New Study From Rural Chhattisgarh Reveals Pitfalls

  As India prepares a national plan to privatise large swathes of healthcare, a new study reveals how the poor in Chhattisgarh already prefer private care, even though it is…

Why Indian Women Must Eat With Their Families, And How It Can Change India

Why Indian Women Must Eat With Their Families, And How It Can Change India

  Morthala (Sirohi district): When the women of this southwestern Rajasthan village sat down to eat, it was usually after the rest of the family had finished its meal —…

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