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More Women Are Delivering In Hospitals, So Why Are So Many Still Dying In Childbirth?

More Women Are Delivering In Hospitals, So Why Are So Many Still Dying In Childbirth?

  Surujmuni Marandi, 24, had decided to deliver her baby at the Godda district hospital in north-eastern Jharkhand. Like many other women, she was drawn to the idea of free…

Led By Wealthy Urban Women, Caesarean Sections Rise In India

Led By Wealthy Urban Women, Caesarean Sections Rise In India

  Over 21 years to 2014, the richest quintile–top 20% of the population by income​–undergoing caesarean section deliveries in India has gone up from 10% to 30%, raising the country’s…

#Elections2017: New Worries Creep Into Seemingly Healthy Goa

#Elections2017: New Worries Creep Into Seemingly Healthy Goa

Patients queue up at the registration desk of the out-patient department at the Goa Medical College & Hospital. In Goa, over a decade, more women are anaemic, more children wasted,…

#Elections2017: More Wasted Children, Anaemic Men, Women Than Before In Once Robust Punjab

#Elections2017: More Wasted Children, Anaemic Men, Women Than Before In Once Robust Punjab

Patients queue up outside the out-patient department at the Civil Hospital in Tarn Taran, 25 km south of Amritsar. Punjab’s government hospitals offer only as many beds as poorer states…

#Elections2017: UP Spends Least On Health, Reflects In Its Ill-Health

#Elections2017: UP Spends Least On Health, Reflects In Its Ill-Health

  With 200 million people, Uttar Pradesh (UP) has about the same population as Brazil; an economy the size of Qatar’s–which has 2.4 million people, the same as the UP…

Down To The District: The Health Of 5 States Going To Polls

Down To The District: The Health Of 5 States Going To Polls

Seven-month-old Deepak, who weighs 4 kg and suffers from severe malnutrition, lies on a bed in a Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre as his mother waits in Talbahet town in Lalitpur district,…

India Reduces Baby Deaths But Still Hasn’t Met 2012 Targets

India Reduces Baby Deaths But Still Hasn’t Met 2012 Targets

  First, the good news: 37 babies died for every 1,000 that were born in 2015, two better than the government’s projections of an infant mortality rate (IMR) of 39…

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