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India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

Through hoardings, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is spreading awareness about heatstroke preventative measures, such as staying indoors, covering the head with a cap or wet cloth and taking rest during…

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Somashekar Nimbalkar, Head of Department of Pediatrics, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat and coordinator of the Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.   If more Indian…

Shame, Taboo Resulting In Unhygienic Menstrual Practices Across Much of India

Shame, Taboo Resulting In Unhygienic Menstrual Practices Across Much of India

  Only in seven of India’s 36 states/union territories did 90% or more women in the 15-24 age group use hygienic protection during menstruation, according to the latest national health…

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

  After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court in April 2017 ruled that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s richest…

India’s Great Healthcare Challenge—And Opportunity

India’s Great Healthcare Challenge—And Opportunity

  India added 450 million people over the 25 years to 2016, a period during which the proportion of people living in poverty fell by half. This period of rising…

It Is A Matter Of Time Before India Faces Zika’s Deadly, Mutated Avatar

It Is A Matter Of Time Before India Faces Zika’s Deadly, Mutated Avatar

T Jacob John, 81, a professor emeritus of the Christian Medical College, Vellore, and one of India’s most experienced virologists believes the zika virus detected in three patients in Gujarat…

India Has World’s Highest Number Of Stunted Children, Child Workers

India Has World’s Highest Number Of Stunted Children, Child Workers

A boy carries coal at an open cast coal field at Dhanbad district in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand   India now has the highest number of children stunted…

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