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Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

  Mortality rates of children in poorer households were higher, as were the rates where mothers had fewer years of schooling, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest national…

India Is Unprepared For Its Gathering Teen Sexual Revolution

India Is Unprepared For Its Gathering Teen Sexual Revolution

  New Delhi: One in four Indian women (26.8%) is married before 18, and 7.8% of women aged 15 to 19 are pregnant or mothers, according to the latest available…

With 4th-Highest Shortfall of Specialists, Gujarat Commissions ‘Child Doctors’

With 4th-Highest Shortfall of Specialists, Gujarat Commissions ‘Child Doctors’

  New Delhi: With India’s fourth-highest shortfall of specialists nationwide, Gujarat has announced a controversial decision to commission ‘bal doctors’ or child doctors–equipped with apron, badge, torch, ayurvedic kit and…

Six Factors That Could Reduce Malnutrition In Madhya Pradesh

Six Factors That Could Reduce Malnutrition In Madhya Pradesh

  Women’s empowerment, better sanitation, and improvement in maternal health could improve the nutritional status of children in Madhya Pradesh (MP), the state with 42% of its children under five…

What Surat Can Teach Other Indian Cities About Public Health

What Surat Can Teach Other Indian Cities About Public Health

Chaya Jadhav (centre) from Dhule, Maharashtra, at the Pandesara Urban Centre in Surat. Jadhav came back to the centre for the delivery of her second child because she was satisfied…

In A Poor Gujarat District, Infrastructure Cannot Compensate For Lack Of Jobs

In A Poor Gujarat District, Infrastructure Cannot Compensate For Lack Of Jobs

The neonatal intensive unit in Ahwa Civil Hospital has ten warmers and five attending nurses. Even though Dang district’s health infrastructure is better than in several other states, little emphasis…

2 Years To Swachh Bharat Mission Deadline, 62% Districts Still Report Open Defecation

2 Years To Swachh Bharat Mission Deadline, 62% Districts Still Report Open Defecation

  With less than two years remaining until the Swachh Bharat Mission (SBM) deadline, 62.5%, or 400 of India’s 640 districts are yet to be declared open-defecation free (ODF), according…

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