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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…

Over A Decade, 14-Fold Increase In Proportion Of Indians With Health Insurance

Over A Decade, 14-Fold Increase In Proportion Of Indians With Health Insurance

Beneficiaries enroll themselves for the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Andhra Pradesh. No more than 1% of India’s population had access to any form of insurance in 2004, compared to…

Rural Women Are Increasingly Accessing Government Hospitals

Rural Women Are Increasingly Accessing Government Hospitals

  There was a 24% rise in rural women accessing public healthcare between 2004 and 2014, according to a new report by Brookings India, a think tank, significant in a…

Inside India’s Blood Black Market

Inside India’s Blood Black Market

  New Delhi: Pramod sells a rare commodity–blood. Paid ‘blood donation’ may have been banned in India by a 1996 Supreme Court ruling, but touts like him are a common…

14,474 Cases Of HIV Through Blood Transfusion, But Govt Denies Crisis

14,474 Cases Of HIV Through Blood Transfusion, But Govt Denies Crisis

A laboratory assistant examines a blood sample in the northeastern Indian city of Siliguri. Over the last seven years, 14,474 cases of HIV through blood transfusion have been reported in…

In Last Moments Of Life, Indian Women Less Likely To Get Medical Attention

In Last Moments Of Life, Indian Women Less Likely To Get Medical Attention

  More Indian men are likely to be admitted to hospital during the last moments of life than women–62.5% to 37.5%–a statistic revealed in new government data on deaths certified…

157 Million Indians Without Toilets = 8 Olympic-Sized Pools of Poo Daily

157 Million Indians Without Toilets = 8 Olympic-Sized Pools of Poo Daily

A woman crossing the railway track towards an open defecation spot, near the Jhakarkatti Rakhi Mandi slum in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. No more than 9% of public toilets (23,788) were…

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