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Sanitation Failures Kill, Stunt Children Most In UP, 4 Other States

Sanitation Failures Kill, Stunt Children Most In UP, 4 Other States

  Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of Indian children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available…

‘It Is Necessary To Involve Men In The Family Planning Programme In A Big Way’

‘It Is Necessary To Involve Men In The Family Planning Programme In A Big Way’

  Female sterilisation continues to be the most popular method of contraception among Indians, accounting for over 75% of the modern family planning methods used, according to National Health Family…

Text Messages Save Lives In State With Highest Maternal Deaths

Text Messages Save Lives In State With Highest Maternal Deaths

First-time mothers Bishwasi, Leela and Anita were in their last trimester but had received their first routine antenatal check-up only a week before. During the community meeting organised as part…

India Won’t Meet National Health Policy 2017 Targets: Former Health Secy

India Won’t Meet National Health Policy 2017 Targets: Former Health Secy

Drawing on two decades of work in public health, former union health secretary K Sujatha Rao said she favours increasing the health budget, greater use of technology and providing leadership…

Why Kerala’s Development Story Doesn’t Reach Attapady’s Tribals

Why Kerala’s Development Story Doesn’t Reach Attapady’s Tribals

A hamlet in the tribal Attapady block in Palakkad district, Kerala. Attapady lies in a mountain valley between two ranges of the Western Ghats. This belt has been dealing with…

Why India Should Use Private Pharmacies In Its War On TB

Why India Should Use Private Pharmacies In Its War On TB

Sandeep Medical Store in Airoli, Navi Mumbai, looks like any other pharmacy, but a board outside says, “DOTS Provider Centre, Free medicines for Tuberculosis are given here”. The store is…

Eat A Billion Bacteria A Day For Better Health

Eat A Billion Bacteria A Day For Better Health

Probiotics–good gut bacteria typically found in enriched foods–have shown immense potential to fight diarrhoea, a leading public health challenge in India. Over 12 weeks, the daily consumption of a probiotic…

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