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In India’s Malaria Hotbed, A Remote, Tribal Village Fights Back

In India’s Malaria Hotbed, A Remote, Tribal Village Fights Back

A health worker collects the blood sample of a child at mass screening for malaria at Budabirmaha, a hamlet in Kandhamal district, Odisha. With Odisha accounting for 41% of India’s…

Heart Disease Kills 1.7 Million Indians, Continues To Be Top Killer in 2016

Heart Disease Kills 1.7 Million Indians, Continues To Be Top Killer in 2016

  Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in India, killing 1.7 million Indians in 2016, according to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, released on September…

India’s Child & Neonatal Mortality Rates Lag World, Disease Prevalence Among World’s Highest

India’s Child & Neonatal Mortality Rates Lag World, Disease Prevalence Among World’s Highest

  Six million fewer children died in 2016 than in 1990. That’s more than the total number of children in France.   This nugget is from The Stories Behind The…

In 3 Years, Cancer Rate Rises Up To 4 Times Faster Than National Rate In Small Provinces

In 3 Years, Cancer Rate Rises Up To 4 Times Faster Than National Rate In Small Provinces

A young cancer patient rests in the children’s ward at the Cancer Centre Welfare Home and Research Institute in Kolkata.   In three years to 2016, the cancer rate (cases…

27 Regional Hubs, 300 Hospitals, Yet Patients Journey To 1 Mumbai Cancer Centre

27 Regional Hubs, 300 Hospitals, Yet Patients Journey To 1 Mumbai Cancer Centre

1 million are diagnosed with cancer every year; 680,000 of them die. India’s cancer burden to rise 70% by 2035.   Mumbai: Carrying thin plastic bags full of medical reports,…

Bankrupt, Poorly Educated, Desperate: Cancer Patients On Mumbai Footpath

Bankrupt, Poorly Educated, Desperate: Cancer Patients On Mumbai Footpath

A cancer patient and his wife and daughter sit on the divider under the monorail station near Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai. Many cancer patients–unable to afford a hotel or…

On A Mumbai Street, Aspiring Soldier Endures India’s Cancer-Care Crisis

On A Mumbai Street, Aspiring Soldier Endures India’s Cancer-Care Crisis

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