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Muslims Have Highest Fertility Rate, Lack Access To Healthcare

Muslims Have Highest Fertility Rate, Lack Access To Healthcare

  Mumbai: Hindus have India’s highest infant mortality rate with 41.6 deaths per 1,000 live births and the third highest fertility rate–the average number of children a woman would have…

1 In 5 Multidrug-Resistant Patients Do Not Complete Treatment, Imperiling India’s Battle Against TB

1 In 5 Multidrug-Resistant Patients Do Not Complete Treatment, Imperiling India’s Battle Against TB

  New Delhi: Nearly one in five multidrug-resistant (MDR) tuberculosis (TB) patients put on treatment in the public sector were lost to follow-up (LFU). This means that they either did…

Puducherry Has Among The Best Health Indicators In India, And Here’s Why

Puducherry Has Among The Best Health Indicators In India, And Here’s Why

  Puducherry: Between 8.00 and 9.00 a.m. every day, 150 diabetes patients gather at the out-patient department (OPD) of Puducherry’s Kosapalayam Primary Health Centre (PHC) to get their daily insulin…

More Younger, Educated Indian Women Giving Birth At Unsafe Intervals

More Younger, Educated Indian Women Giving Birth At Unsafe Intervals

  New Delhi: Indian women aged 15 to 29 years and those with more years in school gave birth at shorter, unsafe intervals over the decade to 2015-16, shows an…

India’s Child Deaths From Diarrhoea Down 52% In Decade, But Pakistan, Bangladesh Do Better On Solutions

India’s Child Deaths From Diarrhoea Down 52% In Decade, But Pakistan, Bangladesh Do Better On Solutions

  New Delhi: In a decade to 2015, India’s efforts to tackle diarrhoea–a disease easily preventable through sanitation, safe drinking water and hygiene–have led to a 52% fall in deaths…

Disquiet As Govt Threatens Jail For Doctors, Chemists Not Reporting TB

Disquiet As Govt Threatens Jail For Doctors, Chemists Not Reporting TB

  New Delhi: A week after the capital city hosted the Delhi End TB Summit from March 13 to 15, 2018, a notification from India’s health ministry announced that medical…

16% Indian Women Don’t Get Pregnancy Care–Nearly Half Because Husband/Family Did Not Think It Necessary

16% Indian Women Don’t Get Pregnancy Care–Nearly Half Because Husband/Family Did Not Think It Necessary

  Chennai: More than one in seven Indian women did not receive antenatal care during their last pregnancy–nearly half of them because their husband or family did not think it…