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70% Of Urban India’s Sewage Is Untreated

70% Of Urban India’s Sewage Is Untreated

  There are four years left for the government target of ensuring all Indians use toilets, but in urban India alone, no more than 30% of sewage generated by 377…

Many Indian Children, Mothers Healthier Than Ever: Latest Data

Many Indian Children, Mothers Healthier Than Ever: Latest Data

  The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, a union territory, reported India’s lowest infant-mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 live births) and under-five mortality rate (deaths per 1,000 children) among 13 states…

Mizoram Shows How Good Sanitation Can Reduce Child Malnutrition

Mizoram Shows How Good Sanitation Can Reduce Child Malnutrition

  The north eastern state of Mizoram has reported a 13 percentage-point decline in stunting (below normal height for the age) and five percentage points decline in underweight children (underweight…

States That Keep Mothers Healthy Have India’s Healthiest Children

States That Keep Mothers Healthy Have India’s Healthiest Children

  There was an estimated 23% decline in stunted children and 35% reduction in underweight children below the age of five, over eight years, according to a new report.  …

Child-Health Spending Soars, But 40 Million Indian Children Stunted

Child-Health Spending Soars, But 40 Million Indian Children Stunted

  Here are some health statistics for Indian children five years or younger: 38.7% are stunted (below normal height for the age), 19.8% are wasted (underweight and short) and 42.4%…

0.21% Of Infrastructure Projects In Health Sector, Reflecting Low Priority

0.21% Of Infrastructure Projects In Health Sector, Reflecting Low Priority

Patients sleep in the corridor of a government-run hospital in the eastern Indian city of Siliguri. The lack of health facilities in India’s villages reflects the low investment.   Of…

Malnutrition Reducing But Undernourished Population High

Malnutrition Reducing But Undernourished Population High

  Between 2006 and 2014 in India, stunting rates for children under five declined from 48% to 39%, there was a 35% reduction in the number of underweight children, but…