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How A Mobile Voice Message Service Is Helping Indian Mothers, Babies Stay Healthy

How A Mobile Voice Message Service Is Helping Indian Mothers, Babies Stay Healthy

mMitra, roughly translating as ‘mobile friend’, is a service launched in 2014 by the non-profit ARMMAN that provides comprehensive preventive information to 1.6 million women across nine states in India.…

Lessons From Rajasthan For India’s Latest Universal Health Coverage Programme

Lessons From Rajasthan For India’s Latest Universal Health Coverage Programme

Rambha Prajapati, 54, is grateful for the Rajasthan government’s Bhamashah Swasthya Bima Yojana for having saved her the recurring cost of dialysis, a procedure she needs twice weekly. Since seven…

Child Health At Risk: Despite Greater Tax Income, Most States Cut Funding To Key Programme

Child Health At Risk: Despite Greater Tax Income, Most States Cut Funding To Key Programme

  Mumbai: Despite greater fiscal autonomy and higher tax revenues shared by the Centre with states, 14 of 20 states surveyed cut spending on a key nutrition programme–Supplementary Nutrition Programme…

Improving Slowly, India Ranks 145 Among 195 Countries on Healthcare Access and Quality

Improving Slowly, India Ranks 145 Among 195 Countries on Healthcare Access and Quality

  New Delhi: India has improved its ranking on a global healthcare access and quality (HAQ) index from 153 in 1990 to 145 in 2016, yet ranks lower than neighbouring…

Diarrhoea Took More Lives Than Any Other Water-Borne Disease In India

Diarrhoea Took More Lives Than Any Other Water-Borne Disease In India

  New Delhi: Over five years to 2017, water-borne diseases–cholera, diarrhoea, typhoid and viral hepatitis–caused 10,738 deaths, latest government data show.   Diarrhoea remained the leading killer, causing about 60%…

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…