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Why India’s National Health Insurance Scheme Has Failed Its Poor

Why India’s National Health Insurance Scheme Has Failed Its Poor

Beneficiaries enroll themselves for the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in Andhra Pradesh. The programme has not led to any reduction in out-of-pocket expenditure by its 150 million beneficiaries, according to…

Indian Children Remain Underweight Even As Childhood Obesity Soars Globally

Indian Children Remain Underweight Even As Childhood Obesity Soars Globally

  Obesity among children between the ages of five and 19 years has increased ten times over the past four decades across the world, a new global study has found.…

India Falls 3 Places In Latest Global Hunger Index, Ranks 100 Of 119 Nations

India Falls 3 Places In Latest Global Hunger Index, Ranks 100 Of 119 Nations

  With more than a fifth (21%) of its children wasted–low weight for height–India ranks 100 of 119 countries in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI), down three places from…

In India’s Cities, Malnourished Children And Obese Adults

In India’s Cities, Malnourished Children And Obese Adults

  India is now dealing with the twin issues of undernutrition and overnutrition, both swelling its burden of non-communicable diseases, according to a recent study conducted by National Institute of…

States With Highest Stunting Rates Are India’s Poorest (But Not Always)

States With Highest Stunting Rates Are India’s Poorest (But Not Always)

  Countries with high rates of stunting are likely to be less prosperous, according to a recent report. Six of 10 Indian states with the highest rates of stunting are…

India Has Prevented 1 Million Child Deaths Since 2005; Poorer States, Rural Areas Lag

India Has Prevented 1 Million Child Deaths Since 2005; Poorer States, Rural Areas Lag

  India prevented 1 million deaths among children under five years of age between 2005 and 2015. Three million more deaths could have been prevented had all of India performed…

Why Women With A Reproductive Disorder Deal With Isolation, Shame

Why Women With A Reproductive Disorder Deal With Isolation, Shame

  As a woman of reproductive age with a regular menstrual cycle who has decided to not have children, I did not have a go-to gynaecologist. This was the case…