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31 Things That Can Save Dying Indian Mothers

31 Things That Can Save Dying Indian Mothers

  A 12-point checklist created for airline pilots to check human errors during flying inspired a similar list for Indian health workers, leading, in a test, to a drastic fall…

Malayalees Set To Live Longer, But Will They?

Malayalees Set To Live Longer, But Will They?

  Before the Gujarat model of development, there was—and is—the Kerala model of development, its silent success set to be reflected in the latest health statistics of Malayalee (Kerala) men…

The Trouble With India’s $22 Billion Toilet Gamble

The Trouble With India’s $22 Billion Toilet Gamble

  The Narendra Modi Government has announced that Swacch Bharat Mission (SBM) has to be a mass movement to make India open defecation free in five years. By spending Rs 1.34 lakh…

Congress’s Claim Of 25,000 Toilets Built A Half Truth.

Congress’s Claim Of 25,000 Toilets Built A Half Truth.

Maharashtra, India’s second-most populous and the richest state, is gearing up for elections to a new legislative assembly on October 15. With both the major alliances, Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and…

Modi Is Right. To Stop School Dropouts, Fix The Toilets

Modi Is Right. To Stop School Dropouts, Fix The Toilets

Note: the left scale refers to the Sanitation metric while the right scale refers to Retention rate Source: DISE Reports 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, Data on retention rates…

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

  Is India winning the battle against malnutrition?   A comprehensive answer, for several reasons, would be yes. First, there is a downstream impact of economic growth and reduction in…

Govt Doubles `Anganwadis’ Target: To Spend Rs 9,000 Crore

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is continuing with the child welfare proramme, Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS), started by the previous UPA Government.   The key…