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Inside Godda, India’s Heart Of Maternal-Care Darkness

Inside Godda, India’s Heart Of Maternal-Care Darkness

This ground report by Video Volunteers was produced by a community journalist and activist, one among many women who endure the sparse health facilities of Godda, Jharkhand’s lowest-ranked district in…

Progress With Nitish, But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—II

Progress With Nitish, But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—II

  Bihar has the lowest enrolment in secondary schools among poor states   Bihar’s crime rate is second highest among poor states   Bihar has cut its infant mortality rate…

Progress With Nitish But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—I

Progress With Nitish But Bihar Still On Lowest Rungs—I

  Bihar has the second-highest economic growth among poor states   It has India’s third-highest level of poverty   Unemployment in Bihar is the highest among the poorest states  …

Shut Out: India’s Poor, Urban Children—Part I

Shut Out: India’s Poor, Urban Children—Part I

  A child from a poor, urban family is 40% more likely to die than a richer child in India’s towns and cities. Children below 10 in urban areas—especially girls—are…

Drowning: An Unknown Public-Health Disaster

Drowning: An Unknown Public-Health Disaster

  It is reasonably well known that India has the world’s deadliest roads, with traffic accidents accounting for 53% of unnatural deaths in 2014.   What isn’t as well known…

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

  India has reduced malnutrition, but it is 13 times worse than Brazil, 9 times worse than China and 3 times worse than South Africa.   Rural areas have seen…

Rural India Healthier Than Urban India, Malayalees Sickest

Rural India Healthier Than Urban India, Malayalees Sickest

  As much as 86% of the rural population and 82% of the urban population is without health-expenditure support.   The average medical expenditure for treating one ailment without being…