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2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

2 Million Reasons India Should Restrict Antibiotics

  Minimum effort. Minimum expense. Maximum result.   In colloquial English, that’s the mantra that guides India, a mantra that has helped it become a global centre for low-cost innovation—and…

Facing Health Crises, India Slashes Healthcare

Facing Health Crises, India Slashes Healthcare

  Frequently criticised for having one of the emerging world’s most ramshackle health systems, India had committed to increase its spending on health to 3% of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) from about…

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

How India Got 2000% Return On Anti-Malaria Investment

  The World Health Organisation’s World Malaria Report 2014, released last week, indicates dramatic success against malaria, with mortality rates down by 47% globally since 2000, and 55 countries, including…

Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

Despite Progress, Malnutrition Kills Too Many Indian Children

  Fewer Indian children are dying from malnutrition than ever before—the under-five mortality rate has declined 55% over the last 24 years—but too many still die, and India lags the…

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

3 Million Truckloads Daily: India’s Real Trash Problem

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi may want a “Swachh Bharat” (clean India) by 2019, but sweeping the streets does not address the enormity of India’s real garbage challenge.   As…

India fights good—and—successful fight against AIDS

India fights good—and—successful fight against AIDS

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Mumbai’s Biggest Killer Is Tuberculosis

Mumbai’s Biggest Killer Is Tuberculosis

  JP Davidson    Tuberculosis, it seems, is the biggest killer in Mumbai, with 7,075 people succumbing to the disease last year. TB was followed by hypertension, leading to 4,525 deaths…