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One In Four Children In Indian Cities Malnourished. Poverty Isn’t The Only Cause

One In Four Children In Indian Cities Malnourished. Poverty Isn’t The Only Cause

  New Delhi: One in four children in India’s most populous cities was malnourished, and mother’s education, feeding patterns and government service delivery determine child nutrition in addition to household…

1 Year Left For Swachh Bharat Deadline; 54% Rural Households Defecate In Open

1 Year Left For Swachh Bharat Deadline; 54% Rural Households Defecate In Open

  New Delhi: About four (38.9%) of ten Indian households defecated in the open, according to the latest national health data gathered in 2015-16, down from 55.3% a decade before…

Budget 2018: 522 Mn Indians Still Defecate In The Open, Putting Them At Risk Of Disease & Poverty

Budget 2018: 522 Mn Indians Still Defecate In The Open, Putting Them At Risk Of Disease & Poverty

  More Indians than ever before now have access to a toilet, but little attention to education and changing attitudes means that at least 522 million Indians still defecate in…

Budget 2018: India’s Healthcare Crisis Is Holding back National Potential

Budget 2018: India’s Healthcare Crisis Is Holding back National Potential

  India has the world’s highest population of stunted children–short for their age–and the country’s failing primary healthcare and overburdened tertiary care are ill-equipped to handle the crisis of childhood…

Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

Mother’s Education, Household Wealth Decide Survival Of Infants In India

  Mortality rates of children in poorer households were higher, as were the rates where mothers had fewer years of schooling, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest national…

India Is Unprepared For Its Gathering Teen Sexual Revolution

India Is Unprepared For Its Gathering Teen Sexual Revolution

  New Delhi: One in four Indian women (26.8%) is married before 18, and 7.8% of women aged 15 to 19 are pregnant or mothers, according to the latest available…

With 4th-Highest Shortfall of Specialists, Gujarat Commissions ‘Child Doctors’

With 4th-Highest Shortfall of Specialists, Gujarat Commissions ‘Child Doctors’

  New Delhi: With India’s fourth-highest shortfall of specialists nationwide, Gujarat has announced a controversial decision to commission ‘bal doctors’ or child doctors–equipped with apron, badge, torch, ayurvedic kit and…