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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…

90,000 Fewer Indian Infants Died In 2016 Compared To 2015

90,000 Fewer Indian Infants Died In 2016 Compared To 2015

  There has been an 8% decline in infant mortality rate (IMR), infant deaths per 1,000 live births, from 2015 to 2016, according to the 2016 Sample Registration Survey bulletin…

India Is Failing Its Infants Long Before They Arrive At Hospital

India Is Failing Its Infants Long Before They Arrive At Hospital

A low birth weight baby at Sick New Born Care Unit, Kashida, East Singhbhum district, Jharkhand. The death of 70 infants in an Uttar Pradesh hospital was followed by similar…

In India’s Malaria Hotbed, A Remote, Tribal Village Fights Back

In India’s Malaria Hotbed, A Remote, Tribal Village Fights Back

A health worker collects the blood sample of a child at mass screening for malaria at Budabirmaha, a hamlet in Kandhamal district, Odisha. With Odisha accounting for 41% of India’s…

Heart Disease Kills 1.7 Million Indians, Continues To Be Top Killer in 2016

Heart Disease Kills 1.7 Million Indians, Continues To Be Top Killer in 2016

  Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in India, killing 1.7 million Indians in 2016, according to the 2016 Global Burden of Disease Report, released on September…