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Why 581 Million Indians Endure India’s Worst Healthcare

Why 581 Million Indians Endure India’s Worst Healthcare

  Nine of India’s poorest states–home to 581 million or 48% of India’s population–account for 70% of the country’s infant deaths, 75% of under-five deaths and 62% of maternal deaths,…

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

‘If India Was Serious About TB, We Would Not Have Such A Staggering Disease Burden’

  “India has under-invested in tuberculosis (TB) control for several decades,” Madhukar Pai, Canada research chair in epidemiology & global health at McGill University in Montreal, and the Associate Director…

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

India To Become 2-4◦ C Warmer, But Heat Deaths Are Preventable

Through hoardings, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is spreading awareness about heatstroke preventative measures, such as staying indoors, covering the head with a cap or wet cloth and taking rest during…

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Caring Like A Kangaroo: India Can Cut Neonatal Death Toll, World’s Highest

Somashekar Nimbalkar, Head of Department of Pediatrics, Pramukhswami Medical College, Karamsad, Gujarat and coordinator of the Advanced Neonatal Resuscitation Program of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics.   If more Indian…

Shame, Taboo Resulting In Unhygienic Menstrual Practices Across Much of India

Shame, Taboo Resulting In Unhygienic Menstrual Practices Across Much of India

  Only in seven of India’s 36 states/union territories did 90% or more women in the 15-24 age group use hygienic protection during menstruation, according to the latest national health…

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

‘Sanitation Workers Clean Our Cities, But They Are Denied Even Minimum Wage’

  After a decade-long legal battle, the Supreme Court in April 2017 ruled that permanent jobs be given to 2,700 contract workers of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s richest…

India’s Great Healthcare Challenge—And Opportunity

India’s Great Healthcare Challenge—And Opportunity

  India added 450 million people over the 25 years to 2016, a period during which the proportion of people living in poverty fell by half. This period of rising…