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Citizen Engagement Drives National Cleanliness Rankings

Citizen Engagement Drives National Cleanliness Rankings

  If you are happy with your city’s cleanliness and want it to be recognised, it might be a good idea to begin by downloading a government mobile phone application.…

Monthly Pay Less Than Single Malt Bottle, Poor Training Impede India’s Army Of Health Workers

Monthly Pay Less Than Single Malt Bottle, Poor Training Impede India’s Army Of Health Workers

Rekha Rewat, an accredited social health activist (ASHA), in Madhya Pradesh. An ASHA serves as a healthcare facilitator, and goes door to door visiting the poorest and most vulnerable sections…

More Than One Million TB Patients Lack Adequate Nutrition

More Than One Million TB Patients Lack Adequate Nutrition

Puni Garasia (right) sits with her mother in Sirohi, southwest Rajasthan. Puni, 14, a tribal, weighed barely 20 kg when she was detected with tuberculosis in October 2016. Her Body…

Why Ragpickers, Unrecognised And Unpaid, Are Critical For Waste Management In India

Why Ragpickers, Unrecognised And Unpaid, Are Critical For Waste Management In India

Ragpickers collect recyclables from a dump yard in New Delhi. By 2050, India will be generating 450 million tonnes of garbage annually and ragpickers–who work without any job security, dignity…

Fluoride Contamination Cripples More Than 1,000 Children In Assam

Fluoride Contamination Cripples More Than 1,000 Children In Assam

Sabina has recovered from the effects of fluorosis after treatment. Sabina is one of more than 1,000 children in the district who have been crippled by fluorosis over the last…

Only 1 In 10 Indian Children Aged 6-23 Months Gets Adequate Diet

Only 1 In 10 Indian Children Aged 6-23 Months Gets Adequate Diet

  Only one in 10 Indian children aged 6-23 months gets “adequate diet”, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4). Consequently, 35.7% of…

Indians Sixth Biggest Private Spenders on Health Among Low-Middle Income Nations

Indians Sixth Biggest Private Spenders on Health Among Low-Middle Income Nations

  Indians were the sixth biggest out-of-pocket health spenders in the low-middle income group of 50 nations in 2014, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of two recent studies by The…