In Mumbai, TB Deaths Spark Data Dispute Between Govt, NGO

  India’s richest municipal corporation has denied nonprofit Praja Foundation’s assessment–made from the corporation’s own data–that 18 people die of tuberculosis every day, even as Praja Foundation claims the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has no way of knowing if the assessment is wrong because it cannot access its own death-related data ever since it moved … Continued

More Education, Fewer Child Brides, Healthier Children

  Over 13 million adolescent girls between 10 and 19 years–equivalent to the population of South Sudan–were married in India in 2011, according to census data, but fewer literate women were married as children or had children early compared to those who were illiterate, according to an analysis by Child Rights and You (CRY), a … Continued

India Skips 6 Of 16 Key WHO Recommendations on TB

  India does not implement six out of the 16 key World Health Organisation (WHO)- recommended tuberculosis (TB) control policies in diagnosis, patient care and treatment, a new global report has found.   Four other policies that are a part of the national policy are not being fully implemented.   These were the findings of … Continued

C-Section Rates Reveal The Need For Smarter Indian Healthcare Policy

  In 2011-12, more than 50% of deliveries in nine of 10 Telangana districts were caesarean section deliveries (C-sections), according to an analysis of district-level health data. In comparison, none of the districts in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar had C-section rates of more than 25%.   C-section is a specialised procedure that … Continued