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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…

Gujarat, MP Lead With Most Clean Cities in India, UP Has Most In Bottom 50

Gujarat, MP Lead With Most Clean Cities in India, UP Has Most In Bottom 50

A banner announcing Swachh Survekshan 2017, an annual urban survey to capture cleanliness outcomes, is seen outside a waste treatment plant in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh (MP). Gujarat and MP had…

In 41 Years, As India’s Economy Grew 21 Times, Infant Mortality Dropped 68%

In 41 Years, As India’s Economy Grew 21 Times, Infant Mortality Dropped 68%

  Over 41 years to 2016, a national health programme for children has led to a 68% drop in India’s infant mortality rate (IMR), but the IMR of 41 deaths…

Indians, Alert To Dangers Of High Salt Intake, Are Modifying Their Diets

Indians, Alert To Dangers Of High Salt Intake, Are Modifying Their Diets

  Indians aware of the dangers of excessive salt intake are modifying their diets unlike other international communities like Australians who are sticking to high-salt foods though they are aware…

#WorldImmunisationWeek: Gujarat Holds One of India’s Worst Immunisation Records

#WorldImmunisationWeek: Gujarat Holds One of India’s Worst Immunisation Records

A nurse administers polio drops to new born babies in a Dharmanagar hospital of Tripura on Jan 17, 2016.   Among larger Indian states, Gujarat has the least number of…

Sanitation Failures Kill, Stunt Children Most In UP, 4 Other States

Sanitation Failures Kill, Stunt Children Most In UP, 4 Other States

  Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is killing, retarding the growth and leaving susceptible to disease millions of Indian children, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available…

‘It Is Necessary To Involve Men In The Family Planning Programme In A Big Way’

‘It Is Necessary To Involve Men In The Family Planning Programme In A Big Way’

  Female sterilisation continues to be the most popular method of contraception among Indians, accounting for over 75% of the modern family planning methods used, according to National Health Family…