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Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

Why Malnutrition Remains A Challenge For India

  India has reduced malnutrition, but it is 13 times worse than Brazil, 9 times worse than China and 3 times worse than South Africa.   Rural areas have seen…

Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

Diabetes: The Epidemic That Indians Created

A villager in rural Karnataka having his blood tested at a diabetes screening camp. Image: Flickr/Trinity Care Foundation   Meerut’s Sharad Tripathi developed diabetes five years ago, at 33, “no…

As India Ages, Dementia Threat Looms

As India Ages, Dementia Threat Looms

  India is a youthful country, for now. According to the Census of India, the population of the country below 35 years of age is 51.8%. By 2020, India is…

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

Why India’s Children Have A Healthy Future

  Is India winning the battle against malnutrition?   A comprehensive answer, for several reasons, would be yes. First, there is a downstream impact of economic growth and reduction in…

How Obesity Is Rising In India & Falling In The West

A study released last week by UK-based Overseas Development Institute claimed that obesity is increasing in many emerging or middle income countries like India and China.   Nearly 1.5 billion…

Mumbai Resorts To Private Healthcare To Fight Deadly Diseases

One of India’s biggest challenges is delivering affordable healthcare to its millions, particularly the poor. Many studies and surveys show how a single illness can swing the financial fortunes of…

India Continues To Miss Key Health Targets

  Highlights  *12th Plan allocation for Health Ministry is Rs 300,018 crore or approximately Rs 60,000 crore per year *National Health Mission gets the largest pie; around Rs 38,681 crore…

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