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Swine Flu Is Back But States Like Tamil Nadu Coping Better

India’s Health & Family Welfare Ministry declared last week that Influenza A H1N1 (which caused the swine flu pandemic in 2009) is one of the viruses causing an increase in…

Vitamin Supplements Could Help Children, If We Had Enough

  Highlights  * Only 34% under-5 children received two full doses of vitamin A supplements in 2010 * While Assam had the highest vitamin A coverage of children at 72%,…

How Cancer Strikes Where You Least Expect

Some 0.7 million new cases of cancer are reported every year in India. It is estimated that there are 2.5 million cancer cases at any point of time and the…

A Government Programme For Safer Childbirth Is Working

HIGHLIGHTS  * Janani Suraksha Yojana has increased its reach from 738,911 beneficiaries in 2005-06 to nearly 11 million in 2011-12 *Government has increased spending on the programme from Rs 38…

Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

Malnutrition Continues To Be Key Challenge For India

India is likely to have 33% malnourished children by the end of 2015 while the target under the Millennium Development Goals is to bring it down to 26%. According to…

India Misses Healthcare Targets Despite Doubling Spending

India Misses Healthcare Targets Despite Doubling Spending

Highlights * India’s healthcare spending increased by Rs 194,000 crore between 2007-2012. * Child sex ratio declined 13 points during the five-year period as against the target to increase it…

Andhra Pradesh’s Losing Battle Against HIV

Andhra Pradesh’s Losing Battle Against HIV

Highlights * While HIV prevalence is declining in India, it still ranks third in the world with people affected by HIV. * While Andhra Pradesh has the highest HIV prevalence,…

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