Indian Women Facing Domestic Violence Find Succour At Government Hospital Crisis Centres

Mumbai: For years, Rima Chari’s life involved hospital trips, the consequence of eight childbirths and frequent visits to treat the injuries caused by her husband’s beatings. The last time Cha...

In A Mumbai Slum, Children Become Healthier, As Their Parents Learn To Tackle Malnutrition

Mumbai: “I think I perhaps knew how to hold a baby and play with one before I had my own, but not really anything else. I didn’t know what to expect when I got pregnant. Growing up, talking about ...

As India Struggles With Climate Change, Farming Couple Learns To Cope And Flourish

.fluid-width-video-wrapper { display: inherit !important; } Kalaburagi district (Karnataka): “Year by year, the quantity of rainfall is decreasing,” said Shyamrao Patil, 55, a lungi-c...

Shoddy Sanitary Napkins Impact Menstrual Hygiene Drive

Mumbai: The use of sanitary napkins has increased from 50.7% to 54% between 2014 and 2015, driven by a government scheme to promote menstrual hygiene. But the scheme suffers from multiple problems--th...

How A Mobile Voice Message Service Is Helping Indian Mothers, Babies Stay Healthy

... New Delhi: “Are you pregnant?” asked social worker and health supervisor Daya Pandey as Sushma Paswan answered the door. “Yes,” Paswan, 24, answered, ushering Pandey into her home in West Delh...

Lessons From Rajasthan For India’s Latest Universal Health Coverage Programme

Mount Abu, Rajasthan: Rambha Prajapati, 54, a resident of Mount Abu in Rajasthan’s southern district of Sirohi, has kidney disease. She needs regular dialysis, a life-saving procedure without which ...

Puducherry Has Among The Best Health Indicators In India, And Here’s Why

Puducherry: Between 8.00 and 9.00 a.m. every day, 150 diabetes patients gather at the out-patient department (OPD) of Puducherry’s Kosapalayam Primary Health Centre (PHC) to get their daily insulin ...

Harvesting The Rain: How One Kerala District Is Solving Its Water Problem

Well water availability has been falling across India, and in Kerala, it fell by 10 percentage points to 62% in the decade ending 2011. In 2008, the district administration of Thrissur initiated Mazha...