Communications Blockade Creates New Mental Health Challenges In Kashmir

Srinagar and Baramulla: She sat in a corner, beside the door of the doctor’s office, hidden by papers and medicine boxes on the compounder’s table. “I feel frustrated thinking about the future, ...

Mini Anganwadis Could Help The Poorest And Most Disadvantaged

Pallahara, Odisha: On the morning of India’s Independence Day in 2019, Kuna Munda, 30, of Jayapura village, along with a group of 70 villagers, gathered in a small community building in Chasagurujan...

Why Vulnerable Tribes, Susceptible to Illness, Malnutrition, Have Limited Healthcare

Pallahara, Odisha: In the lush green forest in Pallahara block, Odisha, 16-month-old Babloo Saunto, held in his mother's arms, looked visibly emaciated and frail, unlike most kids his age. The chi...

In J&K Shutdown, PM’s Health Scheme Grinds To Halt, Healthcare Crisis Grows

Srinagar: His eyes puffy, his spirits low as he lay on a hospital bed with tubes running out of his body to a dialysis machine that purified his poisoned blood and sent it back, shawl vendor Niyaz Wan...

Feeding Mothers, Fighting Malnutrition: The East Godavari Experience

Rajahmundry (East Godavari district), Andhra Pradesh: The most significant difference between Ushasri’s two sons--born seven years apart--was their weight. The first was 2.5 kg, just above th...

In A Nation Awash In Eggs, A State Struggles To Get Them To Children

Angul, Odisha: When Rebati Naik, 23, was pregnant she received chatua (a mixture of dry pulses and cereals), ladoos made of almonds, and eight eggs per month as the ‘take-home’ ration under the go...

India Unlikely To Meet Health-Related Sustainable Development Goals, Says Govt Auditor

New Delhi: India has a “long way to go” to achieve its target of public health spending, its primary health infrastructure is inadequate, and the country faces a dearth of data to track its progre...

More Indian Girls, Women Are Overweight Or Obese, Most Of Them Rich & Urban

New Delhi: Although malnourishment among women and children is widespread in India, increasing numbers of girls and women are overweight too, especially among urban, educated and wealthier families, a...

Odisha Improves Child & Maternal Health, Progresses Faster Than Other Poor States

New Delhi: Odisha, one of India's poorest states, has made significant progress in reducing child undernutrition—less than India as a whole, but more than other poor states, such as Bihar, Uttar Pra...

HIV Rates Are Down. There’s Little Else Going For India’s Sex Workers

New Delhi: The proportion of Indian sex workers with HIV/AIDS declined over four years to 2017, more use condoms than ever before and funding to control the disease rose 21% over the period, according...