Disquiet As Govt Threatens Jail For Doctors, Chemists Not Reporting TB

New Delhi: A week after the capital city hosted the Delhi End TB Summit from March 13 to 15, 2018, a notification from India’s health ministry announced that medical practitioners and pharmacists co...

16% Indian Women Don’t Get Pregnancy Care–Nearly Half Because Husband/Family Did Not Think It Necessary

Chennai: More than one in seven Indian women did not receive antenatal care during their last pregnancy--nearly half of them because their husband or family did not think it was necessary or did not a...

Nearly A Third of India’s States/UTs Have Not Hiked Pay To Women Who Form Core Of Health Services

As many as 11 states and four union territories (UTs) have not announced any change in the additional salary paid to anganwadi (courtyard shelter or creches) workers (AWWs) and anganwadi helpers (AWHs...

Conditional Cash Transfer Improves Maternal, Infant Health Care In Odisha: New Study

There was a 5-percentage-point increase in the possibility of receiving antenatal services--such as full body check ups, blood tests, information about baby’s position and health--due to the Mamata ...

India Getting Basic Vaccines To More Children But Trails Other Emerging Nations

New Delhi: More Indian babies are receiving all basic vaccinations than a decade ago, a sign of better-educated mothers and better healthcare. But India still lags China, which vaccinated more than 90...

Poor Lung Capacity In 8 Of 10 Delhi Children, Youth

New Delhi: In New Delhi, India’s capital and its most polluted city, eight of every 10 children and youth below 20 years of age living in areas with constantly polluted air have poor lung capacity, ...

One In Four Children In Indian Cities Malnourished. Poverty Isn’t The Only Cause

New Delhi: One in four children in India’s most populous cities was malnourished, and mother’s education, feeding patterns and government service delivery determine child nutrition in addition to ...

1 Year Left For Swachh Bharat Deadline; 54% Rural Households Defecate In Open

New Delhi: About four (38.9%) of ten Indian households defecated in the open, according to the latest national health data gathered in 2015-16, down from 55.3% a decade before that, a decline of 16.4 ...

Budget 2018: 522 Mn Indians Still Defecate In The Open, Putting Them At Risk Of Disease & Poverty

More Indians than ever before now have access to a toilet, but little attention to education and changing attitudes means that at least 522 million Indians still defecate in the open–leaving man... // Source: National Institute of Nutrition... Unsafe water, poor hygiene practices and inadequate sanitation are not only the causes of the continued high incidence of diarrhoeal diseases but a significant contributing factor in under-five mortal... What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Poorer: Adult Wages And Early-Life Mortality In India Source: R.I.C.E... Inadequate sanitation–management of human excreta, solid waste, and drainage–costs India Rs 2.4 trillion ($53.8 billion) every year in losses due health, damage to drinking water and touri...

Budget 2018: India’s Healthcare Crisis Is Holding back National Potential

India has the world’s highest population of stunted children–short for their age–and the country’s failing primary healthcare and overburdened tertiary care are ill-equipped to handle ... Source: Union Budgets 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18; *Revised estimate, **Budget estimate... The National Health Policy (NHP) envisaged an increase in health expenditure to 2.5% of India’s GDP by 2025. Without significant increase in its healthcare budget, India’s health targets–red... Source: Global Nutrition Report 2015... Adults who were stunted at age two completed nearly one year less school than non-stunted individuals, according to this study conducted by University of Atlanta in 2010. Similarly, a study of Guatema... table,th,td{ font-size: 12px; font-family: arial; border-collapse: collapse; border: 1px solid black; } table{ width:580px; } th,td{ text-align:center; padding:2px; } th.... Primary healthcare failing, tertiary care centres overburdened In 2016, sub-centres were 20% short of human resources, while primary and community health centres were 22% and 30% short, respectively, ...