MDG5: Improve Maternal Health
Jun 03, 2013 04:05 PM
Despite its impressive economic achievements, Karnataka lags far behind its southern peers on maternal health, says a new independent study.
[Health] [India] [MMR] [Eeconomic growth]
Apr 08, 2013 10:06 AM
Aarogyam is a unique community-based reproductive and child health related service delivery programme based on end-to-end usage of information and communication technology tools.
[Uttar Pradesh] [India] [Technology] [Healthcare] [South Asia]
Apr 04, 2013 07:20 PM
Maternal morbidity is far more difficult to handle than maternal mortality and it is high time that the Indian government addresses health concerns related to it, said speakers at a consultation on maternal health in New Delhi.
[Maternal morbidity] [India] [South Asia] [Health]
Feb 12, 2013 09:55 PM
Community radio station managers cross India believe that their stations have been successful in highlighting local issues of people in their regions, including gender-related ones.
[Communication] [Women Menstrual Hygiene] [Gender] [Community Radio] [Community radio India] [South Asia]
Dec 13, 2012 10:00 AM
Talking to Ashok Kumar from OneWorld South Asia, India’s Minister for Child and Development, Krishna Tirath, explains how education can be the weapon for the progress of Dalit women. The minister was interacting with the media on the sidelines of the first National Conference for Dalit Women organised by the National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview:
[Dalits] [Girl education] [India] [Ambedkar] [Dalit women] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
Dec 05, 2012 04:06 PM
The current trends with regard to under-five mortality and maternal mortality ratio indicate that India should be able to achieve the MDG targets by 2015, said Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, India.
[India] [Maternal mortality rate] [Child mortality rate] [Health MDGs] [South Asia]
Nov 20, 2012 04:00 PM
Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, has launched a nationwide IEC campaign against malnutrition. The campaign is an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
[India] [Malnutrition] [Health] [South Asia]
Oct 26, 2012 04:50 PM
Archana Patkar, who works for a UN agency, explains to Ashok Kumar, why India cannot shine unless it improves its status on menstrual hygiene in rural areas.
[Nirmal Bharat Yatra] [Women's Rights] [Menstrual Hygiene Management] [South Asia] [Archana Patkar] [Indian Girls] [Women Menstrual Hygiene] [WSSCC] [Disease] [Indian Government]
Oct 11, 2012 09:40 AM
The boat clinic services, an initiative of the Centre for North East Studies (C-NES), have brought healthcare to the doorstep of the most vulnerable communities living in river islands of Assam in India where access to hospitals is a far cry.
[Maternal health services] [India] [Maternal mortality] [South Asia]
Jun 28, 2012 02:29 PM The World Bank is scaling up its efforts in Nepal at helping authorities and communities improve the nutritional status of the country’s most vulnerable populations. This is one of the first World Bank assisted multi sector nutrition project in the South Asia region which will engage a wide range of actors across government and civil society in the areas of health, poverty reduction, social protection, water and sanitation, agriculture, local development and education in the planning and implementation.
Dec 13, 2011 11:25 AM
In addition to the insurgency and violence, Afghanistan remains the most dangerous place in the world for a woman to have a baby, according to the latest World Health Organisation data.
[Maternal mortality] [Afghanistan] [South Asia] [Gender]
Nov 30, 2011 05:39 PM
Latest figures from a national survey point to improved standards in Afghanistan's maternal mortality. Women however continue to die every two hours from pregnancy related causes.
[Afghanistan] [South Asia] [Health] [Maternal mortality]
Oct 19, 2011 05:26 PM
Amidst all odds, newly trained midwives are providing basic healthcare to over 20,000 mothers and children every month across five districts in Afghanistan. The country faces highest number of maternal deaths in the world.
[Maternal mortality] [Afghanistan] [South Asia] [Health] [Gender]
Sep 26, 2011 01:09 PM
UNICEF will invest into health and nutrition sector of Daikundi province in Afghanistan to cut down child and mortality rates in the region by 2013. Most of the women in Afghanistan don’t give birth in hospitals due to poverty and lack of health care facilities.
[Afghanistan] [South Asia] [UNICEF] [Child mortality] [Maternal mortality]
Jul 29, 2011 04:32 PM
The marginal improvement in maternal and infant mortality rates are inadequate to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, says the latest sample demographic survey. Health policies have successfully augmented institutional deliveries and immunisations, but failed to arrest the declining sex ratio.
[Maternal mortality] [India] [Child mortality] [South Asia]
Jul 08, 2011 05:05 PM
Southern states of Kerela and Tamil Nadu have achieved the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of maternal mortality ratio, infant mortality rate and the total fertility rate well ahead of scheduled deadline, says a government survey.
[Maternal mortality] [Infant mortality] [India] [MDGs]
Jun 02, 2011 02:37 PM
The health ministry has announced free delivery and treatment for pregnant women and newborns to protect the poor from high out-of-pocket medical expenses. The scheme is an effort to tackle the nation’s high maternal and infant mortality rates.
[Maternal mortality] [Infant mortality] [India] [Governance] [South Asia]
May 20, 2011 11:45 AM
Maternal and child health in Pakistan received a much needed boost from the nationwide health week. Through their initiative, UNICEF and partners promoted health education and immunisation among mothers and children.
[Pakistan] [Maternal mortality] [Health] [South Asia] [Child mortality]
May 04, 2011 11:54 AM
Afghanistan has the highest risk of maternal mortality and the lowest female life expectancy in the world, according to the Mothers’ Index compiled by non-profit group Save the Children. Child mortality and malnutrition are also high in the conflict ridden nation.
[Afghanistan] [South Asia] [Malnutrition] [Child mortality] [Maternal mortality]
Feb 04, 2011 10:55 AM
In a landmark ruling, the Delhi High court has ordered the state government to build shelter centres for destitute pregnant and lactating women to curb maternal mortality among poor women. India's maternal mortality continues to be higher than neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka, and accounts for 25% of the global maternal deaths.
[India] [South Asia] [Health] [MDGs] [Maternal mortality]