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Jul 07, 2015 The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990. Read more
Jul 06, 2015 There are 747 recognised or registered colonies of people affected by leprosy in India. Read more
Jun 26, 2015 According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India. Read more
Jun 24, 2015 Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview: Read more
Jun 15, 2015 India’s National Aids Control Organization (NACO) observed ‘World Blood Donors Day’ by launching the database of blood banks. Read more
Jun 04, 2015 The IAP HealthPhone initiative is a three-year campaign expected to benefit 60 million children in India by the year 2025. Read more
May 30, 2015 New cases of mouth cancer and breast cancer have risen significantly in India, says a new report. Read more
May 28, 2015 “During my growing up years and even today, I see women and girls shying away from mentioning the ‘M’ word,” said actress Gul Panag. Read more
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Apr 16, 2013 This practice termed as Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign (CLTS) addresses the problem of sanitation in rural areas of Bhiwani district in Haryana.
A pioneering health initiative in rural India, OneWorld's Maternal Health Care (MHC) project aims at providing useful information to pregnant women through mobile phones. This information on healthcare, nutrition and eating right - knowledge that a pregnant woman needs for her well being and good health - is sent to the women and their families as SMS messages in Hindi.
The idea behind combining ICTs with health delivery services is to bring down the maternal mortality rate in rural India. Expectant women register for this service with their mobile phones and receive SMS messages on pre-natal care, reminders about specific tests and vaccinations, food and nutrients that ensure safety of a woman and healthy delivery of a child. The service is currently running in the villages of Uttar Pradesh in north India.
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