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Apr 23, 2015 There are several forms of conflicts of interest in public policymaking, writes Dr Arun Gupta. Read more
Apr 14, 2015 Depression alone accounts for around 3% of the total burden of disease in India, writes Rahul Shidhaye. Read more
Apr 13, 2015 According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country. Read more
Apr 08, 2015 The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP. Read more
Apr 08, 2015 On the 65th World Health Day, India focused on the issues of maternal health, food security and food safety for the better future of the country’s men, women and specifically children. Read more
Mar 11, 2015 Programmes that address equity, inclusive development and underpin the development of a strong, capable and peaceful nation have all been subjected to drastic budget cuts, stated Child Rights Activists working across a broad spectrum of issues that affect children. Read more
Mar 11, 2015 Global health partnership has saved 2.5 million women and children since 2010, says United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Read more
Mar 11, 2015 To address alarmingly high level of tobacco use state governments in India have been urged to use a new campaign resource. 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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