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Apr 17, 2014 Scrub Typhus is more common in India than originally thought, reveals a study. Read more
Apr 07, 2014 The agent that assists an effective control of vector born disease the ‘Trained Medical Entomologist’ is now on the verge of extinction, writes Deepak Saxena. Read more
Apr 03, 2014 A new report by an NGO paints a very grim picture of nutritional status of children in India’s national capital. Read more
Apr 02, 2014 Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) released a position paper on air pollution and public health in India. Read more
Feb 11, 2014 According to World Lung Foundation, more than one million Indians die prematurely from tobacco related disease each year. Read more
Jan 23, 2014 In a tiny anganwadi centre in Muthialpet at the border of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, the anganwadi worker, Saraswati, has a tiffin box filled with curd rice. She proceeds to take turns to feed the young children, who are sitting on the floor. Read more
Jan 22, 2014 The new campaign called 'Artery' by the Indian government shows graphic harm caused due to Cigarettes and Bidi smoking. Read more
Dec 11, 2013 Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Dy Chairman, Planning Commission of India, released the IBFAN report on breastfeeding in New Delhi on Tuesday. 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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