Jun 14, 2013 To find the cause of the disease, a National Centre for Disease Control's (NCDC) team is camping in Muzaffarpur from last month. Read more
Jun 08, 2013 Health schemes should be consolidated in the country as people face lack of money for health facilities, the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, said. Read more
May 24, 2013 Pakistan is one of just three countries, including Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio remains endemic. Read more
May 14, 2013 “The clinical results indicate that the vaccine, if licensed, could save the lives of thousands of children each year in India,” said an Indian official. Read more
May 09, 2013 The government of Afghanistan signed a $100 million grant with the World Bank on Monday to finance the Afghanistan System Enhancement for Health Action in Transition program. Read more
May 07, 2013 Every year, over 309,300 children (29 per cent of global share) in India don't live beyond the first day because of pre-term birth, hygiene and maternal health complications, says the latest World Mothers Report authored by US-based organization, Save the Children. This is higher than for any of the other country 176 countries ranked in the report. Read more
May 07, 2013 Though there is no shortage of sunshine in the country, 80 per cent of healthy Indians suffer from deficiency of Vitamin D. Sunlight is the richest source of the vitamin, a pro-hormone substance that influences the expression of more than 200 genes in the human body. Read more
May 06, 2013 The World Bank has approved the fourth of a series of credits aimed at supporting India’s AIDS control program which seeks to curb the spread of HIV by 2017. The $255 million credit to the National AIDS Control Support Project will help accelerate AIDS prevention programs by targeting vulnerable groups at high risk of infection. Read more
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.