Aug 20, 2014 The high child mortality rate in India is a national shame, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister. Read more
Aug 18, 2014 The WHO has repeatedly said that the Ebola virus is highly contagious – but not airborne. Read more
Aug 14, 2014 The UN arm has also posted Ebola response videos on YouTube and is also seeking to counter the ‘many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment.’ Read more
Jul 30, 2014 Marking World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations has appealed for boost in global momentum to tackle disease. Read more
Jul 25, 2014 The first-ever UNAIDS Gap Report, shows that as people find out their HIV-positive status, they seek life-saving treatment. Read more
Jul 25, 2014 According to a report which surveyed 700 patients in four Afghan provinces, 44 percent of respondents were forced to sell their possessions to get health care during a recent illness. Read more
Jul 22, 2014 The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season. Read more
Jul 16, 2014 The National Health Assurance Mission’s objective is to reduce out-of-pocket spending on health care by the common citizen. 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.