- Child Mortality: Indian minister calls for ‘Health Sainiks’
Aug 20, 2014
The high child mortality rate in India is a national shame, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.
[Health] [South Asia] [India] [Child mortality rate]
- India must emulate China in quality of life: Amartya Sen
Jan 08, 2013
Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen said that both China and Bangladesh are doing better in all aspects of human development than India and the nation cannot justify its growth rate with poor focus on education, health and productivity of human beings.
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- Maternal health in India: Betting big on midwives, ANMs
Apr 13, 2015
According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country.
[South Asia] [Child protection] [SDGs] [Healthcare] [India] [Child mortality rate] [Panchayat]
- India all set to achieve health MDGs
Dec 05, 2012
The current trends with regard to under-five mortality and maternal mortality ratio indicate that India should be able to achieve the MDG targets by 2015, said Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, India.
[India] [Maternal mortality rate] [Child mortality rate] [Health MDGs] [South Asia]
- Bihar needs integrated solutions like SWASTH: Prakash Kumar of BTAST
Aug 21, 2015
Prakash Kumar, Team Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that convergence between health, nutrition, and water and sanitation makes sense for Bihar as it is one of the most populous state and optimum use of available resources and holistic planning is necessary for development.BTAST is an initiative of Bihar Government supported by DFID-UK to implement the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar. Excerpts from the interview with Prakash Kumar:
[BTAST] [Water and sanitation] [Bihar] [India] [Healthcare] [Child mortality rate] [South Asia]
- Considerable progress on MDGs 4 and 5: Indian official
Feb 26, 2015
India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.
[Indian Girls] [Child mortality rate] [Indian women] [South Asia] [Child rights] [Health MDGs]
- Indian PM announces three new vaccines for children
Jul 04, 2014
India is committed to tackle child mortality and provide health for all through multiple initiatives, said Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
[Child protection] [India] [Child mortality rate] [South Asia]