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Feb 13, 2018
62% Indian kids receive all basic vaccinations but country still lags far behind the likes of Bangladesh, VietnamMore Indian babies are receiving all basic vaccinations than a decade ago, a sign of better healthcare. But India still lags behind a host of emerging nations.
Feb 06, 2018
Indian babies being born heavier than ever; a sign of improving healthcare, more awareness among mothersIndian babies are being born heavier than ever, a sign of better-educated, richer and more aware mothers and better healthcare.
Jan 25, 2018
NFHS survey puts out shocking revelations: Few know about marital rape; female sterilisation rampant despite existence of condomsWhile 54 percent of rural and urban women are allowed to go to the market, 50 percent go to the health facility, and 48 percent to places outside the village or community.
Jan 24, 2018
India remains #MeToo resistant: Fewer men care about consent and safe sex, shows surveyAs the #MeToo movement against sexual violence gains global momentum, in India—the world’s second-most populous country—positive attitudes about consent and safe sex among men declined by seven percentage points in the decade ending 2016, showed an IndiaSpend analysis of National Family Health Survey, 2015-16 (NFHS-4) and 2005-06 (NFHS-3) data.
Jan 23, 2018
Wealthy but not healthy: India's rich more likely to suffer hypertension, says National Family Health SurveyNearly 13 percent women and 18 percent men aged 15-49 in the highest stratum of the wealth index have hypertension (high blood pressure), according to data from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), 2015-16 (NFHS-4). This is the first time the NFHS has included the measurement of blood pressure.
Jan 22, 2018
Educating girls can significantly reduce India’s population spiral, national health data reveals“Education is the best contraceptive pill,” said Poonam Muttreja, executive director, Population Foundation of India, an advocacy working on family planning
Jan 16, 2018
Mother's education, family's financial stability directly impact infant mortality rate in India, reveals govt dataMortality rates of children in poorer households were higher, as were the rates where mothers had fewer years of schooling, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest national health data
Jan 05, 2018
NHRC asks states to adopt zero-tolerance policy for child marriages as India sees 3,600 cases every dayWith India recording around 3,600 child marriages every day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked states to strictly enforce the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act
Dec 30, 2017
Bihar's students perform street plays against child marriage to end practice in stateA small team performing street plays across this remote and underdeveloped rural pocket of Bihar's Gaya district to educate girls and their parents to say "no" to child marriage.
Dec 16, 2017
Madhya Pradesh's dismal child health indicators can improve with better sanitation, focus on maternal careWomen's empowerment, better sanitation, and improvement in maternal health could improve the nutritional status of children in Madhya Pradesh.