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May 29, 2019
51% fall in number of girls between age 15-19 getting married in India, finds report: India's performance improves in child health, educationThe number of girls in India in the age group of 15-19 years who are currently married is down 51 percent since 2000, and the country's average performance across a set of indicators related to child health, education, labour, marriage and violence has improved, a new report has said.
May 24, 2019
Babies in Shrirampur are escaping malnutrition because of how they're held during breastfeedingThe team of medical professionals is training mothers in using the cross-cradle hold, and for good reason.
May 13, 2019
Child marriage, malnutrition plague tribal children in Odisha's Nagada; villagers, mostly illiterate, pin hope on govt for healthcare facilitiesAlthough largely clueless about politics and political leaders, the villagers of Nagada in Odisha continue to pin their hopes on the state government to take care of their health, development and infrastructure needs.
Feb 19, 2019
World Health Day 2019: Maternal & child health are priority areas for AI in IndiaAI can go a long way in helping India attain a crucial sustainable development goal in health care.
Oct 29, 2018
Breathing polluted air kills 600000 children under 15 every year: UN ReportPolluted air can impair a child's cognitive development, trigger asthma & childhood cancer: WHO.
Aug 21, 2018
Primary health centres across India fall short by 24-38% of medical personnel, reveals CAG reportThere is a 24%-38% shortfall in the availability of medical personnel at primary health centres, sub centres, and community health centres in 28 states/union territories of India, according to the latest audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.
Aug 20, 2018
As health crises in country grow, 29% of funds with states remain unspent over 5 years: CAG reportState governments had to release the money to state health societies within 15 days of receiving it, and if they failed to do so state governments were liable to pay interest — 5.75 percent to 7.25 percent
Mar 29, 2018
Pankaja Munde lauds Reliance Foundation's initiative to tackle malnutrition in Maharashtra, MoU signed to take efforts forwardA tripartite MoU has been signed between the RJMCHNM, the Maharashtra DWCD and Reliance Foundation to tackle malnutrition.
Oct 26, 2017
Study links underweight children in urban India with social backwardness, illiteracy and lack of toiletsA new study by National Institute of Nutrition shows that an underweight child in urban India is more likely to belong to a disadvantaged community, have an illiterate father or live in a home without a toilet than other children
Feb 08, 2017
Uttarakhand Election 2017: The relatively prosperous state has poor child health indicatorsThe relatively prosperous, mountainous state of Uttarakhand does worse than many poorer states with its infant mortality rate (IMR).