Health minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday released the fifth National Family Health Survey (NFHS) which contains detailed information on population, health, and nutrition for India and its states and Union territories
India’s under-5 mortality rate drops 30% since 2012, matches global average; Bangladesh and Nepal do better
Within India, large disparities between states on health indicators such as infant mortality show high levels of inequality in access to healthcare and sanitation levels.
Niti Aayog boss Amitabh Kant says inter-state development disparities holding India back; this is what he means
The rate of development varies widely across states in India, building a picture of an unequal nation
WHO commends India for achieving maternal mortality goal; but health ministry statistics differ from UNDP targets
India has met the MDG (Millenium Development Goal) target for MMR (Maternal Mortality Ratio) of 139/lakh live births by achieving 130 by 2015.
In low-income households, a mobile voice message service is working to reduce maternal, infant mortality
They have also been running the ‘Infant and Young Children Feeding’ Programme for the hospital as well as giving family planning counselling on hospitals’ request.
Telangana completes four years: State faces massive development challenges, most of them legacy issues
The 29th state of the Union of India, Telangana has completed four years of its existence. Following are some challenges that the state faces.
Gujarat govt to launch special ambulance service to transport critically ill newborns, prevent infant deaths
The Gujarat government, after a successful year-long pilot operation. has decided to launch an ambulance service dedicated to transport critically ill infants to better hospitals.
Babies born in the world's poorest countries, most of them in Africa, still face "alarming" risks of death that can be 50 times as high as those in the richest countries.
Budget 2018: Citizens expect urgent govt support to improve healthcare infra, finds LocalCircles survey
Government’s spending on healthcare has been coming down over years with spend in last budget being 1.2 percent of GDP.
Mother's education, family's financial stability directly impact infant mortality rate in India, reveals govt data
Mortality 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
The work related to 2021 census, covering the country's entire 1.30 billion population, will begin this year, the home ministry said on Wednesday.
12 years of Shivraj Singh Chauhan: Large income growth, but infant mortality highest in Madhya Pradesh
As Shivraj Singh Chauhan completed 12 years as CM of Madhya Pradesh on 28 November, 2017, an IndiaSpend analysis of health, income and education data from these 12 years shows that the country’s sixth most populous state–with 72.6 million people–has made progress, but it is still one of the worst performing Indian states.
Politics and polls apart, Himachal Pradesh citizens better off than Gujarat in social index but earn little less
IndiaSpend analysed different government data and found that while Himachal Pradesh’s per capita income is almost equal to Gujarat’s, the Himalayan state is better off in six of seven social indicators we considered: Infant mortality rate (IMR), sex ratio, literacy rate among men and women, underweight prevalence among children, crime rate against women and crime rate against scheduled castes (SCs).
Infant deaths at Ahmedabad civil hospital highlight Gujarat's sorry statistics on infant mortality, malnutrition
Gujarat — which is ranked second by industries and fifth by per capita income — is ranked 17th among 29 states on infant mortality and 25th by underweight prevalence among under-five children
India's inability to improve health outcomes is among the major reasons of not meeting the millennium goals of sustainable development despite rapid growth.
70 years of Independence: India's life expectancy, literacy indicators look up, while IMR, income inequality are worries
In the 70 years since independence, India has made most progress in improving life expectancy, literacy, but has been slower in improving the level of income, and reducing infant mortality rates when compared to five other nations.
Some 2,000 mothers in the Philippines breastfed their babies in public in a gathering aimed at cutting infant deaths and dispelling taboos over the practice.
In a first, a green corridor was created for transporting 62 litres of mother's milk from Rajasthan's Bhilwara district to save lives of newborns 150 km away in Ajmer.
While healthcare has largely been a neglected issue in past Indian general elections, major parties started talking about health in their manifestos from 2004.