Women bearing brunt of COVID-19 as household chores increase manifold, finances contract and health suffers
Women have unique and evolving nutritional requirements, while they may need fewer calories than men to fulfil their daily requirements, their needs for essential vitamins and minerals are much higher.
Pregnant during COVID-19: Expecting mothers left in the lurch by India's healthcare system as tackling pandemic takes priority
The Indian government’s pandemic advice in March had asked pregnant women, children and elderly to remain indoors.
Madhya Pradesh's maternal mortality rate higher than rest of India: Amendment of laws needed to give women access to safe abortion
Even though abortion is legal in India since 1971, ten women in the country die every day due to unsafe abortions performed by quacks and untrained 'doctors'.
On his 200th birthday, the life-saving work of a Hungarian obstetrician I. Semmelweis is finally getting its due.
India records 22% reduction in maternal mortality ratio since 2013; Uttar Pradesh tops chart with 30% decline
India has registered a significant decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) recording a 22 percent reduction in such deaths since 2013, according to the Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin
Right to privacy, declining infant mortality, renewed fight against TB: India has a lot to look forward to in 2018
The seeds of many positive changes were sown in 2017 and could bring news to cheer Indians in 2018.
In 2015, a total of 45,000 maternal deaths took place in in India along with 58,000 in Nigeria which accounted for one-third of the global total.
Nearly five women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth, WHO has said.
India also had the highest number of under-five deaths in the world in 2012, with 1.4 million children dying before reaching their fifth birthday.
For ending child and maternal deaths by 2035, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has outlined six key actions to accelerate achieving this goal.