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For first time, India records more women than men, finds latest NFHS
India

For first time, India records more women than men, finds latest NFHS

As per the fifth round of the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS), there are 1,020 women for every 1,000 men

Govt's ban on import, production and sale of life-saving drug oxytocin will negatively impact healthcare
India

Govt's ban on import, production and sale of life-saving drug oxytocin will negatively impact healthcare

Three months ago, the government created a monopoly of the drug oxytocin that prevents women from bleeding to death during labour.

28-year-old woman dies of birth complications in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur after trying to deliver baby at home
India

28-year-old woman dies of birth complications in Tamil Nadu's Tirupur after trying to deliver baby at home

A 28-year-old woman in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu died of birth complications after trying to deliver a baby at home

In low-income households, a mobile voice message service is working to reduce maternal, infant mortality
India

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.

Assam takes to text messages to save lives even as state records highest maternal deaths
India

Assam takes to text messages to save lives even as state records highest maternal deaths

On a sunny, winter afternoon here on India’s eastern edge, in a land where mothers die in the highest proportion nationwide, a few men, children, and about 40 women–either pregnant or cradling infants–listened to a robust, articulate woman talk in the local Sadri dialect about a text message that could save their lives.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Thanks to our ministers, the lives of women continue to remain cheap
India

Chhattisgarh sterilisation deaths: Thanks to our ministers, the lives of women continue to remain cheap

Here are recent two stories that are quite telling about what our government feels about women’s reproductive health. On 15 February, the Chhattisgarh High Court declared that RK Gupta, the doctor who conducted a botched sterilisation camp in Bilaspur in November 2014, had to be let off. It didn’t matter that the man had performed tubectomies on 83 women in 90 minutes, or that 18 of these women had died because of it.

Modi's cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first
India

Modi's cash transfer scheme for pregnant women shortsighted, healthcare quality needs attention first

Modi’s declaration that a conditional cash transfer scheme, which disqualifies a vast section of women, will bring down maternal mortality appears counter-intuitive and shortsighted.

Maternal mortality: A silent killer that claims a life every five minutes in India
India

Maternal mortality: A silent killer that claims a life every five minutes in India

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.

Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities
India

Despite Rio Olympics 2016 success, Indian women are routinely denied opportunities

Women saved the day for India at Rio, but data reveals that Indian women are routinely denied opportunities at education, work and even being born

One woman dies every five minutes during pregnancy in India, says WHO report
Life

One woman dies every five minutes during pregnancy in India, says WHO report

Every five minutes, at least one Indian woman dies during pregnancy and child birth, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Sunday.

Life expectancy in India on the rise, but quality health care services inadequate
India

Life expectancy in India on the rise, but quality health care services inadequate

UN report reveals life expectancy in India has increased by more than 10 years in the past two decades, health care still is very unequal