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In Muzaffarpur, AES is a grim reaper that stalks poor children -Ayush Tiwari Affected families have much in common: low social status, low income, poor Access to Healthcare, and the non-existent reach of government schemes The countryside in Bihar’s north-western region of Tirhut is in full bloom at this time of the year. One is constantly in the vicinity of mango trees and litchi orchards and a good portion of agricultural land seems fallow. The sun is excessively punishing but it does little to

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New forest law would put framers of the colonial act to shame -Anup Sinha

to a store of food to sources of livelihood. Anywhere between 100 million to 300 million people, mostly tribes, live in and around forests. They are poor and undernourished, with little education and Access to Healthcare. They depend on the forests for living and livelihoods. They have always lived in harmony within the ecosystem of forests. It was in the late 19th and early 20th centuries that the British began to treat forests as wasteland that c

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World population set to grow another 2.2 billion by 2050: UN survey

2.2 billion between now and 2050, the UN said on Wednesday, and more than half of that growth - 1.3 billion - is likely to be in sub-Saharan Africa, where women’s rights are hampered by limited Access to Healthcare and education, along with “entrenched gender discrimination”. Monica Ferro, Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) in Geneva, said the trend globally is towards smaller families, indicating that more people are maki

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Dalit women in India die younger than upper caste counterparts: Report -Ashwag Masoodi and Ajai Sreevatsan

ch cites a finding from the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies in 2013. According to that finding, the average age at death for Dalit women was 39.5 years against 54.1 years for higher-caste women. Access to Healthcare: Under Indian law, it is a punishable offence to refuse to admission to hospital, dispensary, etc on the basis of “untouchability.” Still in 2016, the nursing staff of the Puranpur community health centre in Uttar Pradesh

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Dr. Samir Chaudhuri, paediatrician and founder of Child in Need Institute (CINI), interviewed by Civil Society News (New Delhi)

economic and political underpinnings of malnutrition and developed strategies to combat it. CINI is today one of India’s most respected voices on malnutrition and child protection. It works on Access to Healthcare and education with the government and has twice been the recipient of the National Award for Child Welfare. CINI has also developed Nutrimix, a simple combination of lentil and local cereal which can be blended into traditional foo

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Why the Poor Will Not Be the True Beneficiaries of the 'World's Largest Health Programme' -Dipa Sinha

spitalisation”. The second aspect has made headlines today as being something ‘revolutionary’ in healthcare. Neither of these is a new initiative, nor are these likely to improve Access to Healthcare or reduce out-of-pocket expenditure. Big push for the private sector? Given the noise that is being made around how much of a boost the health sector has been given, one’s led into believing that there is a major increase

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Maternal and neonatal mortality rate high despite improvement in childbirth practices -Angarika Gogoi

as (17.5 per cent). Young mothers in India contribute 45 per cent of the maternal mortality (15-25 years). There are other contributing factors, such as poor health and nutrition, lack of physical Access to Healthcare (including transportation and finance), medical causes and socio-cultural factors that obstruct and underplay the importance of healthcare for women. Please click here to read more.

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Slowing population growth: Why families get smaller in size with better Access to Healthcare -Sanchita Sharma

-Hindustan Times It’s a paradoxical fact. Families become smaller as better nutrition, vaccination and healthcare ensure couples lose fewer children to malnutrition and infections, such as diarrhoea, pneumonia, sepsis and tuberculosis India’s most comprehensive report card on health released earlier this year shows India’s total fertility rate (TFR) has dropped from an average of 2.7 children per women in 2006 to 2.2 a decade later. Around two in three states that are h

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India's dismal record in healthcare -Manas Chakravarty A new research by ‘Lancet’ shows India ranks 154 out of 195 countries in terms of Access to Healthcare, which is worse than Bangladesh, Nepal, Ghana and Liberia Why is it that the world’s fastest growing major economy ranks below much poorer nations such as Bangladesh, Nepal, Ghana and even Liberia when it comes to healthcare for its masses? Last week, new research by medical journal Lancet, on the basis of data

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