Health

healthEffective public healthcare is a defining challenge for India. Since independence, India has made strides in many public health areas. The average life expectancy in India has increased and infant mortality rates (target group, 1-5 years old) have more than halved, from 1970 to 2015. Life expectancy of both sexes in India has increased to 66 years, surpassing countries such as Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Central African Republic. Yet much remains to be done in order to create a healthy, productive India. Malnourishment levels among Indian children are five more times than China and twice than children of Sub-Saharan Africa. More concretely, half of India’s children – approximately 60 million – are underweight, 45% are stunned (too short for their age), 20% are wasted (too thin for their height, indicating acute malnutrition), 75% are anemic and 57% are Vitamin A deficiency.

India’s maternal mortality rate remains high and communicable diseases–including tuberculosis and malaria–are on the rise. Rural clinics are often understaffed and grossly under-resourced. Frustratingly, many fatalities are preventable with basic care, such as child deaths resulting from diarrhea-related illnesses.

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Woman Changemaker lits up dark lives in rural Odisha

 
/ April 23, 2020

The story effectively depicts as to how change is triggered with mere presence of a Citizen journalist in the most media dark region of India.

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Micro-entrepreneurs Will Remain Hit Even After Lockdown | COVID 19 | Rajasthan

 
/ April 18, 2020

Amidst the nationwide second phase lockdown the daily wage workers living in Delwara, Rajhasthan fear the unsurity of jobs post lockdown and the subsequent hunger.

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Liberating a life from the God’s Dreadlocks

 
/ March 3, 2020

Rohini Pawar films the eureka moment wherein the woman with heavy dirty dreadlocks of 6 years are being cut and cleaned. Its a new life for Suman Patole who lived through this suffering.

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Women Tea Pluckers distressed by badly implemented Creche Houses

 
/ February 24, 2020

Community Correspondent films the bad state of creche houses at Tea gardens

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Lack of Anganwadi Workers Affecting Children and Women Attending the Anganwadi Centres

 
/ February 3, 2020

Two anganwadi centers in Nashik, has stopped proving any healthcare services to their beneficiares, as the AWW refuses to come to the center. 

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Raigarh Among the Most Air Polluted Cities in the World, Ranks 48

 
/ January 20, 2020

The most common culprit of air pollution, across is the burning of coal, oil, and gas, also leading to the climate crisis.

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How Healthy is Indian Healthcare, Do You Know? I India Loud & Clear I EP...

 
/ January 16, 2020

Lack of adequate infrastructure, absent health workers, poor quality of drugs and non-avalalibility of medicines,  are taking toll on India's public health system. 

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ASHA: Long Relentless Fight for Their Right to Fair Wage

 
/ September 20, 2019

While providing primary health care services in rural areas, the constant struggle of ASHAs for better wages continues in Maharashtra.