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.

Ambulance Drivers Operating Without PPE Kits, Insurance Cover | COVID-19

 
/ June 9, 2021

Ambulance drivers are risking their lives without any protective equipment.

IMPACT | Now COVID-19 Patients Receive Free Meals As Per Rajasthan Govt. Guidelines

 
/ May 24, 2021

Hospitals In Karauli were violating government guidelines until VV's Sunita Kasera intervened.

It Takes More Than A Week To Get RTPCR Test Results In This Jharkhand Town

 
/ May 24, 2021

Are the health officials waiting for deaths to climb and then wake up?

Community Survey

Amid COVID-19 Second Wave, How are India’s Rural Areas Faring?

 
/ May 24, 2021

We may never truly know the extent of deaths and infections in rural India, where 70 percent of our people live.

Migrant Labourers Quarantined Without Any Facilities in Madhya Pradesh

 
/ May 20, 2021

No food, water, bed or toilet is available at the quarantine centre.

West Bengal Man Risks His Own Life to Raise Awareness About COVID-19

 
/ May 14, 2021

Using his own money he stitched a unique costume to attract people's attention and spread awareness.

Maharashtra’s ‘Mini-Lockdown’ Has Daily Wage Labourers Living On The Edge of Survival | COVID 19

 
/ May 14, 2021

Many have decided to stay back in Maharashtra while others are migrating back to their home towns.

Anganwadi Worker Dies After Second Dose of COVID Vaccine, Family Alleges Was Forced To Take...

 
/ May 14, 2021

Nobody from the district administration or health department visited her despite reporting that she is unwell after the vaccination.