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The Future of Nutrition in India

The PM Poshan Shakti Nirman or PM POSHAN scheme promises to provide nutrition for 24 lakhs, additional children, in pre-primary classes, along with interventions like nutri-gardens in schools and promotion of locally grown traditional food items.
Published on Oct 22, 2021 01:01 PM IST

World Food Day 2021: An indispensable march to ending hunger

India is now behind neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, according to the Global Hunger Index that is based on estimates by the UN’s FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization). (AP)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 07:16 PM IST

Covid-19 and a surge in unplanned pregnancies in India

A survey conducted by the World Health Organization suggested a 68% disruption to family planning and contraceptive services across 105 countries amidst covid-19.
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 02:54 PM IST

Strengthening nursing and midwifery for enhancing health care services in India

Measures such as the integration of ASHAs into the health workforce, and families providing substitute bedside nursing care in hospitals, hide some of this acute shortage in the public health system.
Published on Oct 06, 2021 11:38 AM IST

Transforming food systems for rural prosperity

The report examines how opportunities in the food system can generate more diversified and equitable outcomes. (AP Photo)
Updated on Oct 05, 2021 10:34 AM IST

Turning the tide: Is Mumbai ready for the next wave?

MumbaisS unique health service delivery system is led by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and aided by a robust private hospital network.
Published on Oct 02, 2021 02:39 PM IST

Health workforce in India: Why, where and how to invest?

Investments made in HRH not only strengthen the health system but also generate employment and contribute to economic growth (WHO).
Published on Sep 30, 2021 10:43 AM IST

Reimagining human resources for health in India

The pandemic brings to our collective mind the need for a futuristic, planned, scientific, evidence-based approach to addressing health workforce
Published on Sep 17, 2021 01:31 PM IST

‘More health for the money’: Obtaining more value from financing

The contribution by the government is clearly too low and needs to go up substantially.
Updated on Sep 15, 2021 01:13 PM IST

The continuing challenge of Covid-19: Lessons from the second wave

To prepare the nation for the next wave, it is crucial to address the gaps in the health care infrastructure.
Published on Sep 13, 2021 03:44 PM IST

Effective Migraine Care: Gaps and Barriers

This Migraine Awareness Week, it is important to take a step towards enhanced understanding of this invisible illness so we can usher in a new era of care.
Updated on Sep 10, 2021 10:30 AM IST

Selecting the most effective nudge: Evidence from immunisation study

A team of researchers led by J-PAL founders Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo randomised the provision of incentives, targeted reminders, and local immunisation ambassadors across seven districts in Haryana (HT ARCHIVE)
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 12:25 PM IST

South Asia needs a collective pandemic agenda

For Bihar, data shows that there were 251,053 “excess deaths” since the start of the outbreak compared to the corresponding four-year period before the pandemic (2015-2019). (Ajay Aggarwal /HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 30, 2021 07:33 PM IST

‘More Money for Health’: Financing Universal Health Coverage in India

Health Ministry on Tuesday said there has been no scarcity in oxygen supply in the last 10 months.
Published on Aug 29, 2021 05:00 PM IST

Ongoing and future Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials: Challenges, opportunities

Only a small proportion of the population in many low-income and middle-income countries will have access to available vaccines.
Published on Aug 21, 2021 06:58 PM IST

How telemedicine supported strengthening of primary care

As the pandemic progressed, several countries introduced or expanded access to telemedicine services.
Published on Aug 18, 2021 02:07 PM IST

Responding to Covid-19: A mobility-based surge capacity framework

Oxygen tankers being escorted by Delhi Police as they move towards hospitals from Delhi Cant Railway Station amid the oxygen crisis.
Published on Aug 16, 2021 01:49 PM IST

Healthcare for all must be built on the voices of all

A healthcare worker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary during door-to-door vaccination drive in Mumbai.
Published on Aug 16, 2021 02:08 PM IST

The healthcare moonshot

The time has come to develop a realistic roadmap to realise the idea of access to health care as a fundamental right for all citizens of India.
Published on Aug 11, 2021 02:18 PM IST

Celebrating World Breastfeeding Week amidst the Covid-19 pandemic

According to WHO, all infants should be exclusive breastfed for the first six months of life.
Updated on Aug 08, 2021 03:59 PM IST

Global childcare crisis and the road for post-covid-19 recovery and resilience

The childcare crisis is at a tipping point.
Published on Aug 10, 2021 07:17 PM IST

Salt substitution - an effective way to reduce blood pressure in rural India

Excess sodium intake is a causal risk factor for hypertension.
Published on Aug 08, 2021 12:16 PM IST

Ayushman Bharat and the path to universal health coverage in India

The government of India approved the Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY) in March 2018.
Published on Aug 05, 2021 07:32 AM IST

Epidemics and their urban context: Covid-19 and lessons from Wuhan

People wearing face masks walk on a street market, following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease in Wuhan, China.
Published on Jul 31, 2021 02:47 PM IST

Lessons for urban governance futures from the pandemic

The pandemic has highlighted one of the most crucial vulnerabilities of the Indian economy; its large informal sector, the state of the labours engaged and their living conditions.
Published on Jul 27, 2021 02:17 PM IST

Did the poor gain from India’s health policy interventions?

National Health Mission (NHM) committed to broader expansion of health care services, a singular focus on maternal and child health conditions especially in backward regions of the country.
Published on Jul 24, 2021 02:55 PM IST

Can pandemics be securitised?

Since the rollout of vaccines against Covid-19—which is regarded as what will lead the way in arresting the pandemic a number of new variants of the virus have emerged.
Published on Jul 20, 2021 04:32 PM IST

State of working India 2021: The pandemic’s impact on the economy in India

Women and younger workers have been disproportionately affected due to Covid-19 pandemic, the study said.
Published on Jul 18, 2021 06:37 PM IST

Winning the Covid-19 Battle in Rural India: A Blueprint for Action

The second wave has also hit the rural areas of Gujarat. The state reported 90 deaths in 20 days from one village alone, Chogath, which has a population of 13,000.
Published on Jul 17, 2021 09:10 PM IST

India’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign: A marathon, not a sprint

India’s 1.38 billion population, only 45.1 million have been fully vaccinated. Globally, India stands second only to the United States (US) in absolute numbers of cases.
Published on Jul 16, 2021 08:37 PM IST
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