India Short Of Nearly Two Million Nurses

India Short Of Nearly Two Million Nurses

New Delhi: India is short of 1.94 million nurses, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of data from the Indian Nursing Council (INC) and the World Health Organization (WHO). International Nurses Day is observed on...
Bhishtis, The Traditional Water Carriers Of Old Delhi, Fading Into History

Bhishtis, The Traditional Water Carriers Of Old Delhi, Fading Into History

Shakeel Ahmad wanders the cramped alleyways of Old Delhi offering water from a goat hide canteen called mashaq slung over his shoulder, a centuries-old service welcomed by thirsty vendors toiling under the baking sun. Mr...
Depression Can Set In Early, Delhi Schools Innovate For Mental Well-Being Of Children

Depression Can Set In Early, Delhi Schools Innovate For Mental Well-Being Of Children

New Delhi: One in four adolescents is known to have depression by the time they reach the age of 25, according to World Health Organisation. However, most mental health problems, though manageable, are not identified early. Mother's...
He Suffers From Disease That Affects 1 In 4 Billion

He Suffers From Disease That Affects 1 In 4 Billion

Rupesh, 21, is living with a rare incurable disease in the village outskirts of Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh. Studies suggest that one in four billion births across the world have this rare genetic disorder. This rare...
In 41 Years, As India’s Economy Grew 21 Times, Infant Mortality Dropped 68%

In 41 Years, As India’s Economy Grew 21 Times, Infant Mortality Dropped 68%

New Delhi: Over 41 years to 2016, a national health programme for children has led to a 68 per cent drop in India's infant mortality rate (IMR), but the IMR of 41 deaths per...
Happy Meal! A Mobile Kitchen In Delhi Serves Healthy Food To Those In Need

Happy Meal! A Mobile Kitchen In Delhi Serves Healthy Food To Those In Need

Often ‘obliged’ with leftover food, the underprivileged in India end up falling sick – and their condition worsens further when they are unable to get timely treatment. A food start-up in Delhi-NCR,  Rasoi On Wheels,...
9 Years, 19 Surgeries. This Survivor Decides To Not Give Up

9 Years, 19 Surgeries. This Survivor Decides To Not Give Up

Memories flood Shaina as she accompanies me to Shantiniketan Public School in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, where she was once a teacher. The 30-year-old has undergone 19 surgeries since she last visited the school nine...
Kerala’s Progress Has Not Reached Its Tribal Belts. Here’s Why

Kerala’s Progress Has Not Reached Its Tribal Belts. Here’s Why

By Sreedevi RS/ IndiaSpend.org Maruthi and her husband Vellangiri are still mourning for their infant son who lived only four-and-a-half-hours after birth in 2014. Maruthi, who continued working as a daily wage labourer into her...
Forced To Quit Studies As A Child, Bengal Cab Driver Ensures Other Children Don’t

Forced To Quit Studies As A Child, Bengal Cab Driver Ensures Other Children Don’t

Kolkata: It's been a bumpy ride for a 65-year-old yellow cab driver, Gazi Jalaluddin. A good student who was forced to give up formal education due to poverty, he now runs two schools and...
‘Was Unable To Stop Suicidal Thoughts’: 19-Year-Old Recounts Battle With Depression

‘Was Unable To Stop Suicidal Thoughts’: 19-Year-Old Recounts Battle With Depression

Bengaluru: Two months ago, 19-year-old Arjun Gupta, a student of Bangalore Medical College, went public with his experience of depression. He  shared a post on Facebook and then decided to blog on the subject. With no particular...

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