By Anish Madhavan/ IndiaSpend.org  Hiralal, a 36-year old head teacher in a small government school in Basarpur, a village in Rajasthan, was absent 45 out of 200 working days (22.5 per cent), the school time prescribed by the Right to...
Mumbai: Mriduchanda Nag, 42, is a resident of Mumbai. She was diagnosed with breast cancer last year. Confused by multiple alternative treatments suggested by her doctors, she wanted to seek a second opinion. However, she did not want to go...
New Delhi: To try and reduce new cases of HIV/AIDS in India, a global charity has launched a free condom store in the country. India has the third highest number of HIV/AIDS cases in the world. The AIDS Healthcare Foundation...
One of the most heart-wrenching public health problems facing the world has been the large number of women who die during or after childbirth despite all our medical progress. Melinda Gates has called the issue one of her top...
By Prachi Salve/ IndiaSpend.org Despite recently revealed improvements, primitive sanitation is responsible for killing, retarding the growth and leaving millions of children susceptible to disease, according to an IndiaSpend analysis of the latest available national health data. Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya...
Kolkata: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Sunday called for making India a 'child-friendly country'. "I had personally requested the Prime Minister to work towards this goal. The government should prioritise the issues of children, it should allot more money," he said. "Despite...
New Delhi: World Malaria Day is observed every year on April 25. The disease is transmitted by the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes which breed in clean and stagnant water. Some of the symptoms of malaria are high fever,...
New Delhi: Indoor residual spray, a malaria control measure, saved the lives of over 41 million people in India in 2015, the World Health Organisation said on Monday, asserting that the method was a "highly effective" way for vector...
Panchkula: The National Health Mission in Haryana on Friday launched a mobile-based application to create awareness among pregnant women, parents and health workers on the importance of ante and post-natal care, institutional delivery and immunisation. 'Kilkari', the mobile voice message service,...
Nashik, Maharashtra: A young man from Maharashtra’s Nashik is a living proof of how little steps by one person can make a huge difference to the entire community. Kishore Vibhute, 26, is a village official, locally called gram sevak, of...

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