Understand Anxiety, Have Open Dialogue

Understand Anxiety, Have Open Dialogue

How many of us can remember at a very young age developing a sudden case of “my tummy hurts” to avoid going to the...
Curtailing High Infant Deaths In Uttar Pradesh Should Be Top Priority

Curtailing High Infant Deaths In Uttar Pradesh Should Be Top Priority

More than two lakh infants in Uttar Pradesh die within the first month of birth and more than three lakh children don’t live to...
Seek Help To Lift The Weight Of Depression

Seek Help To Lift The Weight Of Depression

One of my earliest jobs in behavioral health was as a counselor in a community clinic in the United States.  I remember very clearly...
How Breastfeeding Women Are Abused In Bastar – And Other Horror Stories

How Breastfeeding Women Are Abused In Bastar – And Other Horror Stories

Bent backs glisten in the noonday sun, with nothing but a sari wrapped around their waist and over their breasts to shield them from...
Sustainable Development Goals Are Our Dreams Gone Official

Sustainable Development Goals Are Our Dreams Gone Official

It is because we dream of a perfect future is why the present becomes worth the fight. Exactly one year ago in September 2015, all...
A Deadly Misdiagnosis: India’s Potential To Beat Tuberculosis

A Deadly Misdiagnosis: India’s Potential To Beat Tuberculosis

The Stop TB Partnership in its five years strategy on tuberculosis "Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020" estimated that $56bn is required to eliminate this...
Why Are Indian Women Not Breastfeeding

Why Are Indian Women Not Breastfeeding

The Lancet Series on Breastfeeding 2016 suggests that only 37 per cent of babies are exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life...
Family Planning Not Limited To Control Of Birth

Family Planning Not Limited To Control Of Birth

This month is special for children in India since it marks the first year of the new development framework, the Sustainable Development Goals. The new...
‘Stand Up India’ For Adolescent Wellbeing

‘Stand Up India’ For Adolescent Wellbeing

India has demonstrated very strong leadership in positioning adolescent health as a priority in the recent past. Considering India is home to 253 million...
Time To End Shame Around Abortion

Time To End Shame Around Abortion

A childhood friend recently told me that she had an abortion after her second baby, over 25 years ago. All these years, a sense...

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