In India, the cure rate for childhood cancer is 30-50 per cent against 70-95 per cent in advanced countries.
In the nearby village of Dargai Khurd, only one of 17 wells has water. With temperatures hovering around 45 degrees Celsius, its 850 residents fear they may soon be left thirsty.
Public-Private Partnership between the government and local NGOs in Arunachal Pradesh has changed the face of reproductive health in the region.
In its third successive year of drought, Telangana has seen massive migration to cities like Hyderabad from far flung areas.
In every village there are 10 to 15 women who have been divorced or driven out of their marital homes.
The declaration of Zika as a cause of microcephaly may make it harder for lawmakers to deny the request for emergency funding.
"Our livelihood is just on land. Hoping against hope, we dig borewells to grow crop. When it fails, what can we do? The government should help."
Residents of Shivpuri face water shortage every summer but locals say this year has been the worst in decades.
For the women in Deyyam Banda Thanda, the day begins much before sunrise. They have to finish cooking and household chores to be off by 6 am to fetch water.
For over two months now Ranchi Resident Rita Devi has missed out on work every third day.