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How Coloured Bindis Help Track Health Of Mothers And Babies

Using digitized maps and coloured bindis, a unique initiative in rural Rajasthan is keeping track of the health of pregnant women and children. The effort is also bringing together the frontline (AAA) workers - ASHA...

In Drought-Hit Kerala, 300 Women Dug 195 Wells In A Year

Digging wells has traditionally been considered a man’s job in India. However, a group of 300 women from Kerala, are wading the uncharted waters. By digging 195 wells, some as deep as 15 feet,...

More Than 1 Million TB Patients Lack Adequate Nutrition, Shows Study

By Charu Bahri/ IndiaSpend.org Mt Abu/Abu Road: One look at Puni Garasia, 14, was all it took Ashok Dave, a doctor operating a charitable mobile clinic service for 56 dusty, desolate hamlets in Sirohi, southwest...

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

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

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

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%

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

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

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...

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