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National Health Policy And Challenges Of Saving India’s Mothers And Babies

Policies lay down the intent and provide the direction. Viewed within this framework, the recently announced National Health Policy has articulated an ambitious vision...

India’s Fight Against TB: Why We Are Failing

Tuberculosis or TB is a global health crisis that affects an estimated 9.6 million people in the world. 2.8 million of those affected are...

Time For India To Turn The Spotlight On Adolescent Health

In the list of health priorities, adolescent health lags far behind maternal and child health in India. It’s a dangerous oversight given that India...

‘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...
Child Marriage

The Young Rise Against Child Marriage in Bihar

The latest Census report says that nearly one in every three married women in India were married off below the legal age of 18...
Nirmala Devi

As Most-Educated, She Hoisted Flag on Jan 26

Today is the happiest day of my life. I hoisted the national flag and nothing could make me more excited. My parents too are...

Malnutrition In India: A Silent Emergency

While the sustainable development goals (SDGs) aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people- especially children- have...

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...
Malaria India Children Malaria-Free Future

Let’s Give Our Children A Malaria-Free Future

  Two months ago, our government announced a groundbreaking commitment to end malaria in India by 2030. Like the famed effort to eradicate polio, ending...

Why Maneka Gandhi Got It Right On Sex Determination Tests

One of the greatest temptations of Indian politics - for both citizens, civil servants and politicians - is to attempt to solve our most...

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