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Opening Minds about Open Defecation

Open defecation, although, is on a decline worldwide, it is still widely practiced by 950 million open defecators in the world, 569 million of which are in India.

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Diarrhoea Kills Half A Million Children Globally, Shows Lancet Study

Immediate and sustained action urged as diarrhoea remains among leading causes of child mortality despite improved access to clean water and sanitation Half a million child...

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More Than A Fifth Of The World’s Child Diarrhoeal Deaths Occur In India

India continues to contribute the most child deaths due to diarrhoeal disease globally--over 1 lakh child deaths in 2015 alone--a new report in the medical journal Lancet h...

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In Rwanda, A Phone Text Can Save A Baby

Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programm...

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Drinking Water, Sipping Poison?

India’s water quality problem is reaching crisis proportions, and today at least 1.95 crore habitations are affected by poor water quality. Over 3.6 crore people are ...

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Three Births

Dawlen Tirkey, a nurse in one of India’s poorest and least developed states, had decided that she and her husband could afford to have just one child.
Their son,...

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Rotavirus Vaccine Launched Under Immunisation Drive

The health ministry on Saturday launched the rotavirus vaccine as part of its universal immunisationprogramme to prevent diarrhoeal deaths due to the virus which claims liv...

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World Health Day To Focus On Food Safety This Year

Food poisoning and diarrhoeal infection are the two leading causes of food-borne illnesses in India. Moreover, due to lack of laboratories and shortage of manpower, many ou...

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Energy New Report Indicates Scale Of India’s Exclusion From Progress

Up to 43% of women in the working age (about 153 million) in India only do domestic work, indicating the scale of their exclusion from the workforce.

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In Developing World, Cancer Is A Very Different Disease

In the United States the median age at which colon cancer strikes is 69 for men and 73 for women. In Chad the average life expectancy at birth is about 50. Children who sur...

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