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Health Care for Elderly – a Reality or a Myth?

As per the research of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the number of people above the age of 60 has increased from 2 crores in 1951 to over 7.6 crores in 2001....

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India's Failing Healthcare System

India's failing healthcare system, with latest tragedies from Gorakhpur and Farrukhabad in Uttar Pradesh, makes one question the system and the options involved, especially...

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Health-Care Data Is Ailing

Data pertaining to health care in India, evidence shows, is significantly compromised in terms of its quality, its periodicity and coverage. In addition, “there is a ...

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Foot Soldiers Of India’s National Health Program, Here’s How Much An Asha Worker Makes

Foot soldiers of the National Rural Health Mission, these women health activists risk their well-being to keep villagers healthy. It’s perhaps time the Accredited Soc...

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Janani Suraksha Yojana Pays Dividends : Study

A new study brings in first conclusive evidence of the role played by JananiSurakshaYojana (JSY) in reducing ‘socioeconomic disparities’ existing in maternal ca...

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A Maternity Home Set Up In An Odisha Village Delivers Safety And Good Health

In a bid to convince expectant mothers in her village to shift into the maternity home that has come up near their Tunkhal village, in Dasamantpur block of Odisha’sKo...

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Perambalur Brings Maternal Deaths To Near Zero

In a remarkably quick turnaround in a key public healthcare indicator, Perambalur has been able to bring down its maternal deaths to near-zero levels in four years largely ...

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Change In NHM Funding Pattern? Tweak In Funds May Affect Health

Despite a number of schemes announced by the erstwhile UPA government coming under attack from the BJP-led NDA government, the success of 10-year-old National Health Missio...

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Improving Rural Health Care, One Boat Trip At A Time

More than 10 years ago, Sanjoy Hazarika heard about the death of a mother in a remote island in Assam, a state in northeast India, because she couldn’t get to the hos...

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A new-look health mission in the New Year?

Handheld Android devices, with capability for performing several point of care diagnostics and in-built decision support systems, can greatly empower Auxiliary Nurse Midwiv...

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