Chrysotile asbestos: Violation of ethics by NIOH and NHRC has caused public health hazard

By Dr Gopal Krishna* Experiences from Gujarat-based National Institute of Occupational Health (NIOH) and New Delhi-based National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) bring forth violation of ethics by these two institutions in the matter of research on white chrysotile asbestos by the former and the use of the outcome of this research by the latter. Ignoring … More Chrysotile asbestos: Violation of ethics by NIOH and NHRC has caused public health hazard

A new avenue: Visually impaired, blind women are being trained in detection of breast cancer

By Sheshu Babu* Women are forging ahead in many new sectors which were hitherto considered male bastions. Adding to their achievements, the visually impaired and blind women are being trained in detection of breast cancer. In a unique initiative, the women in Delhi are being trained to detect breast cancer by medical tactile examination. According … More A new avenue: Visually impaired, blind women are being trained in detection of breast cancer

Married women account for the highest proportion of suicide deaths among women in India

Excerpts from the Lancet study “Gender differentials and state variations in suicide deaths in India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2016
”: India had 17.8% of the global population in 2016, but accounted for 36·6% of the global suicide deaths among women and 24.3% among men. The proportion of global suicide deaths in India has … More Married women account for the highest proportion of suicide deaths among women in India

As UN prioritizes TB eradication: India must invest in reducing dust exposure at workplace, save lives

By Jagdish Patel* The United Nations General Assembly recently called for the establishment of prevention programmes to reduce uberculosis (TB) among miners and other workers exposed to silica dust. This declaration was released in advance of the first ever UN General Assembly high-level Meeting on TB on September 26, 2018. India has declared its goal … More As UN prioritizes TB eradication: India must invest in reducing dust exposure at workplace, save lives

India home to several internationally acclaimed home-grown models of community healthcare

By Moin Qazi* Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat…They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving – Mahmoud Fathalla, Chair of the WHO Advisory Committee on Health Research Inclusive growth is now perhaps the strongest buzzword in development discourse. We have all … More India home to several internationally acclaimed home-grown models of community healthcare

India better placed to trigger inclusive health: Enormous social capital built over the years

By Moin Qazi * Inclusive growth is now perhaps the strongest buzzword in development discourse. We have all along been talking about growth without understanding that development interventions will not be effectual if they don’t benefit all sections of society .The illusion of trickle –down and ripple–effects of growth had kept us on the wrong … More India better placed to trigger inclusive health: Enormous social capital built over the years

Immunization coverage positively associated with economic status, mother’s education in India

Excerpts from the World Health Organization report “Explorations of inequality: childhood immunization”, released in July 2018: India has a population of 1.309 billion, with 9.3% under 5 years of age. The country consists of 29 states and 7 union territories, including the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The under-5 mortality rate in India has fallen … More Immunization coverage positively associated with economic status, mother’s education in India