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

Why life of little children, suffering from immense pain of chemo, must be filled with love and laughter

By Diken Patel* Your acts of kindness are iridescent wings of divine love, which linger and continue to uplift others long after your sharing. We all have our own unique way of supporting other people’s life journeys. One of these kind acts is clowning. Clowning is dressing up as a clown and making people laugh, … More Why life of little children, suffering from immense pain of chemo, must be filled with love and laughter

Catalyzing market-based solution to fulfill UN goal of achieving adequate, equitable sanitation

By Moin Qazi* Sanitation is the key to proper hygiene and is extremely essential for a healthy population. Till a few years back, India’s record on basic sanitation was horrific. The 2011 Census found that more Indians have access to mobile phones than to toilets. It must be said to the credit of the Modi … More Catalyzing market-based solution to fulfill UN goal of achieving adequate, equitable sanitation