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Maternal Nutrition

Maternal Nutrition Practices in Uttar Pradesh, India

Despite strong policy and program commitment, essential maternal nutrition services are not reaching enough women in many countries. This paper examined multi-factorial determinants (personal, family, community, and health services) associated with maternal nutrition practices in Uttar Pradesh, India. Data were from a household survey of pregnant (n=667) and recently delivered women (n=1,835). Multivariable regression analyses were conduct to examine the…

Health Survey

Analysis of India’s National Family and Health Survey

Adolescent pregnancy and child under-nutrition are major social and public health concerns. The researchers aimed to examine associations between adolescent pregnancy and child under-nutrition in India, where one in five adolescents live, and one in three of the world’s stunted children. Data were from India‘s fourth National Family Health Survey, 2015-16. Primiparous women aged 15-49 years who…

Healthcare

Indian Politics And Health Care Delivery Systems

In every election the motto changes accordingly, in the 1980s and 1990s, food, clothes and shelter dominated the political discourse. Gradually, the issue of electricity, road and water took over. Although the previous issues were never resolved completely, the newer issues effectively pushed the political debate in a new direction. The digression of issues in…

Indian Data

Indian Data Shows Reduced Annual Mortality Among Children

India in 2015 had more deaths among children under five than any other country; and had large disparities in the under-five mortality rate between richer and poorer states; but according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In the study, published in The Lancet Global Health, the…

Alcohol Consumption in India

Economic And Health Impact Of Alcohol Consumption in India

The health and economic consequences of alcohol consumption was assessing mainly in developing countries. This study aims to estimate health impact and economic burden attributable to alcohol use in India. Alcohol related health impact and economic burden obtained from the studies conducted in developed countries; cannot be generalizing to India because of the different socioeconomic milieu…

Childhood Diarrhea

Research to Improve Childhood Diarrhea Management In India

Globally, diarrhea continues to be one of the major causes of mortality; but among children aged less than five years. India as a country, has the highest number of childhood deaths due to diarrhea with 400,000 deaths annually. Three states of India, including Madhya Pradesh (MP), account for nearly half of India’s childhood diarrhea burden.…

Healthcare In India

A Map of Healthcare In India In Last Five Years

Health was down at the 21st place from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speeches in March. The government also plans to pump public money into the private sector and has promised to provide “viability gap funding” and land to private players to build health infrastructure which will also be hopefully used by India’s poorest under the…

Health Care In India

Modicare Might Provide Highest Quality Health Care In India

The government must take a more active approach in not just helping Indians pay for healthcare; but making sure they are getting the highest quality care possible, the researchers write in the report. India’s ambitious health insurance scheme, Ayushman Bharat; but marks a significant step towards universal health coverage but the government should ensure; that…

Health Insurance

Universal Health Coverage For All On World Health Day

The World Health Organization marks April 7 as World Health Day. The WHO’s primary goal is to achieve universal health coverage for all anybody, regardless of their age, income, or pre-existing health condition, should be able to avail medical treatment and hospitalization without financial difficulties. While universal health coverage exists in some countries, in India,…

Family’s Health

How You Can Secure Your Family’s Health And Wealth

The World Health Organization marks April 7 as World Health Day. The WHO’s primary goal is to achieve universal health coverage for all anybody, regardless of their age, income, or pre-existing health condition, should be able to avail medical treatment and hospitalisation without financial difficulties. While universal health coverage exists in some countries, in India,…

Health Insurance Plan

Standard Health Insurance Plan Might Help You

After the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI) issued draft guidelines; but for a standard health insurance product across all the insurers; it is important for consumers to evaluate and understand how beneficial this step will actually be. As per the draft, the standard health product will cover both pre and post hospitalization expenses…