India reports its first cases of Zika virus – CBC.ca

India has reported its first three cases of the Zika virus, including two pregnant women who delivered healthy babies. Health Ministry officials said Sunday that the three patients in western Gujarat state had recovered. "There is no need to panic," Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, a top health ministry … [Read more...]

India is spending 100 cr to save 4 critically endangered species – Hindustan Times

India is one of the richest countries in terms of biodiversity, and hosts about 8% of all the documented species in the world, harbouring 4 of the 34 global biodiversity hotspots.However, in recent years an increasing number of species found in India are identified as threatened, because of changing … [Read more...]

India has one of the smallest health budgets globally, highest mortality rate in South East Asia: WHO report – Firstpost

India grapples with one of the highest Maternal Mortality Rates (MMR) in South East Asia, has one of the highest incidences of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) but has one of the smallest health budgets globally, a new World Health Organisation (WHO) report shows. The MMR for India is 174 per … [Read more...]

India's Maternal Mortality Rate on a decline – Hindustan Times

New Delhi: The maternal mortality rate (MMR) that highlights the number of mothers dying per 100,000 live births, may be on a decline, still about five women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth.Most of these new mums succumb to heavy blood loss (post-partum … [Read more...]

Doctors are scapegoats for India's failing health system – Financial Times

At New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India’s premier public hospital, junior doctors have just added a course to their training: taekwondo, the Korean martial art. The aim is to give young doctors the requisite techniques to defend themselves, should they be attacked while on duty … [Read more...]

Doctors are scapegoats for India's failing health system – Financial Times

At New Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India’s premier public hospital, junior doctors have just added a course to their training: taekwondo, the Korean martial art. The aim is to give young doctors the requisite techniques to defend themselves, should they be attacked while on duty … [Read more...]

India turns to private sector to boost health coverage | Devex – Devex

A long line at a hospital in Jaipur, India. Photo by: Asian Development Bank / CC BY-NC-ND India’s new New Health Policy 2017, the first issued in 14 years, takes a sharp turn toward embracing the private sector in its aim to achieve universal health coverage. The government will seek to plug gaps … [Read more...]

India turns to private sector to boost health coverage – Devex

A long line at a hospital in Jaipur, India. Photo by: Asian Development Bank / CC BY-NC-ND India’s new New Health Policy 2017, the first issued in 14 years, takes a sharp turn toward embracing the private sector in its aim to achieve universal health coverage. The government will seek to plug gaps … [Read more...]

India wants Kulbhushan Jadhav's health certificate from Pakistan – India Today

India has sought from Pakistan a certificate on the health condition of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court there, the External Affairs Ministry said today.MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay said that the well being and state of Jadhav's health is a "matter of great concern" to … [Read more...]

Invest in children's health to secure India's future well-being – Hindustan Times

India, with the world’s largest youth population, buzzes with the hopes, aspirations and dreams of the young. Nearly half (45%) of India’s population is below 20 – their future will shape India’s destiny. Healthy, hardworking young people will be the bedrock of a vibrant India that leads the … [Read more...]