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Gujarat’s IMR Is Higher than National Average #healthcare

      Gujarat, despite growing second fastest states, is ranked 23rd when it comes at Infant Mortality Rate (IMR)—a key health indicator. In comparison, Tamil Nadu—which grew in excess of 10 per cent in seven years between 2005-12, is… Continue Reading →

Jadugoda: Realities of India’s Nuclear Dream #mustread

Priyanka Loach Priyanka is a medical doctor, associated with the Indian Doctors for Peace and Democracy(IDPD). This article is adapted from her presentation in the South Asia conference organised in Kathmandu (Jan 14-16, 2014) by the International Physicians for Prevention… Continue Reading →

#India – #AAP promises on Power, Water and Health and its pitfalls

AAP says attacking corruption, raising efficiency, judicious capital allocation, and not subsidies, lie behind its promises. ET outlines party’s plans and what could go wrong on three such promises. By Soma Banerjee, ET Bureau | 26 Dec, 2013, POWER The Proposal… Continue Reading →

#India – Law to regulate healthcare system faces resistance in many states #healthcare

  Flawed legislation     Author(s): Kundan Pandey , DOWN TO EARTH   Dec 31, 2013 | From the print edition   Centre’s law to regulate healthcare system faces resistance in many states Clinical Establishments (Registration and Regulation) Act is silent on patients’… Continue Reading →

#India – Health Activists in Maharashtra upbeat about committee on Clinical Establishment Act

pIC- COURTESY- DOWN TO EARTH – ILLUSTRATION BY KARNO GUHATHAKURTA TNN | Dec 9, 2013, 02.41 AM IST PUNE: Health activists and civil society organisations have commended the state health minister’s decision to set up a multi-stakeholder committee to formulate the Maharashtra Clinical Establishment… Continue Reading →

A trend in U.S. Maternity Care #womenrights #maternalmortality

Two Events on  Suggest a Trend By Rita Henley Jensen WeNews editor in chief Thursday, December 5, 2013 In a one-week period last month two major developments–both tied to Women’s eNews‘ coverage–could signal a rousing from complacency. One was a… Continue Reading →

Press Release- 29th Anniversary Bhopal Gas Tragedy by BHOPAL GAS PEEDITH MAHILA UDYOG SANGHATHAN (BGPMUS)

            51, Rajender Nagar, Bhopal 462010       &       BHOPAL GAS PEEDITH SANGHARSH SAHAYOG SAMITI (BGPSSS)       C/o Delhi Science Forum, D-158, Saket, New Delhi 110017      … Continue Reading →

Highlights- The State of the Urban Youth India 2013: Employment, Livelihood, Skills #mustread #mustshare

   UN- Habitat released a consolidated research report titled “The State of the Urban Youth India 2013: Employment, Livelihoods, Skills”, which brings together research findings, data and literature to suggest the need for a paradigm shift in addressing the issue of the urban young. The… Continue Reading →

India Announces Tougher Rules for OTC antibiotic Sales #Health

] 27 September 2013 The Indian government has tightened regulation of sales of over the counter (OTC) antibiotics following widespread domestic and global concern over growing antibiotic resistance in the country. In late August this year the Indian Ministry of… Continue Reading →

#India- Infants in West Bengal are “Referred to die” #healthcare

Author(s): Sayantan Bera , down to earth Infant deaths in West Bengal’s only super specialty hospital underscrore an urgent need to improve healthcare facilities in rural areas 63 per cent women in the state suffer from anaemia (Photo: Sayantan Bera) SUPER SPECIALTY… Continue Reading →

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