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Girls need to be made self aware about their health: PFI

The Population Foundation of India (PFI) in its statement on the eve of United Nations’ International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, called on stakeholders to empower girl child through health awareness............

Nutrition Week: Focus on optimal infant & young child feeding practices

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is observing National Nutrition Week from 1st September to 7th September 2017......

Public sector serving poor women for comprehensive abortion care: IDF study

An in-depth study undertaken by Ipas Development Foundation (IDF) recently explored the socio-economic profile of women accessing CAC services at different levels of public health facilities in rural and urban Madhya Pradesh.......

Health ministry launches intensified diarrhoea control fortnight

During the fortnight, intensified community awareness campaigns on hygiene and promotion of ORS and Zinc therapy will be conducted at state, district and village levels.........

Lok Sabha passes Maternity benefit (amendment) bill, 2016

The maternity benefit for working women has been increased from 12 weeks to 26 weeks, thereby providing much better and improved maternal and infant health indicators in the future......

Women’s Day Special: “Economic empowerment critical to overall well-being of women”

Empower women in the workplace, advance health and development across South-East Asia, writes Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia......

Father of a rare disease child patient appeals for govt’s attention

New Delhi based Praveen Tyagi's son Garvit was detected with rare genetic disorder, Spinal Muscular Atrophy that has only one treatment option that cures the disease by only 40 percent. He has sought health ministry's help...

Pan-India expansion of maternity benefit prog for pregnant women

The Maternity Benefit Programme announced by the Prime Minister of India, Mr Narendra Modi, in his address to the nation on December 12, 2016 has been implemented in all the districts with effect from January 01, 2017.....

Diabetes cases among kids on rise: An alarm we can’t afford...

The rising number of diabetes cases in Indian children requires quick attention, write experts. Read the detailed article....

Under 5 child mortality rate falls significantly by 4 points during...

As per the union health minister, more than 1.26 lakh under-five deaths averted during 2014 reflects the commitment and targeted efforts of the government....