Healthy states: Maharashtra earns the third spot on NITI Aayog’s health index

Kerala has topped among large states on overall health performance in NITI Aayog’s Health Index followed by Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

Healthy states: Maharashtra earns the third spot on NITI Aayog’s health indexMaharashtra features prominently on the third spot which has shown that the state has taken beneficial steps through its policies and health interventions. It has taken great strides to improve the health and welfare of the people. Also, over 56,000 patients have availed medical benefits through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund in 4.5 years. The […]

NITI Aayog set to release second edition of ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ report

NITI Aayog will release the second edition of 'Healthy States, Progressive India' report in New Delhi on Wednesday, June 25. The report takes a comprehensive look at health in terms of health outcomes, governance and processes and impact of policy interventions.

NITI Aayog set to release second edition of ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ reportAn official release said the Round-II report focuses on measuring and highlighting the overall performance and incremental improvements in these parameters over a two-year period of 2016-17 and 2017-18 in the states and union territories. The report has been prepared in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare with technical assistance from the […]

Lancet study reveals, climate change linked with both obesity and undernutrition

Authors point out that climate change will increase food insecurity through extreme weather events, droughts and shift in agriculture, which will in turn lead to increased undernutrition

Lancet study reveals, climate change linked with both obesity and undernutritionThe recently published ‘Global Syndemic of Obesity, Undernutrition and Climate Change: The Lancet Commission report,’ mentions the total opposites malnutrition and obesity and also a seemingly independent third factor, climate change,’ as ‘tri-demic’ or ‘syndemic’. It says that they are factors which are triggered by common problems and require common solution. It further mentions that […]

A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths, states UN report

For children everywhere, the most precarious time is the first month of life. In 2017, 2.5 million newborns died in their first month, and a baby born in sub-Saharan Africa or in Southern Asia was nine times more likely to die in the first month than one born in a high-income country

A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths, states UN reportAn estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of […]

Safe drinking water is still a distant dream for millions of Indians

While people around the globe observed World Water Week from August 25 to August 31, the picture in developing country like India is still dismal. As thousands do not have access to safe drinking water, the people in India are suffering with many health-related issues, which is then taxing their pockets

Safe drinking water is still a distant dream for millions of IndiansThe World Bank estimates that 21 per cent of communicable diseases in India are linked to unsafe water and the lack of hygiene practices. Further, more than 500 children under the age of five die each day from diarrhoea in India alone. According to Wild Water, State of the World’s Water 2017, a report by […]

WHO: 10% hospitalised patients acquire infection during their stay

The report mentions that situation is worst in low and middle-income countries where 10 per cent of hospitalised patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to 7 per cent in high income countries

WHO: 10% hospitalised patients acquire infection during their stayAccording to a new joint report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank – poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels. The report highlights that inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or […]

Low quality healthcare increasing burden of illness and health cost

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank

Low quality healthcare increasing burden of illness and health costToday, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries. The situation is worst in low and middle-income countries where 10% of hospitalised patients can expect to acquire an infection during their stay, as compared to 7% […]