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India and Health

  • Capital: New Delhi
  • Population: 1173108018
  • Size: 3287590.0 Km2

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How healthy are the children of the Indian Sundarbans? Findings from the first Sundarbans Health Watch
B. Kanjilal; J. Knezovich; S. Bose / Future Health Systems research consortium, 2013
What can be done to improve the health situation of children in the Sundarbans, a region with a population of roughly 4.5 million people? To tackle this, Future Health Systems (FHS) designed a series of studies into a representative b...
Why women choose to give birth at home: a situational analysis from urban slums of Delhi
N. Devasenapathy; M. S. George; S.G. Jerath / British Medical Journal, 2014
Better understanding the factors influencing home or institutional birth among the urban poor is needed in order to enhance programme impact. This paper aims to measure the prevalence of home and institutional births in an urban slum ...
India approaches replacement fertility
C. Haub; O.P. Sharma / Population Reference Bureau, 2015
India’s population (currently at 1.3 billion) will exceed China’s before 2025 to make India the world’s most populous country. India’s annual increase of about 19 million people contributes more to the annual w...
Rural sanitation transformation in Himachal Pradesh
D. Sanan / CLTS Foundation, 2014
The world remains off track to meet the sanitation MDG target. The key culprit for this is India. Against the global open defecation rate of 15%, in India over 50% of its 1.2 billion population continue to defecate in the open everyda...
‘Clean India!’ Miles to go before we sweep?
R. Jeffrey / Institute of South Asian Studies, 2015
India’s urban population increases at about 2.5 per cent a year and will be close to 500 million by the next census in 2021. Urban sewage systems have to deal with nearly twice as much human waste as a generation ago. Sewers and...
Swine flu: challenges and impact on the Indian economy
R. Sekhani / Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi, 2015
The large-scale outbreak of infectious diseases can threaten the economic and regional stability of a country. In the recent past, HIV, H1N1 influenza (swine flu), H5N1 influenza (bird flu), SARS and Ebola epidemics and pandemics...
Potential impacts of iron biofortification in India
A.J. Stein; J.V. Meenakshi; M. Qaim / Social Science and Medicine, 2008
Iron deficiency is a widespread nutrition and health problem in developing countries, causing impairments in physical activity and cognitive development, as well as maternal mortality. Although food fortification and supplementation p...
Effect of routine iron supplementation with or without folic acid on anemia during pregnancy
M.Y Yakoob; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health, 2011
Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency in the world, particularly during pregnancy. According to the literature, anaemia, particularly severe anaemia, is associated with increased risk of maternal mortality. It also...
Effect of breastfeeding promotion interventions on breastfeeding rates, with special focus on developing countries
A Imdad; M.Y Yakoob; Z.A Bhutta / BMC Public Health, 2011
Given the recognised benefits of breastfeeding for the health of the mother and infants, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) for the first six months of life. However, the prevalence of EBF is ...
Impact of public spending on health and education of children in India: A Panel data simultaneous equation model
R. Bhakta / Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, India, 2014
The basic objective of this study is to examine the impact of public expenditure on health and education after incorporating the linkages between health status of children and their educational achievements in India. The study has dev...
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Journal of Community Nutrition & Health (JCNH)
The Journal of Community Nutrition & Health (JCNH) is a peer-reviewed, biannual journal and is the official publication of the Rural Research Institute of Physiology & Applied Nutrition (RRIPAN). Aims and scopes The JCNH has developed into a modern peer-reviewed journal publishing original English language manuscripts in the field of community health, community nutri...
Indian Journal of Public Health
Indian Journal of Public Health is a peer-reviewed international journal published Quarterly by the Indian Public Health Association. It is indexed / abstracted by the major international indexing systems like Index Medicus/MEDLINE, SCOPUS, PUBMED, etc. The journal allows free access (Open Access) to its contents and permits authors to self-archive final accepted version of the ar...
Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health
The Global Journal of Medicine and Public Health is a peer reviewed, open access journal, with an international editorial board. Integrating biomedical, social and environmental sciences, we welcome a wide range of contributions with an emphasis on development and lower income settings in order to support the evidence base for disease prevention and control. Submissions may includ...
Indian Journal for the Practising Doctor (IndMedica)
It is Indmedica's philosophy that all health and medical related information should be freely viewable and accessible by all, healthcare professionals and the public alike, in the hope of improving awareness,the standard level of health and ultimately improving the the lives of people all around India, and even the world. In line with this philosophy, its goal is to bring as much inform...
Indian Pediatrics
The general objective of Indian Pediatrics is " To promote the science and practice of Pediatrics." An important guiding principle has been the simultaneous need to inform, educate and entertain the target audience . The specific key objectives are: 1. To publish original, relevant, well researched peer reviewed articles on issues related to child health. 2. To provide contin...
Journal of Human Ecology (JHE)
The Journal of Human Ecology (J Hum Ecol) is a peer reviewed, internationally circulated journal. It publishes reports of original research, theoretical articles and timely reviews, and brief communications in the interdisciplinary field of Human Ecology. The Journal serves as a forum for social and life scientists and health professionals. Especially those who share common interests in understand...
Public Health Foundation of India
The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, rese...
Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP)
The Knowledge Partnership Programme (KPP) is an initiative to explore and showcase India's success in meeting development challenges in terms of policy and practice. It supports evidence generation and uptake on global and national policy issues. The aim of the programme is to design, support and supervise the implementation of evidence generation and its uptake thereby meeting the key KPP objecti...
Knowledge x-change on Sustainable Development (KxSD)
As sustainable development has wide implications, it is important to draw lessons from the vast amount of available information in understanding and capturing ground realities in the various issues related to the sector. Exchange of ideas and knowledge would help identify and understand knowledge gaps in various areas in order to effectively achieve the intended goals of sustainability....
World Breastfeeding Trends Initiative (WBTi)
The WBTi is a flagship programme of IBFAN Asia that initiates a participatory assessment of the strengths and weaknesses in the 10 areas of policies and programmes meant for implementing the Global Strategy for Infant and Young Child Feeding.
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