India and Health
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- India and Africa - collaboration for growth
- KPMG 2016
- The nature of Indias relationship with Africa is clearly evolving into a wider, deeper engagement that, while clearly in Indias advantage, also offers significant potential benefits to its African counterparts. This overvi...
- Gender matters: overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive
- Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS 2016
- Studies indicate that harmful gender norms and practices, cultural perceptions and beliefs surrounding pregnancy and childbirth, and a distrust of health-care services all can pose barriers to HIV prevention and treatment. In particul...
- Beneficial effects of 12-week OM chanting on memory in school children
- World Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences 2016
- Pranayama is a yogic practice where the subject prolongs and controls the breath, which helps to bring the conscious awareness in breathing; to reshape breathing habits and patterns. OM is one of the fundamental symbols used in the yo...
- Reframing undernutrition: faecally - transmitted infections and the 5 As
- R. Chambers; G. von Medeazza / Institute of Development Studies UK 2014
- The dominant nutrition discourse concerns access to adequate food and its quality. It now includes food security, food rights and justice, governance and agriculture. Despite many initiatives to assure food access, and growing economi...
- Child Underweight, Land Productivity and Public Services: A District-Level Analysis for India
- S.S. Vepa; B. Viswanathan; R. Parasar; R.V. Bhavani / Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition in South Asia 2016
- Though Indias rank has improved in the Global Hunger Index, contributed largely by the fall in the underweight rates for children, concerns of high level of undernutrition in predominantly agricultural pockets remain. This study...
- Do boys eat better than girls in India?
- Young Lives 2016
- This paper examines gender inequalities in the quality of childrens diet, as defined by dietary diversity, among children growing up in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Dietary diversity is a fundamental aspect of good nutrition: a...
- Improving Access to Health for Women and Girls in Low-income Urban Settlements
- L Murphy; C Smithyes (ed) / Institute of Development Studies UK 2016
- The world is becoming increasingly urbanised. Over one third of urban dwellers now reside in low-income urban settlements, where living conditions are often inadequate and there exist multiple barriers to access to health services for...
- Morbidity patterns in Kerala: levels and determinants
- K. Navaneetham; M. Kabir; C. S. Krishnakumar / Centre for Development Studies, Kerala, India 2009
- This paper examines the levels, patterns, and determinants of morbidity in Kerala. This study is based on a community survey conducted in 2004, in three districts of the state namely Thiruvananthapuram, Malappuram and Kannur. The surv...
- Making health insurance work for the poor: learning from the Self-Employed Women’s Association’s (SEWA) community-based health insurance scheme in India
- M. Kent Ranson / Social Science and Medicine 2006
- The purpose of this paper is to measure the distributional impact of a large community-based health insurance (CBHI) scheme in Gujarat, India, which reimburses hospitalisation costs, and to identify barriers to optimal distributional ...
- ‘Show me the Evidence’: Mobilisation, Citizenship and Risk in Indian Asbestos Issues
- L. Waldman / Institute of Development Studies UK 2009
- This paper examines asbestos issues, mobilisation and citizenship in India. It shows how asbestos has been considered as a tool for Indian economic growth and modernisation and explores the scientific debates around its ‘safe&rs...