India and Health
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- How healthy are the children of Indian Sundarbans?
- B. Kanjilal; S. Bose; N. Patra / Future Health Systems research consortium, 2013
- This report highlights the vulnerability of children in the Indian Sundarbans to health shocks. This is due to under-nutrition and the high prevalence of common communicable diseases. It focuses Patharpratima, as a representative bloc...
- Children’s multidimensional health and medium-run cognitive skills
- E. Aurino; F. Burchi / Young Lives, 2014
- By recognising the multifaceted nature of health, this paper engages in the lively debate on the effects of health in early childhood on educational outcomes in later life stages, bringing new evidence from four low-and middle-income ...
- Addressing heat-related health risks in urban India: Ahmedabad’s Heat Action Plan
- T.S. Shah; D. Mavalankar; G. Shah Azhar / Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
- This case study explores how city officials, health professionals and community workers in Ahmedabad, Western India are preparing to save lives in the city’s increasingly frequent and intense hot spells. The paper documents the ...
- Neonates in Ahmedabad, India, during the 2010 heat wave: a climate change adaptation study
- K. Kakkad; M.L. Barzaga; S. Wallenstein / Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2014
- The effects of heat on childbirth and neonatal care within non-temperature controlled environments have only been minimally researched. Given the high vulnerability of pregnant women and newborn babies to increased heat, it is importa...
- Ageing and adult health status in eight lower-income countries: the INDEPTH WHO-SAGE collaboration
- African Population and Health Research Center, Nairobi, Kenya, 2010
- Globally, ageing impacts all countries, with a majority of older persons residing in lower- and middle-income countries now and into the future. An understanding of the health and well-being of these ageing populations is important fo...
- Technology innovation in the Indian clean cooking sector: Identifying Critical gaps in enabling conditions
- A. Atteridge; N. Weitz; M. Nilsson / Stockholm Environment Institute, 2013
- This study applies a technical innovation systems framework to try and better understand the reasons why transformation of the clean cooking sector has failed to occur in India. It looks at the actors in the sector, the rules that gov...
- Future proofing Indian cities: Final urban diagnostic for Madura
- Climate and Development Knowledge Network, 2014
- This document concludes that gaps in Madurai’s ‘green-blue infrastructure’ are perhaps the most pressing nexus of challenges the city needs to address to safeguard its long term future. The range of issues of particu...
- A Cross-Sectional, Randomized Cluster Sample Survey of Household Vulnerability to Extreme Heat among Slum Dwellers in Ahmedabad, India
- K.V. Tran; G.S. Azhar; R. Nair / International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2013
- With climate change predicted to cause an increase in extreme temperatures in India, there is a significant risk that heat-waves, which already cause significant public health issues including thousands of deaths, could get considerab...
- Political economy analysis for food and nutrition security
- MR Reich; Y Balarajan / World Bank, 2012
- The overall goal of this paper is to promote the use of political economy analysis in advancing more effective food and nutrition policies. The paper reviews the field of applied political economy for the food and nutrition sector, an...
- Analyzing inter-sectoral convergence to improve child undernutrition in India: Development and application of a framework to examine policies in agriculture, health and nutrition
- R. Ved; P. Menon / International Food Policy Research Institute, 2012
- Currently in India, a major challenge in reducing undernutrition is bringing sectors together to deliver for a common goal. In this paper the authors describe a possible framework to enable convergence across sectors for action on nut...