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Date: 03/08/2017
Source: The Wire
Type: FP2020 in the Media
The latest round of National Family Health Survey (NFHS) 2015-16 data shows a declining trend of modern contraceptive use among married people. The data released for 35 states so far reveals that 13 out of these show a falling trend of modern contraceptive use. Although modern contraceptive use in rural areas has increased a bit, the sharp decline in the urban areas has led the overall use to...
Date: 03/02/2017
Source: Huffington Post
T he Ministry of Health and Family Welfare finally released the findings of the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS), India's primary source of data on public health, on Tuesday. The NFHS-4, which is meant to be conducted every five years, comes after a ten year gap this time because of differences of opinion between the government and its partners. Nevertheless, the new data is a rich...
Date: 02/28/2017
Source: Huffington Post
Type: In the News
In 1952, India, a fresh-faced nation, was one of the first countries to recognise the need for family planning and formulate a National Family Planning Programme. The country's sustained efforts over the years to achieve population stabilisation have yielded positive results. Most recent data reveal that India has attained a total fertility rate of 2.3 and the urban fertility rate has fallen to 1...
Date: 01/23/2017
Source: Huffington Post
Type: In the News
We have close to 236.5 million adolescents in India today. This young generation, aged between 10 and 19 years, is the future of this country. They will drive our economic growth and social development in the decades to come and take us down the road to prosperity, provided we ensure that their health and wellbeing becomes and remains a top national priority. Adolescence is a critical stage in...
Date: 01/17/2017
Source: Indian Express
Type: In the News
The Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) programme was launched almost two decades ago to reduce the maternal mortality ratio, the infant mortality rate and total fertility rate. However, women in slums remain largely unaware of their own reproductive health as well as the related healthcare services. While the awareness level among such women about the ante-natal care was good, not many were...
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