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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...
Date: 01/17/2017
Source: India Today
Type: In the News
With an aim to bring down the maternal and infant mortality rate in the state, the Haryana Government launched 'Project Salamati' on March 28, 2016. The project was launched by Haryana's Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar. With this, Haryana also became the first state in the country to implement the use of injectable contraceptives as a family planning measure. By using these injectable...
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