A drug given to pregnant women to combat malaria also offers protection against sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and boosting doses of the 'double protection' treatment cuts the risk of infa

Kampala — Many more families across the country have reason to smile as an average of 12 maternal deaths per month have since dropped to an average of only three deaths across 25 districts.

The National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), the fourth in the NFHS series, provides information on population, health and nutrition for India and each State / Union territory. NFHS-4, for the first time, provides district-level estimates for many important indicators.

The World Bank Group has approved a $16 million grant from the Global Financing Facility (GFF) to help improve the quality of primary and secondary health care services in Liberia.

Expectant mothers breathing polluted air resulted in premature birth of over one million babies in India in 2010, highest in the world and twice the

Expectant mothers breathing polluted air resulted in premature birth of over one million babies in India in 2010, highest in the world and twice the numbers for China, a study claimed today.

With 2,300 children below five years of age and 145 child-bearing women dying every day, Nigeria has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world, it was learnt yesterday.

To ensure availability of specialist doctors at the secondary and tertiary levels, the Centre today announced the creation of additional 5,000 post- graduate (PG) seats every year even as it increa

Reduction of preterm births (>37 completed weeks of gestation) would substantially reduce neonatal and infant mortality, and deleterious health effects in survivors. Maternal fine particulate matter (PM2.5) exposure has been identified as a possible risk factor contributing to preterm birth. The aim of this study was to produce the first estimates of ambient PM2.5-associated preterm births for 183 individual countries and globally.

"The comparison between Sample Registration System's report released in 2005 and 2015 clearly shows the decline," Nadda said at a conference.

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