KORAPUT: The infant mortality rate (IMR) has registered a fall in tribal-dominated Koraput district after introduction of the National Rural Health Mission.

India has eliminated maternal and neonatal tetanus.

To save the children from the scourge of killer encephalitis the state government has decided to start a massive vaccination programme in which children up to 15 years of age would be vaccinated wi

While sedentary lifestyle is believed to have put urban India under high risk for cardiovascular diseases, a recent survey has found that heard diseases are on the rise even in the tribal populatio

The National Urban Health Mission (NUHM), on the lines of the National Rural Health Mission, a flagship programme of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, is all set for launch in the city in

With India’s low life expectancy largely reflecting deaths from preventable diseases, the most significant gains in health would come from population-wide preventive measures. Access to public health care services varies substantially, resulting in many people turning to private-sector providers who mainly serve those who can pay.

Major concerns for improving healthcare

Jammu and Kashmir has fared better than many other states in the country with regard to the Infant Mortality Rate.

The Centre will soon launch an action plan against diarrhoea and pneumonia in four States, including Rajasthan. The aim is to end preventable child deaths from these two by 2025.