AHMEDABAD: For providing medical facilities on islands along the Gujarat coast, the Gujarat high court has said that these places can be considered as “difficult areas” and norms for providing prim

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat high court has said that the norms of setting up health centres on islands can be fixed separately like the norms the government has fixed for health centres in mountains or hill

T.N., Maharashtra among better performing States

Ideally, a strong primary healthcare system must precede any financial protection intervention at scale for hospitalisation costs.

Health programmes that are using mobile phones to improve maternal health in rural India are examined. Presented by its promoters as a universal, accessible and “smart” empowering technology, how mobile devices transform gender inequalities on the ground is analysed. By using empirical data collected on a global mHealth programme deployed in Bihar, how mHealth devices negate the multifactorial dimension of gender and health inequalities is explained, and also how these devices can reinforce inequalities on the ground is examined.

Physical inactivity is an important cause of noncommunicable diseases. Interventions can increase short-term physical activity (PA), but health benefits require maintenance. Few interventions have evaluated PA objectively beyond 12 months. We followed up two pedometer interventions with positive 12-month effects to examine objective PA levels at 3–4 years.

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The aim of this study is to estimate the immediate and lasting effects of the 2014–2015 Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak on public-sector primary healthcare delivery in Liberia using 7 years of comprehensive routine health information system data.

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India’s national health policy was reformed this year, but lack of accessibility and out-of-pocket expenses still leave rural areas behind.

PIL filed by the M/s. Healthcare Reforms Doctors Association in the the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh regarding the inadequate number of Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and lack of qualified medical professionals at various levels of health care system in the state of Telangana.

As part of its response to the global epidemic of obesity, WHO is releasing guidelines to support primary healthcare workers identify and help children who are overweight or obese. In 2016 an estimated 41 million children under 5 were affected by overweight or obesity.

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