At the PHC level, 25 types of lab tests will be conducted free-of-cost.

Despite significant declines in under five mortality (U5M) over the last 3 decades, Kenya did not achieve Millennium Development Goal 4 (MDG 4) by 2015. To better understand trends and inequalities in child mortality, analysis of U5M variation at subnational decision making units is required.

Sri Lanka will get USD 200 million from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) of the World Bank to implement a project to strengthen the country's primary health care sys

India's public healthcare system is sick. In late September, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's administration launched Ayushman Bharat, meaning Long Life India, to address this illness.

An Expert Committee on Tribal Health was constituted jointly by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA), Government of India in the year 2013 under the Chairmanship of Dr.

104 million tribal people, accounting for 8.6 percent of India’s population, are heavily marginalised and discriminated against. Not only are tribal communities socio-economically othered by the mainstream Indian populace, they also face a host of structural inequalities, with access to healthcare being one of the biggest.

Given the scale of unmet need and the constraints of India’s low government budgets, it will be essential that India’s universal health coverage (UHC) strategy is efficient and equitable. India must invest heavily in primary health care (PHC) services, where health returns are greatest.

The Government of India recently launched the ambitious National Health Protection Mission, also referred to as Ayushman Bharat, Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, or Modicare. This scheme has two main pillars: strengthening of universal comprehensive primary health care and a health insurance scheme to cover 500 million people in need to reduce catastrophic out-of-pocket health spending.

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There is a gap in TB cases registered and those opting for directly observed treatment (DOT) at civic or state hospitals. MUMBAI: The number of Mumbaikars dropping out of TB treatment (DOTS) increased from 12% in 2013 to 15% in 2017, according to data released by NGO Prajay.

Chandigarh: Dr Ram Kumar, convener, Society for Promotion of Ethical & Affordable Healthcare on Saturday said the budgetary allocation to health sector is not only less, but it is also not stee

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