Urban India is more sick than the rural hinterland despite the mushrooming of health and wellness clinics and super-specialty hospitals, besides better per capita earnings.

Only 43 of the 89 government hospitals in southern Tamil Nadu use funds allocated for the government medical insurance scheme, while 25% funds allocated for development of these hospitals lie under

Hypertension is an important public health challenge in both economically developing and developed countries. It is one of the risk factors for cardiovascular mortality. Data is available on hypertension in urban population but few studies are reported in rural areas. Materials and Methods. It was a community based cross-sectional study conducted in two rural areas in Delhi among 1005 subjects selected using systematic random sampling method. WHO STEPS approach was used to collect data. Blood pressure, body mass index, and blood sugar were measured.

Though the Gujarat government claims to be giving incentives to doctors working in remote areas, the state is facing a shortage of specialists like gynecologists and paediatricians, to the extent t

The provision of low-cost sanitary napkins to women in rural areas is not an answer to the myriad problems they face in menstrual management. Apart from the need for a mechanism for ensuring the quality of the products and reducing the environmental cost of non-reusable products, the need is for a change in the attitude towards menstruation. It is because this is a taboo topic ruled by religio-cultural conventions that rural women face not only discomfort but also problems linked to reproductive health.

The Rapid Survey on Children shows a new trend of an increased access to healthcare by marginalised communities like Dalits, Adivasis and Other Backward Classes which have made substantial gains in the last decade. However much needs to be achieved in the realm of nutrition and sanitation where these communities remain acutely deprived.

In what could pose a significant challenge for India to meet its ambitious target of ending AIDS by 2030, women continue to account for more than 40% of people living with HIV infection in the coun

With increasing incidence and mortality, cancer is the leading cause of death in China and is a major public health problem.Because of China’s massive population (1.37 billion), previous national incidence and mortality estimates have been limited tosmall samples of the populat ion using data from the 1990s or based on a specific year.

In remote areas, an absence of doctors and nurses leads to poor health outcomes for local populations. To increase access to health-care workers, the World Health Organization recommends interventions in four areas – education, regulatory, financial and professional/personal. To support retention, WHO and other organizations have called for bundled programmes that take into account health workers’ expectations. Retention programmes that enhance workers’ competence, responsiveness and productivity have also been recommended.

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