Systematic evidence on the patterns of health deprivation among indigenous peoples remains scant in developing countries. The authors investigate the inequalities in mortality and substance use between indigenous and non-indigenous, and within indigenous, groups in India, with an aim to establishing the relative contribution of socioeconomic status in generating health inequalities.

One of the primary aims of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), which was launched with much fanfare in April 2005 in order to make "architectural corrections" in the rural health infrastructure, was to provide universal access to equitable, affordable and quality health care.

Electricity from rural cellphone towers in poor countries could chill vaccines, saving 5 million lives every year, say Harvey Rubin and Alice Conant.

Ambedkar villages will be lit up with sodium lights as Chief Minister Mayawati has asked the officials concerned to install 10,000 sodium bulbs in these villages besides setting up 2,000 Ambedkar Community centres in the villages.

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