Successive Governments of India have promised to transform India's unsatisfactory health-care system, culminating in the present government's promise to expand health assurance for all. Despite substantial improvements in some health indicators in the past decade, India contributes disproportionately to the global burden of disease, with health indicators that compare unfavourably with other middle-income countries and India's regional neighbours. Large health disparities between states, between rural and urban populations, and across social classes persist.

MADURAI: Incidents of cervical cancers are on the decline among women in cities but are high among their rural counterparts, and early marriage is one reason for it, said doctors at the 30th annual

22 Special New Born Care Units and New Born Stabilisation Units in the state

Order of the Orissa High Court in the matter of Dolamani Pradhan Vs Union of India & Others dated 09/09/2015 regarding implementation of the National Health Mission (NHM) in the State of Odisha according to NHM and IPHS norms

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The rural health care infrastructure in the country is not sufficient to meet the current population norm, according to Rural Health Statistics 2014-15 released by the government. The figures of rural health infrastructure in tribal areas indicate that there is a shortfall of 6,796 sub-centers, 1,267 Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and 309 Community Health Centres (CHCs). While the sub-centres, PHCs and CHCs in rural areas have increased in number in 2014-15, the current numbers are not sufficient to meet their population norm, the report says.

Few population-based studies quantify mortality from surgical conditions and relate mortality to access to surgical care in low-income and middle-income countries.

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A new generation of economists is trying to transform global development policy through the power of randomized controlled trials.

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North Eastern Council (NEC) members today rued poor healthcare services in the Northeast and underlined the need to enhance manpower, including setting up of more medical colleges in the region.

Worryingly, about 86 per cent of rural population and 82 per cent of urban population are still not covered under any health expenditure support scheme.

Though measles is a vaccine preventable disease, outbreaks still continue to occur because of poor immunization coverage rate at the national level. The objective of the study was to report the survey results of an outbreak of measles in Puraini village of Madhepura district in Bihar, India.

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