Although the country has attained 85 percent sanitation coverage, few people are using sanitary latrines, speakers at a view exchange meeting said yesterday.

The third report of the National Family Health Survey was carried out during 2005-2006 and provides information on the population, health and nutrition in all 29 states. A total of 199,000 men and women were interviewed to collect data. The International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, carried out the survey with technical assistance from Macro International of the US. The Government of India, US Agency for International Development, Department for International Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF and the UN Population Fund provided the funds.

Child Poverty Tens of millions of children in developing countries do not have access to food, water, education and sanitation, according to a report prepared by the Townsend Centre for

There has been a large-scale widening of the gap in the health status of rich and poor populations in the former Soviet Union and former Eastern European bloc. This was reported in a new report from

Hailed till recently as a model of efficiency and productivity, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is reeling under a barrage of criticism today. A UN-commissioned review of its operations

Developing countries immunised 80 per cent of their children by 1990 and saved millions of lives. But 35,000 children, under five years of age, still die every day all over the world, because of malnutrition.

WHO's immunisation programme is expected to receive a tremendous boost thanks to the low cost vaccine developed through genetic engineering