Posts by: Sonia Bhaskar

Sonia Bhaskar

Andhra Pradesh Reports Improvement In Infant And Child Mortality Rate But A Sharp Rise In Overweight Children

Andhra Pradesh Reports Improvement In Infant And Child Mortality Rate But A Sharp Rise In Overweight Children
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Andhra Pradesh has reported a drop in infant mortality rate and under-five mortality rate by 13 per cent and 13.7 per cent respectively and has shown improvement in certain parameters of malnutrition and anaemia
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Despite Improved Infant And Child Mortality Rates And Feeding Practices, Malnutrition Has Increased In Kerala: NFHS-5

Despite Improved Infant And Child Mortality Rates And Feeding Practices, Malnutrition Has Increased In Kerala: NFHS-5
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The prevalence of anaemia and malnutrition among children has increased in Kerala. What adds to the worry is decline in child vaccination. Here is a quick lowdown on Kerala’s performance on vital health parameters
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Maharashtra Records 15 Per Cent Increase In Child Anaemia, Neonatal Mortality: National Family Health Survey

Maharashtra Records 15 Per Cent Increase In Child Anaemia, Neonatal Mortality: National Family Health Survey
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According to the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) – 5, neonatal mortality rate, and prevalence of overweight and stunted (low height for age) children has increased significantly in Maharashtra
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Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5

Despite Improvements In Health Services, Malnutrition Persists In West Bengal Finds NFHS-5
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Here is a quick lowdown on West Bengal’s performance on vital health parameters like infant and child mortality rate, immunisation, malnutrition, the prevalence of anaemia as revealed by NFHS-5
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NFHS 5 Report Highlights: Malnutrition In Children Has Worsened In Key States Of India, Experts Say We Need To Rethink Our Nutrition Plan

NFHS 5 Report Highlights: Malnutrition In Children Has  Worsened In Key States Of India, Experts Say We Need To Rethink Our Nutrition Plan
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A look at the worrying malnutrition trends from National Family and Health Survey 5 (NFHS 5) report that has been released recently by the Health Ministry
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COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Do We Know So Far About The New Coronavirus Strains Detected In The United Kingdom And South Africa

COVID-19 Outbreak Explained: What Do We Know So Far About The New Coronavirus Strains Detected In The United Kingdom And South Africa
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According to experts, while the new strains of mutated coronavirus detected in the United Kingdom and South Africa are not more deadly, the increase in the rate of transmission makes it challenging to manage
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We Never Paid Attention To Handwashing Before, But COVID-19 Changed This: Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan

We Never Paid Attention To Handwashing Before, But COVID-19 Changed This: Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan
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As a part of NDTV-Dettol Banega Swasth India campaign, we speak to Campaign Ambassador Amitabh Bachchan about India’s ongoing fight against COVID-19 and his own experience of fighting with the disease
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National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain

National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5): Child Mortality Rate And Vaccination Improve But Concerns Around Malnutrition And Anaemia Remain
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The partial findings of the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey has highlighted that nutrition in children below five years of age continues to be an area of concern across all the states and Union Territories
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Yearender 2020: Stepping Into 2021 With Bio-medical Waste Management Lessons From COVID-19 Pandemic

Yearender 2020: Stepping Into 2021 With Bio-medical Waste Management Lessons From COVID-19 Pandemic
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In the last six months, between June to November, India produced 28,468.85 tonnes of COVID-19 related bio-medical waste, as per Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB)
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Sufficient Immunisation To Stop COVID-19 Spread Could Take 6 Months, Says AIIMS Director As India Gets Vaccine Ready

Sufficient Immunisation To Stop COVID-19 Spread Could Take 6 Months, Says AIIMS Director As India Gets Vaccine Ready
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According to Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, AIIMS, the country will be able to get regulatory approval for one or mare vaccines by the early 2021 but the mammoth task at hand is to vaccinate the prioritized population which would be like holding elections in each state
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Yearender 2020: Meet The COVID Heroes Of India

Yearender 2020: Meet The COVID Heroes Of India
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Meet the heroes of 2020, whose selfless deeds and dedicated service saved many lives during the COVID-19 pandemic
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Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding Declines In 12 States And Union Territories, Reveals NFHS-5 Report

Early Initiation Of Breastfeeding Declines In 12 States And Union Territories, Reveals NFHS-5 Report
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NFHS-5 findings show a mixed trend in child feeding practices. 12 states and UTs have reported a significant decline in early initiation of breastfeeding but 16 states and UTs have shown an improvement in exclusive breastfeeding
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Yearender 2020: 10 Health And Sanitation Lessons From 2020 Experts Advise To Take In To 2021

Yearender 2020: 10 Health And Sanitation Lessons From 2020 Experts Advise To Take In To 2021
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As the rather unprecedented year comes to an end, here are some of the important lessons about health and sanitation that were learnt and must be taken along in 2021 and beyond
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COVID-19 Has Shown The Importance Of Strengthening Epidemic Prevention To Avoid Global Health Crisis: WHO Chief

COVID-19 Has Shown The Importance Of Strengthening Epidemic Prevention To Avoid Global Health Crisis: WHO Chief
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WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in video that the ongoing coronavirus pandemic will not be the last pandemic and addressing climate change is vital for improving human health
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