Stories you should not miss on world health day 2016

Replugging ground reports and stories on the public health system of India

GN Bureau | April 7, 2016


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World Health Day

The World Health Day falling on April 7 every year is a global health awareness day under the sponsorship of World Health Organization (WHO). On this day, we would like you to read eight stories covered by Governance now:

Malnutrition: Hamlets in four states show how community efforts can combat malnutrition among children. Funds for the initiative, however, are drying up

READ: How villages in four states are tackling malnutrition

As India sets a fresh deadline to eliminate lymphatic filariasis, a look at why the national programme is crawling

READ: Fighting filaria, the disease of the poor

In a classic case of callousness, numerous deaths due to respiratory disorders in a village in Nirsa block of Dhanbad district do not even turn into statistics in public health records

READ: Dying in the dust bowl: How men are becoming statistics in Jharkhand's villages

Greater awareness and technology advances offer hope of catching the disease early, improving the survival rate. But is the best treatment cost-effective and affordable to all?

READ: Breast cancer: A deadly disease that need not kill

In the remote villages of West Bengal, mobile medical camps are doling out hope to millions

READ: Medical help on wheels

By digitising patient information and maintaining it in a searchable repository Tamil Nadu has shown how the efficiency of the public health system can be increased manifold

READ: No more queues in hospitals!

Mushrooming private medical colleges have lowered standards and follow unethical practices. On top of that, MCI is accused of arm-twisting them and minting money

READ: Q: What ails medical education in India? A: MCI

How new but ineligible private medical colleges would create dearth of good doctors in future

READ: No cure for ailing medical education

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