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03 September 2014
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ENVIRONMENTAL HAZARDS AIDS DISABILITY HEALTH LAWS AND GOVERNANCE MENTAL HEALTH POPULATION PUBLIC HEALTH SANITATION WOMEN'S HEALTH
TELANGANA TROUBLES
Two states with healthcare for one

Already struggling with low budgetary allocation for healthcare and shortage of trained staff, health services in Telangana and residual Andhra Pradesh have taken a more serious hit due to issues arising out of bifurcation. Tejaswini Pagadala reports.

Public Health Government ANDHRA

DEVELOPMENT
Should Modi now steer India towards Gujarat?
Throughout the campaign of Narendra Modi, the Gujarat development model had been widely credited with the potential to change India’s future. As the new government completes a month in power, Ramesh Menon stresses the need to seriously question if it is really one that should be replicated in every Indian state.
Economy Education GUJARAT States

ELECTION RESULTS 2014
A dream come true, but can it seed another?
The overwhelming mandate won by the BJP under Narendra Modi has led to continuing upward rally in the markets, but can it also inspire similar cheer in the social space? Shankar Jaganathan remains optimistic.
Elections Government opinions Education OP-ED

WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY
Let the fight go on
Tuberculosis kills close to 300,000 men, women and children in India every year and is estimated to cost the country $23.7 billion annually! R Balasubramaniam describes the fight against the disease so far and the challenges it continues to pose.
Public Health Government

INVISIBLE ACHIEVERS
The Olympic medals India won and ignored
Indian participants won a remarkable 387 medals at the Special Olympic Games for sports persons with intellectual disabilities held in Australia in December 2013. Pushpa Achanta urges greater state and institutional support for these neglected sports persons as she brings us their inspiring stories.
Disability Society

MEDICAL TRAVEL
Wanted: Trains equipped for the sick and infirm
In the concluding part of her series, Malini Shankar looks beyond the needs of the physically challenged and emphasises the criticality of appropriate facilities and infrastructure that would make train journeys convenient for those travelling for medical reasons.

DISABLED TRAVELLERS
When travel arouses dread
As the world observes the International Day of People with Disability on 3 December, Malini Shankar draws attention through a three-part series to the pathetic lack of attention and consideration for the disabled in the Indian Railways, the only cost-effective means of long distance travel for the masses.
Transport Disability

GLOBAL BENCHMARKS
Rail travel for the disabled: Learn from the world
Attention to international benchmarks, awareness of rights and proactive provision of basic facilities could make train journeys a less stressful experience for physically challenged passengers in the country, says Malini Shankar in the second part of her series.
Transport Disability

CHILD VISION
Tackling preventable blindness through screening in schools
Various independent studies and research reveal close to 20 per cent of students across India suffering from some degree of visual impairment. A new initiative from the Nayonika Eye Care Charitable Trust seeks to correct this through the combined efforts of a wider network.
Child health KARNATAKA

RURAL HEALTH
Health to the beat of drums
Simple interventions and sustained joint efforts by civil society groups and the local panchayat have resulted in significant improvements in communication and increase in health awareness in some of Rajasthan's most backward districts. Swapna Majumdar reports.
Panchayats Women's Health RAJASTHAN

CHILD HEALTH
Obesity: Are parents responsible?
Junk food, lack of exercise, poor parenting and modern lazy lifestyles are all triggers for obesity among children, which is turning out to be a major health hazard in present-day India, says Ramesh Menon.
Child health

HEALTH
Planning families, planning progress
As India moves closer to the deadline for achievement of its Millennium Development Goals, the critical need for effective family planning interventions and greater awareness of the same become more pronounced, writes Anuradha Sahni.
Population

FOOD SECURITY BILL
Neglecting children a blunder: Sen
The National Food Security Bill is an important step towards ensuring the country's founding principles of health, education and nutrition services for all, but can achieve that end only when it addresses children's entitlements more effectively, argues economist Amartya Sen in a speech given in New Delhi on 15 February 2013.
Food Security Child health Laws
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Special support needed
An eye for empowerment
The Superbugs are here - II
All power is within you
The Superbugs are here
Traumatised by violence
Reaching the unserved in cities
The masculinisation of India
Patients' rights on the rise
By the Holy book
Badaun cleans up its act
New interventions for the deafblind
Better healthcare, on our watch
Healthcare: A policy of neglect
A ray of dancing light
A ray of dancing light
Growing focus on palliative care
Implement the UNCRPD, say activists
The Media and the Flu
HIV and mental disorders
From awareness campaigns to real change
Alarming malnutrition pushing children out of school - I
Alarming malnutrition pushing children out of school - II
Noon meals and schemes not helping TN children
As healthy as a pig-sty
No to noise
Good food, Indian-style
Incredible Medepally: so clean and green
The Jurassic auto and idea park
Clamping down on second-hand smoke
In Kurukshetra, a new victory
Using popular culture to mainstream AIDS
Eye donations remain rare, amidst low awareness
Dismal breastfeeding rates hampering infant health
Mujhe jeene do
Aravind Eye: Infinite vision
This monsoon, Assam takes on malaria
Surviving a battle they fight every day
Not quite on the DOT
The ability debates
Study: India sitting on tobacco epidemic
Fit to drive
Tripura aims for total immunisation
HIV: Looking beyond numbers
When it comes to HIV, all women are at risk
Steep health costs pushing farmers to the brink
Attitudes to sex need healthy injection of science
Laureates meet: reminder to shackled Indian sciences
Will open defecation end by 2012?
Tech to the aid of autistic children
The positive lives of Bagalkot
Death of new-borns and the Kerala model
Taking stock of watsan
Claiming the right to health care
Goa's health care challenges
Sorrow and distress, thy home is Jajjal
Condom Ads: missed messages
The younger side of AIDS
The forgotten Saharias of Sheopur
Paying a steep price for motherhood
Still suffering, five years after
Struck by fluorosis
Healthcare as a broad public challenge
In UP, the war on polio stumbles
Will the Public Health Foundation be meaningful?
In the line of fire
An opportunity to end health care slumber
TB: gravest danger to India - II
TB: gravest danger to India
Making menopause easier
Playing politics with AIDS
Universal care - still miles to go
Fiery debate back, but standards scuttled
'Yours or mine, either is fine'
Tender coconuts break into corporate offices
Iodised salt: Health or mere profiteering? -- II
The kiss of Chikungunya
When all joy leaks out
Leprosy nearly eliminated, challenges remain
Iodised salt: health or mere profiteering?
Iodised salt: The lesser known facts
School soft drink bans mirror global concern
The doctor keeps away
Positive blip on HIV radar
White asbestos, a health time bomb
Scientific interest surging in yellow magic
A new plan for safe motherhood
The silence around sex work
Are we ready for the avian flu pandemic?
Who cries when mothers die?
A poor and unhealthy nation
U.P. mismanaging encephalitis epidemic
Cancer: The long fight
Clubbing to combat HIV
Wake up call for HIV/AIDS in U.P.
Remote adivasis face health care chasm
Living in a gray zone
Bringing hope to the rural disabled
Mental health care needs help
Snuffed out on screen
Global leadership, empty stomachs
Clean hands, not soap sales
The cost of eradicating polio
Epilepsy: defogging the demon
Rural Health Mission has promising goals
Death knell for low cost medicines
The ABC's of fighting AIDS
The pressure for health care
Blowing back the smoke
Crippling delivery to the disabled
The Census revelations
The unfinished war on polio
Including the excluded
Health care in action
The Gandhi at Gandhigram
New govt's population control thrust
Sex ratio: the hidden horrors
Elections and Health
More substance, less fizz
Pyrolysis : dangerous but favored
Understanding Schizophrenia
Competitive but inaccessible
The slow poisoning of Punjab
Reaching out with valuable technology
Succumbing to stone-cutting
The dirty dozen
Testing healthcare reforms in U.P.
India needs another freedom struggle!
Killing them slowly
Undone by HIV-AIDS
Hope abroad, despair at home
Public services, private anguish
A revolution in infant survival
Healthcare : Eyes on the prize
Two children, countless wrongs
Putting the bottle first
A juicy opportunity
"You too belong here"
Parents of special children
How can I help you?
Media for Medicine
Success in rural sanitation
Connecting for ability
Save the vultures
The need for ethical debate
Wash your spinach, twice
Mental health, administrative disorder
Profile: Khushboo Welfare Society
Business with humanitarian goals
The condom, the moon and the finger
Polio eradication programme stumbles
 

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