ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Rising Caesarean Births

India’s rising rate of caesarean births is a cause for concern and signals the need for strategies to deal with it. Adverse outcomes of caesarean births include high risk of maternal and neonatal death, various maternal morbidities including infections, need for blood transfusion, neonatal morbidities related to iatrogenic prematurity, and potential complications in subsequent pregnancies.

Empowering People to Power the Public Distribution System

Despite comparatively high growth rates, India has struggled to dampen the scourge of food and nutrition insecurity facing its population. The public distribution system, at the heart of India’s food security initiatives, has been plagued by problems ranging from ineffective targeting of beneficiaries, to corruption and pilferage of foodgrains. A six-state institutional process-mapping exercise is analysed to capture the movement of foodgrains from farms to beneficiaries, and evaluate changes brought in by the reforms, including expanding coverage, employing technology, and decentralising procurement.

India’s Pathetic Public Health Situation

India Badly Needs Public Health Education

This article calls for the need to introduce undergraduate courses and degree programmes in public health across local colleges and universities in India. Undergraduate degrees in public health should be promoted in order to have an optimum number of public health professionals who can successfully meet the health challenges posed by rapid economic development.

Ambient Air Pollution from Urban Transport in India

High levels of air pollution from transport systems in urban India pose a severe threat to public health. While long-term challenges remain to curtail pollution sources, immediate measures must be taken to minimise risks to exposed populations.
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