According to an Ethnographic Study done in Amravati and Nandurbar districts, where Reckitt Benckiser is working in the field of nutrition, people have a lot of faith in the traditional healers, and their first impulse is to rush to them in case of any illness.
In Rajasthan, the Safe Childbirth Checklist is being implemented by Jhpiego, a non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, with support from the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan across 101 public facilities.
The ICDS-Common Application Software -- the world’s largest mobile health platform that was rolled out last year as part of the Poshan Abhiyaan -- will cover all Anganwadis in the country via the mobile phone by March next year.
Around 11% men and 15% women in the world are obese, and by 2015 the number is projected to rise to 18% men and 21% women. Though India is behind in terms of percentage, in terms of absolute numbers we are at the front. With 3.8% men and 4.2% women as obese, India is the third most obese country in the world!, writes Dr Kamal Mahawar.