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Instilling a Strong Agri Culture

In every Union Budget presentation, agriculture is given a place of prominence. This is not surprising, given that 50% of India's population is dependent on agriculture. Budget 2017 was no different. Both the Economic Survey and the Budget speech stressed heavily on improving agricultural infrastructure and augmenting farmer incomes.

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A cost we can’t afford: The human and economic costs of malnutrition and how India can end this scourge

Sue talks about eradicating malnutrition from India, and also discusses the adverse effects of malnutrition on the future of children. India is home to the most number of stunted children, and those who survive such health problems face a different set of difficulties in their adulthood. She also refers to when Bill Gates had stated that if he had a magic wand and could solve any problem, he would solve the problem of malnutrition.

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My Three Days at the Epicenter of Global Health Ingenuity and Transformation

Let’s face it: nobody really enjoys conferences. In theory, they give spread-out communities a chance to come together and engage in fierce debates and trenchant learning about important issues. But practice doesn’t always match the theory. Last week in London at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting, however, it did.

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Land rights – rural women’s powerful ammunition to fight poverty and hunger

For rural women -- too often invisible to development and monitoring efforts -- land rights offer a powerful tool to fight poverty and create opportunity.

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Mentoring a New Generation of Nurses in India―Saving Lives

In 2012 the Bihar government, together with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation launched a Mobile Nurse Mentoring Program called AMANAT (meaning “something given in trust”) in public health facilities of Bihar. The project is showing promising results.

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