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There’s No Place Like Home (for receiving health care)

Stasia Obremskey & Grace Carroll share their experience meeting women in Mozambique who want to take control of their health and their futures, by using contraceptives to time and space their pregnancies.

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There’s No Place Like Home (for receiving health care)

Stasia Obremskey & Grace Carroll share their experience meeting women in Mozambique who want to take control of their health and their futures, by using contraceptives to time and space their pregnancies.

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When Women Are In Charge Of Family Planning, Everyone Wins

The role of women in Family Planning. She says that when women are empowered, they become active participants in decision-making for their family like determining its size. She further highlights that despite the progress made through multiple policy and intervention implementations in the last few decades, there remain some challenges that need to be addressed because for many women in India access to contraceptives is still a problem. It also talks of the recently launch of The Challenge Initiative for Healthy Cities (TCIHC) which aims to work closely with city governments to address family planning and maternal and child health needs among the urban poor.

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Indian healthcare’s innovation imperative

The authors talk about how we can ensure technological innovation while keeping socio-economic realities in mind so that it will allow India to better create and deliver healthcare solutions. The authors feel that while it is important to embrace innovation, it is also critical that innovation thinking is well grounded in the context of the social and economic evolution of the nation and its citizens.

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एक स्वस्थ बिहार के लिए मानव संसाधन की भूमिका अहम

पिछले दशक के दौरान बिहार ने महत्वपूर्ण आर्थिक एवं सामाजिक प्रगति दर्ज की है. राज्य में लगभग 10 फीसदी की दर से वार्षिक वृद्धि हुई है. कृषि एवं पशुपालन क्षेत्र भी विकसित हुआ है, जो बिहार के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है, जहां अधिकतर जनसंख्या इन दो क्षेत्रों पर निर्भर रहती है. नवजात मृत्यु दर वर्ष 2005 में 61 से घट कर 2015 में 42 हुई है. मातृ मृत्यु दर 2004-06 के 312 मामलों से घट कर 2011-13 में 208 मामलों पर जा पहुंची है. संपूर्ण टीकाकरण दरें भी लगभग दोगुनी हो चुकी हैं. कालाजार के मामलों में 75 प्रतिशत की कमी आयी है.

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Sharing expertise, a unique experiment to nurture science to impact

Dr Steven Buchsbaum, Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares his five years experience of collaborating with DBT & BIRAC in defining the most pressing problems, selecting the best ideas and innovators, supporting innovators and accelerating the fruits of the work towards impact

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