China's coronavirus outbreak may be contained by April.

Coronavirus update: Covid-19 death toll rises to 1,368

According to the latest date, 60,310 confirmed cases were reported across the world. There are 52,979  active cases currently of which 8,243 are in a critical stage. Read more »
India needs to boost healthcare Budget

Budget 2020: Some right steps on healthcare, but still a long way to go

India spends just 1% of the GDP on health, the challenge is to bring it closer to double digits. Read more »
Three novel coronavirus cases have been reported so far from Kerala, all three are clinically stable, the health minister said.

India braces to stop coronavirus outbreak; steps up monitoring

Air passengers are being screened at 21 airports including those at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Kochi. Read more »
A large number of Indian children face extreme poverty

Poverty in India down dramatically, says Oxford study

Despite the dramatic success in reducing poverty, about 8.8% of Indians are facing severe poverty. About a fifth of Indian population are vulnerable to multidimensional poverty, says the report. Read more »
Kottayam Medical College's Dr Jayakumar

Kerala’s achievements in healthcare can be replicated in other states

Robust public health infrastructure vital for the survival of India’s poor and middle class, says Dr Jayakumar. Read more »
RO water purifiers

RO water purifiers not needed in most places, says NIH study

Reverse Osmosis filters cause health problems by removing essential minerals such as Calcium, magnesium: NIH study. Read more »

Hiware Bazar, a model for India’s impoverished villages to emulate

The watershed development programme has yielded rich dividends to the area in two decades. The village is among India's richest 10% Read more »