India may not achieve SDG targets on child mortality: Study

August 17, 2018

A new study has warned that over two-thirds of India's districts are unlikely to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of reducing deaths to 25 or less per 1,000 live births in under 5-year-old children and 12 or less per 1,000 live births for newborns by 2030. 

Maternal Mortality: An American Crisis

August 5, 2018

Can it be true that women giving birth in America are more at risk than women in dozens of other countries?

Why India needs women to work

July 5, 2018

Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and fortune, is the closet thing Hinduism has to an economic deity. How poorly her earthly sisters in present-day India are fairing. There, women are less likely to work than they are in any country in the G20, except for Saudi Arabia.

Heat-Stable Drug Carbetocin Could Decrease High Maternal Mortality Rate

July 5, 2018

A new durable drug formulation called Carbetocin could prevent excessive bleeding after childbirth like the current but highly sensitive drug Oxytocin thus saving thousands of women's lives in the developing world.

Ending preventable maternal deaths requires a collective effort

June 28, 2018


Bringing change in a large and diverse country such as India has not been easy. But India’s progress has been much higher than the global average, with the country registering a 77% decline in MMR from 1990 to 2015 compared to 44% worldwide.

High-quality health systems in the SDG era: Time for revolution

October 10, 2018


At 336 deaths per 100,000 live births, the country’s maternal mortality rate is still among the highest on the continent and in the world.



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