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National Family Health Survey


NFHS data shows several maternal and child health interventions have led to improved outcomes

January 07, 2021 9:27 am

Though overall trends do suggest an improvement in population control, use of modern contraception, reproductive and child health, immunisation and social determinants of health, a complete overhaul is needed to identify and address the multidimensional aspects of child malnutrition.

Govt should next focus on well-being of the child from womb to first five years

January 06, 2021 9:04 am

India continues to be successful in preventing child deaths, but the health and nutrition of the surviving, living child has deteriorated, somewhat worryingly.

Explained: Why are more than half of India's children, women anaemic?

January 05, 2021 10:30 am

Anemia is the condition of having a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells or quantity of hemoglobin. How widespread is it in India?

NFHS data reveals large improvements in welfare for Indian children, women, and households, then why the deep angst?

December 26, 2020 9:48 am

Surjit S Bhalla writes: Some authors are explicit, others indulge in nudge-nudge, wink-wink — these four years were also the first four years of the changing political order in India — the beginning of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister.

India reports remarkable decline in total fertility rate, finds NFHS-5

December 22, 2020 10:14 pm

Of the 17 states analysed in the fifth round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5), all states except Bihar, Manipur and Meghalaya have a TFR of 2.1 or less, which implies that most states have attained replacement level fertility.

New Welfarism of Modi govt represents distinctive approach to redistribution and inclusion

December 22, 2020 8:58 am

Traditional redistribution, which aims to deliver on intangibles like health and education, has ceded to a distinctive ‘New Welfarism’, where Centre is demonstrably providing tangible essentials to citizens

Less than 45% of households in five states use clean fuel for cooking: Government survey

December 15, 2020 2:31 pm

The five states where less than 45 percent households use clean fuel for cooking are Assam, Bihar, Meghalaya, Nagaland and West Bengal, according to the data.

Findings of NFHS-5 show India's population is stabilising: Population Foundation of India

December 14, 2020 11:54 pm

The first set of findings from the fifth NFHS, conducted in 2019-20, was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday, December 12, four years after the last survey (NFHS-4, 2015-16).

NFHS data shows urban-rural, gender gaps in Internet use

December 14, 2020 2:29 pm

On an average, less than 3 out of 10 women in rural India and 4 out of 10 women in urban India ever used the Internet, according to the survey.

Increasing age of marriage will be exercise of carceral power by state which will disproportionately affect Dalit, Adivasi women

August 22, 2020 9:01 am

Efforts to address child marriage in India should be in consonance with the socio-economic realities that demand investment in education, welfare, and opportunities for women.