New government data shows a 3-point drop in national IMR rates, and 2 to 5 point drops in our Model District states, between 2009 and 2010.
Meg Towle, Author at State of the Planet
India’s anticipated Annual Health Survey surveyed a sample population of 18.2 million from 284 districts. Where do the Model Districts stand?
Read our team’s new working paper on ‘Model Districts as a Roadmap for Public Health Scale-up in India.’ In this paper we will briefly explain how India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and The Earth Institute arrived at the need for the Model Districts initiative, the project’s proposed strategy for narrowing the policy-practice gaps and… read more
In 2000 Drs. Sachs and Bajpai called for a ‘Decade of Development’ in India. Now in 2011, a new working paper reflects on progress and propose strategies for strengthening India’s growth in the next 20 years.
We’ve launched the second of five Model Districts: in a state big enough to be the 5th largest country in the world.
About one third of the world’s malnourished children live in India. What is the country doing about its nutrition challenges, and is there a way forward?
India has more hungry people than anywhere in the world, and remains an enigma in global nutrition. How can a country have shining economic growth and strong agricultural productivity, without commensurate reductions in hunger and malnutrition?
The Model Districts project is narrowing in on maternal and child health, with targets set by MDGs 1, 4, 5. How is India progressing towards these goals?