Ahmedabad: July 11, 2010
Gujarat’s Chiranjeevi Yojana is now being recommended to be emulated in other states. This is being done to offer better health services to the poor and to help control population. “Population regulation is directly linked to lowering the Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Infant Mortality Rate (IMR). States in which fertility rate is high have high IMR and MMR which reflects poor quality of healthcare. We need to explore innovative ways for deliveries and Chiranjeevi Scheme shows the way forward,” Dr Amarjit Singh of the cell said.
New Delhi: July 08, 2010
The Delhi High Court decision of striking down Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code to decriminalise same sex relations between consenting adults could be showcased at the newly created Global Commission on HIV and Law, a new body launched by the United Nations Development Programme. The Commission is aimed to increase understanding of the impact of the legal environment on national HIV responses. It will seek to focus on how laws and law enforcement can support, rather than block, effective HIV responses.
Ahmedabad: July 08, 2010
Alarmed by the continued lag in human development index (HDI), especially due to gaps in health services, Gujarat government has decided to start online monitoring of rural families in order to find out existing lacunae in controlling high levels of infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR). The state’s online monitoring system, part of its e-Mamta project, has been jointly developed by Gujarat’s health and family welfare department and Government of India’s National Rural Health Mission.
New Delhi: July 04, 2010
The Advisory Group on Community Action of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has recommended community monitoring for effective implementation of the programme and asked the government to allocate “realistic” funds and assess the human resource requirement for the purpose. A report presented to the Union Health and Family Ministry on the completion of the First Phase of Community Monitoring under NRHM taken up in nine States on a pilot basis suggests that the government should support community action including community monitoring to ensure that it is initiated in the other States also.
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