GS-II: Social Sector Services Health

The 2022 World Toilet Day is being observed on the theme of ‘Making the Invisible Visible’. In this context, discuss various government’s programs to improve sanitation.

  Every year on November 19, the UN observes World Toilet Day. The major goal is to increase public knowledge of more extensive sanitation systems, including hand washing, stormwater management, and wastewater treatment. Aim: It is about taking action to ..

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Comment on the situation of tuberculosis in India. What are the challenges and way ahead?

  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the number of tuberculosis (TB) cases worldwide increased in 2021 for the first time in decades. Situation of TB in India: While the public sector is overburdened and deficient in infrastructure, the ..

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Why is the first 1,000 days of life significant for a child’s development? How can the frontline workers, like the ASHAs, help deliver necessary interventions during this crucial time period?

The most effective set of measures for decreasing child mortality, avoiding malnutrition, and determining cognitive development is optimal maternal nutrition and child feeding. Status of Child health in India: The National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS-5) report raises concerns about child ..

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Discuss the importance of ASHA workers in India. What needs to be done to improve their working conditions?

ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) is a social health activist in the age group of 25 to 45 years, who serves as the first point of contact for health-related requirements of deprived sections of the rural population. They are vital ..

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There is a need to focus on all three levels of healthcare in India with special focus on the primary health care. Comment.

Healthcare in India is in the developing stage with nearly 1.6% of GDP being spent on health care. There is a need to focus on development of all three levels of healthcare as: Rising burden of non-communicable diseases. To ensure ..

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The idea of population control legislation in India has become irrelevant in the light of demographic changes highlighted by the NFHS-5. Critically examine.

National Family Health Survey (NFHS) is a large-scale, multi-round survey conducted in a representative sample of households throughout India by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The NFHS-5 highlights several demographic changes in India, such as: Lowering of total ..

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