Five Bright Spots and Four Causes For Worry From The First Official Indian Health Survey In A Decade
Friday, March 3, 2017
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare finally released the findings of the fourth National Family Health Survey (NFHS), India’s primary source of data on public health, on Tuesday. The NFHS-4, which is meant to be conducted every five years, comes after a ten year gap this time because of differences of opinion between the government and its partners.
Nevertheless, the new data is a rich source of information on public health indicators and an important measure of the success and failure of government interventions over the last decade.
First the (mostly) good news.
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