The health system for the poor, especially women from marginalised communities, in India, is a shambles. India ranks the third lowest on health on the World Economic Forum’s Gender Gap Index. Instead of investing more in strengthening the health system to ensure every woman has the care that she needs, there is a reduction in the health budget for villages, including a dire cut for reproductive and child health. The feature highlighted how the women from economically weaker sections are becoming victims of country’s failing health system.
What makes this project innovative?
The feature substantiated by the authentic data highlighted how poor women are on the receiving end of pathetic state-run health services and when governments reduce their expenditure on essential public services such as education and health care, women and girls are the first ones to lose out on these services.
What was the impact of your project? How did you measure it?
It was among the highest read news articles on the website and was widely shared on social media.
Source and methodology
I used figures from the government data, inddependent researches and surveys.
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