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Decline in MMR

India’s maternal mortality ratio dips to 113 in 2016-18, Assam has highest and Kerala lowest

In 2015-17, India’s MMR was 122. Though the MMR has dropped, it’s still almost double the target set by the World Health Organization.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the chief infectious diseases expert in the US | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Fauci sidelined by White House, UK to ban Huawei, Lebanon’s food crisis & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Dr Li-Meng Yan, Hong Kong virologist | Fox News video

Hong Kong virologist, who fled to US, accuses China of covering up Covid threat

In interview to Fox News Friday, Dr Li-Meng Yan, who worked at WHO-affiliated laboratory on infectious diseases of Hong Kong School of Public Health, claimed her supervisor told her 'to keep silent'.
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On World Blood Donor Day, a look at India’s blood crisis that’s compounded by Covid

In early April, the Indian Red Cross Society had raised an alarm that voluntary blood donation had fallen by almost 100 per cent.
Modi-Xi summit

In WHO, India must look past pressure to corner China

As the head of World Health Assembly’s executive board, India can drive the Covid-related efforts to ensure countries have wide access to drugs, diagnostics and vaccines.
Representational image of Indian PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping| Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

With new WHO leadership role, India can’t fool partners with balancing acts

Intensifying power conflicts over Covid-19 will manifest themselves in new forms. It will become difficult for New Delhi to sidestep them without suffering some costs.
Brazil slums

WHO to launch coronavirus app targeting ‘under-resourced’ countries

The app will assess if a user has coronavirus symptoms, but WHO is undecided about contact-tracing due to privacy concerns.
An extension of the lockdown is expected to further hit economic activity that has already come to a halt

IRS officers suggest 4% Covid cess, tax for super rich to help economy recover from lockdown

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
File photo | Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping during the 11th BRICS Summit | PTI

Pressure mounts on India to call out China for Covid as it readies to take lead role at WHO

The US and Australia want India to take a ‘firm stand’ against China for the Covid-19 crisis when it assumes the charge of WHO’s executive board by May-end.

Off The Cuff with Dr. Soumya Swaminathan

India had been among the first few countries to take World Health Organization's warning seriously, said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, chief scientist at WHO, in a conversation with ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta. This is the reason the country has seen a flatter growth in a number of cases, she said. Ms Swaminathan explained how WHO has been responding to the crisis, to new vaccine candidates as well as global drug trials and why over-crowded countries India will have to pioneer new ways at social distancing.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.


IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.