Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19

With one out of two children in India suffering from one form of malnutrition, there are many more who are hovering just above that threshold. The findings of this paper … Continue reading “Children living on edge of malnutrition in India at greater risk of “food shocks” during national lockdowns to curb COVID-19″

Weighing the value of crowdsourced versus official COVID-19 data in India

A piece on natureindia.com written by researchers affiliated with the Harvard Pop Center — Weixing Zhang, Rockli Kim and S.V. Subramanian— highlights the importance of timely data on COVID-19 infection … Continue reading “Weighing the value of crowdsourced versus official COVID-19 data in India”

Prevalence of diabetes among subset of women in India varies by region

This cross-sectional study published in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolic Disorders by faculty member S. V. Subramanian and his colleagues Shrikant Singh and Parul Puri found that the burden of … Continue reading “Prevalence of diabetes among subset of women in India varies by region”

Mothers in India who experienced neonatal death of child found to be at increased risk of additional neonatal deaths

Harvard Pop Center faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and visiting scientist Rockli Kim, ScD, are among the authors of a study published in the JAMA Open Network that … Continue reading “Mothers in India who experienced neonatal death of child found to be at increased risk of additional neonatal deaths”

Politics of caste and class go under microscope in effort to combat child poverty in India

Harvard Bell Fellow Adel Daoud, PhD, and his colleague Shailen Nandy have authored a study published in Sociology of Development that sets out to systematically analyze how politics of caste, … Continue reading “Politics of caste and class go under microscope in effort to combat child poverty in India”

For policy change in India, it really may take a village

Researchers at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) have been awarded a 2.2 million dollar grant by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Harvard T.H. Chan School … Continue reading “For policy change in India, it really may take a village”

Harvard Chan School reports: In India, population policy needs to go beyond the numbers alone

Harvard Pop Center faculty member S (Subu) V Subramanian, PhD, and student Pritha Chatterjee have penned an op-ed that is the subject of a Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public … Continue reading “Harvard Chan School reports: In India, population policy needs to go beyond the numbers alone”

Are there “missing” women patients in India? A closer look at gender discrimination in access to healthcare

Harvard Pop Center faculty member S V Subramanian, PhD, is among the authors of a study that reviewed outpatient data from a large referral public hospital in Delhi, India, and … Continue reading “Are there “missing” women patients in India? A closer look at gender discrimination in access to healthcare”