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As members of a profession which has a privileged status and has bestowed on us a position of honour, it is our ethical responsibility to ensure that no one from our profession indulges in unethical and unlawful practices. The Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act 1994– and its subsequent amendment in 2003 as the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act (PC & PNDT Act) were not brought into force because common people were resorting to sex selection, but because the medical fraternity made it possible and easy for them to do so. 
 

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With a view to accelerate the reduction in maternal mortality, Government of India initiated a scheme called Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) in 2005 under its National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). The scheme aims at reducing maternal and new born mortality rate by promoting institutional delivery for which financial incentives are provided to mothers who deliver in a health facility. On the request of the Government of India, UNFPA commissioned this concurent evaluation study of JSY in five high focus states of Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

 

 

 

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The pre-conception and pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of sex Selection) Act, 1994 is both prohibitory and regulatory in nature

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An Information Booklet for Policy Planners, Programme Managers & Service Providers in Health Systems

 

 

 

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A Policy brief on Financial Incentive for Girls focussed on the Dhanalakshmi Scheme. This is an innovative pilot CCT scheme launched by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, GOI. This policy brief evaluates on What works.  

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United Nations Population Fund collaborated with Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangalore), Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) - to conduct primary survey on  socio-economic status, health and living conditions of the elderly. To encourage researchers, data was shared for deeper analysis and the working paper series II brings out specific areas of investigations about the lives of the elderly.

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Public Expenditure Requirements and Financing options for a National Level Universal Old Age Pension Scheme in India

United Nations Population Fund collaborated with Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangalore), Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) - to conduct primary survey on  socio-economic status, health and living conditions of the elderly. To encourage researchers, data was shared for deeper analysis and the working paper series II brings out specific areas of investigations about the lives of the elderly.

 

 

 

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United Nations Population Fund collaborated with Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangalore), Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) - to conduct primary survey on  socio-economic status, health and living conditions of the elderly. Deeper analysis of the primary data was undertaken to prepare thematic reports on various aspects.
 

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United Nations Population Fund collaborated with Institute for Social and Economic Change (Bangalore), Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi) and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) - to conduct primary survey on  socio-economic status, health and living conditions of the elderly. Deeper analysis of the primary data was undertaken to prepare thematic reports on various aspects.
 

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A key approach on social marketing adopted by the Ministry of Health and Family Planning, Government of India, for providing accessible and affordable contraceptive products to low-income families and vulnerable groups.

 

 

 

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