Sanitation most relevant for India's health parameters: Bill Gates

Sanitation is the most relevant aspect of improving India's reproductive, maternal and newborn health, according to philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates.

`Prioritize funding to disease-ridden, poor countries`

There was a need to prioritize adequate funding support to countries with huge disease burden and poverty, a senior official of India`s health ministry said.

Life expectancy gap growing between rich and poor world women: WHO

Life expectancy for women at 50 has improved, but the gap between poor and rich countries is growing, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

Children in poor countries `sexually abused live on web`

The sexual abuse of children in developing countries is increasingly being live-streamed on Internet services, Britain`s online child protection agency warned.

Progress in HIV infection treatment in poor countries: UN report

In a cheering report on the AIDS epidemic, UN report said Wednesday that new HIV infections among children are dropping at a steady rate.

World Bank says $49.3 bn pledged to help poorest

Pledges will help lift 79 states out of poverty through interest-free funds.

Hunger costs poor nations $450 bn a yr: ActionAid

As the world leaders prepare for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) review meeting next week, a new report says hunger could be costing poor nations as much as $450 billion a year.