The Health section focuses on women and child health besides various other topics such as sanitation, common diseases, policies and schemes, first aid and mental health.
Awareness on Maternal and Child Health
India is committed to reduce the maternal mortality ratio and providing universal access to reproductive health. Awareness generation on maternal and child health is a major responsibility and fundamental importance, to ensure utilization of various programmes implemented by Government.
Indigenous Systems of Medicine.
People are in dire need of relevant information on the utilization of indigenous systems of medicine. Vikaspedia attempts to consolidate the information, resource materials and database related to Ayurveda, Yoga, Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH).
Mental Health awareness - Need of the hour
According to World Health Organisation, by the year 2020, depression constitutes the second largest disease burden worldwide. The social and economic costs associated with growing burden of mental ill health, directs to create awareness on mental health and treating mental illness.
Women health is very important thorough out her life, from puberty to menopause. Adolescent health, pregnancy, and reproductive tract health are the major areas of concern where care needs to be taken. In this portal information is provided for safe motherhood and care for good reproductive tract health.
Children and Newborns, Growth and development, achieving mile stones, vaccination, care during illness, nutrition etc play a big role in child health. children are vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases. Healthy growth and development need to be supported with proper care to prevent malnutrition and infectious diseases. Each phase of child as a new born, infant, toddler and school going age needs special attention and care to protect and prevent diseases and to optimise the growth and development to their full potential. The portal provides information about all these topics.
National Health Mission seeks to provide effective health care to the population, the disadvantaged groups including women and children by improving access, enabling community ownership strengthening public health systems for efficient service delivery, enhancing equity and accountability and promoting decentralization. The portal provides information related to the NHM and various health related policies and schemes.
AYUSH that is Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) is gaining popularity. The portal provides information on basic concepts, diagnosis, treatment and related institutions and schemes related to AYUSH.
Nutrition is the intake of food, considered in relation to the body’s dietary needs. Good nutrition – an adequate, well balanced diet combined with regular physical activity – is a cornerstone of good health. The portal provides information related to dietary guidelines, foods and their nutritional values, nutrition concepts and tips and much more.
Disease is a term for any condition that impairs the normal functioning of organs or body. They can be divided into three categories. Those are Intrinsic Diseases, Extrinsic Diseases and Diseases of Unknown Origin. The portal provides information related to these types of diseases.
A holistic definition of sanitation includes safe drinking water, liquid and solid waste management, environmental cleanliness and personal hygiene. The portal provides information on these topics of importance.
WHO defines Mental health as mental well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. The portal provides information related to this vital health aspect that is drawing attention at present.
First aid is the provision of initial care for an illness or injury. The portal offers information on necessary points to remember and keep ready when any emergency accident or small injury occurs, in the house or in office, school, college or factory.