As other developing countries race ahead of India in improving health care, the country announced it plans to increase health-care spending.
Feb. 1, 2012 A woman feeds her malnourished child with special food at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Center of the Shivpuri district in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. India has failed to reduce its high prevalence of child malnutrition despite its economy doubling between 1990 and 2005 to become Asia's third largest. A government-supported survey said 42 percent of children under age 5 are underweight — almost double that of sub-Saharan Africa — compared to 43 percent five years ago. Adnan Abidi/Reuters Buy Photo