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Article UN ECOSOC grants ‘Special Consultative Status’ to Indian nonprofit
The Disease Management Association of India (DMAI) is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards achieving accountable, affordable and accessible healthcare in India.
Article Bihar needs integrated solutions like SWASTH: Prakash Kumar of BTAST
Prakash Kumar, Team Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that convergence between health, nutrition, and water and sanitation makes sense for Bihar as it is one of the most populous state and optimum use of available resources and holistic planning is necessary for development.BTAST is an initiative of Bihar Government supported by DFID-UK to implement the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar. Excerpts from the interview with Prakash Kumar:
Article Bihar provides dialysis service at half the market rates
Special camps are being organised in the state at public health facilities where haemo-dialysis sessions are being provided at half the market price.
Article Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: study
According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.
Article Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran
Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
Article Maternal health in India: Betting big on midwives, ANMs
According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country.
Article Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation
Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
Article IDSP tracking 864 passengers for Ebola virus in India
During past 24 hours, 155 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at seven major airports in India.
Article India launches new strategy for 'Kala Azar' eradication
The new strategy involves carrying out active searches for people with symptoms of the disease in the 54 affected districts of the four states
Article CGHS clinics now open to all senior citizens in Delhi
The clinics will be thrown open to all citizens above 65 years of age, signaling an end to the exclusivity of the Central Government Health Services.
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