MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
Oct 27, 2014 05:38 PM The annual number of polio cases has fallen from 350,000 in 1988, to 416 in 2013, and 243 so far this year – an extraordinary drop of more than 99 percent.
Sep 03, 2014 11:15 AM
The new strategy involves carrying out active searches for people with symptoms of the disease in the 54 affected districts of the four states
[Healthcare] [India] [South Asia] [Health sector]
May 29, 2014 04:07 PM
The UN has decided to address the issue of open defecation by launching a campaign to put an end to the practice, focusing primarily on countries like India and Bangladesh.
[Open defecation] [Health] [South Asia]
Dec 02, 2013 05:20 PM
As a virus, AIDS has proved remarkably resourceful, outwitting scientists and keeping a vaccine or cure out of reach, says James Robertson, Executive Director of India HIV/AIDS Alliance.
[AIDS] [Health MDGs] [India] [Health] [South Asia]
Oct 15, 2013 10:00 AM
Health officials say nearly 8,000 people have tested positive for the virus and that the death toll could be much higher than 22 in Pakhtunkhwa Province.
[Dengue Deaths] [South Asia] [Healthcare] [Pakistan]
Sep 11, 2013 06:52 PM
As India gears for an ‘endgame for tobacco’, WHO boss, Dr Margaret Chan, today spoke to rid the world of the one product it doesn’t need.
[Health] [India] [Health MDGs] [World Health Organisation] [South Asia]
Sep 01, 2013 08:00 AM
A new study highlights the benefits of a holistic counseling based approach in preventing women’s sexual health problems.
[Health MDGs] [Healthcare] [Women's Rights] [South Asia] [Health] [Women] [India]
Aug 22, 2013 04:35 PM
Forty Parliamentarians from nine countries in South Asia supported the need to highlight sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR).
[Gender] [Gender Equality] [India] [South Asia] [Rights]
Jul 18, 2013 03:20 PM
Iron Deficiency Anaemia is one of the most widespread nutritional deficiency disorder in India, which affects around 58 per cent of the pregnant women.
[Healthcare] [South Asia] [Health] [Girls] [Health MDGs] [Indian Girls] [India]
Jul 04, 2013 12:14 PM
Researchers have reported the case of Two HIV positive men who now show no signs of the HIV virus following Stem-Cell Transplants
[Science] [HIV/AIDS] [South Asia] [Health MDGs] [Health]
Jul 04, 2013 09:30 AM
Countries across the world have already made great strides on health targets, and are within close reach of achieving them by 2015.
[Millennium Development Goals] [Health] [Health MDGs]
Jul 03, 2013 06:55 PM
Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh exhorts people for compelling filmmakers to make meaningful and socially relevant films.
[Medecins Sans Frontieres] [South Asia] [Health] [Bollywood] [Cinema] [Farooq Sheikh] [India] [Healthcare]
Jul 02, 2013 07:05 PM Doctors without Borders or Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), today launched a campaign to engage Indian people with pressing health issues in the country.
Jul 01, 2013 03:36 PM
By making smart choices, UNAIDS estimates that treatment can be further expanded within the existing resource needs of between $22-24 billion for 2015.
[UNAIDS] [Health] [Health MDGs]
May 06, 2013 02:34 PM
The World Bank has approved the fourth of a series of credits aimed at supporting India’s AIDS control program which seeks to curb the spread of HIV by 2017. The $255 million credit to the National AIDS Control Support Project will help accelerate AIDS prevention programs by targeting vulnerable groups at high risk of infection.
[India] [World Bank] [South Asia] [AIDS]