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MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
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UN launches global campaign to end open defecation

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.
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Tobacco is a main cause of cancer in India, says WLF

Feb 11, 2014 11:45 AM According to World Lung Foundation, more than one million Indians die prematurely from tobacco related disease each year.
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Indian govt launches new campaign against smoking

Jan 22, 2014 06:10 PM The new campaign called 'Artery' by the Indian government shows graphic harm caused due to Cigarettes and Bidi smoking.
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Fighting AIDS: A long way to ‘Zero’

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.
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Pakistan’s Swat Valley hit by dengue

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.
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Be ready for a backlash: WHO tells anti-tobacco fighters

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.
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New initiatives worth 500-cr for healthcare in India's Assam

Sep 02, 2013 09:00 AM The government also rolled a dedicated Mother and child tracking telephone based system in the north-eastern state of Assam in India.
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Facing HIV challenge through early intervention

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.
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New partnerships to promote sexual rights in South Asia

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).
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India launches scheme to provide iron tablets to 13 cr girls

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.
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Stem-cell transplants wipe out HIV, say scientists

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
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MDG report 2013: UN calls on nations to step up efforts

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.
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Indian cinema needs a discerning audience: Farooq Sheikh

Jul 03, 2013 06:55 PM Veteran Bollywood actor Farooq Sheikh exhorts people for compelling filmmakers to make meaningful and socially relevant films.
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Reaching out to neglected spots of Indian 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.

Huge number of people with HIV accessing treatment: UN

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.
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World No Tobacco Day being observed today

May 31, 2013 06:20 PM According to a WHO report, 83 countries have introduced a comprehensive ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
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Canada urges Pakistan for protection of polio workers

May 24, 2013 12:02 PM Pakistan is one of just three countries, including Afghanistan and Nigeria, where polio remains endemic.
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World Bank approves $255 mn for AIDS project in India

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.
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Alcohol consumption in India: Health experts for tax reforms

Apr 23, 2013 04:00 PM Experts gathered in New Delhi discussed the negative impacts on general well-being and health from consumption of alcohol.

Processed food business is more dangerous than tobacco industry: expert

Mar 17, 2013 05:00 AM Arun Gupta, Member, Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges and Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that there is a strong case of regulation to keep the vested interests out of India’s healthcare system. Excerpts from Arun Gupta 's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
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