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MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
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New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

Jul 07, 2015 08:39 PM The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
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Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran

Jun 24, 2015 07:55 PM 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:
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NACO launches database of blood banks in India

Jun 15, 2015 01:05 PM India’s National Aids Control Organization (NACO) observed ‘World Blood Donors Day’ by launching the database of blood banks.
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UN urges ‘fast-track’ approach to end AIDS epidemic

Dec 01, 2014 05:47 PM The report, Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, outlines a set of targets that would need to be reached by 2020.

UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

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.

India launches new strategy for 'Kala Azar' eradication

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
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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.

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