MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
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]
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.
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.
[Food] [Breastfeeding India] [India] [Health and Nutrition] [South Asia]
Mar 13, 2013 06:00 PM
A statement by the Health Minister of Maharashtra, India’s second largest state, speaks of the people affected by HIV, while not really mentioning those infected by the virus that causes AIDS and is continuing the spread across the state.
[India] [HIV/AIDS] [Health] [Health MDGs] [South Asia]
Mar 07, 2013 11:00 AM
Dr Gulzarul Aziz, Associate Professor of Bangladesh Agricultural University, said that production, distribution, marketing and selling of non- iodized salt must be prohibited strictly.
[Bangladesh Agricultural University] [Bangladesh] [Health] [South Asia]
Feb 14, 2013 01:45 PM
People do not see the good things done by the government and are in the habit of pointing out shortcomings, said Mahinda Rajapaksa, the Sri Lankan President.
[Sri Lankan government] [Sri Lanka President] [Health] [Sri Lanka] [South Asia]
Feb 06, 2013 02:00 PM
The child health screening service is an initiative of the National Rural Health Mission of India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
[South Asia] [Health] [India] [Children]
Feb 02, 2013 04:50 PM
Steps are also being taken to create networks of basic and advanced ambulances for covering the remote areas, said Ghulam Nabi Azad, India’s Health Minister.
[Children] [South Asia] [India] [Health]
Dec 21, 2012 02:50 PM
In view of gaping shortages of doctors, allied healthcare professionals would have to play an increasingly prominent role in providing health services to India’s masses, says a report released by the Public Health Foundation of India today. Here is a brief overview of the report.
[Medical Council of India] [NRHM] [South Asia] [Paramedics India] [India health professionals]
Dec 21, 2012 02:30 PM
An event to release a report on the state of allied health science, the future for its practitioners and legislations covering the sector became a bureaucracy-bashing forum as health professionals took pot-shots at bureaucrats.
[India health professionals] [India NRHM] [South Asia] [Medical Council of India]
Dec 18, 2012 02:30 PM
The malaria burden is concentrated in 14 endemic countries, which account for an estimated 80% of malaria deaths, says a WHO report.
[Indian Malaria Deaths] [WHO] [Health MDGs] [Health] [South Asia] [Millennium Development Goals] [Nepal]
Dec 03, 2012 04:25 PM
In an exclusive interview to Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, Aradhana Johri, Additional Secretary of the Department of AIDS Control, talks of India's battle against HIV/AIDS. Saying that the strategy of the fourth phase of India's flagship National AIDS Control Programme will mirror its earlier avatar, the senior Health Ministry official assured that the Indian government will manage funds for AIDS control.
[India] [World AIDS Day] [Health] [HIV/AIDS] [South Asia]
Nov 21, 2012 04:40 PM
While India and Nepal register significant drops in new HIV infections, the picture appears not as rosy in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, UNAIDS report says.
[India HIV infections] [United Nations] [UNAIDS] [South Asia] [Health]
Jan 10, 2012 11:30 AM
Indian AIDS agency is reluctant to phase out cheap HIV/AIDS drug, stavudine, despite causing disfiguration and affecting the peripheral nervous system.
[Drugs] [AIDS] [India] [South Asia]
Jan 06, 2012 12:37 PM
While a vaccine to completely cure AIDS may not be developed, new research into human immune system could help slow the onset of AIDS, says Nobel laureate scientist Rolf M Zinkernagel.
[AIDS] [South Asia] [India] [Research]
Dec 29, 2011 11:52 AM
An HIV study, HPTN 052 can prove to be a "game-changer" for its near-100% efficacy in reducing HIV transmission rates, says a scientific journal.
Dec 02, 2011 06:31 PM
Indian government will soon pass the long pending law to prevent discrimination by conducting massive awareness generations programmes, said the health minster.
[AIDS] [Law] [India] [South Asia]
Dec 01, 2011 10:55 AM
Access to treatment has reduced the number of people dying of HIV-AIDS worldwide, but in north-east India, a constant flow of drugs is spreading both disease and addiction.
[AIDS] [South Asia] [India]
Nov 30, 2011 06:12 PM
A recently published report by World Bank found a significant decline in HIV prevalence among female sex workers and young women (15-24 years) seeking antenatal care in the high-prevalence southern states.
[AIDS] [India] [South Asia]