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MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
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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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Over 14,500 HIV deaths in Maharashtra

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.
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