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MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

MDG6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
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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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Iodized salt can prevent mental disorders: Experts

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.
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Freedom is the greatest gift people can have: Rajapaksa

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.
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India launches child health screening service

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.
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India to initiate comprehensive medical check-ups for kids

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.
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From Paramedics to Allied Health Sciences: landscaping the journey and way forward

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.
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Health services: Bureaucrats, doctors critique each other

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.
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India to see a dip in malaria cases by 2015: report

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.
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Senior Indian official, Aradhana Johri, speaks on World AIDS Day 2012

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.
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The beginning of the end of AIDS? Not quite

Nov 30, 2012 02:11 PM The world is not on track to meet ambitious targets to significantly reduce sexual transmission of HIV, says a new report.
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New HIV infections in India drop by 57 per cent: UNAIDS

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.
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India's HIV drug comes with health hazards

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.
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A completely effective AIDS vaccine not possible, says scientist

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.
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HIV-study top scientific breakthrough of 2011

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.

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