Dec 10, 2014 Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda. Read more
Dec 01, 2014 The report, Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, outlines a set of targets that would need to be reached by 2020. Read more
Nov 10, 2014 Melinda and I first called for eradication back in 2007 along with Margaret Chan, who runs the World Health Organization, writes Bill Gates. Read more
Nov 05, 2014 The project is designed to significantly improve the quality of life of the low-income communities in Uttarakhand. Read more
Nov 05, 2014 The World Lung Foundation (WLF) hopes that the ad campaign will reduce the prevalence of chewing (smokeless) tobacco. Read more
Oct 27, 2014 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. Read more
Oct 27, 2014 Pakistan today accounts for 85 percent of the world’s polio cases today. Read more
Oct 26, 2014 “Two years without malaria cases is a huge achievement,” said Dr Richard Feachem, Director of the Global Health Group (GHG). Read more
Apr 16, 2013 This practice termed as Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign (CLTS) addresses the problem of sanitation in rural areas of Bhiwani district in Haryana.
A pioneering health initiative in rural India, OneWorld's Maternal Health Care (MHC) project aims at providing useful information to pregnant women through mobile phones. This information on healthcare, nutrition and eating right - knowledge that a pregnant woman needs for her well being and good health - is sent to the women and their families as SMS messages in Hindi. The idea behind combining ICTs with health delivery services is to bring down the maternal mortality rate in rural India. Expectant women register for this service with their mobile phones and receive SMS messages on pre-natal care, reminders about specific tests and vaccinations, food and nutrients that ensure safety of a woman and healthy delivery of a child. The service is currently running in the villages of Uttar Pradesh in north India.