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
Oct 14, 2014 Newer medical technologies are increasingly being used for gender selection, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister. Read more
Oct 09, 2014 “There is a need to understand what Mental Health means in relation to children in institutions,” the experts said. Read more
Oct 08, 2014 While on a visit to the Mental Health Hospital in Agra, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that October 10 would be observed as the National Mental Health Day. Read more
Sep 30, 2014 The mobile unit will provide free treatment including medicines, iron supplementsa and diet counseling. Read more
Sep 22, 2014 The consignment of gloves worth Rs 5 million will be distributed among medical workers in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Nigeria. 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.