- Depression tops adolescent health challenges: WHO
May 16, 2014
An estimated 1.3 million adolescents died in 2012, largely from preventable causes, according to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).
[Health] [Health MDGs] [Health and Nutrition]
- Bihar provides dialysis service at half the market rates
Aug 04, 2015
Special camps are being organised in the state at public health facilities where haemo-dialysis sessions are being provided at half the market price.
[Health MDGs] [India] [BTAST] [Healthcare] [South Asia] [Health camp] [Bihar]
- Sri Lanka, Bangladesh have beaten India in healthcare: Harpal Singh
May 07, 2014
Harpal Singh, Mentor and Chairman Emeritus of Fortis Healthcare, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, on the sidelines of UN Corporate MDG Conclave held in New Delhi, said that responsibility to society should be integral to working of business. Excerpts from the interview:
[India] [Health and Nutrition] [Sri Lanka] [Healthcare] [Health MDGs] [Bangladesh] [South Asia]
- Huge number of people with HIV accessing treatment: UN
Jul 01, 2013
By making smart choices, UNAIDS estimates that treatment can be further expanded within the existing resource needs of between $22-24 billion for 2015.
[UNAIDS] [Health] [Health MDGs]
- India's polio free status shows the way
Mar 20, 2014
In February 2014, India crossed the three year mark wherein no new polio case had been recorded.
[Health MDGs] [Health] [Children]
- Paradigm shift in India’s health policy needed: officials
Feb 22, 2013
Policy should move from disease control to prevention, and focus more on water and sanitation, said speakers, at the two day conference on Food Safety and Environmental Toxins.
[South Asia] [Health and Nutrition] [Health MDGs] [India]
- Fighting AIDS: A long way to ‘Zero’
Dec 02, 2013
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.
[AIDS] [Health MDGs] [India] [Health] [South Asia]
- MDGs deadline must be met at all costs: Indian minister
Jul 14, 2014
India’s Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has asked doctors to strive for zero child deaths in hospitals.
[South Asia] [India] [Health] [Health MDGs]
- Effective treatment can cure Kala Azar: Anurag Kashyap
Jul 07, 2013
A person who invests in a film wants profit which is why filmmakers shy away from subjects like healthcare, says popular Indian film director, Anurag Kashyap.
[South Asia] [Health MDGs] [Medecins Sans Frontieres] [India] [Health] [Bollywood]
- NCDs account for 90% of Sri Lanka's disease burden
Dec 17, 2012
A series of recently published papers by the Health, Nutrition, and Population Family (HNP), a part of the WorldBank's Human Development Network, spotlights the status of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Sri Lanka.
[South Asia] [Health MDGs] [Sri Lanka NCDs] [Sri Lanka Life expectancy]
- Pranab calls on NGOs to play role in field of eye care
Jun 08, 2013
Health schemes should be consolidated in the country as people face lack of money for health facilities, the Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, said.
[South Asia] [Health MDGs] [Health] [India] [Indian President]
- India launches scheme to provide iron tablets to 13 cr girls
Jul 18, 2013
Iron Deficiency Anaemia is one of the most widespread nutritional deficiency disorder in India, which affects around 58 per cent of the pregnant women.
[Healthcare] [South Asia] [Health] [Girls] [Health MDGs] [Indian Girls] [India]
- Indian govt launches new campaign against smoking
Jan 22, 2014
The new campaign called 'Artery' by the Indian government shows graphic harm caused due to Cigarettes and Bidi smoking.
[Health MDGs] [Health] [Indian Government] [South Asia]
- World No Tobacco Day being observed today
May 31, 2013
According to a WHO report, 83 countries have introduced a comprehensive ban on all tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship.
[Health MDGs] [Health]
- Composing to inspire: From self to spine patients
May 28, 2014
A Delhi girl composes a song not just to inspire spine patients but to celebrate their journey towards a normal life.
[South Asia] [Health] [Health MDGs] [The Spine Foundation] [Delhi] [India]
- India’s National Health Policy: Nailing it right!
Jan 21, 2014
Rajendra Pratap Gupta, President, Disease Management Association of India speaks on the need for an effective National Health Policy and the aspects to be considered while framing it.
[Health MDGs] [India] [Health] [South Asia]
- Community volunteers fortify TB treatment in India
Apr 28, 2014
According to India’s Revised National TB Control Programme, about 800,000 cases are infectious and causing 1,000 deaths every day.
[Health MDGs] [India] [South Asia]
- Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: study
Jun 26, 2015
According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.
[Hypertension] [Healthcare] [Health MDGs] [Diabetes] [India] [South Asia]
- New ad featuring oral cancer victim gets good response
Nov 05, 2014
The World Lung Foundation (WLF) hopes that the ad campaign will reduce the prevalence of chewing (smokeless) tobacco.
[Health MDGs] [Health]
- Ebola: UN headquarters to scale-up crisis response
Sep 10, 2014
The WHO said that as of 6 September, 4,269 cases and 2,288 deaths have been reported in the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease.
[Health MDGs] [WHO] [Health] [South Asia]
- New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report
Jul 07, 2015
The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
[Health MDGs] [India] [Millennium Development Goals] [South Asia] [UN-ESCAP]
- India to see a dip in malaria cases by 2015: report
Dec 18, 2012
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]
- Encephalitis toll climbs to 589 in north India state
Dec 20, 2012
As many as 3496 patients suffering from the disease in eastern Uttar Pradesh were admitted to different hospitals which 589 died.
[Health MDGs] [Japanese Encephalitis] [Disease] [Encephalitis UP] [Health] [Encephalitis India]
- Bangladesh vows to end preventable child deaths by 2035
Jul 26, 2013
Bangladesh is one of 24 countries that have stepped up efforts to bring down neonatal and child mortality to 20 per 1,000 live births.
[Healthcare] [South Asia] [Children] [Bangladesh] [India] [Health MDGs]
- India to develop affordable diagnostic solutions
Oct 07, 2013
The collaborative effort between India and Finland is set to enable innovation and facilitate collaboration in diagnostic research.
[India] [South Asia] [Health] [Health MDGs]
- Midday meal to follow food safety norms in India
Aug 01, 2013
Experts talk about quality even as 150 more students in Bihar fall sick after having their mid-day meals.
[Health MDGs] [Children] [India] [Health] [Health and Nutrition]
- Saving newborn lives in India: A look at govt initiatives
Jul 25, 2013
India today accounts for nearly one third of all newborn deaths worldwide but fortunately the Indian govt agrees that saving newborn lives should be a national priority, writes Dr Rajiv Tandon.
[Healthcare] [South Asia] [Children] [India] [Health] [Health MDGs]
- India all set to achieve health MDGs
Dec 05, 2012
The current trends with regard to under-five mortality and maternal mortality ratio indicate that India should be able to achieve the MDG targets by 2015, said Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury, Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, India.
[India] [Maternal mortality rate] [Child mortality rate] [Health MDGs] [South Asia]
- Indian state to provide free diagnosis facility
Dec 13, 2012
Rajasthan, the north Indian desert state, is all set to provide free diagnosis facility in district hospitals beginning April.
[India] [South Asia] [Health MDGs] [Health]
- MDG report 2013: UN calls on nations to step up efforts
Jul 04, 2013
Countries across the world have already made great strides on health targets, and are within close reach of achieving them by 2015.
[Millennium Development Goals] [Health] [Health MDGs]