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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).
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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.
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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:
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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.
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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.
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Welfare schemes need to be fortified by grievance mechanisms: Poonam Muttreja
Nov 12, 2014 Executive Director of Population Foundation of India, Poonam Muttreja, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that community participation in welfare schemes is discouraged due to lack of proper grievance redressal mechanisms. Excerpts from the interview.
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Stark choice for many Afghans: sickness or debt
Jul 25, 2014 According to a report which surveyed 700 patients in four Afghan provinces, 44 percent of respondents were forced to sell their possessions to get health care during a recent illness.
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Leprosy is a neglected disability in India: Rights activist
Jul 06, 2015 There are 747 recognised or registered colonies of people affected by leprosy in India.
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Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran
Jun 24, 2015 Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
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The vicious circle of low birth weight in Pakistan
Sep 02, 2013 Pakistan has the world’s second highest recorded rate in the world (32 percent), surpassed only by Mauritania which has a rate of 34 percent.
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End of poverty possible in our generation: report
Jan 11, 2013 We seem to be finally gaining on absolute poverty, the report by an NGO asserts, even as we near the 2015 deadline of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
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70% of cancer deaths in developing countries: Indian PM
Jan 08, 2014 The Indian PM, Dr Manmohan Singh, was speaking after laying the foundation stone for 'National Cancer Centre' in Punjab.
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Panchayat to run water treatment plant in Bihar village
Aug 31, 2015 The community owned water treatment plant will provide clean drinking water to people at the nominal rates.
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India free of maternal, neonatal tetanus, says WHO
Aug 31, 2015 The UN health agency has congratulated India on the eradication of the killer disease.
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Indian government launches mobile app on HIV/AIDS
Aug 19, 2015 This mobile application will provide complete information on HIV and help the government in reaching out to the unreached.
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UN launches 500 days of action to reach the MDGs
Aug 27, 2014 The eight MDGs, agreed by world leaders at the UN summit in 2000, are described as a 15-year roadmap for development across the world.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Pranab concerned over India's low expenditure on health
Sep 11, 2013 As per WHO, India's total expenditure on health as a percentage of GDP in 2011 is 3.9 per cent.
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Be ready for a backlash: WHO tells anti-tobacco fighters
Sep 11, 2013 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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Considerable progress on MDGs 4 and 5: Indian official
Feb 26, 2015 India has seen a 61 per cent decline in under-5 mortality rate since 1990, said Dr Rakesh Kumar, an official from the Indian Health Ministry.
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India gives Rs 35.7 mn aid for schools, hospital in Nepal
May 08, 2014 The India-Nepal Economic Programme has an outlay of over 65 billion Nepali rupees with more than 475 large and small development projects.
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Sister, where art thou?
May 12, 2014 As Florence Nightingale said so many years ago, nursing is not merely a science, but more so an art, write Kavita Narayan and Devaki Nambiar.
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Kareena Kapoor supports Colgate’s health initiative
Nov 06, 2013 The mobile dental vans sponsored by Colgate will be travelling to 45 cities covering schools and some underprivileged areas.
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Stem-cell transplants wipe out HIV, say scientists
Jul 04, 2013 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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Sri Lanka and Maldives sign deals on health, education
Jul 01, 2014 The agreements among other provisions will also facilitate to exchange specialists and trained staff, training of nurses
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Facing HIV challenge through early intervention
Sep 01, 2013 A new study highlights the benefits of a holistic counseling based approach in preventing women’s sexual health problems.
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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.
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