- Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: study
Apr 08, 2015
The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.
[India] [Health sector] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development]
- Maldives keen to take docs, medicines from Bangladesh
Apr 03, 2013
Maldives has expressed its interest to recruit physicians and import pharmaceutical products from Bangladesh, said the Maldivian health minister Dr Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed on Monday.
[Medicines] [Bangladesh] [Health sector] [South Asia] [Maldives]
- India gears up to fight smokeless tobacco threat
Sep 24, 2013
India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has launched mass media campaign- Tears you Apart- using the ‘Raw and Real’ approach to warn people against the deadly effects of Smokeless Tobacco.
[Health sector] [India] [South Asia]
- 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.
[HIV/AIDS] [South Asia] [Health sector] [Health MDGs] [India HIV infections] [AIDS]
- Ebola: WHO seeks to allay fears about air travel
Aug 18, 2014
The WHO has repeatedly said that the Ebola virus is highly contagious – but not airborne.
[UN] [WHO] [Health sector]
- Alert systems restrict Ebola from entering India
Aug 19, 2014
“We have systems in place for tracking anybody with remotest symptoms of Ebola Virus Disease,” the Indian Health Minister said.
[South Asia] [Health sector] [Health] [India]
- India needs to hike public spending on health: official
Aug 28, 2014
A minimum of 2.5% of India’s GDP is required to be spent on health for providing a reasonable package of healthcare services.
[Health sector] [South Asia] [India] [Healthcare]
- India launches new strategy for 'Kala Azar' eradication
Sep 03, 2014
The new strategy involves carrying out active searches for people with symptoms of the disease in the 54 affected districts of the four states
[Healthcare] [India] [South Asia] [Health sector]
- 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:
[PHFI] [Hypertension] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Health MDGs] [Healthcare] [India] [Health sector]
- UN ECOSOC grants ‘Special Consultative Status’ to Indian nonprofit
Sep 02, 2015
The Disease Management Association of India (DMAI) is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards achieving accountable, affordable and accessible healthcare in India.
[India] [Healthcare] [UN ECOSOC] [Health sector] [South Asia]
- Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation
Dec 10, 2014
Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
[Health] [Healthcare] [India] [Health sector]
- Indian minister for scientific collection of donated organs
Aug 08, 2014
India’s Health Minister said that Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital will house the first National Organ &Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO).
[Healthcare] [Health sector] [South Asia] [India]
- Most cities of the world are enveloped in dirty air: WHO
May 12, 2014
In most cities where there is enough data to compare the situation today with previous years, air pollution is getting worse.
[India] [Health sector] [Pollution] [South Asia]
- 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.
[Healthcare] [Health MDGs] [South Asia] [India] [Health sector] [Health]
- Indian Govt blinks as Nestle breaks baby food law: BPNI
Oct 10, 2013
Nestle is already facing a criminal charge in the court of law for alleged violation of the IMS Act in 1994 and it took 17 years for the court to frame a charge in 2012.
[Child Rights] [India] [Health sector] [Children] [Healthcare]