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Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

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Bihar’s new weapon in Battle for Kids’ lives

Bihar rolled out its latest weapon in the battle to save infants’ lives. A new vaccine has been added to the routine immunization programme, one that prevents pneumonia. Bihar which is a pneumonia endemic region, is one of three focus states in the National campaign against pneumonia. The PCV vaccine has been proved to be […]

WHO warns: watch out for Zika!

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WHO warns: watch out for Zika!

Watch out India! Zika infections are “highly likely” to keep spreading across Asia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned. Hundreds of cases of the virus have been reported in Singapore while two cases of Zika-linked microcephaly have already been confirmed in Thailand. The mosquito-borne virus has been detected in 70 countries worldwide, at least 19 […]

Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

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Sri Lanka has eradicated Malaria, here’s how …

Sri Lanka is ‘Malaria Free. ’ Experts and authorities attribute Sri Lanka’s success in eliminating malaria from the island to a concerted effort by multiple programmes acting in concert with a robust national healthcare system. The fight against malaria took 25 years. Hemantha Herath, deputy director of Sri Lanka’s anti malaria campaign, says that case […]

Zika likely to migrate to India, China, and South Asia

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Zika likely to migrate to India, China, and South Asia

When the Zika Virus packs its bag and begins travelling, India is among the most likely places the dreaded virus will visit, say researchers.  The most vulnerable areas are China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Nigeria, Vietnam, Pakistan and Bangladesh, says the research. Scientists trying to predict the future path of Zika say that 2.6 billion people […]

‘Leprosy Free’ Orissa isn’t so:  leprosy rate rises!

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‘Leprosy Free’ Orissa isn’t so: leprosy rate rises!

BHUBANESWAR: Leprosy is on the rise in Orissa! The number of leprosy patients has risen in the state since 2006.The irony is that in 2006-2007, the sate government had declared Orissa (Odisha) leprosy free! Now, it is estimated that about 3 in 20,000 people here have the dreaded disease. State Leprosy Welfare Federation president Duryodhan […]

National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

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National Doctors’ Day: why and wherefore

July 1 is celebrated as National Doctors’ day in India. It’s a day to remember the role that doctors play in our lives, and also a day for the medical professionals to do some introspection as well. National Doctors day in India is a big awareness campaign offering opportunities to all to get aware about […]

Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

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Follow WHO guidelines, says GNP+

Governments should ensure that they follow the WHO guidelines and give all HIV infected people access to uninterrupted supply of medicines.  The right to health for HIV+ people can only be ensured fully  if governments decriminalize gay sex and sex work, says an appeal from GNP+ As the World Health Organisation (WHO) gathers to discuss […]