Malaria-related deaths reduced by 41% in India, reveals WHO report

India continued to build on its recent success in controlling malaria, with the number of annual deaths going below 10,000 for the first time ever in 2018, a 41% reduction over 2017, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Malaria Report 2019 released on Wednesday, December 04

Malaria-related deaths reduced by 41% in India, reveals WHO reportWHO pat for India, Uganda for achieving a substantial reduction in cases, deaths. India and Uganda have received a special mention from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, for their substantial reduction in malaria cases in 2018 over the previous year. According to the World Malaria Report 2019, the two high-burden-to-high-impact (HBHI) […]

Merck Foundation and Tata Memorial Centre to build cancer care capacity in Africa

Through this partnership with India, Merck Foundation also aims to provide one-year oncology fellowship training for African doctors

Merck Foundation and Tata Memorial Centre to build cancer care capacity in AfricaMerck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany and the Tata Memorial Centre (TMC), a premier cancer centre in India, announced the signing of an MOU, aimed to provide fellowship program to Africa candidates. This initiative is a part of Merck Foundation’s ‘Merck Cancer Access Program’ that has been initiated by the Merck Foundation […]

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’

The last day of the 10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation (WCNR) hosted a very important session on how to make low cost rehabilitation possible in countries like India and Nigeria

‘NeuroRehabilitation is the need of the hour in the developing world’In developing countries, access to NeuroRehabilitation is not very feasible to many. Keeping this in mind, the WCNR held a session chaired by Professor Michael Barnes and Dr Volker Homberg. The session dealt with topics like overview of low cost rehabilitation in developing countries, virtual reality as a model of low cost rehabilitation, low cost […]

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration service

Around 150 people approach Sassoon Hospital every week for yellow fever vaccination. On the day of vaccination, there is always a huge crowd gathered in the hospital> they need to stand in a long queue to get vaccinated. Also, many people had to be turned back without prior appointment system asking them to come back again the following week for vaccination

Yellow Fever: Sassoon Hospital launches online registration serviceSassoon Hospital in Pune will become the first hospital in Maharashtra to start online registration for yellow fever vaccine in Maharashtra. Yellow fever vaccine is given as a  prophylaxis to a person traveling to yellow fever endemic areas like Brazil, Uganda, Argentina, Ethiopia, Nigeria etc. This vaccine is given as a single shot which provides immunity […]

Elimination of dog-transmitted rabies targeted by 2030 

Rabies claims the lives of an estimated 60,000 people each year, mainly affecting poorer people and children between the ages of five and 15. About 97 per cent of these deaths can be attributed to bites from dogs

Elimination of dog-transmitted rabies targeted by 2030 The total elimination of dog-transmitted human rabies by 2030 has been called for in a joint statement by the World Veterinary Association (WVA) and World Medical Association (WMA). The two organisations have joined forces to mark World Rabies Day on September 28 in collaboration with the “Rabies: Zero by 30 “campaign of Global Alliance for Rabies Control […]

Indian doctors offer medical services to needy patients in Rwanda

A team of 10 doctors performed 50 surgeries in urology and 18 neurosurgeries in a span of ten days. Their mission also included providing training to local doctors. A lot of medical supplies were also provided to government hospitals of Rwanda

Indian doctors offer medical services to needy patients in RwandaRwanda, a country located in east Africa, has only three neurologists for a population of more than one crore. The country which has abject poverty and a history of genocide has very poor health care services. Doctors from Maharashtra took up this challenge and went to operate on patients suffering from severe chronic illness in […]

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: Study

A recent study states that 46 per cent of Indians suffer from heart failure and die within one year, says a Lancet Journal study done by 29 cardiologists done across the world. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by cardiologists on 5,823 patients in 108 areas in Africa, India, South East Asia, China and South America

Mortality due to heart failure is highest in Africa and India: StudyA study conducted by 29 doctors worldwide which was published in the Lancet journal in April this year, concludes that 46 per cent of Indians, will suffer from heart failure and die within one year. The study was done as a part of the global International Congestive Heart Failure (CHF), conducted by 29 cardiologists on […]

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deaths

The study states that 2, 39,000 children younger than 15 years of age die from tuberculosis globally in 2015; 80 per cent of these deaths were in children younger than 5 years of age. More than 70 per cent of deaths occurred in the Southeast Asian and Africa regions

Lancet report states, TB could be a prominent cause of child deathsTuberculosis (TB) is a deadly disease that each of us may have heard about at least once in our lifetime. In relation with this a recent study published in the ‘Lancet’ a medical journal concluded that TB in children is increasingly prominent and is one of growing causes of infant mortality. It states that, 2, […]

In the nick of time, doctors save an American man from rare and ‘universally lethal’ African disease

Baltimore software engineer got sick after he got home from a safari in Botswana. Read how doctors discovered he had African trypanosomiasis — a deadly disease spread by tsetse fly — and saved him

In the nick of time, doctors save an American man from rare and ‘universally lethal’ African diseaseThe problems started after Erich Burger returned from an unforgettable safari in Botswana and Zambia last month. The Baltimore software engineer got sick the day after he got home. He headed to a community hospital after about a week of fever and chills, thinking he might have malaria given his recent travel to Africa. Clinicians […]