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

WHO 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) […]

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Here’s why you should consult a doctor before travelling abroad

Incidence of malaria is high in South Africa. Many people contract a malarial infection with them while they come to India after travelling to Africa. The WHO African Region continues to carry a disproportionately high share of the global malaria burden. In 2017, the region was home to 92% of malaria cases and 93% of […]

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Mumbai witnesses 109 cases of dengue, 18 lepto cases – so far this month

In the first 15 days of October, Mumbai recorded 109 cases of dengue, along with 18 cases of leptospirosis. Dr Padmaja Keskar, Executive Health Officer, BMC stated that the city recorded 240 cases of malaria, 03 cases of swine flu, 172 cases of gastroenteritis and 45 cases of hepatitis. There were two deaths related to […]

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India witnesses decline in maternal and infant mortality rate, states union cabinet 

Key elements of the review are mentioned below: There has been an acceleration in decline of Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR), Under Five Mortality Rate (U5MR) and the Infant Mortality Rate since the launch of the NRHM/NHM. At the current rate of decline, India should able to reach its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) target (MMR-70, U5MR-25) […]

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Malaria can be eradicated by 2050, claim global experts

This contradicted the conclusions last month of a malaria review by the World Health Organization and the experts urged the WHO not to shy away from this ‘goal of epic proportions.’ To meet that target, however, governments, scientists and public health leaders need to inject more money and innovation into fighting the disease and the […]

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Malaria infection linked with increased risk of heart failure, finds study

The mosquito-borne infection affects more than 219 million people worldwide each year, according to 2018 statistics from the World Health Organization (WHO). “We have seen an increase in the incidence of malaria cases and what is intriguing is we have seen the same increase in cardiovascular disease in the same regions,” said first author Dr […]

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World Mosquito Day: Know about different vectors and diseases they spread

Mosquitoes are one of the deadliest animals in the world. Their ability to carry and spread diseases to humans causes millions of deaths every year. There are several different mosquitoes that can carry many different diseases. Aedes, Anopheles, Culex mosquitoes act as vectors (living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals […]

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World Mosquito Day: Rare facts you need to know about

On this day in medical history, Sir Ronald Ross’s game-changing discovery about malaria gave rise to World Mosquito Day. Since the 1930’s, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine has held World Mosquito Day celebrations on August 20th, with the goal of raising awareness about malaria and its prevention and treatment. Many other organisations […]

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Know how to safeguard your child this monsoon

Experts are witnessing cases of viral fever, dengue, malaria, diarrhoea and respiratory infections in children, and have also warned that even leptospirosis cases may come up. Hence, experts suggest parents to take care of children by making the house mosquito-proof, ensuring adequate hydration, giving them boiled water, and avoid eating street food. Mumbai may come […]

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