WHO sets out to increase childhood cancer survival rate by 60% by 2030

In September 2018 WHO announced a new effort – the WHO Global Initiative for Childhood Cancer - with the aim of reaching at least a 60% survival rate for children with cancer by 2030, thereby saving an additional one million lives. This new target represents a doubling of the global cure rate for children with cancer

WHO sets out to increase childhood cancer survival rate by 60% by 2030The aims of the Initiative are two-fold: to increase prioritization of childhood cancer through awareness raising at global and national levels and to expand the capacity of countries to deliver best practice in childhood cancer care. Concretely, WHO will support governments to assess current capacities in cancer diagnosis and treatment including the availability of medicines […]

‘If we aspire to become a super power, govt should increase its health expenditure’

As India gears up for Budget 2018, healthcare industry looks forward for the government to allocate more of the GDP in health. While speaking to My Medical Mantra, health experts said, if India wants to become super power, it is important for the government to spend more on healthcare

‘If we aspire to become a super power, govt should increase its health expenditure’In a joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha ahead of the budget session, President Ram Nath Kovind said the New ‘National Health Policy’ has been formulated for providing better and affordable healthcare facilities to the poor and middle class. The healthcare industry is looking forward to the government to reduce tax levied […]

Air pollution and NCDs a biggest matter of concern

The annual Economic Survey was tabled in both Houses of the Parliament. Chief Economic Adviser Dr Arvind Subramanian briefed the media on Economic Survey 17-18. The Survey takes a note of the shift in the disease burden from communicable diseases to noncommunicable diseases in the country between 1990 and 2016. The Survey mentions that child and maternal malnutrition continues to be the most challenging risk factor for health loss in India in 2016. The other key risk factors include air pollution, dietary risks, high blood pressure, diabetes and so on

Air pollution and NCDs a biggest matter of concernThe Economic Survey 2017- 18 reiterates India‘s commitment to achieve the targets under Sustainable Development Goals-3 (SDG-3) with some of them also aligned with the National Health Policy 2017. This was stated in the Economic Survey 2017-18 tabled in Parliament today by the Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley. Highlights of the […]

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’

Today, Ram Nath Kovind, the President of India, graced and addressed the 45 th convocation of the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he said, it is for you to ensure that healthcare indices for the entire population reach acceptable levels during our lifetime. This is how the battle against polio, and earlier smallpox, was fought and won. Those victories must inspire us and spur us to a healthier India in all its dimensions

‘Obesity and malnutrition are substantial public health issues’Pointing out the shortage of doctors in our country, the President said that doctors need help in the form of more colleagues. And this is where we need a new regulatory system to enhance availability of doctors and medical professionals in our society. In the absence of this, the work-load on our doctors is very […]

‘Multiple factors responsible for increase in families health expenditure’, say doctors

A Praja Foundation survey of 2016-2017 in Maharashtra, revealed that the average spending on healthcare is 7.8%, while, the overall annual household expenditure on health is 22,460 crores. And even if the expenditure is more than the previous year, doctors inform that patients pay willingly, as it is the matter of their health

‘Multiple factors responsible for increase in families health expenditure’, say doctorsPraja Foundation’s project director Milind Mhaske informed us that health expenditure has significantly increased this year, compared to the previous year.  And there can be various reasons for this, for example — many people don’t have medical policies. Doctors feel that there is a lot of awareness among people regarding health issues. As even if […]

Deaths due to noncommunicable diseases are increasing, states Praja Foundation study

Praja Foundation paper revealed that deaths due to noncommunicable diseases like diabetes as per the predicted data re 2,675 in 2016-2017 and deaths due to hypertension as per extrapolated data is 4,438 in 2016-2017. Also, it can pave a way to other noncommunicable diseases

Deaths due to noncommunicable diseases are increasing, states Praja Foundation studyNoncommunicable diseases are the leading killers worldwide as WHO’s report also states that noncommunicable diseases kill over 15 million people a year, aged 30-70 years, and many in low and lower middle income countries. In India thousands of people die due to NCD’s like diabetes, hypertension, stroke and kidney diseases. And Doctors inform that taking […]