‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh Vardhan

Dr Harsh Vardhan suggested that a mechanism needs to be institutionalized wherein every ministry has a health section/department, so that every policy factors in its health implications

‘Every ministry needs to have a health section,‘ states Dr Harsh VardhanThe union health minister proposed that a system needs to be put in place, so that each institution in every ministry can have a department. This can help in a major way as every policy can factor in its health implications. This will help different ministeries factor in the impacts that their policies could make […]

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic damage’ to planet, warns Lancet report

With more than 3 billion people malnourished and food production driving climate change, biodiversity loss and pollution, a transformation of the global food system is urgently needed

Human diet causing ‘catastrophic damage’ to planet, warns Lancet reportdd food production is exceeding the Earth’s boundaries. This is driving climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution due to over-application of nitrogen and phosphorus fertilizers, and unsustainable changes in water and land use. These are the findings of the EAT-Lancet Commission which provides the first scientific targets for a healthy diet from a sustainable food production […]

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 […]

Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuse

The figures in India relating to the alcohol consumption are worrisome and raise a number of red flags. The alcohol per capita consumption in India was at 2.4 litres, 4.3 litres and 5.7 litres in 2005, 2010 and 2016 respectively

Shocking: Nearly 2.6 lakhs of deaths in India caused due to alcohol abuseWHO’s Global status report on alcohol and health 2018 presents a comprehensive picture of alcohol consumption and the disease burden attributable to alcohol worldwide. More than 3 million people died as a result of harmful use of alcohol in 2016, according a report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) today. This represents 1 in […]

India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference

Speaking at the first high level plenary, JP Nadda said that India has ended polio and will use a similar intensified effort to end TB also. The National Strategic Plan for TB elimination in India has essentially four pillars to address the major challenges for TB control, namely- 'Detect, Treat, Build and Prevent'

India vows to eliminate TB by 2025 at 1st WHO Global Ministerial Conference  “Tuberculosis is the world’s biggest infectious killer. Like so many diseases, TB strikes the poorest and most marginalized communities the hardest,” said Dr Tedros while opening the WHO Global Ministerial Conference to #EndTB Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, J P Nadda, today reaffirmed India’s commitment to eliminating tuberculosis (TB) by 2025 at […]