World Population Day theme: ‘Family planning is a human right’

Population Control fortnight programmes have been organised across the country, along with the world, India will be marking World Population Day on July 11. This year’s theme, given by United Nations (UN), is, ‘family planning is a human right’

World Population Day theme: ‘Family planning is a human right’World population has reached around 7.6 billion in 2018, and there are 18% of this consists of Indians. While the increasing world population has also brought many socio-economic issues, it has also contributed to several health-related complex problems. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning […]

WHO: Refugees are most vulnerable when it comes to availing healthcare facilities

The major causes of morbidity and mortality among refugees are measles, diarrhoeal diseases, acute respiratory infections, malaria and malnutrition, according to the World Heath Organization (WHO). There are many mental health issues, which remain untouched, even though every refuge is suffering from it

WHO: Refugees are most vulnerable when it comes to availing healthcare facilitiesThe refugee crisis is the burning issue that is debated in all national and international conferences. While political, militaristic and economic solutions are prescribed during these talks, there are no sufficient solutions and talks on health of refuges. To mark the occasion of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations […]

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with a proposal to celebrate Yoga Day on 21st of every month. He has suggested that all the schools in Maharashtra, should keep a fixed time on this date dedicated for yoga

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’The United Nations had accepted the resolution to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21, on 11 December 2014. As the International Yoga Day is around the corner, Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with an innovative idea to inculcate yoga in the daily routine of the school students. While addressing a meeting with […]

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Kangana Ranaut urges people to stop plastic usage

She is Bollywood’s heartthrob; she is a diva and a superstar. She is the ‘Queen’ of Bollywood. But, unlike you and me, she is feeling chocked and unable to breathe. Like a common Mumbaikar, she too, is feeling suffocated. So, she has started a campaign, to unclog the Mumbai’s arteries (its rivers and sewage system)

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Kangana Ranaut urges people to stop plastic usageYes, we are talking about Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Kangana has posted her picture on a social networking site, with a plastic bag completely covering her face. And the message reads, ‘Stop Plastic Suffocation.’ On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Kangana has lent her support to the United Nations #RallyForRivers, a campaign against […]

WHO: Ending tuberculosis in the sustainable development era

Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 per cent. However, progress in many countries has stalled, global targets are off-track, and persistent gaps remain in TB care and prevention. As a result, TB still kills more people than any other infectious disease

WHO: Ending tuberculosis in the sustainable development eraToday 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. The announcement came at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, which brought together delegates from 114 countries in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation opened the Conference, together […]

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 […]

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UN

As per United Nations report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. The reason behind this is attributed to the proliferation of violent conflicts and climate-related shocks. Through this report, a contradictory picture of malnutrition and the obesity has also come to surface

Global hunger has affected 815 million people, says UNA recent report released by United Nations (UN) has highlighted the harsh reality. According to the report, global hunger is on the rise again and it has affected 11 per cent of global population that is (815 million people), in the year 2016. This is mentioned in the new edition of the annual United Nations report […]

India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly care

The report has highlighted that reduction in the fertility level results not only in a slower pace of population growth, but also rise in an older population. It is estimated that compared to 2017, the number of persons aged 60 or above will be more than double by 2050

India to surpass China’s population, experts press on need for elderly careAccording to United Nations’ report, by 2030, the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach around 8.6 billion, and around 9.8 billion in 2050. The report also predicted that, in roughly seven years, or around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China. The population growth is expected […]

Drug abuse among youths a health concern for Mumbai docs

The report finds that Hepatitis C causes the greatest harm among an estimated 12 million people who inject drugs worldwide. Out of this number, one in eight (1.6 million) is living with HIV and more than half (6.1 million) are living with hepatitis C, while around 1.3 million are suffering from both hepatitis C and HIV. Overall, three times more people who use drugs die from hepatitis C (222,000) than from HIV (60,000)

Drug abuse among youths a health concern for Mumbai docsDrug abuse is an international menace. June 26 is observed as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime (UNDOC). This day recognizes the impact of drugs on various facets of life like health, peace and development. On Thursday, the World Drug Report of 2017 […]

Make Yoga your part of life, says PM Modi

International Yoga Day marked its third anniversary with great enthusiasm and energy, not only in India, but all over the world. Nearly 180 nations participated in International Yoga Day. Politicians, diplomats, celebrities and people from all walks of life participated to make yoga day a grand success

Make Yoga your part of life, says PM ModiBrimming with enthusiasm and energy, crores of people across the globe actively participated in the third International Yoga day which was celebrated on June 21. People came together on various platforms to mark the third International Yoga Day. While Prime Minister Narendra Modi performed yoga with thousands of people in Lucknow, yoga guru Baba Ramdev […]