WHO: Thousands of lives saved, but Rohingyas still continue to be vulnerable

In the past year concerted efforts by the Bangladesh Government, WHO and health partners have helped save thousands of lives, and prevented and rapidly curtailed deadly disease outbreaks among the nearly one million Rohingya refugees. Despite these efforts they remain vulnerable even today with their evolving health needs, and severe funding crunch threatening continuity of life saving health services in their camps

WHO: Thousands of lives saved, but Rohingyas still continue to be vulnerableAround a year ago, nearly 700,000 Rohingyas, arrived in Bangladesh at the beginning of August 25.  It was the largest ever population influx over such a short span of time. Women, children and the elderly arrived with injuries, low immunisation coverage, high rates of malnutrition, in need of reproductive health care and psycho-social support, and […]

India: 1 doctor for 1625 patients

According to the World Health Organization, there is a need to be a doctor behind 1 thousand people. However, in India the case seems to be a little different or so, admitted Ashwini Kumar Choubey, the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare to Lok Sabha in a written reply. Furthermore, it was informed that the Union Health Minister has a shortage of doctors and health workers in the rural India

India: 1 doctor for 1625 patientsHighlights of the reply: Statistics India’s population: 1.33 billion According to the Medical Council of India, 10, 22, 859 doctors in the country It is estimated that 80 per cent of these doctors are available for medical services Hence, only 1 doctor for every 1,625 people These figures were given Choubey in a written reply […]

WHO: Dr Soumya Swaminathan appointed as Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP)

Director general of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Soumya Swaminathan is a well-known personality in the medical arena. The 58-year-old is a paediatrician and a clinical scientist. She is known for her research on tuberculosis

WHO: Dr Soumya Swaminathan appointed as Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP)Dr Soumya Swaminathan has been appointed Deputy Director-General for Programmes (DDP) of World Health Organization (WHO). A pediatrician from the Republic of India and a globally recognised researcher on tuberculosis and HIV, she has 30 years of experience in clinical care and research. She has worked throughout her career to translate research into impactful programmes. […]

Measures to control tobacco have been successful, but more needs to be done, says WHO 

 The report has mentioned that low and middle-income countries such as India continued to make significant progress in order to control tobacco. Even Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS - 2) India 2016-17 which had been released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare had found a six per cent decline in tobacco use prevalence than the previous year. It also stated that the decline in prevalence was equivalent to a 17% relative decrease, and the number of tobacco users has reduced by about 8.1 million

Measures to control tobacco have been successful, but more needs to be done, says WHO The latest World Health Organization (WHO) report on the global tobacco epidemic has seen a positive change in bringing down tobacco consumption among people. The report has found that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, ranging from graphic pack warnings and advertising bans to creating no smoking areas. It states that nearly two-thirds of […]