NICPR and ICMR urge govt to ban manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobacco

A government body along with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has compiled a report that recommends banning manufacture, selling and import of smokeless tobacco products as per a WHO framework

NICPR and ICMR urge govt to ban manufacture, sale and import of smokeless tobaccoThe first-ever compilation of the global progress made in implementing smokeless tobacco control policies was prepared by the National Institute of Cancer Prevention and Research (NICPR) in collaboration with the ICMR. The compilation is in line with the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC), the cancer research institute said in a […]

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in India

In 2016, India witnessed a total of 331 malaria deaths in 2016, making it the highest in the entire Southeast Asia. WHO's report added that India had the highest number of malaria deaths in 2016 among all other countries in the Southeast Asian region

World Malaria Day: Only 8 per cent cases detected in IndiaAlthough, the Union Health Minister, J P Nadda stated that India has reduced its new malaria cases by one third, and even crossed the malaria mortality targets of 2020 a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests otherwise. The report released by the WHO stated that India is still struggling to eliminate the disease. […]

WHO and WMA renew commitment for universal health coverage

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Medical Association (WMA) to reaffirm and consolidate cooperation between the two health organisations

WHO and WMA renew commitment for universal health coverageAt a ceremony at the WHO’s headquarters in Geneva today, the two bodies agreed to foster understanding on topics of common interest, including the development, improvement and protection of health, and action on the social determinants of health. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, and WMA President Dr Yoshitake Yokokura jointly signed the Memorandum, which […]

This pill could make your blood deadly to mosquitoes

In the study, scientists split 139 patients into three groups to test the effects of ivermectin. They found high doses of the drug made human blood poisonous to mosquitos. The effects lasted up to a month, according to the international team of experts. Researchers now hope the drug could be used to stem the control of malaria

This pill could make your blood deadly to mosquitoesAn ‘exciting’ pill can make human blood poisonous to mosquitoes and kill them, research suggests. Scientists discovered the disease-carrying flies died after feeding on the blood of humans given super-strength doses of ivermectin. Ivermectin is an antiparasitic drug and in lower doses is widely used in the treatment of other tropical diseases. It has safely […]

World Health Day to focus on universal health coverage

The World Health Organization's (WHO) theme for this year’s World Health Day (April 07) is ‘Universal health coverage: everyone, everywhere.’ Universal health coverage means that all individuals and communities receive the health services they need without suffering financial hardship. It includes the full spectrum of essential, quality health services, from health promotion to prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and palliative care

World Health Day to focus on universal health coverageIn this 70th anniversary year, the World Health Organization is calling on world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, and commit to concrete steps to advance universal health coverage (UHC). This means ensuring that everyone, everywhere can access essential quality health services […]

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM Fadnavis

With the on-going urgency to eradicate Tuberculosis (TB) in the country, by taking a massive step, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written a letter to the Chief Ministyer Devendra Fadnavis in support to eliminate the disease

‘Monitor TB treatment’, PM Modi writes to CM FadnavisIndia continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in the world, stated the Global TB Report 2017 released by World Health Organization (WHO). In India, an estimated 27.9 lakh patients were suffering from TB in 2016 and up to 4.23 lakh patients were estimated to have died during the year. In a […]

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB-Free Mumbai’

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has kick-started its TB free initiative, as part of this initiative several programmes will be organised across the city. It will also illuminate its landmark building in red for a week to raise awareness about the disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) declares a theme on world TB Day each year. This year theme is ‘Wanted: Leaders for a TB free world’

World TB Day: BMC to organise walkathon for ‘TB-Free Mumbai’TB Scenario in Mumbai: In 2017, total 45,675 drug sensitive TB patients were notified from both public and private sector in Mumbai. Due to improved awareness and private sector notification efforts, case detection has improved. In 2017, 4,891 new multi-drug resistant TB patients and 670 XDR patients were registered. This is a result of increase […]

Mumbai: TB experts and pharmacist meet to discuss #EndTB strategy

On Saturday, the Indian Pharmaceutical Association had organised a DOTS TB project program. At the event, TB experts, pharmacist, policy makers deliberated regarding how the menace of TB can be cured and what kind of polices can be introduced to benefit TB patients

Mumbai: TB experts and pharmacist meet to discuss #EndTB strategyTuberculosis (TB) was responsible for 1.7 million deaths in 2016, despite most cases being curable. Over 10 million people contract TB every year. WHO South-East Asia Region, which hosts about one-fourth of the global population, shares a disproportionate 46% global TB disease burden. India continues to have the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) cases in […]

Exercise can help increase longevity in people with heart disease

Compared to people who were inactive, participants who consistently got the minimum recommended amount of exercise for adults were 36% less likely to die during the study. If these very active people scaled back their workouts over time, they were still 26% less likely to die than sedentary individuals

Exercise can help increase longevity in people with heart diseaseOlder adults with heart disease who regularly exercise, even a little bit, may live longer than they would without any physical activity, a Norwegian study suggests. Researchers examined three decades of data on 3,307 adults who had been diagnosed with coronary heart disease after a heart attack or an episode of severe chest pain, known […]

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics list

The National Essential Medication List (EML) in India has been helpful in capping prices of a variety of products, and has increased access to important medicines. For the next step, a smaller working group will be created by the government, to move forward with the EDL process, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year

India initiates process to develop national essential diagnostics listThe Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Delhi, along with several partners, including WHO India and McGill University today convened the first national consultation on Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). To improve access to drugs, since 1977, the World Health Organization (WHO) has published a Model List of Essential Medicines. India has published a National EML […]
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