ICMR releases guidelines on Biomedical and Health Research for adults and children  

The National Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Children have been developed specifically to address ethical issues of conducting research in children. Benefit of research carried out in adults cannot be applied to children, as the doses and duration of therapy, pharmacodynamics, adverse effects of drugs in children vary from adults

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) released two national guidelines, which would specifically help in understanding the complexities of ethical issues around research involving human participants (adults and children). These guidelines aim to protect and safeguard the interests of individuals, communities and society as a whole. The ‘National Guidelines for Biomedical and Health Research […]

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

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. […]

‘India must fully fund and implement the new National Strategic Plan for TB elimination’

“Without substantial investments, it will be very challenging for a country like India to eliminate TB by 2025. India has a bold new National Strategic Plan (NSP) in place, and government should fund and implement it without delay. It should also focus on making new diagnostics, drugs and vaccines for TB,” says Dr Madhukar Pai, Director McGill Global Health Programs. Dr Madhu Pai also serves on the STAG-TB committee of World Health Organisation

India has the highest burden of TB. As many as 2.8 million new TB cases were estimated in India in 2015. In fact, India accounts for 27% of the world’s 10.4 million new TB cases, and 29% of the 1.8 million TB deaths globally. India also accounts for 16% of the estimated 4,80,000 new cases of […]

To improve maternal and child health care in India, ICMR calls stakeholders to take part in research

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and International Clinical Epidemiology Network (INCLEN) had undertaken a nationwide exercise for priority setting for the country involving all stakeholders including academia, public health, policymakers and programme managers

Though India has achieved a significant reduction in below five neonatal infant and maternal mortality ratio, the rates are still very high in many parts of the country. To improve the maternal and child health care, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has called for research by calling for letters of intent from different […]

ICMR launches registry of rare diseases

Launched on April 27 by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the registry is important for determining the precise number of patients, age of onset of symptoms, age of diagnosis (to determine the delay for making the diagnosis), course of disease / natural history of disease

Recognising the importance of data to treat people with rare diseases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has launched The Indian Rare Disease Registry on April 27 during the National Initiative for Rare Diseases (NIRD). ICMR launched this registry in collaboration with All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), and […]

ICMR calls for proposal of comprehensive research and data on mental health

GACD aims to coordinate research on chronic diseases at a global level in order to enhance knowledge exchange across individual projects, and to better understand the impact of socio-economic, cultural, geopolitical and policy factors on the effectiveness and scalability of interventions, so as to appropriately adapt health interventions to different geographical, economic and cultural settings

ICMR, the Indian council for Medical research had called for proposals, under GACD (Global alliance focusing on implementation of chronic disease) banner, for the implementation of research in mental health like child and adolescents and adult age disorder alcohol and drug use disorders. April 11 was the last day for submission of concept proposals. Health […]

Unscrupulous use of antibiotics has led to health-care crisis

There is a need of raising awareness on the growing antibiotic resistance. A good quality informative data is required from public and private hospitals

In a first-of-its-kind move to tackle growing numbers of antibiotic resistant cases in the country, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has decided to launch research projects on surveillance systems for antimicrobial resistance and antibiotic use in humans and / or animal population. ICMR had signed a memorandum of understanding with the Research Council of […]

In a big move, ICMR to launch research projects in the field of ageing and health care

Rising number of senior citizens in the country prompts Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to take the steps, ties up with Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare

The growing number of elderly people in India has prompted the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) to have research projects in the field of ageing and health. The organisation has tied-up with the Sweden-based Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare with plans to develop affordable and appropriate innovative assistive technology for […]