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Smoking is declining, says WHO report

Non-smoking is the new trend worldwide. Going by the new data released by the World Health Organisation (WHO), the number of non-smokers is increasing all over the world. The

Landmark resolutions at WHA but old problems persist

The World Health Assembly (WHA) concluded its 68th session in Geneva on May 26 with Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda, the president for this year’s assembly, saying &lsqu

India not investing enough in health sector, says WHO

WHO representative to India, Dr Henk Bekedam, on Thursday said that the alarming rise in diabetes in India was related to government’s low investment in healthcare. “Over

Should sugar be taxed to fight diabetes, obesity?

Should sugar be taxed to fight diabetes,

Wrong lifestyle responsible for spike in diabetes cases: JP Nadda

Union minister of health and family welfare, JP Nadda on Thursday said that there is urgent need for the government to focus on the youth and plan a multi-sectoral approach with other departments t

On world health day, Govt announced several e-health initiatives

Stressing on the need to utilise technology for improving health standards of people, union health minister

Nearly half the world at risk of malaria: WHO

As the world observes anti-malaria day, the world health organisation said that half of the world’s population - 3.2 billion people - remain at risk of malaria. In 2015, 214 million new cases

Over 14,000 malaria cases in Maharashtra in 2015

Maharashtra state reported 14,209 cases of malaria, including five fatal ones, in the year 2015, but Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation [BMC] says malaria rate is now coming down. Dr

Gwalior, Allahabad, Patna and Raipur among world’s 10 most polluted cities

The South Asian region has shown an increase of five percent in air pollution level in more than two-thirds of its cities. Delhi has some reason to cheer after the release of the Wor

World blood donor day: 70% blood donations in India voluntary

World Blood Donor Day is observed every year to mark the birthday of Karl Landsteiner, an Austrian physician, born on June 14, 1868. In 1901, he discovered the first three human blood groups, ABO

World Hepatitis Day: Only one in 100 patients gets treatment

 Only one in 20 people with viral hepatitis are aware that they are suffering from the disease. One in 100 suffering people are being treated. On World Hepatitis Day, the World Health Organisa

When TB numbers go out of count

India currently has the highest number of tuberculosis (TB) patients in the world. But hold your breath! A new study has suggested that the number of TB cases in India is a gross underestimate. In

All you need to know about COP7

The seventh session of the Conference of the Parties (COP7) began near Delhi on Monday. It is the first occasion that a COP meeting is being held in India. COP7, being held from Nove

The challenges and expectations in heading WHO

The process for selecting the chief of the world’s biggest multilateral health organisation is underway. The next director-general (DG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO) will be elected

India makes strong case for cheap meds

The governing body of the UN’s health agency that sets the agenda of work on global health met late January. In its 140th session, the executive board (EB) of the World Health Organisation (W

The battle to access affordable medicines heats up

Tobeka Daki, a single South African mother and health activist from the eastern Cape, died fighting breast cancer in November last year. Her oncologist had told Tobeka that she needed trast

Of being impoverished and diseased

A giant yellow inflatable schistosomiasis worm, with ‘Making Schistory’ printed on it, floated on Lake Geneva, marking the five years since the London Declaration on neglected tropical

Tedros becomes the first African to head WHO

“Call me Tedros,” the newly elected director-general (DG) of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told a Chinese reporter at a press conference held aft

World is running out of antibiotics: WHO

There is going to be a huge lack of new antibiotics in coming future. A report by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has revealed that there is “a serious lack of new antibiotics under devel

India continues to suffer due to TB: WHO

India has one of the highest numbers of TB cases in the world, a World Health Organisation (WHO) report has said. An estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB in 2016: 90% were

Governance Now journalists win award for best TB reporting

Governance Now on Thursday bagged the REACH Media Awards for 2017-2018 for best reporting (English category) on tuberculosis (TB) at an event co-hosted by REACH, USAID and Lilly Global Health in pa

On World TB Day, survivors and affected community members issue joint statement

With the highest burden of TB internationally, India has embarked on a mission to end TB by 2025 five years ahead of the global target. The END TB Summit held in New Delhi was inaugu

India needs to change its attitude towards Hepatitis C

 It is estimated that between six million to 11 million persons are infected with Hepatitis C annually. In India, the population prevalence of Hepatitis C is around 1 percent, which amounts to



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