The Lancet Commission on Global Access to Palliative Care and Pain Relief is the result of a three-year project involving 61 co-authors from 25 countries.
By employing a new way to attack the virus, new vaccine could deliver more effective, longer-lasting results, Oxford researchers tell Indian Express.
WHO’s new Dy DG (programmes) discusses global priorities and India’s policies with Indian Express.
Dr Swaminathan has more than 30 years of experience in clinical care, research and translating those findings into programmes.
Swaminathan brings with her a vast experience spanned over three decades in clinical care and research, she had been continuously striving to translate research into impactful programmes.
The World Health Organization (WHO) says mobile medical centres have been set up, while Bangladesh health authorities say they have treated some 4,500 Rohingya for diarrhoea in a month and vaccinated some 80,000 children for measles and polio.
Besides TB, the WHO has also identified 12 classes of priority pathogens — including common infections like pneumonia or urinary tract infections — that are increasingly resistant to existing antibiotics and urgently in need of new treatments.
An evaluation by health ministry at end of the programme’s first year, covering over 12,000 registered users, demonstrated an average quit rate of about 7 per cent among both smokers and smokeless tobacco users, a 2017 WHO report on the epidemic said.
4.7 billion people — almost two-thirds of the world’s population — are now protected by at least one WHO prescribed best-practice measure on curbing tobacco use. 11 Indian cities are in the list of 100 best performers globally. Indian Express unpacks a significant new report
“No medical negligence has been found on part of the doctors. It has also been found that it was not a delivery but a case of abortion. Also, the father was present when the aborted premature baby was handed over,” Dr Rai added.
“The (Zika) virus does not take time to spread from one area to the other… One cannot use the same anti-malaria campaign to deal with Zika,” said Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s entomologist
Just like dengue and chikungunya, widespread and endemic in most major cities here, the virus is spread by the same vector, the Aedes mosquito.
Zika virus cases: “This report is important as it describes the first cases of Zika virus infections and provides evidence on the circulation of the virus in India,” WHO said.
Two-thirds of the population are on the brink of famine in Yemen, the WHO said.
The UN body says that there are no other ways to stop the devastating effects of the virus