Maharashtra University of Health Sciences,Nashik and Michigan University ,United States were jointly awarded US $ 250,000 for the joint development of a Masters Degree in Education for Health profession faculty in the United States and India. Vice Chancellor of MUHS Prof.Dr.Arun Jamkar said that the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama announced the Obama-Singh Initiative in November 2009. Each government pledged $ 5 million for this endeavour,for a total of $ 10 million. To implement this initiative,the Governments of India and the United States established a bi-national Obama-Singh Initiative joint working group (JWG). Jamkar further added that this Grant will be utilised to develop jointly a Masters degree programme in education that addresses the educational needs of faculty in the health professions.
Spreading awareness about ill effects of consuming unfiltered water,Tata Swach team is organising showcase-on-wheels campaign across cities such as Pune Mumbai,Delhi,Bangalore ,Kolkata,Lucknow and Nagpur to educate people on water borne diseases. Tata Swach Mobile Van is visiting Pune this month . Sabaleel Nandy,Head Water Purifier Business,Tata Chemicals said,In India,diseases like diarrhea,jaundice and typhoid spread by contaminated water. They cause more than 1.5 times the deaths caused by AIDS and double the deaths caused by road accidents. In response to this challenge,Tata Swach – a unique and innovative water purifier provides safe drinking water at a new market benchmark of Rs 30 per month for a family of five.
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On the occasion of World No Tobacco Day,Nicorette®,dealing in tobacco cessation products,announced the launch of a National Tobacco Cessation Quit Line-1800 227787. This quit line is designed to help tobacco users by answering their queries,formulating a personalized quit plan depending on their tobacco consumption pattern and supporting them through the entire 12 week journey of quitting tobacco through a combination of phone calls,SMSs,emails and hand deliveries.