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India plans to eliminate malaria in 11 years, ahead of global target

The WHO’s global target for malaria elimination is 2030.

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On Friday, Health Minister J P Nadda held a meeting with microbiologists and epidemiologists from National Centre for Disease Control, ICMR, and AIIMS.

Zika virus: Centre issues guidelines; warns against travel to affected areas

In its guidelines, the ministry said that while the disease has not been reported in India, the mosquito which transmits Zika virus, namely Aedes aegypti, also transmits dengue virus, which is widely prevalent in the country.

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Zika virus outbreak: WHO declares it a global public health emergency

The last time WHO declared a public health emergency was for the devastating Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people.

Zika virus: Health dept to boost surveillance, spread awareness

Zika spreads by the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito – that also spreads dengue – a disease that has a high prevalence in north Indian states.

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WHO South-East Asia Region completes 5 yrs without a single wild poliovirus case

These strategies are aimed at addressing all kinds of polio cases, including rare cases of vaccine derived polio.

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Health: Battles won and waged against disease

The food regulatory establishment found itself on the backfoot over both the Maggi controversy and the release of instant noodles by Ramdev’s Patanjali without the necessary certification.

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Clean air: Where? Not in Delhi – Courts try to help Delhi breathe easier

The Delhi government told the courts that in July only 41 of 759 trucks which entered Delhi had flouted pollution norms.

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Pune: Doctors welcome WHO guidelines on treatment of HIV affected

With its ‘treat-all’ recommendation, WHO has removed all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV as all age groups are now eligible for the treatment.

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4 cardiovascular disease medicines may be unaffordable for 59% households: Study

The WHO analysed information about availability and costs of cardiovascular disease medicines in pharmacies gathered from 596 communities in 18 countries participating in the study.

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A State Of Mind

Decades of mismanagement have hobbled India’s mental health programme

To our health

The victory over birth-related tetanus owes more to a systems approach than to scientific innovation

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Over 4 mn Indians could be living with chronic joint pain

‘The burden of rheumatic diseases is yet to be thoroughly investigated, is probably under-reported’

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WHO report: Few govts levy appropriate tax on tobacco

The report specifically mentions that complex tax structures make it harder for smokers to quit and create tax avoidance opportunities that tobacco companies exploit.

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WHO urges reopening S Korea schools closed over MERS virus

South Korea officials this week said the MERS outbreak may have peaked but that the next several days would be crucial to determining whether their efforts to isolate infected patients had stymied the disease.

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PM Narendra Modi highlights harmful effects of tobacco consumption

PM Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted the harms associated with tobacco consumption/