The WHO’s global target for malaria elimination is 2030.
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.
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 spreads by the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito – that also spreads dengue – a disease that has a high prevalence in north Indian states.
These strategies are aimed at addressing all kinds of polio cases, including rare cases of vaccine derived polio.
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.
The Delhi government told the courts that in July only 41 of 759 trucks which entered Delhi had flouted pollution norms.
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.
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.
Decades of mismanagement have hobbled India’s mental health programme
The victory over birth-related tetanus owes more to a systems approach than to scientific innovation
‘The burden of rheumatic diseases is yet to be thoroughly investigated, is probably under-reported’
The report specifically mentions that complex tax structures make it harder for smokers to quit and create tax avoidance opportunities that tobacco companies exploit.
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.
PM Narendra Modi on Sunday highlighted the harms associated with tobacco consumption/