PMJAY launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 23, covers 500 million people.
In sub-Saharan Africa, one in 13 children died before their fifth birthday in 2017. In high-income countries, that number was one in 185, says a report co-led by UNICEF, World Health Organization and World Bank
In 2016, India ranked 52nd (with 1 being the most inactive, and 168 being the most active) among 168 countries, which means India is in the top third of inactive countries.
Every year, more than 1,00,000 people commit suicide in India. Among the various known causes of suicides include family problems, financial distress, professional problems.
India’s MDR-TB burden is estimated at 79,000. It uses injectables kanamycin, capreomycin and amikacin. Bedaquiline was rolled out in 2016 in a phase-wise control trial.
ICD-11 will be presented at the World Health Assembly in May 2019 for adoption by Member States, and will come into effect on January 1, 2022.
Several studies have linked exposure to uranium in drinking water to kidney diseases. The World Health Organisation has set a provisional safety standard of 30 microgrammes of uranium per litre.
In a statement, the ministry said as most of the polluted cities lie around Delhi and along the Indo-Gangetic plain, it is critical that the respective state governments are sensitised to take up urgent action on cleaning air.
The combined effects of household air pollution and ambient air pollution will become increasingly hard to address if not tackled early, the World Health Organization official said.
A new pollution report by the World Health Organisation has ranked 14 of India’s cities in the top 20 most polluted cities across the world. Here’s the list.
Disease X is a mystery pathogen, that has been added to the WHO’s Blueprint priority diseases for the first time this year. Here’s what it is.
It was Frederick Banting who discovered insulin in 1922, therefore, November 14 is the date when the world acknowledges the work of Banting by spreading awareness on his birthday.
Gap between TB incidence and notifications is very large in India; rising numbers probably indicate better reporting rather than higher incidence of disease
Eight years after it was launched, the Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana remains hamstrung by inflexible procedures and an inadequate coverage ceiling, finds new evaluation of its impact.
WHO Regional Director for South East Asia, Poonam Khetrapal Singh said rapid urbanisation was challenging the ecosystem, severely affecting physical and mental health being.