HIV prevalence was 1.6 per cent among female sex workers, 2.7 per cent among men having sex with men, 3.1 per cent among eunuchs/transgender and 6.3 per cent in IDU compared to 0.28 per cent among pregnant women attending ante natal care clinics.
Linda-Gail Bekker, president of the International AIDS Society and lead author of the Commission’s report, told The Indian Express, that current approaches to HIV control were not adequate to contain it by 2030.
While bookings are full at several destinations including Malshej, Bhandardhara, Matheran, Karla and other MTDC resorts, tourists are also keen on checking wildlife sanctuaries or climbing forts, MTDC officials said.
Dada would have turned 100 years old in August. “His brain was still sharp but his organs gave way. He had infection in liver and kidney and slowly stopped responding to treatment,” Grant said. “He was a very good human being.”
Pramila, herself a tribal woman from one of the villages in the picturesque Araku valley in Andhra Pradesh, says a tougher challenge is to tackle superstitious beliefs of the locals, like milk from cows is meant only for the calf and must not be consumed by human beings.
A team from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) had visited Maharashtra from June 21 to 23 for an inspection of the Official Endorsement of Foot and Mouth Disease Control Programme in India.
Maharashtra was recognised for the highest blood collection in the country, said Dr Poornima Rao. The state has 332 registered blood banks, 28 of them in Pune, which saw about two lakh blood units collected last year.
Pertussis is known for uncontrollable, violent coughing, which often makes it hard to breathe. After cough fits, someone with pertussis often needs to take deep breaths that result in a whooping sound.
"Our findings could be helpful in deciding how to allocate resources to prevent cardiovascular disease to those most in need,” study author Dr Pascal Geldsetzer, of the Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, said.
In the last four-and-a-half years, from 2014 till date, 3,367 persons have attempted suicide in Maharashtra, according to Emergency Medical Services. Worryingly, the highest number of cases were from Pune -254 — followed by Mumbai — 247.