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Is it time to rethink NGT's ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi with a more holistic approach?

Jul 22, 2016

Is it time to rethink NGT's ban on diesel vehicles in Delhi with a more holistic approach?

Clearly, there is a need to look at the issue of pollution more holistically. Just imposing a ban on all diesel vehicles above ten years of age won't help. #ConnectTheDots #Arvind Kejriwal #WHO #Delhi government #Pollution #National Green Tribunal #diesel vehicle ban #odd-even
Watch: WHO says drowning kills 3 lakh people every year

Jul 22, 2016

Watch: WHO says drowning kills 3 lakh people every year

Men are twice as likely as women to drown, but the question remains. What can we do about it? Watch this video to find out #death #WHO #water #Swimming #Safety #drowning #Shareworthy
Watch: Alcohol kills an Indian every 90 minutes

Jul 22, 2016

Watch: Alcohol kills an Indian every 90 minutes

As debate over alcohol bans grows across India, 15 people die every day–or one every 96 minutes–from the effects of drinking alcohol #India #WHO #Binge drinking #Alcohol #drunk #alcohol ban #spurious liquor
UN Human Rights Council adopts landmark resolution on access to medicines

Jul 02, 2016

UN Human Rights Council adopts landmark resolution on access to medicines

The UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Friday adopted a landmark resolution on access to medicines – in order to examine the relation between intellectual property rights, trade agreements and access issues – sponsored by a group of developing countries, including India. #India #China #United Nations #Egypt #Brazil #NewsTracker #European Union #Indonesia #WHO #Switzerland #South Africa #Thailand #WTO #World Health Organisation #Senegal #Geneva #UN Human Rights Council #World Trade Centre #Access to medicines #World Medicines Situations Report
Researchers develop cheap $2 saliva sample test to help curb Zika menace

Jun 30, 2016

Researchers develop cheap $2 saliva sample test to help curb Zika menace

Scientists have now developed a new $2 test that has been found in the lab to accurately detect low levels of the virus in saliva. #Brazil #NewsTracker #WHO #Public health #Olympics 2016 #Saliva #Zika Virus #Zika
After Telangana scare, 'no threat' to India's polio-free status: WHO

Jun 18, 2016

After Telangana scare, 'no threat' to India's polio-free status: WHO

Amidst concerns over resurfacing of polio cases in India, the WHO on Saturday said there is "no threat" to the polio-free status of all South East Asian region countries, including India, and the detection of a rare strain of the crippling disease is "not unusual". #Uttar Pradesh #India #NewsTracker #WHO #Telangana #World Health Organisation #Polio virus #Type 2 virus
Five women die of childbirth-related complications every hour in India, says WHO

Jun 16, 2016

Five women die of childbirth-related complications every hour in India, says WHO

Nearly five women die every hour in India from complications developed during childbirth, WHO has said. #India #NewsTracker #WHO #MMR #Childbirth #maternal mortality #Maternal mortsality rate #BodyAndSoul
Centre puts polio concerns in Telangana to rest; says India remains polio-free

Jun 16, 2016

Centre puts polio concerns in Telangana to rest; says India remains polio-free

Amidst concerns over wild polio virus (P2 strain) being found in a Hyderabad drain, the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday said it was a vaccine derived virus and does not change the polio-free status of India. #NewsTracker #WHO #Telangana #Hyderabad #polio #Secunderabad #VDPV
Polio scare: Officials launch emergency vaccine drive for new strain

Jun 15, 2016

Polio scare: Officials launch emergency vaccine drive for new strain

The polio strain had not been seen in the country for 17 years and the vaccines are being flown in from Geneva. #NewsTracker #WHO #Telangana #polio #new strain
Active polio strain found in sewage water; Telangana on 'high alert'

Jun 15, 2016

Active polio strain found in sewage water; Telangana on 'high alert'

The state of Telangana declared a "high alert" for polio after an active strain of the virus was found in samples of sewage water in the state capital. #WHO #Telangana #Unicef #polio #High alert #Polio free India #Type-2 polio virus