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State, UTs to make travelling arrangements for health workers says Health Minister in video conference meeting
India

State, UTs to make travelling arrangements for health workers says Health Minister in video conference meeting

The Union minister asked authorities to start a helpline for those under quarantine so that they can reach out to psychologists.

Madhya Pradesh govt scraps circular that set sterilisation targets for male health workers, transfers official who issued notice
India

Madhya Pradesh govt scraps circular that set sterilisation targets for male health workers, transfers official who issued notice

The Madhya Pradesh government on Friday scrapped a controversial circular that set sterilisation targets for male multi-purpose health workers (MPHWs) and warned of salary loss for not meeting goals.

Training health workers can help manage hypertension in rural areas
News & Analysis

Training health workers can help manage hypertension in rural areas

A new study found that training available workforce such as Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) could be effective in rural areas.

Health workers promote financial literacy in Gujarat
Business

Health workers promote financial literacy in Gujarat

A bank account subtly shifts the balance of power in the family towards the woman.

Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease
World

Yemen cholera outbreak: 5,000 people affected daily; poor sanitation leading to rapid spread of disease

Cholera is believed to have affected more than 500,000 people and killed nearly 2,000 since late April, the World Health Organization said

Eliminating Ebola possible in near future, says WHO
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Eliminating Ebola possible in near future, says WHO

World Health Organisation (WHO) Assistant Director General Bruce Aylward said here on Tuesday that the Ebola "response is definitely getting better."

Mumbai has 18,625 out-of-school children, reports state-wide survey
Mumbai

Mumbai has 18,625 out-of-school children, reports state-wide survey

Over 10,000 'out-of-school' children were detected in a one-day survey carried out in the city by school teachers, health workers and education department officials on Saturday.

Ebola health workers face life or death decision on pregnant women, say experts
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Ebola health workers face life or death decision on pregnant women, say experts

Health workers treating women with pregnancy-related problems in Ebola-hit countries have to make life or death decisions for their patients and themselves, experts said on Wednesday.

Time magazine names 'Ebola fighters' as person of the year
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Time magazine names 'Ebola fighters' as person of the year

Time said the virus struck doctors and nurses in unprecedented numbers, "wiping out a public-health infrastructure that was weak in the first place."

Survey shows Americans want Ebola medics to be quarantined
World

Survey shows Americans want Ebola medics to be quarantined

Doctors Without Borders said last week that some American workers were delaying their return to the United States after working in West Africa and staying in Europe for 21 days, Ebola virus's maximum incubation period.

UN chief Ban ki-Moon warns against quarantining Ebola health workers
World

UN chief Ban ki-Moon warns against quarantining Ebola health workers

UN chief Ban ki-Moon warns against quarantining Ebola health workers.

US govt announces new guidelines on Ebola for returning health workers
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US govt announces new guidelines on Ebola for returning health workers

The US government has announced new monitoring guidelines for people who have been exposed to the Ebola virus disease in an attempt to create a single national response measure against the more restrictive ones adopted by several states.

US hospitals unprepared to dispose infectious Ebola waste: Experts
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US hospitals unprepared to dispose infectious Ebola waste: Experts

US hospitals may be unprepared to safely dispose of the infectious waste generated by any Ebola virus disease patient to arrive unannounced in the country, potentially putting the wider community at risk, biosafety experts said.

Ebola threat: Lessons learned six months into worst outbreak of the disease
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Ebola threat: Lessons learned six months into worst outbreak of the disease

Six months into the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, scientists say they know more about how the potentially lethal virus behaves. The first cases of Ebola in this outbreak were reported in Guinea by the World Health Organization on March 23 — before spreading to Sierra Leone, Liberia and elsewhere. Here's a look at what scientists have learned so far.

TKM-Ebola treatment allowed for emergency use by US, Canada govts
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TKM-Ebola treatment allowed for emergency use by US, Canada govts

Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corp said on Monday that US and Canadian regulators have authorised the use of its Ebola treatment in patients who have confirmed or suspected infections from the deadly virus.

Timeline: Tracing the world's worst Ebola outbreak
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Timeline: Tracing the world's worst Ebola outbreak

International agencies and governments are fighting to contain the world's worst Ebola epidemic since the disease was identified in 1976. The fever, which causes external and internal bleeding, has killed at least, 2,630 people in West Africa.

Fighting Ebola: Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa
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Fighting Ebola: Internet volunteers build maps for relief workers in West Africa

Donating to disasters used to mean writing a check to Oxfam or the Red Cross. These days in the Internet age, for the Ebola crisis, citizens from all over the world are donating their time by going online to build maps for relief workers.

US Ebola survivor: Cannot afford to waste time in sending aid
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US Ebola survivor: Cannot afford to waste time in sending aid

An American doctor who survived Ebola said there's no time to waste as President Barack Obama outlined his plan to ramp up the US response to the epidemic in West Africa.

Fourth American infected by Ebola in Africa to fly to US for treatment
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Fourth American infected by Ebola in Africa to fly to US for treatment

A fourth Ebola patient will be flown to the United States by air ambulance from West Africa to receive treatment for the deadly disease, hospital officials in Atlanta said on Monday.