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With COVID-19 exposing cracks in our healthcare systems, countries must also reorient their climate agenda
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With COVID-19 exposing cracks in our healthcare systems, countries must also reorient their climate agenda

As health systems near their limit in places like India and Nepal, a resetting of global priorities towards disaster anticipation rather than merely disaster management is required.

COVID-19 deaths in Bareilly: Cemeteries, crematoria report daily stream of bodies, but district officials say only 185 died in 2021
India

COVID-19 deaths in Bareilly: Cemeteries, crematoria report daily stream of bodies, but district officials say only 185 died in 2021

District authorities maintain that a "significant number" of bodies do not originate from the district but are from Kanpur, Kasganj, Uttarakhand, Pilibhit, Badaun, Lucknow, and even Nepal.

For people with psychosocial disabilities and mental illness, medical gaslighting often mars access to healthcare
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For people with psychosocial disabilities and mental illness, medical gaslighting often mars access to healthcare

Often the long-term harm caused by medical gaslighting leads to trauma that needs medical attention.

At Sindh's primary healthcare centres, solar power is helping save the lives of mothers
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At Sindh's primary healthcare centres, solar power is helping save the lives of mothers

Primary health centres in Sindh face prolonged power outages which can last up to eight hours. Across the country, essential facilities such as hospitals often use diesel-fuelled generators as back-up power supply.

A Pandemic Year for Women: Notes on negotiating the coronavirus crisis as a healthcare worker
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A Pandemic Year for Women: Notes on negotiating the coronavirus crisis as a healthcare worker

This essay is from our International Women’s Day 2021 series, about women who rose to the challenges of being mothers, artists, professionals, students, and above all — individuals trying to make their way through an unprecedented time — over this pandemic year.

Funding to health sector needs to be stepped up, bring equity in delivery, says Health Minister
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Funding to health sector needs to be stepped up, bring equity in delivery, says Health Minister

Improvement in government facilities for the poor along with lower prices of essential drugs, health equipment are steps in the right direction.

US COVID-19-related deaths cross 5,00,000: Why the leading power also has the most fatalities
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US COVID-19-related deaths cross 5,00,000: Why the leading power also has the most fatalities

Vaccines are rolling out but health experts are cautious due to uncertainties surrounding the British and South African variants of the virus.

Why is Ebola back in Guinea? What have we learnt from past outbreaks?
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Why is Ebola back in Guinea? What have we learnt from past outbreaks?

Access to healthcare in Guinea has improved marginally over the years but the country still struggles with one of the worst health-care infrastructures in the world.

Govt should educate public on linkages between health, economic growth, says Chandrakant Lahariya
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Govt should educate public on linkages between health, economic growth, says Chandrakant Lahariya

Funding for health research should have been boosted as recognition of the work of scientific bodies, says public health expert Chandrakant Lahariya

Union Budget 2021: Mission Poshan 2.0 focuses on health-wellbeing, nutrition to fight malnutrition
India

Union Budget 2021: Mission Poshan 2.0 focuses on health-wellbeing, nutrition to fight malnutrition

This scheme includes Integrated Child Development Services, Anganwadi Services, Poshan Abhiyaan, Scheme For Adolescent Girls and National Creche Scheme.

Union Budget 2021: Differently-abled people, disability rights NGOs neglected 'again'
India

Union Budget 2021: Differently-abled people, disability rights NGOs neglected 'again'

Atma Nirbhar Swasthya Bharat Scheme, the highlight of this budget, focuses on strengthening primary and secondary healthcare centres but doesn't mention persons with disabilities.

Budget 2021 highlights for healthcare sector: Funds for COVID-19 vaccines, new health intiatives
India

Budget 2021 highlights for healthcare sector: Funds for COVID-19 vaccines, new health intiatives

Rs 64,180 crore will be allocated for the Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana over the next six years, to advance primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare.

Week after taking office, Joe Biden moves to expand health coverage in pandemic economy
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Week after taking office, Joe Biden moves to expand health coverage in pandemic economy

The president’s order will also direct federal agencies to review policies, including waivers granted to states, that discourage participation in Medicaid, the public health insurance programme for poor and disabled people

In UK hospitals, a desperate battle is being waged against a threat many saw coming
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In UK hospitals, a desperate battle is being waged against a threat many saw coming

Britain’s health service has said that roughly $20 million was spent on upgrades to oxygen infrastructure before the winter

4IR technology: Not software but hard science will power our post-pandemic recovery
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4IR technology: Not software but hard science will power our post-pandemic recovery

The gap between the “technology haves and have nots” in the corporate world and between rich and poor is widening.

First phase of National Family Health Survey-5 shows startling trends in out-of-pocket health expenses
India

First phase of National Family Health Survey-5 shows startling trends in out-of-pocket health expenses

The time has come for India to legislate a ‘Right to Health’ ensure everyone can access healthcare without risking falling prey to poverty.

ICICI Lombard is ensuring that you do #RestartRight with Home Healthcare cover
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ICICI Lombard is ensuring that you do #RestartRight with Home Healthcare cover

This cover makes life more comfortable and safer by allowing you to stay home and letting the doctor or tests etc. come right to you.

2020, year of the pandemic: Forced into COVID duty with a newborn, TN nurse reveals unfair treatment of contractual health workers
India

2020, year of the pandemic: Forced into COVID duty with a newborn, TN nurse reveals unfair treatment of contractual health workers

When things went out of control, Sharon, a govt nurse in Tamil Nadu paid Rs 2 lakh to get transferred near her hometown, but her troubles are far from over as she now travels six hours a day to work and back all for a meager salary of Rs 14,000 a month

US Election 2020 Key Issues: COVID-19, healthcare and where Trump and Biden stand
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US Election 2020 Key Issues: COVID-19, healthcare and where Trump and Biden stand

The primary difference between the two candidates has to do with federal government involvement in citizens’ healthcare: Trump wants to reduce government’s role, Biden plans to expand it

COVID-19 could result in 2 lakh additional stillbirths globally, warns UN; report blames rising poverty, interruption in health services
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COVID-19 could result in 2 lakh additional stillbirths globally, warns UN; report blames rising poverty, interruption in health services

Already 20 lakh babies — one every 16 seconds — are stillborn every year, a large majority which occur in low- and middle-income countries where basic neo-natal care could save hundreds of thousands of lives each year, the report said