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Oct 30, 2018
Air pollution killed over 1 lakh kids under 5 in India in 2016, shows WHO report; reveals pregnant women exposed to PM2.5 likely to give premature birthThe WHO report said about 98 per cent of children under the age of five years in low- and middle-income countries, which include nations like India, were exposed to air pollution caused by finer particulate matters in 2016.
Oct 24, 2018
World Polio Day: Why the disease persists, 18 years after the WHO deadline to eradicate itIn 1988, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced an ambitious campaign to rid the world of polio by 2000. It’s 2018, and polio still persists in pockets, including cases of vaccine-derived polio in India.
Oct 23, 2018
Delhi smog: Don't blame the farmers for poor air! Stubble-farming is compulsion, not choice when no cheap options existIt is easy to criticise why farmers burn stubble when it equally impacts their health but the major problem is with the small farmers who are at the receiving ends.
Oct 16, 2018
WHO convenes emergency meeting amid fresh Ebola outbreak in Congo; 179 confirmed cases, 104 deaths reported so farAid organisations have expressed alarm as the rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled this month
Oct 10, 2018
Kenyan bus travelling from Nairobi to Kakamega overturns, 51 passengers deadThe Kenyan Red Cross said that the bus had overturned, however, more details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.
Oct 06, 2018
Oral polio vaccine contamination has doctors concerned due to shortage of safer injectable optionsThe contamination of oral polio vaccine has increased concerns among doctors because of the constant shortage of a safer injectable polio vaccine.
Sep 18, 2018
'8,02,000 infants died in India in 2017': UN report claims gender gap in surviving girl child dropped significantlyThe number of infant deaths has come down from 8.67 lakh in 2016 to 8.02 lakh in 2017. In 2016, India's infant mortality rate was 44 per 1,000 live births.
Sep 14, 2018
Bareilly fever: UP officials believe deadly Plasmodium Falciparum malaria is cause; state grapples with poor healthcareAt least 42 people have died since the onset of a serious fever in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh in the first week of September.
Sep 12, 2018
RSS-affiliated Swadeshi Jagran Manch alarmed by conflicts of interest in public policy, demands govt issue guidelinesThe Swadeshi Jagran Manch, an RSS-affiliate, has also demanded enactment of a legal framework to prevent and manage conflicts of interest.
Sep 06, 2018
India's healthcare apathy: Poor quality of care kills more than lack of access to treatment facilitiesMore than one million of 8.6 million preventable deaths were from neonatal conditions and tuberculosis in people who accessed the health system but received poor quality of care in 2016.