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National Pharmacy Week celebrated in India

The Indian Pharmaceutical Association in collaboration with Delhi Pharmaceutical Trust celebrated the 59th National Pharmacy Week between November 16, 2020 and November 22, 2020. The National Pharmacy Week was celebrated under the theme Theme: Pharmacists: Frontline Health Professionals The Indian Pharmaceutical Association has been organizing the National Pharmacy Week every year during the third week ..

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What is HIV Prevention Model of India?

On November 18, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan addressed the Ministerial meeting of the Global Prevention Coalition for HIV prevention. During the meet, the minister shared about the success of HIV Prevention Model of India. Key Highlights The minister stressed upon the following as India’s actions under its HIV Prevention Model The ..

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India may miss out on the AIDS Target: ICMR Study

A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found out that due to the COVID 19 pandemic, India may not be able to achieve the target of eliminating AIDS by the end of 2030. This will be difficult since there is a slow decline in annual new HIV infections by only 27% ..

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ICMR to replace HCQ with anti-HIV drug; Kangra Tea Suggested

The Indian Council of Medical Research recently revised its advisories on Hydroxychloroquine. The Council is considering to replace the drug with anti-HIV drugs. Highlights The HCQ drug was recommended for asymptomatic health care workers. However, the ineffectiveness and side effects of the drug is making the council look into alternatives. The assessment of using HCQ ..

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WHO: Cases of Malaria, TB and AIDS are to increase

The World Health Organization announced that the number of deaths due to TB, AIDS and Malaria might increase as the entire focus of health care system all over the world is shifting towards COVID-19. Highlights The WHO has made the announcement based on the study conducted by the International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease ..

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