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India becomes a member of Global Anti-Microbial Resistance

India has recently become a member of the Global Anti-Microbial Resistance (AMR) Research and Development (R&D) Hub. The hub was launched during the 71st session of the World Health Assembly in 2018 & is headquartered in Germany. It is aimed at helping countries decide the allocation of resources for R&D on AMR by identifying gaps ..

India’s first clinical ecotoxicology facility launched in Delhi

In Delhi, India’s first clinical ecotoxicology facility has launched in AIIMS to investigate increasing cases of diseases resulting from exposure to environmental toxins contaminating water, food and air. This newly launched clinic will be the nodal point for leading research in clinical ecotoxicology in the country. It will provide diagnostic consultation & research services to ..

UP government launches Dastak campaign against AES & JE disease

The Uttar Pradesh government has launched massive door to door campaign “DASTAK” against Acute Encephellitis Syndrome (AES) and Japanese Encephallitis (JE) disease. The campaign, which was launched in association with UNICEF, will run from 1st to 31st July. Under this state-wide campaign teams will go door to door in every village of the 75 districts ..

2019 World Leprosy Day (WLD)

The World Leprosy Day (WLD) is observed every year on the last Sunday of January to spread awareness about the disease, the impact of discrimination and social stigma attached to it and how these negative effects hamper the efforts to stop the spread of the disease. This year, in 2019, it falls on 27 January ..

India ranked 145th in Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index

India has been ranked 145th among 195 countries with score of 41.2 in terms of Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) index of 2016, as per Lancet’s latest study “Global Burden Of Disease”. According to the study, India performed poorly in tackling cases of tuberculosis, rheumatic heart diseases, Ischaemic heart diseases, stroke, testicular cancer, colon cancer ..

Rajasthan government launchs ‘Nidaan’ software for disease monitoring

The Rajasthan government has launched ‘Nidaan’ software for presumptive diagnosis and monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases as well as the trends of ailments found in specific areas. It is expected to help in formulation of specific action plans for control of diseases. “Nidaan” will facilitate online entries of as many as 46 diseases and ..

Haryana is India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients through oral medicine

Haryana has become the India’s first state to treat Hepatitis-C patients of all categories through oral medicine. This drug will be provided free of cost for permanent residents of all categories at the district level. The medicine and treatment costs about Rs 28,000 to Rs 30,000 in the market, but the state government would provide ..

What are main communicable and non-communicable human diseases?

Communicable Disease or infectious disease is resulting from the presence of pathogenic microbial agents, including pathogenic viruses, pathogenic bacteria, fungi, protozoa, multicellular parasites, and aberrant proteins known as prions. The main communicable diseases are as follows: Diseases Caused By Virus These include – AIDS, Chickenpox Poliomyelitis:, Measles, Rubella or German measles, Herpes Simplex, Herpes Zoster, ..