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NITI Aayog releases Report on Health System for India

On 18 Nov, NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar released the report on ‘Health Systems for a New India: Building Blocks—Potential Pathways to Reforms’. The report was released in the presence of Bill Gates. The report charts a clear roadmap for the complete transformation of India’s health system. The report focuses on breaking silos ..

Premature deaths in India: Study

An analysis published in The Lancet Global Health, which looked at about 9.7 million deaths in India in 2017, found that every condition that was common in one part of India was uncommon elsewhere. The Northeastern states, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Haryana, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh account for 44% of India’s cancer ..

2019 World Health Day (WHD)

The World Health Day (WHD) is observed every year on 7th of April as a global health awareness day under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). The day also celebrated the establishment of WHO in 1948. The 2019 theme is “Universal Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere”. Here, Universal Health means that all people across the ..

WHO is organising 4th Global Digital Health Partnership Summit 2019

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), J P Nadda has inaugurated the 4th edition of Global Digital Health Partnership Summit in New Delhi on 25th February 2019. The global intergovernmental meeting on digital health is hosted by the MoHFW in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) and the Global Digital Health Partnership (GDHP). ..

2018 International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD)

The International Universal Health Coverage Day (UHCD) is observed every year on December 12 to mobilize diverse stakeholders to call for stronger, more equitable health systems to achieve universal health coverage, leaving no one behind. It is promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The day is also the anniversary of the first unanimous United ..

India needs more investment in public healthcare

World Health Organization’s Representative to India Dr. Henk Bekedam has stated that, India needs to increase its investment in the public healthcare sector to give shape to a robust health delivery system which includes infrastructure and human resources. This is essential for sustainable economic growth for India as any investment in health is investment in ..

Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS)

To address the shortage of doctors in rural areas, the health ministry had come up last year with a new course called Bachelor of Rural Medicine and Surgery (BRMS). The idea was to offer a three-and-half-year course without specialization. It was supposed that the students would not have to sit for a medical entrance examination, ..