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NACP-IV targets zero infection, zero death and zero stigma

National AIDS Control Programme-IV (NACP-IV) has targeted to reach zero infection, zero stigma and zero deaths. India has registered 56% decline in new infections. National AIDS Control Programme-I (1992-1999): The main objective of the project was to slow the spread of HIV to reduce future morbidity, mortality, and the impact of AIDS by initiating a ..

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Aflibercept: Drug that can halt cancer growth

Scientists have developed a new drug ‘Aflibercept’ for stopping the cancerous cells from multiplying. The new drug makes cancerous cells to sleep thus inhibiting them from multiplying. The drug functions by exchanging the molecular switches in cancer structure so that there is no multiplication of the cancerous cells. The drug has shown effectiveness in extending ..

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Govt approves National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy

The government has approved the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Policy (NPPP). The move will bring 348 essential drugs under price control and also lead to reduction in prices. The government at present controls the prices of 74 bulk drugs under the National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA). With the new NPPP, the Govt will control prices of ..

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India inks loan agreement with World Bank for $70 Mn

India and the World Bank have inked an agreement. As pre the agreement, the World Bank will furnish a loan assistance of $ 70 million as additional financing for the Karnataka Health Systems Development and Reform Project. The main objective is to improve the health services delivery, public-private collaboration and financing particularly for the benefit ..

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Savita Halappanavar: Persons in News

Savita Halappanavar’s death has led to a widespread protests in Ireland and a call to re-look at the abortion laws. She was 31 year old dentist originally from Belgaum, India who moved to Ireland in 2008. She died on October 28, 2012 in Galway, Ireland. Her death led to widespread protests, in Ireland, India, England ..

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