Health: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Vikram Patel wins 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Prof. Vikram Patel, a psychiatrist and professor of global health at Harvard Medical School, has won the prestigious 2019 John Dirks Canada Gairdner Global Health Award. Mr. Patel has led research generating knowledge on the burden and determinants of mental health problems in low and middle-income countries and pioneered approaches which utilise community resources for ..

Paralyzing illnes in US kids due to AFM

The US officials were alarmed at the rate of increase in paralyzing among the kids. The cause was identified as AFM or Acute Flaccid Myelitis. Many other countries like Canada, Britain, FRance and Norway have also reported to have identified victims of the disease. More than 550 Americans are affected by the disease. 90% are ..

Laurus Labs signed pact with Global Fund to supply ARV drugs

Pharma Laurus Labs of Hyderabad has signed an agreement with Global Fund, an organization working towards ending AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics, for a period of three-and-a-half years. This agreement has a motive to supply Anti retro viral (ARV) combination medicine namely Tenofovir/ Lamivudine/ Dolutegravir of 300/300/50mg (TLD) in Sub Saharan African (SSA) region ..

Philadelphia dental clinics may have exposed patients to HIV

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health shut down 3 Dental clinics. The Department found proofs that the clinics were using improperly cleaned instruments to conduct procedures. Letters were sent to patients who had visited the clinic to get tesetd for HIV, HepatitisB and HepatitisC. The Department was unalbe to predict the duration of the practice ..

India signed a MoU with Africa union to build up Cooperation on Healthcare Sector

India and the African Union have signed a MoU to establish a collaborative platform for Healthcare sector. This agreement will make the way for cooperation in research and development, capacity building, health services, pharmaceutical trade and manufacturing capabilities for diagnostics and drugs. In order to build up the scenario of a structured partnership in the ..