Hypertension Current Affairs, GK & News

India’s chronic disease burden fuelled Covid waves

As per researchers from India and California, high levels of chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension in India has fuelled the brutal coronavirus waves. Highlights Findings from large-scale studies of Covid-19 highlighted that, patients from southern district of Madurai had higher risk of dying as compared to those in China, Europe, South Korea and U.S. ..

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Anamaya: Tribal Health Collaborative

The Union Health and Family Welfare Minister recently launched the Tribal Health Collaborative called “Anamaya”. Key Features of Anamaya It is a multi-stake holder initiative. It was launched by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in collaboration with the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The initiative will also be supported by the Bill and Melinda ..

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Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey

The study “Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey” was commissioned by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The study was carried out between February 2016 and October 2018. About 1.12 lakh children and adolescents (0-19 years) were covered for height and weight measurements, and biological samples from 51,029 children (1-19 years) were taken from all ..

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2019 edition of World Hypertension Day (WHD)

The World Hypertension Day (WHD) is observed every year on May 17 to spread awareness about the disease that the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls a “silent killer” and “global public health issue”. The 2019 theme “Know your numbers” is meant to raise awareness about high blood pressure in people across the world. The idea ..

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Ministry of Health and Family Welfare launches India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI)

The India Hypertension Management Initiative (IHMI) has been launched by Preeti Sudan (Secretary of Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW)) and Dr. Soumya Swaminathan (Director of Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)) in New Delhi on November 28, 2017. The purpose of IHMI is to reduce disability and death related to Cardio-Vascular Disease ..

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