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Harsh Vardhan inaugurates World Conference on Access to Medical Products

On 19 Nov, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Harsh Vardhan, inaugurates the ‘ 2019 World Conference on Access to Medical Products Achieving the SDGs 2030’.  The conference was launched with the objective to track the progress on recommendations from the 2018 World Conference for access to medical products for achieving UHC in ..

Pakistan to Launch New WHO-approved Typhoid Vaccine

Pakistan has become the first country in the world to launch new WHO approved typhoid vaccine. Pakistan suffered from the outbreak of a drug-resistant strain of the potentially fatal disease. The WHO approved vaccine will be used during immunization campaign in southern Sindh province, where around Pakistan’s 10,000 cases of typhoid have been reported since ..

Pneumonia, diarrhoea still a big threat: Global study

Ahead of World Pneumonia Day, on November 12, the 2019 Pneumonia and Diarrhoea Progress Report Card released by the International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The report  describes progress in fighting pneumonia and diarrhoea in countries with the highest absolute number of deaths, and for the first ..

2019 edition of World Stroke Day (WSD)

The World Stroke Day  (WSD) is observed every year on 29th October to raise awareness and reduce the incidence of stroke across the world. A stroke is a disease that affects the arteries of the brain. Whenever an artery carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain gets obstructed by a clot or ruptures – the ..

2019 edition of World Polio Day (WPD)

The World Polio Day (WPD) is observed every year on 24th October by the World Health Organization (WHO) and its allied agencies to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. The day provides an opportunity to celebrate progress towards a polio-free world and the tireless ..

Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi, renowned nephrologist passes away

Dr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi (87) was the renowned nephrologist, immunologist and stem cell researcher. He passed away in Ahmedabad, Gujarat on 2nd October 2019. He was an expert in handling kidney transplant surgeries & was awarded Padma Shri in 2015 for his contribution to society as a nephrologist.

94th Raising Day of Military Nursing Service

The 94th Raising Day of the Military Nursing Service (MNS) has celebrated on 1st of October 2019. The MNS is the only all women corps in the Armed Forces. It came into existence on 28th March 28 1888 with the arrival of first batch of 10 qualified British Nurses in Bombay, to organize nursing in ..

2019 edition of World Rabies Day (WRD)

The World Rabies Day (WRD) is celebrated annually on 28th of September  to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease. The day also marks the anniversary of the of the death of  French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur , who developed the first rabies vaccine. The 2019 theme ..