Non-communicable disease Current Affairs, GK & News

India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) receives UN Award

‘2022 UN Interagency Task Force, and WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award’ was conferred to India for its India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI). Key facts The UN award was conferred at the UN General Assembly side event that was held on September 21, 2022 in New York. The India Hypertension Control Initiative (IHCI) ..

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What is ‘PEN-PLUS’ strategy?

Recently Africa adopted a pen-plus strategy at the 72nd session of the Regional Committee of the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) held in Lomé, Togo. What is PEN-PLUS strategy ? PEN-PLUS is basically a regional strategy to address serious non-communicable diseases at first level referral health facilities. This strategy supports capacity building of district ..

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Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana: Second Phase launched

On October 14, 2020, the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan launched second phase of Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana. The scheme was launched for the Thalassemia patients. About Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana The scheme aims to provide one-time cure for Haemoglobinopathies such as sickle cell disease and Thalassaemia for patients who have matched family donors. ..

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ICMR Proposes Research on Non-Communicable Disease in relation to COVID 19

The government has come out with a proposal to conduct research for COVID 19 in relation to the non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, cancer, heart and kidney ailments, which puts people with these conditions, especially the elderly, at higher risk for contracting the deadly coronavirus, with severe symptoms. The main objective is to guide the ..

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WHO: “Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco” to help people quit smoking launched

On July 11, 2020, the World Health Organization launched “Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco”. The initiative is to help 1.3 billion global tobacco users to quit the habit of smoking. Highlights The initiative is to provide free access to people that need resources to quit tobacco such as nicotine replacement therapy. It will also provide ..

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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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