Non-communicable disease: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

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 ..

SAFER alcohol control initiative launched by World Health Organization

The World Health Organization (WHO) has recently launched a new alcohol control initiative ‘SAFER’ to prevent and reduce alcohol-related death and disability. It provides five high-impact strategies that can help governments reduce the harmful use of alcohol and related health, social and economic consequences. The WHO-led initiative and action package aim to support global target ..

Durban hosts 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting 2018

The 8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting was held at Durban, South Africa on July 20, 2018. In it, J P Nadda (the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare) highlighted the achievements of India in the health sector. He said that to reduce Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), India has already initiated universal screening for prevention ..

Rajasthan government launchs ‘Nidaan’ software for disease monitoring

The Rajasthan government has launched ‘Nidaan’ software for presumptive diagnosis and monitoring of seasonal and non-communicable diseases as well as the trends of ailments found in specific areas. It is expected to help in formulation of specific action plans for control of diseases. “Nidaan” will facilitate online entries of as many as 46 diseases and ..

Moscow Declaration

In November 2017, health ministers, NGOs, and private sector representatives from 120 countries have adopted Moscow Declaration on the sidelines of the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference. The declaration calls for eliminating additional deaths from HIV co-infection by 2030 and achieving synergy in coordinated action against Tuberculosis and non-communicable diseases (NCDs). India is among signatories ..

Milkha Singh sportsperson appointed as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in South-East Asia Region (SEAR)

Milkha Singh, the legendary athlete, has been appointed as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Goodwill Ambassador for physical activity in the South-East Asia Region (SEAR). As goodwill ambassador, he will promote WHO SEAR’s Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) prevention and control action plan which seeks to reduce the level of insufficient physical activity by 10% and NCDs ..

Plan to merge Tobacco control programme with NRHM

Central govt is looking forward to integrate National Tobacco Control Programme (NTCP) with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) workforce for anti-tobacco programmes. Synergizing NTCP with the NRHM at state and district levels has been stressed upon in the plan. It also suggests involving workforce under other Non-communicable Disease Programmes for prevention of cancer, diabetes, ..

Lifestyle-related diseases largest cause of death in India

A recent study by World Health Organisation (WHO) has pointed out that out of every 10 deaths in India, eight are caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes in urban India. In rural India, six out of every 10 deaths is caused by NCDs. Globally, 60% of ..