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GoI to increase Public Health Expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025

On July 13, 2020, the 15th Finance Commission held a meeting with the Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan. It was decided at the meet that India will increase its public health expenditure to 2.5% of GDP by 2025. Highlights Also, the Health Ministry has revised its requirement to around 6.04 lakh crores from 4.9 ..

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New drug for Amoebiasis

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Entamoeba histolytica is the third-leading cause of morbidity and mortality due to parasitic disease in humans. It causes amoebiasis or amoebic dysentery, which is highly prevalent in developing countries. A team of researchers from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has developed new drug molecules against the protozoa that causes amoebiasis. ..

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India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative: Mortality Rate dropped by 49%

The India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative has recently published two scientific papers. The initiative has given its report on district-level trends of child growth and child mortality. Key Findings The child mortality rate has dropped by 49% between 2000 and 2017. According to the report, though child mortality and child growth has improved, the inequality ..

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WHO Launches the ACT Accelerator Initiative

The WHO recently launched the ‘Access to COVID-19 Tools’ Accelerator initiative to help in the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. ACT Accelerator The ACT (Access to COVID-19 Tools) Accelerator is a time limited collaborative effort by WHO and other stakeholders to enable equitable access of essential COVID-19 health technologies to all the countries. The ..

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One Health

‘One Health’ is to be one of the priority areas that are to be strengthened using the 15,000 crore INR package recently approved by the Union Cabinet. About One Health One Health is an approach in healthcare to ‘designing and implementing programmes, policies, legislation and research in which multiple sectors communicate and work together to ..

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