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HDFC ERGO launches Mosquito Disease Protection Policy

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company has recently launched the ‘Mosquito Disease Protection Policy’. This new policy will cover an individual against common mosquito-borne diseases like Dengue Fever, Malaria, Chikungunya, Japanese Encephalitis, Kala-azar, Lymphatic Filariasis and Zika Virus. According to the report published by National Health Profile 2018, there has been an alarming rise in dengue ..

2019 edition of World Thalassaemia Day (WTD)

The World Thalasseamia Day (WTD) is observed every year on May 8 to raise awareness about this ailment among people all over the world. The day is also dedicated to commemorate thalassemia patients as well as encourage those who struggle to live with the genetic disorder of the blood. The 2019 theme is “Universal access ..

MERA India launched to eliminate Malaria by 2030

The Indian Council of Medical Research has launched the ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) India’ to eliminate malaria from India by 2030. The initiative is a conglomeration of partners working on malaria control. The principal activity of the alliance is to prioritise, plan, conduct, scale up and translate relevant research in a coordinated and combinatorial ..

Africa launched world’s 1st Malaria Vaccine

Africa has unveiled the world’s first-ever malaria vaccine was launched in a pilot project in Africa’s Malawi. The country is the first of three in Africa in which the vaccine, known as RTS,S, will be made available to children up to 2 years of age. Ghana and Kenya will introduce the vaccine soon. About 93% ..

Malawi launchs pilot tests for world’s first malaria vaccine “RTS-S”

The Government of Malawi has launched the pilot tests for the world’s first malaria vaccine – RTS,S (or Mosquirix) -to give partial protection to children up to 2 years of age. The other two African countries – Ghana and Kenya – will introduce the vaccine in the coming weeks. This move is part of World ..

World Liver day observed on 19th April

April 19 is observed as World Liver Day. This day is meant to raise awareness about liver and following a lifestyle which supports liver health. This day is observed to understand importance of liver in human body and how liver ailments can be treated. As per World Health Organisation (WHO), liver diseases are 10th  most ..

World Haemophilia Day

Every year of April 17th is recognized as World Haemophilia Day. It will mark the 30th World Haemophilia Day this year. Need of this Recognition In order to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders along with better diagnosis and access to care for the millions who remain without treatment. About Haemophilia Haemophilia ..

2019 World Haemophilia Day (WHD)

The World Haemophilia Day (WHD) is observed every year on April 17 to increase awareness of haemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders. The 2019 theme ‘Outreach and Identification’, encourages people to meet and connect with other people who have had similar experiences, and what it is like.It will be observed with the slogan – ‘Reaching ..