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Delhi government to launch a new initiative ‘10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute – Har Ravivar, dengue par war’

From 1st September 2019, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has decided to launched a mega 10-week anti-mosquito campaign against dengue and chikungunya that aims to increase the participation of residents in preventing their spread. The initiative titled ‘10 Hafte, 10 Baje, 10 Minute – Har Ravivar, dengue par war’. As part of the campaign, the ..

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 ..

India launches ‘MERA India’ to remove malaria by 2030

The ICMR (Indian Council of Medical Research) has unveiled the ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) India’, a gathering of partners working together to scale up research to eliminate Malaria from India by 2030. MERA India alliance holds importance to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for the operational research. The World Health Organisation ..

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 ..

World Malaria Day observed on 25th April

World Malaria Day is an international event observed every year on 25 April. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about malaria disease globally and to promote efforts to prevent malaria around the world. The theme of World Malaria Day 2019 is “Zero malaria starts with me.” World Malaria Day was developed from Africa Malaria ..

Ground Beef ”the major cause food poisoning

More than 100 people in 6 states fell sick were reported to have infected with E coli o103. The medical practitioners say that it is an unusual strain of the bacteria. The CDC ”Centre for Disease Control and Prevention said the source of bacteria is still not determined. Ground beef might be a possible cause. ..

US researchers discover unique Mosquito scent

Researchers in the US have successfully conducted pathbreaking researches on mosquitoes by genetically modifying them to make humans less attractive to them. It is proclaimed that this will significantly reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases which have become deadly in recent times like dengue, malaria, Zika fever etc. It has been long known that female ..

Canada cancels homeopathic aid

The Canadian Government will no longer provide homeopathic aid to the Honduras republic.  Honduras is a republic located in the Central America. The decision was finalised after a major cry about the public funds going to unproven medical therapies. The citizens of honduras were provided homeopathic treatment for the Chagas disease. It is a tropical ..