India accounted for 6% of global malaria cases and 7% of deaths caused by it in 2016, according to a report released on Wednesdayby the World Health Organisation (WHO). This is in the same ballpark as last year, though the WHO figures also suggest that India is unlikely to reduce its case burden beyond 40% by 2020.
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But new report on disease burden maps severe inequalities among States A first-of-its kind report on the ‘India State-Level Disease Burden,’ released on Tuesday, has revealed severe inequalities in the disease burden in different States. For instance, life expectancy at birth in the country improved significantly during 1990 to 2016 — from 59.7 years and
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Domestic resources accounted for 74% of the $525 million that was spent in India last year India’s domestic budget for fighting tuberculosis showed a dramatic jump from about ₹700 crore in 2015 to ₹2,500 crore last year, according to a report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). Typically most of India’s budget to combat the bacterial infection
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Lifestyle-related risk factors are being cited, compounded by an inadequate number of treatment centres in the region Lifestyle-related cancers top the chart in the northeast region which has an overall high incidence of cancer in India. Oesophageal cancer is the highest in men followed by cancers of the lung and stomach, says a recent report compiled by
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Professor Susan Sawyer holds the chair of adolescent health at The University of Melbourne and is the director of the RCH Centre for Adolescent Health. Trained as a respiratory paediatrician, she has been a consultant to WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and the World Bank. In the city as part of a global event — The World
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A service, on the lines of the IAS, will improve India’s health-care delivery The idea of having dedicated personnel for public health management goes back to 1959 when advocated by the Mudaliar Committee, which observed that “personnel dealing with problems of health and welfare should have a comprehensive and wide outlook and rich experience of
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