Efficiency of Nilavembu

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What is the issue? Tamil Nadu with one of the worst dengue epidemics it has seen. As part of its response, the government is freely distributing a herbal concoction called nilavembu kudineer. Wh…

October 19, 2017 0 483

Meeting India’s immunisation goals

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Why in news? According to the 2016 midterm review of GVAP, India continues to have the highest number of unvaccinated children worldwide. What is GVAP? The GVAP (Global Vaccine Action Plan) laun…

October 19, 2017 0 338

Varying IMR across India

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What is the issue? Despite its rapid GDP growth, India stands at 49th position out of 225 countries with 40.50 IMR. In India there is a high Intra-State and Inter-State variations in IMR, such var…

October 15, 2017 0 587

Combating Zoonotic TB

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Why in news? Recently road map to combat zoonotic TB was launched at Mexico. What is TB? A potentially serious infectious bacterial disease caused by tuberculosis bacteria that mainly affects the…

October 15, 2017 0 439

Euthanasia and Living Will

Daily News GS II Health Social Justice

What is the issue? The Supreme Court, in a landmark verdict in 2011, ruled out active euthanasia, but laid down a legal framework for passive euthanasia. A Constitution Bench is now hearing a peti…

October 12, 2017 0 890

India in Global Health Diplomacy

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Why in news? Soumya Swaminathan, an Indian Clinical Scientist, has recently been appointed the Deputy Director-General for Programmes at the WHO. What is the significance? She has turned out to b…

October 11, 2017 0 701

Pesticide Poisoning in Maharashtra

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Why in news? Recently, around 20 people have died due to pesticide related infections in Vidarba. What is the crux? Those spraying pesticides in cotton fields started taking ill recently. 20…

October 08, 2017 0 685

Nutrition Status & Non-Communicable Diseases – A Study

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What is the issue? ‘National Nutrition Monitoring Bureau’ carried out an nationwide study during 2015-16. It established nutritional deficiencies and the increasing threat of Non-Commu…

October 07, 2017 0 710

Faulty Surveillance - Influenza

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What is the issue? India's surveillance system on the influenza cases seems to be flawed. Given the mortality rate, it is essential to make corrections to take the right policy decisions. Wh…

October 05, 2017 0 704

Institutional delivery and Public hospitals

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What is the issue? In India there are many initiatives for addressing maternal mortality, but there are no mechanism to address traumatic experience of childbirth. What is maternal mortality rate? …

October 01, 2017 0 684