Small bite, big threat

More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases. This World Health Day – … Read more

Puppet shows to educate villagers on water & sanitation issues

With edutainment activities like puppet show, street play and magic show in villages, the West Bengal government and UNICEF has launched a campaign to educate people about safe drinking water and safe sanitation practises. Panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said the campaign is meant to generate demand for improved water supply in unreached habitations and gradually … Read more

Making India an open defecation free Country

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation Sh. Bharatsinh Solanki in a Statement laid on the table of the Lok Sabha, informed members that Government of India administers the Nirmal Bharat Abhiyan (NBA), a comprehensive programme to ensure sanitation facilities in rural areas with the main objective of … Read more

Achievements in Adolescent Health in India

During the transition from childhood to adulthood, adolescents establish patterns of behavior and make lifestyle choices that affect both their current and future health. Adolescent Health Division of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements three programmes viz Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health Programme (ARSH), Menstrual Hygiene Scheme (MHS) and Weekly Iron Supplementation Programme … Read more

Health in India – Review 2012

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare implements several national level programmes /schemes to control Communicable and Non-communicable diseases. The National Rural Health Mission is the flagship programme of the Ministry. It focuses on the challenge of strengthening poor public health systems in the country. Department of Health & Family Welfare Since the launch of the … Read more

Healthcare :: Promote India as the new emerging medical value travel destination abroad, says Ambika Soni

The Tourism and Culture Minister Smt. Ambika Soni has stressed the need to promote India as the new emerging Medical Value Travel destination abroad. She was speaking at the 4th India Health Summit here. Smt. Soni said the way medial tourism has developed in recent times is largely linked to economics and technology and India is positioning itself as the primary medical destination for the most complex medical procedures in the world.

Healthcare :: Religion and healthcare should mix, MU study says

Research shows that religion and spirituality are linked to positive physical and mental health; however, most studies have focused on people with life threatening diseases. A new study from the University of Missouri-Columbia shows that religion helps many individuals with disabilities adjust to their impairments and gives new meaning to their lives.

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