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WHO lauds India’s Commitment to Accelerated Sanitation Coverage; Swachh Bharat Mission also yields other broad health benefits

India’s Commitment to Universal Sanitation Coverage has won praise from WHO for savings lives and leapfrogging to achieve SDG 3 and 6. Seen in file picture is Prime Minister,  Narendra Modi giving away awards to the winners of national essay, painting and film competitions, at an event to mark the Swachh Bharat Diwas: the 3rd anniversary of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission and the conclusion of “Swachhata hi Sewa” fortnight, in New Delhi on October 02, 2017.

WHO lauds India’s commitment to accelerated coverage of safe sanitation services which, assuming 100% coverage is achieved by October 2019, could avert up to 300 000 deaths due to diarrheal disease and protein-energy malnutrition (PEM) since the country launched the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014. As the initial results of a WHO modelling study on the health impact of the ...

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UNICEF-WHO report reiterates importance of breastfeeding in the first hour of life and need to regulate breast milk substitutes

Breastfeed Child in first hour of life

An estimated 78 million babies – or three in five – are not breastfed within the first hour of life, putting them at higher risk of death and disease and making them less likely to continue breastfeeding, say UNICEF and WHO report released on 31 July 2018. Most of these babies are born in low- and middle-income countries. The report ...

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India Inc join forces for Namami Gange Projects as CSR; on anvil is Ganga Museum @Delhi,Haridwar,Allahabad,Varanasi

Underway is Namami Ganga Review held on 31 July 2018, which showed India Inc's growing interest in Clean Ganga activities through CSR

The banks of River Ganga are set to get a major facelift as several corporates have undertaken CSR projects for ghat cleaning and development, afforestation, provision of amenities and similar work under Namami Gange programme. Companies like Shipping Corporation of India, Indorama Corporation, IndusInd Bank, YesBank, Hinduja Group, Arcelor Mittal, New Indian Express, Bajaj Electricals, Amer Maritime, HCL, Reliance Industries and a ...

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India’s Medical and Wellness Tourism ripe for attracting global investors: FICCI-YES Bank knowledge paper

IDY 2018

Building on the crusade to bring about quality investment into the Indian Tourism Sector- Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) conducted its Fourth Tourism Investors Meet on 4 July 2018. Addressing the august gathering- Usha Padhee, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India said that the tourism and civil aviation ministries are engaging continuously to identify solutions and to implement ...

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‘GST day’ on 1st July to celebrate spirit of cooperative federalism and realisation of One Nation-One Market- One Tax

GST Day 2018

Government of India is celebrating the 1st Anniversary of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) coming into force, on 1st July 2018. GST was launched on the 1st July, 2017 in a majestic ceremony held in the Central Hall of Parliament on the midnight of 30th June, 2017. The first year has been remarkable both for the sheer variety of ...

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“Early detection, affordable care are key to fight Cancer in India”

India to fight cancer

While the incidence of cancer has been increasing worldwide, developing nations like India are showing steep increase over the years. In India, it is estimated that there are about 30 lakh cases of cancer at any particular point of time with 10 lakh new cases occurring every year. About 5 lakh deaths occur annually in the country due to cancer in ...

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Indian toilet holds natural advantage over Western toilet seat?

A trip to the Sulabh International Museum of Toilets at Sulabh Gram in Delhi very well can help one understand the history of sanitation practices from across the world. Pic Courtesy: Sulabh International

The modern World has brought homogeneity in various forms be it fast food, fast pace stressed lives or increase in lifestyle ailments. One of the key facilitating factors in the onset of lifestyle disease is the erosion of the original culture or local ethos. In India, where PM Modi has put underway- world’s biggest sanitation drive named Swach Bharat Abhiyan ...

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India accedes to WHO FCTC with aim to enable reduction in disease burden and mortality led by tobacco

Protocol under WHO Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco should help curtail use of Tobacco products. Seen in File Picture is the new warning Image New Specified under Health Warning on Tobacco Products packs put under implementation recently

The Union Cabinet Chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given approval to accede to the Protocol under World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on tobacco control to eliminate illicit trade in tobacco products. It will be applicable to both smoking and chewing or smokeless tobacco (SLT) forms as  negotiated and adopted under Article 15 of the World Health Organization ...

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Home Minister reassures more steps to boost medical tourism like triple entry in e-Medical Visa cases

127th Founder's Day Celebrations of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital

Its music to ears of stakeholders in Medical Tourism and reassuring to people looking at medical value travel to India, as Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh  said the Government is promoting the emergence of India as a medical destination to the world. Addressing the 127th Founder’s Day Celebrations of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on 13 April 2018, the Minister highlighted that Union ...

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Global 2018 Partners’ Forum to galvanise global action for women children and adolescent health in New Delhi from 12-13 December 2018

A delegation of Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) including the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda calling on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi and present the logo for the 2018 Partners’ Forum, in New Delhi on April 11, 2018.

“Convergence between Ministries, States and stakeholders is critical to achievements of shared goals for health of women, children and adolescents.”  This was stated by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at the curtain raiser event for the 2018 Partners’ Forum, a global event which will provide a unique platform for learning and exchange between countries on ...

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With Worlds largest healthcare programme: Ayushman Bharat; India reinstates its leadership role in South-East Asia Region on world Health Day 2018

International Health Day 2018

Taking a clear leadership position on Universal Health Coverage call of the World Health Organisation on the International Health day; India has reinstated the important role it has to play in the South-East Asia Region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on World Health Day 2018, said, Good health is the foundation of human progress. This World Health Day… I welcome the theme ‘Universal health ...

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Gender equality must be at the core of ‘Health for All’

About the Author: Message from WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on eve of  International Women’s Day 2018

On this International Women’s Day, we imagine a world where every woman and girl has access to quality and affordable health care, a world in which women and girls can freely exercise their sexual and reproductive health rights, and one where all women and girls are treated and respected as equals. The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is ...

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