Guest Columns

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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Why promote breastfeeding?

Theme for World Breastfeeding week 2017: Sustaining Breastfeeding Together aims to create enabling enviornment

Breastfeeding has been a traditional practice for centuries together, why does it need to be promoted now…..One needs to ponder over it!! Breastfeeding lays a sound foundation for healthy life during infancy/child-hood as well as the later years of life. Every child needs to be provided adequate nutrition, care, protection, love and affection for his/her proper growth and development. As per WHO and UNICEF, breastfeeding must be initiated within the first hour of ...

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India’s ‘UIP’ to up fight against pneumonia: Nadda

India strives to ensure affordable healthcare for all- Nadda

In 2014, Modi Government made a promise to the people of India, to safeguard their health, to provide the men, women, and children of this country the best chance to survive and thrive. One of the key initiatives was to protect as many of our children against as many diseases as possible, with the introduction of new vaccines into the Universal ...

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Decoding Yoga cure to fight against Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

Yoga cure in fight against Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

The holistic science of Yoga is the best lifestyle ever designed and is very effective in managing stress disorders and lifestyle disorders like diabetes. Modern research has focused on psycho-physiological beneficial effects of yoga which is more than a mere physical exercise (Innes and Vincent, 2007). It has been reported that even a short lifestyle modification and stress management education ...

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Tobacco – a threat to development

World No Tobacco Day

Tobacco usage – a major hurdle undermining developmental gains worldwide, is the foremost preventable cause of premature morbidity/ mortality. Tobacco products contain nearly 5000-7000 toxic substances, the most dangerous being nicotine, carbon monoxide and tar. Cigarette, bidi, cigar, hookah, sheesha, tobacco chewing, clove cigarettes, snuff and e-­cigarette are the commonly used forms. WHO reports highlight that each year, direct tobacco usage/secondhand smoke kills nearly six million individuals; ...

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Pro-conservation Kaziranga witnesses increase in Rhino population

One Horned baby and mother Rhinoceros at Kaziranga National Park

In the ongoing conflict between man and animal in terms of rightful occupation of the natural habitat, conservation often takes a backseat! But, the Indian state of Assam has not let such analogy malign its one of the world renowned national park. No doubts, poaching of Rhinoceros in Kaziranga at one time was a big menace due to astronomical increase ...

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India is in the midst of a major Digital Payment Movement: Kant

Post Demonetisation- India is on its path to mostly digital and lesser cash transactions? A candid 
Amitabh Kant with back drop of 'Make in India' Lion

India is making an attempt to transition to a digital payment, less cash economy. Given that only a meagre percentage of our population pays taxes, the nation’s economy also grows as more and more transactions come under banking and taxation system through digital payments. Besides, corruption in public life and governance is oiled by cash, so as we move towards ...

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Demonetisation led pain, inconveninences getting over: FM

FM announces the return of  Indian Economy to growth trajectory

“Demonetisation– A Look Back at the last Two Months”: Article by the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Two months have passed since the Prime Minister announced the decision that high denominational currency notes would cease to be a legal tender.  Subsequently those notes have been demonetised.  When 86% of a country’s currency constituting 12.2% of its GDP, is squeezed out of ...

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Healthy snacks boost immunity


Its a permanent guilt that hit ones mind every now and then after eating unhealthy snacks- almost on daily basis. But, one is left defenceless, when that hunger strikes in between meals and lead one into sinful snacking of sorts. If one knew that there exists option if healthy snacks that boosts the immunity system naturally, the life with snacks ...

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India host World Stroke Organization’s 10th World Stroke Congress

India becomes home to India host’s World Stroke Organization’s 10th World Stroke Congress

Tinu Sethi* | New Delhi The World Stroke Organization (WSO), recognized as the lead global organization for stroke by the World Health Organization is conducting its 10th World Stroke Congress in Hyderabad India, 26-29 October, 2016 to culminate on the World Stroke Day. The success of the World Stroke Congress 2015 lays foundation for high expectations in World Stroke Congress ...

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AIIMS GOES DIGITAL pulls out The First Digital Revolution in Public Health Care


Guest Article| V. Srinivas*  Building strong Institutions is one of the major objectives of Good Governance. The Digital India initiative represents a landmark in ushering in the First Digital Revolution in Health Care at AIIMS. The successful implementation of the AIIMS e-Hospital Project and the AIIMS OPD Transformation Project, transformed AIIMS to India’s first fully digital public hospital. In 16 ...

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Dignity in Mental Health

Dignity in Mental Health Guest Write-Up | Dr. Smita N. Deshpande* The ideal concept of health encompasses physical, mental, social and spiritual health. Physical health without enjoying full mental health, leads to loss of social and spiritual health as well. India has a large population of people affected with mental disorders. At least twenty people per every thousand are thought to ...

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