India to advance its fight to eliminate viral hepatitis by 2030 avers J P Nadda @ World Hepatitis Day, 2018

On World Hepatitis Day 2018, India pledged to advance its fight to end viral Hepatitis by 2013. Seen in picture are J P Nadda, Manoj Sinha, Ashwini Kumar Choubey and Anupriya Patel and other digniatries launching a commemorative stamp on the said occasion to substantially increase awareness among the masses.

MoHFW has launched the ‘National Viral Hepatitis Control Program’, with the goal of ending viral hepatitis as a public health threat by 2030 in the country. The aim of the initiative is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to viral hepatitis. The key strategies include preventive and promotive interventions with focus on awareness generation, safe injection practices and socio-cultural practices, ...

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India reaffirms strong support for TB cooperation and developing traditional medicines @8th BRICS Health Ministers’ Meeting at Durban

India plans to advance its traditional medicines too

India had affirmed strong support for TB cooperation plan in every aspect as agreed upon in the 6th BRICS Health Ministers’ meeting held in Delhi in 2016 and in the first High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on Ending Tuberculosis. Building on J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare during his address at the ‘8th BRICS ...

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“Cataract, ocular complication of diabetes leading causes of blindness in India”


The global estimates help one realise the importance of holistic and affordable eye care as in this regard data  reveal that there are 36 million people who are blind. Further, 217 million people live with severe or moderate visual impairment.  In total, 253 million people are living with visual impairment of one kind or the other.  It is also estimated ...

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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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MoHFW sign MoU with IGNOU ahead of Ayushman India; eye to ready 14.4 lakh trained manpower by 2025

Skill India in Health

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 25 June 2018 signed an MoU with Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to scale up the short term healthcare courses through its available robust platform. The signing ceremony was presided over by J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister of Human Resource Development and Dharmendra Pradhan,Union ...

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With Public and Private sector blessings – India nears World biggest Healthcare Reform-Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM)

Health Ministers Conclave saw 20 States Join hands with the Federal Government for a smooth roll out of Ayushman Bharat.

With public and private sector joining hands- India is set to soon bring in the world’s biggest Health Sector reform named Ayushman Bharat – National Health Protection Mission (AB-NHPM). In this regard, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare exchanged the Memorandum of Understanding with the State Health Ministers of 20 States marking their commitment towards the launch of the ...

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J P Nadda Releases National Health Profile-2018; India’s First Ever Nationwide Healthcare Establishment Census

Seen in File picture os leading from front- Union Health Minister JP Nadda on International Yoga Day 2017!

J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Health Profile (NHP)-2018 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI), on 19 June 2018. The E-book (digital version) of the annual document was also released. The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure ...

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Experts commend India for maintaining polio-free status; India now has polio-free status for more than seven years

India now has polio-free status for more than seven years . Seen in the picture  President of India Ram Nath Kovind Administering Polio Drops to Children, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on January 27, 2018 had also asserted that India should continue to maintain its status as a Polio free Nation.

Preeti Sudan, Secretary (HFW) chaired the 27th Meeting of the Polio India Expert Advisory Group (IEAG) to review the country programme activities and make recommendations on 13 June 2018. The expert member group concluded that ‘the country is on the right track’. The experts commended the strong leadership of the Government of India, as well as the ownership of the state ...

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PM Modi adds spark to India’s fitness challenge; challenges Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy-Table Tennis Player Manika Batra and senior IPS fraternity

IDY 2018

Small-Small drops, all counts up to form a massive force when it joins the ocean! In today’s social media and online inclined world – there are ways of pushing through meaningful message, and yes here we are not taking of Fake News that social media has become so notoriously prone to! India love cricket and our Prime Minister Modi is known to ...

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World MS Day 2018 calls to bring global MS community together

MSIF on World MS Day 2018- has chosen the theme 'research'.

In 2009, MSIF and our members initiated the first World MS Day and have reached hundreds of thousands of people around the world, with a campaign focusing on a different theme each year. World MS Day is the MS movement’s annual campaign to raise awareness of the condition, and to support and connect the 2.3 million people living with it worldwide. ...

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WHO on World No Tobacco Day brings focus Tobacco and Cardiovascular Disease; risks to non smokers

On World No Tobacco Day 2018 the focus is to expose the link between Tobacco and cardiovascular disease. Hence-
Tobacco Breaks Hearts-is the message that goes out on World No Tobacco Day 2018.

World No Tobacco Day 2018 will focus on the impact tobacco has on the cardiovascular health of people worldwide. Tobacco use is an important risk factor for the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, and peripheral vascular disease. Despite the devastating harms of tobacco to heart health, and the availability of solutions to reduce tobacco-related death and disease, knowledge among large sections ...

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Tamil Nadu a role model state in terms of Health Care Facilities: Kovind

The President, Ram Nath Kovind inaugurating the Kidney Transplant Unit and Cardiac Unit of the Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre, Thirumalaikodi, at Vellore, in Tamil Nadu on May 04, 2018. The Governor of Tamil Nadu, Banwarilal Purohit is also seen.

President of India Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion to mark the Centenary Celebrations of Medical Education programme of Christian Medical College, revived the memories of pitiable health conditions in India during the Colonial rule and compared it to the advances New India is making in terms of creating state of the art healthcare infrastructure in tandem with its economic progress ...

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