World Hemophilia Day 2018 puts global focus on need to spread awareness on Bleeding Disorders

For many years, people believed that only men could have symptoms of haemophilia and women were just carriers of the haemophilia gene. Here, Roche came in as a sponsor for World Hemophilia Day 2018 and join the World Federation of Hemophilia

Hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, inherited platelet disorders, and other factor deficiencies are lifelong bleeding disorders that prevent blood from clotting properly. People with bleeding disorders do not have enough of a particular clotting factor, a protein in blood that controls bleeding, or else it does not work properly.The severity of a person’s bleeding disorder usually depends on the amount of ...

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Lifestyle diseases pose greater challenge to the nation; Doctors must educate people on the adverse affects of Lifestyle diseases: VP

VP M. Venkaiah with the Faculty Members of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences at their 20th Convocation, in Bengaluru on April 12, 2018.
 The Governor of Karnataka, Shri Vajubhai Rudabhai Vala and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that serving in rural areas must be made mandatory for Doctors and they should have empathy, compassion and a caring attitude to enhance their effectiveness. He was addressing the 20th  Convocation of the Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, in Bengaluru on 12 April 2018. The Governor of Karnataka, Vajubhai ...

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India gets stern with Health Warning on Tobacco Products packs; launches QUIT (Tobacco Products) helpline- 1800-11-2356

new warning images for tobacco items in india

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has notified new sets of specified health warnings for all tobacco product packs by making an amendment in the Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Rules, 2008 vide GSR 331(E) dated 3rd April 2018 “Cigarettes and other Tobacco Products (Packaging and Labeling) Second Amendment Rules, 2018”. The amended ...

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Call to empower women and girls takes centerstage @ 2018 World Autism Awareness Day

Autism Day 2018: Empowering Girl Child

In November 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution drawing attention to the particular challenges that women and girls with disabilities face in the context of the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). The resolution expresses concern that women and girls with disabilities, are subject to multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, ...

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Experts bring out success stories created by people affected by Down Symptom on World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) 2018

Special Event:  Commemorative event on “Building our future”, in observance of the first World Down Syndrome Day (21 March) [co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Brazil and Poland, the Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Children’s Fund, Down Syndrome International and other stakeholders]

Down Syndrome is a chromosomal condition associated with intellectual and learning disabilities, which entails delayed development and behavioural problems are often reported in children with it. On 19th December 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declared to observe 21st March as World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) and since then every year, this day is officially observed by UN to create awareness ...

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WHO theme of World TB Day 2018 “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”; India vows to End TB by 2025

World Tuberculosis Day 2018theme of 'Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world

In 2017, WHO reported that 10.4 million people fell ill with TB and there were 1.8 million TB deaths in 2016, making it the top infectious killer worldwide. This disease is deeply rooted in populations where human rights and dignity are limited. While anyone can contract TB, the disease thrives among people living in poverty, communities and groups that are ...

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Yokohama to host World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM) in 2020

Glimpse of the 21st World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in Lisbon 2018.

Post the successful 21st World Meeting on Sexual Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal from February 28 – March 3, 2018.  Yokohama now has been chosen as host for the World Meeting on Sexual Medicine (WMSM) in 2020. The WMSM is an academic conference that has a goal of advancing research in the field of sexual dysfunction as well as the advancement and dissemination of related studies. This is the ...

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Accessible India campaign gets 100 accessible websites @ national conference on improving accessibility

The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot launching the first 100 accessible websites of State Governments under Accessible India Campaign, at the inauguration of the “National Conference on Improving Accessibility”, organised by the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), in New Delhi on January 19, 2018.

In a path breaking initiative to empower Persons with Disabilities, 100 Accessible websites of various State Governments/UTs under Accessible India Campaign were launched by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on the occasion of ‘National Conference on Improving Accessibility’ on 19 January 2018 in presence of Ministers of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Vijay Sampla and Krishna ...

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Knowing difference between Good and Bad Touch can save childhood from untoward incidents

Teach good touch and bad touch to children

Innocence– a natural gift that children have been bestowed upon. Their glittering eyes brimmed with inquisitiveness, zeal to explore, fathomless energy, carefree attitude- wins hearts and today parents worry that it makes them vulnerable too. Crimes against children are increasing at unprecedented pace. We come across at least one story of sexual exploitation (POCSO act) almost every other day. Scary it is becoming ...

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Airport Authority of India extends benefit under CSR to 115 hearing impaired children

Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot in a group photograph at the inauguration of the “CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery under CSR initiative of Airport Authority of India”, organised by the ALIMCO, in New Delhi on December 14, 2017.

Thaawarchand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the “CSR Summit for Pioneering Cochlear Implant Surgery under CSR initiative of Airport Authority of India (AAI) through Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO)” on 14 December 2017. Shakuntla Gamlin, Secretary, DEPwD, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Guruprasad Mohapatra, Chairman, AAI, D.R. Sarin, CMD, ALIMCO and senior officers were ...

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Dementia to triple in next 30 years globally

WHO launched The Global Dementia Observatory on 7 December 2017, a web-based platform launched today, will track progress on the provision of services for people with dementia and for those who care for them, both within countries and globally. It will monitor the presence of national policy and plans, risk reduction measures and infrastructure for providing care and treatment. Pic Courtesy: WHO

WHO recognises dementia as a public health priority. “Nearly 10 million people develop dementia each year, 6 million of them in low- and middle-income countries,” says Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “The suffering that results is enormous. This is an alarm call: we must pay greater attention to this growing challenge and ensure that all people living with dementia, ...

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India now free of infective trachoma: J P Nadda

Trachoma infection of the eyes was the most important cause of blindness in India in 1950s and over 50% population was affected in Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh. Seen in the pic is Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, J.P. Nadda with his team  releasing the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), in New Delhi on December 08, 2017.

Reflecting on a momentous achievement, J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare released the National Trachoma Survey Report (2014-17), on 8th December 2017 announcing that India is now free from ‘infective trachoma’. J P Nadda stated that the survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of ...

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