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NPCDCS Screens 5.33 Crore Persons for Diabetes,Hypertension

New Delhi (ABC Live):The Government of India launched National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) during 11th Five Year Plan. NPCDCS was launched in 100 Districts in 21 States with the aim to prevent and control these diseases thorough awareness generation, behaviour and life-style changes, early diagnosis of persons with high levels of …

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India Houses 81489 Paediatric TB Cases in 2012

New Delhi (ABC Live):Paediatric TB cases being reported under Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) have decreased from 85756 in 2010 to 81489 in 2012. As per “WHO Global TB report 2013” the proportion of paediatric TB cases out of all New TB cases detected In India, during the year 2012  is 7%. This is in consonance with the global projection …

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Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to Get $12 Billion

Washington, DC (ABC Live):3 December 2013 – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) welcomed today a $12 billion commitment by international partners to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria at its fourth replenishment meeting in Washington, DC. “Support for the Global Fund comes at a crucial point – in many parts of the world we are …

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities Reminds Us About 5 Lakh Spinal Cord Injuries Per Year

GENEVA (ABC Live): As many as 500 000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. People with spinal cord injuries are 2 to 5 times more likely to die prematurely, with worse survival rates in low- and middle-income countries. The new WHO report, “International perspectives on spinal cord injury”, summarizes the best available evidence on the causes, prevention, care …

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WHO Recommends Breastfeeding for Saving Babies Lives in Typhoon Haiyan

Manila, Philippines(ABC Live): – UNICEF and WHO today called on those involved in the response to the Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) disaster to promote and protect breastfeeding to avoid unnecessary illness and deaths of children. Exclusive breastfeeding in first 6 months vital The estimated 12 000 babies to be born in the worst-affected areas this month need to be exclusively …

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WHO to Host Second Global Forum on Medical Device in Geneva

Geneva (ABC Live): The Department of Essential Medicines and Health Products at WHO headquarters is hosting the Second Global Forum on Medical Devices from November 22 to 24, 2013. The Forum will provide the global public health community a platform for information exchange and collaboration to increase access to high-quality, safe, and appropriate priority medical devices. Objectives of the meeting …

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Researchers Discover Ways to Overcome HIV Virus

Moscow (ABC Live): Scientists have finally found a way to outsmart the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or rather, its ability to hide from the antibodies and immune cells. This is the quality that makes HIV so dangerous. However, researchers were able to find a way to create an effective cure for AIDS using the substance tacrolimus and finally win over …

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India Declares Itself Bird Flu Free Country

New Delhi (ABC Live): India has declared itself free from Notifiable Avian Influenza (H5N1), commonly called bird flu, and notified the same to World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). India notified outbreak of Avian Influenza (H5N1) at Poultry Production Unit, College of Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry, Anjora, Durg and Government Poultry Farm, Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh on 05th August, 2013. The …

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WHO Bats for Banning Lead Paints with Theme Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future

GENEVA (ABC Live): On the occasion of International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, WHO urges countries to address lead paint as a first step. The International Lead Poisoning Awareness Prevention Week of Action runs from 20-26 October 2013. This year’s theme – Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future – underscores the importance of avoiding the use of lead paint and using …

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WHO Aims to Make Mercury Free Healthcare by 2020

Geneva(ABC Live) – WHO and Health Care without Harm have joined forces to launch a new initiative to get mercury removed from all medical measuring devices by 2020. The initiative Mercury-Free Healthcare by 2020, launched today to mark the signing of the Minamata Convention on Mercury, calls for the phase out of mercury fever thermometers and blood pressure devices containing …

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