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South Africa’s National Development Plan 2030 will need to put cascading risk at the heart of development

Droughts in the Western Cape and wildfires along with changing vector bionomics is evidently visible in the South African region ...
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Addressing policy gaps for diarrhoeal diseases in Bangladesh

At present, the world is facing the biggest challenge of the century. Amid these unquiet and restless situations, one after ...
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Mentally ill, not mentally still: Based on a true story

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, defined in the best of world’s more so ideally ...
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Community securitizing medical research and development

Public health delivery is a public good. But it is often an overlooked and underappreciated area in the greater part ...
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Achieving sustainability for regional co-operation in the Asia and Pacific

In a few decades from now when historians attempt to revisit the time of 2020, they will refer to our ...
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Why the public health focus in North East India remains necessary

Why the public health focus in North East India remains necessary

Health is a component which is essential and is the right of every individual and the entitlement to it includes ...
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Latest coronavirus vaccine update

Coronaviruses have arisen again after a series of viral epidemic attacks by the members of coronaviridae family, namely by the ...
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Long term consequences of Covid-19 & Obesity

As the world comes to halt, covid-19 is spreading across length and breadth. Till now, we all have gotten used ...
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Legal Age for Marriage in India: a case for social health outcomes

Legal Age for Marriage in India: a case for social health outcomes

Union budget 2020-21 was dissected thoroughly by academicians, economists, health care professionals and common man for tax proposals, education and ...
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With community transmission brewing, imposing lockdown reflects administrative failure

Irrespective of whether the Indian Council of Medical Research accepts community transmission or they deny it at the behest of ...
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MENTAL HEALTH

Mental Health Disorders

INTRODUCTION: Mental health is more than the mere lack of mental disorders. The optimistic dimension of mental health is clearly ...
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Mortality of Outbreaks: Who is dying, not how many are dying!

Nothing routs us but the villainy of our fears. - William ShakespeareFear of death creates more panic than death itself ...
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Teenage pregnancy and India’s woes

World Health Organization defines Teenage Pregnancy as “any pregnancy from a girl who is 10-19 years of age”. This is ...
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Telemedicine as an effective strategy for India?

According to the economic survey of India 2019-2020, the doctor patient ratio in India is 1:1456 with respect to the ...
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Why alcohol must be banned in India?

While the western world is witnessing a declining trend towards alcohol, India is losing its culture of abstinence and witnessing ...
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Can Covid-19 mark a new age for health and development?

The pandemic has likely changed the way we live forever. Not long ago, who would have imagined that a fast-paced ...
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Connecting Tech and Markets with Organisations

Connecting Tech and Markets with Organisations – a Perspective for the Public Health NGO

Consciously or unconsciously – we are watching the emergence of a new world. A world where technology both supersedes and ...
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What CSR Managers must now focus on

A post Covid19 world calls for a leadership that is kind and inclusive. But the vision proposition that companies and ...
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Why we need to take alcohol addiction more seriously

Alcohol consumption causes 5.1% of the global burden of disease and nearly 3.3 million deaths every year. Alcohol is a ...
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Pregnancy during a natural disaster

Pregnancy during a natural disaster: Life during an emergency?

As I sit down to pen this article in the season of the Flu that has brought LIFE to a ...
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Covid19 vaccine trial update and the solidarity study

Scientists, researchers and pharmaceutical companies have joined the race to develop vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes covid-19 disease. Ordinary ...
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Could upcoming warmer months slow down the COVID- 19? Key policy messages under the uncertainties

The article is benefited & inspired from the discussion with Dr Sanjay Srivastava in his personal capacity as former senior ...
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COVID-19 – The global pandemic that changed our lives forever

As I sit down to write this article, WHO reports more than 5 lakh people being infected by the deadly ...
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CSR amendment rules could put development sector on ventilator

The Ministry of Corporate Affairs has recently invited public comments on the Companies Amendment Rules, 2020. The same is still ...
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Corporate companies must boldly invest in healthcare for CSR spending – Here’s why

NGOs working with corporate partners have unquestionably created positive impact in the areas of operations and to the societies they ...
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Farmer’s health: The conscience call for action

India’s history of agricultural progress dates back to the Indus Valley Civilization as per historical records. In terms of farm ...
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What South Asian Nations must understand about coronavirus

Modern medicine in search of meaning: “Every patient provides us with two questions. The first is “What can you do ...
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CHD Group showcases best practice for reducing malnutrition in Karnataka

Karnataka has around 36% of children in the age of under five who are stunted in nature and around 26% ...
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CHD Group bringing innovation into mobile medical clinics in India

For too long, companies and governments have been working on the model of mobile medical units in India. But there ...
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Why urban mental health must be the focus today

10th of October is celebrated as World Mental Health Day. Based on estimates, globally, 1 in 4 people experience some ...
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India’s health ministry must make ban on smoking a personal cause

The recent ban on e-cigarettes has been the talk that hover’s around every conversation in the public health and public ...
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Long term health consequences of Cyclone Fani

Human altruism gets faded out, once the newspapers and primetime television channels stop covering the disaster. The communities are left ...
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What healthcare professionals must keep in mind for patient safety

WHO will launch a global campaign to create awareness of patient safety and urge people to show their commitment to ...
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How Punjab will lose a generation to drugs

Drug business brings a turnover of over $500 billion, only next to petroleum and arms trade. Over 190 million people ...
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KSDMA, Fashion Medicine & the casual story of Karnataka’s Disaster Management

KSDMA, Fashion Medicine & the casual story of Karnataka’s Disaster Management I have worked hard over the years, spoken about ...
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Can the techno-consumptive culture fuel Indian healthcare?

Can the techno-consumptive culture fuel Indian healthcare? Evidence based medicine is slowly being strengthened into technology driven medicine. The workshops ...
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Long Term Health Consequences of Cyclone Fani

Long term health consequences of Cyclone Fani Human altruism gets faded out, once the newspapers and primetime television channels stop ...
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Global health: A philosophical narrative in real time

Fond recollection of historical times, serves to remind us that healthcare is integral to human survival. The problem of hubris ...
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