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Sanchita Sharma

Sanchita Sharma


Sanchita is the health & science editor of the Hindustan Times. She has been reporting and writing on public health policy, health and nutrition for close to two decades. She is an International Reporting Project fellow from Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at the Bloomberg School of Public Health and was part of the expert group that drafted the Press Council of India’s media guidelines on health reporting, including reporting on people living with HIV.

articles by Sanchita Sharma (1542 results)
Jan 19, 2020 23:09
Despite the private jets, limos and heated chalets in snowbound Davos, the meeting will be carbon neutral for the fourth consecutive year with the smart use of clean energy, green materials, and smart design, and the investment in certified projects... read more
Jan 11, 2020 18:31
On January 9, China announced that the cluster of pneumonia cases reported in December in Wuhan in the Hubei Province of China was caused by a new coronavirus. read more
Dec 11, 2019 03:19
Half of the 166 million unregistered children live in just five countries: India (14%), Nigeria (11%), Ethiopia (10%), Pakistan (9%) and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (7%), said the Unicef report, which released on its 70th anniversary in Ind... read more
Dec 04, 2019 01:36
Malaria cases in the country declined by 28% in 2018 compared to 2017; there was a 24% reduction in cases between 2016 and 2017. read more
Dec 01, 2019 19:42
With 2.1 million people living with HIV, India has the second largest HIV epidemic in the world after south Africa and Nigeria, but HIV prevalence in adults aged 15-49 years remains 0.22%, compared to 20.4% in South Africa, which has 7.1 million PLH... read more
Nov 27, 2019 03:22
In India, where you have 2.1 million people living with HIV, just 1.2 million are on treatment (2017 data). You clearly have a challenge of getting 900,000 people on to treatment. read more
Nov 27, 2019 03:15
The report also says 24.5 million infected people using antiretroviral therapy (ART) are living healthier and longer lives, indicating that there has been a drop in death rate. read more
Nov 23, 2019 00:48
Globally, 81% of those surveyed were insufficiently physically active in 2016, with boys more active than girls. Around 77.6% boys were inactive, compared to 84.7% girls. read more
Nov 09, 2019 01:32
An ICMR study, published in The Lancet Global Health, shows that close to a fifth of the world’s 56 million deaths occur in India. read more