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Monday, Oct 14, 2019
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 (1523 results)
Sep 04, 2019 23:40
Since it was set up in 2008, SEARHEF has disbursed US$ 6.07 million in all as financial support for 39 emergencies in nine countries. On each occasion, relief has been sent within 24 hours of the catastrophe. read more
Sep 04, 2019 10:12
Health ministers of six countries were felicitated for public health achievements by the Regional Committee, which is the highest decision-making and governing body of the WHO in South East Asia Region,which is home to one-fourth of the world’s popu... read more
Sep 03, 2019 17:15
Innovative policies to enhance human resources for health, reduce out-of-pocket expenses are among the key issues to be discussed during At the 72nd Regional Committee Session of the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) South- East Asian Region. read more
Aug 31, 2019 19:35
How to eat without damaging your own health and that of the planet read more
Aug 30, 2019 01:21
Being a physician with public health experience, he says he understands the importance of physical activity. read more
Aug 30, 2019 01:19
The study, which is part of the Indian Council of Medical Research-India Diabetes (ICMR-INDIAB) study and the most comprehensive analysis of physical activity patterns across states, has found that women are far less active than men. read more
Aug 29, 2019 12:14
Earlier studies have found livestock infected with Crimean-Congo fever throughout India, but human outbreaks have been recorded mostly in Gujarat. read more
Aug 29, 2019 11:39
By enhancing individual health, physical activity helps lower healthcare costs. Its promotion – especially in culturally relevant and familiar forms – should be a core part of preventive health everywhere. read more
Aug 29, 2019 08:59
Only 3% women meet the minimum healthy levels of physical activity, which brings a clutch of health benefits such as reductions in the risk of hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer, obesity. read more
Aug 24, 2019 20:49
It will help standardise measurements and bring down the cost of monitors by boosting manufacturing in the country. read more
Aug 17, 2019 16:53
With about 55% of India’s population seeking treatment outside public sector — 51.4% in private sector and 3.4% at home — majority of cases treated at home and in private clinics do not make it to government surveillance records. read more
Aug 12, 2019 13:57
Despite considerable scaling up of ART across the world on HIV, there were 1.7 million people newly infected with HIV in 2018. There are 2.14 million people living with HIV in India, with new infections rising in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Uttarakhand,... read more
Aug 10, 2019 21:41
Polio vaccination led to a 99% drop in polio cases within three decades, with cases declining from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 33 in 2018. read more
Aug 08, 2019 23:55
The direct seeding of wheat into unploughed soil and shredded rice residues raised farmers’ profits through higher yields and savings in labour, fuel and machinery costs. read more
Aug 04, 2019 11:42
There are several plant sources proteins, but except for soy, most are “incomplete proteins” because they are missing one or more of nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein. read more