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Open minds and workplaces to those with disabilities

Published on Nov 30, 2022 02:06 PM IST
In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that December 3 would be annually observed as the International Day of Disabled Persons. The day is celebrated to increase awareness on the rights and well- being of people with disabilities.

Stakeholders must collaborate to reduce resistance to antibiotics

India is currently developing an efficient second version of the National Action Plan on AMR. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has assisted national authorities in India in drafting the animal health component of its action plan for 2022-26.
Published on Nov 23, 2022 12:29 PM IST

India’s children as accelerators for India 2047

This year’s World Children’s Day on November 20 is an opportunity for us to celebrate and renew our collective promise, across sectors, regions, and organisations, to India’s dynamic generation of children.
Published on Nov 16, 2022 11:10 AM IST

A move to millets will have huge health benefits

Environmentalists worry that the increased target for ethanol blending could incentivise water-intensive crops such as sugarcane and rice, and suggest that the government should focus on lower-water intensity crops such as millets. (HTPhoto)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 10:54 AM IST

How businesses can support employees’ mental health

A healthy workforce goes a long way towards building organisational resilience.
Published on Nov 14, 2022 04:40 PM IST

India needs a national safety authority

Now it is time for India to create a National Safety Authority to lay down standards for safety on roads, and other places.
Published on Nov 13, 2022 01:27 PM IST

India@75: Phenomenal journey of the pharma industry

The Indian pharmaceutical industry has come a long way since the country’s independence. India is today a 1.67 trillion size domestic market for drugs, and over 90% of this space is captured by locally produced medicines.
Published on Nov 11, 2022 04:35 PM IST

India’s journey towards improving health for all

Recently, the Union health minister, Mansukh Mandaviya, underlined the need for adopting a more holistic approach in health.
Published on Nov 11, 2022 04:23 PM IST

Winning the war against malaria through focused strategies

India has made significant strides in its battle against malaria through collaborative partnerships and dedicated efforts from the bottom up.
Published on Nov 07, 2022 07:14 PM IST

Reforming the PDS for better nutrition

Global Hunger Index 2022 report ranked India 107 out of 121 countries. Reforming the PDS for better nutrition.
Published on Nov 07, 2022 07:28 PM IST

India’s policies should view human resources for health

India is one of the 57 countries listed as ‘countries suffering from an HRH crisis’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) in its 2006 report.
Published on Nov 02, 2022 04:48 PM IST

Dealing with post-Covid stroke

Around the world, someone suffers a stroke every 3 seconds, amounting to 12.2 million new strokes annually
Published on Oct 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Combatting the silent pandemic of antimicrobial resistance

Human development during recent past owes a lot to interventions such as antibiotics that assured availability of a healthy and productive population.
Published on Oct 28, 2022 01:37 PM IST

Reasons for uptick in Viral Infections

Infection-causing pathogens are also aggravated by climate change. The change in climate affects the survival, reproduction, distribution of disease pathogens and hosts, and changes in the geographic range and habitats of disease vectors.
Published on Oct 27, 2022 01:48 PM IST

Awareness, affordability, accessibility: Key growth drivers in fertility segment

According to the Call to Action, a report by Ernst & Young, the fertility industry in the country has grown by 20% in recent years.
Published on Oct 27, 2022 11:51 AM IST

World Food Day 2022: Leaving no one behind

On World Food Day, here’s a look at how NGOs in Delhi-NCR have been providing ration, warm meals, etc. to support the less privileged as well as refugees.
Published on Oct 16, 2022 12:02 AM IST

Achieving sustainable development goal targets for health workforce

While nurses enjoy a majority in the health workforce, they remain starkly absent from leadership roles (AP)
Published on Oct 13, 2022 07:46 PM IST

It is time to be a ‘streetheart’

Named ‘Be A Streetheart’, the campaign aimed to show how responsible citizenship takes care of the safety needs of both dogs and the communities they are a part of.
Updated on Oct 11, 2022 03:44 PM IST

Conversion therapy and its impact on mental health among LGBTQIs

The LGBTQI+ were jubilant after the SC verdict in 2018, which abolished penalisation of people for their sexual orientation and ordered that gay sex among consenting adults is not an offence.
Published on Oct 08, 2022 03:56 PM IST

Where does India stand with its human resources for health?

 Recently, the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) that leads the Global Burden of Diseases (GBD) studies, modeled estimates for 16 HRH cadres across 204 countries for 1990-2019 and came up with a new threshold for minimum requirement. (Reuters File Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2022 03:40 PM IST

SBM: Collective effort for scaling up social change

UNICEF is proud to be an active partner of the SBM over the past seven years.
Published on Oct 02, 2022 11:00 AM IST

India’s hypertension control programme is an example for the world

India’s approach to hypertension treatment has been so successful that the programme received a 2022 UN Interagency Task Force and the WHO Special Programme on Primary Health Care Award at the UN General Assembly earlier this month.
Published on Sep 29, 2022 12:01 AM IST

Are we measuring our health workforce shortage right?

The Workload Indicators of Staffing Need (WISN) is a human resources for health (HRH) management method supported by the World Health Organization (WHO) to quantify shortages and workload using data on time taken for various clinical and supporting (administrative and other) tasks and resources available.
Published on Sep 28, 2022 02:53 PM IST

A public health management perspective on malnourishment

Unfortunately, malnutrition numbers in India are worse than many poorer countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. There are many explanations for persistent malnutrition in India - low income, illiteracy, traditional culture and associated feeding practices etc., which may be all true partly.(Hani Mohammed / AP File )
Published on Sep 27, 2022 12:55 PM IST

Charting the course for accessible health care in cities

The 15th Finance Commission report highlights how the Covid-19 pandemic stretched government health facilities in India, particularly in urban areas.
Published on Sep 21, 2022 01:06 PM IST

UHC in India: Insights from Indonesia and China

Different country contexts have found different pathways to UHC. Indonesia and China for example, took the insurance path to provide financial protection to its population.
Published on Sep 19, 2022 09:00 AM IST

Saksham Anganwadi: An important step towards a healthier future for India

The new generation Anganwadis are likely to drive enormous transformations in early childhood care and development, not only from a nutrition viewpoint, but in contributing to the overall mental and physical health of children.
Published on Sep 15, 2022 11:28 AM IST

The pandemic is not over, stay masked for now

The pandemic is far from over. It’s time to get your vaccine booster, to mask up and to stay masked.
Published on Aug 06, 2022 01:10 PM IST

Breastfeeding is nature’s best health plan

World Breastfeeding Week: Benefits of breastfeeding for mother and child
Published on Aug 05, 2022 01:09 PM IST

Environment must drive a national action plan on AMR 2.0

Categorised amongst the top 10 threats to public health, AMR occurs when microorganisms acquire the ability to resist the action of antimicrobial agents, thus making it harder to treat infections and increasing the risk of disease.
Published on Aug 01, 2022 10:46 AM IST
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