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First-of-its-kind policy initiative on nutrition and diet launched in Delhi -Shreeshan Venkatesh

-Down to Earth The total health burden arising from poor diet exceeds the combined burden of unsafe sex, alcohol, drug and tobacco use     The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition and the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) jointly launched the South Asian Policy Initiative for Improved Nutrition and Growth (SAPLING), a policy initiative to improve nutrition and diet in South Asian countries, on October 6, in New...

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Basic interventions that matter -CK Mishra

-The Hindu Recent years have been a watershed in the public health programme in India. We have managed to eradicate diseases such as polio and tetanus, reduced maternal and child mortality rates significantly, halved the prevalence of tuberculosis and Malaria and increased the life expectancy for both adults and children. These achievements reflect the unflinching efforts of the Indian government and all stakeholders in the past two decades to ensure health...

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India's poor health infrastructure bags it 143rd spot in 188 countries

-PTI New Delhi: India was given the 143rd spot in 188 countries by a global health study, that released on Friday. The study cited various challenges, including mortality rates, Malaria hygiene and air pollution for India’s abysmal ranking. “Despite rapid economic growth, India was ranked 143rd, below Comoros and Ghana,” the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance published in the Lancet and launched at a special event at the...

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On health front, India 143rd among 188 nations: Study

-PTI NEW DELHI: A global study on a range of health indicators released on Thursday has ranked India 143rdamong 188 countries, citing various challenges, including mortality rates, Malaria, hygiene and air pollution. "Despite rapid economic growth, India was ranked below Comoros and Ghana," the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance published in medical journal Lancet and launched at a special event at the United Nations general assembly in...

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Jerome Oberreit, Secretary General of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) or Doctors without Borders, interviewed by A Rangarajan

-The Hindu MSF Secretary General Jerome Oberreit on the increasing threat to affordable health care worldwide. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) or Doctors without Borders, the international humanitarian medical aid organisation that is active in 69 countries, serves populations affected by epidemics, armed conflicts, natural calamities and manmade disasters. MSF has relied heavily on generic drugs, much of which has been sourced from India, to deliver health care to some of the most...

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