The Top 10 Causes Of Death

Leading Causes Of Death

Ischaemic heart disease, stroke, lower respiratory infections, chronic obstructive lung disease, diarrhoea and HIV/AIDS have remained the top major killers during the past decade. Tuberculosis is no longer among the 10 leading causes of death, but is still among the top 15, killing one million people in 2011. Chronic diseases cause increasing numbers of … [Read more...]

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Global Tobacco Epidemic, 2013

Tobacco Epidemic

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) recognizes the substantial harm caused by tobacco use and the critical need to prevent it. Tobacco kills approximately 6 million people and causes more than half a trillion dollars of economic damage each year. Tobacco will kill as many as 1 billion people this century if the WHO FCTC is not … [Read more...]

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Can Immunization Reach Every Child?


Two biggest causes of death among children are in fact, pneumonia and diarrhea which are responsible for the highest death toll, claiming more than two million of the most vulnerable lives every year. Together, these two diseases account for 29% of all deaths of children under five years old. That is more than double the total for HIV and malaria … [Read more...]

HLL Life Care Ltd – A Success Story

HLL Life Care Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram

HLL Life Care Ltd, Thiruvananthapuram under the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry has become one of the largest producers of condoms in the world. HLL's total annual condom production capacity has now touched 1616 million pieces. Overseas and domestic demand for condoms has grown manifold especially in the wake of the Central government's launch of … [Read more...]

WHO Approves India’s Vaccine Regulatory System


A WHO-led team of international experts from eight countries came to the conclusion at the end of a comprehensive review from 10-14 December 2012 that the National Regulatory Authority of India (NRA) and affiliated institutions meet WHO published indicators for a functional vaccine regulatory system. The Central Drugs Standards Control Organization in … [Read more...]

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Hypertension Kills 1.5 mn People Every Year In SE Asia


High blood pressure or hypertension kills nearly 1.5 million people every year in South-East Asia making it the single-most important risk factor for non communicable diseases like heart attack and stroke, according to the World Health Organisation. In India, among adults one in three was found to have a raised blood pressure and about half of them … [Read more...]

Atlas Of Health And Climate

Atlas Of Health & Climate

As the world’s climate continues to change, hazards to human health are increasing. The Atlas of Health and Climate, published jointly by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), illustrates some of the most pressing current and emerging challenges. Droughts, floods and cyclones affect the health of millions … [Read more...]

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Vaccine Industry Gets Green Signal From WHO

vaccine industry

India's 19,000 crore rupee vaccine industry has been cleared by the World Health Organization (WHO) to export vaccines across the world. After a four-day audit, a 16-member multi-nation team headed by WHO officials informed Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad that they are satisfied with the vaccine clearance procedure adopted by the the Central Drugs … [Read more...]

Pak, Gambia Ahead Of India On Child Care

International Baby Food Action Network

A report by International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) has ranked India as 31st among 51 countries when it comes to infant feeding practices, exclusive breastfeeding, baby-friendly hospitals and policies, maternity protection and community outreach. India has not only been beaten by countries like China, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka but also Lesotho, … [Read more...]

Essential Drugs To Be Brought Under Price Control

Essential Drugs

In a landmark decision, a group of ministers (GoM) headed by agriculture minister Sharad Pawar on September 27 cleared the proposal to bring all 348 drugs on the National List of Essential Medicines (NLEM) under price control. These drugs, with annual sales of around Rs 29,000 crore, account for about 60% of the domestic market. Once these essential … [Read more...]

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