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Global Nutrition Report

25th May, 2020

Malnutrition still remains one of India’s biggest challenges, according to the 2020 Global Nutrition Report released worldwide.

The first-ever edition of "World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day"(World NTD Day) is launched on 30 January 2020. This initiative brings together various civil society organisations, community leaders, global health experts and policymakers working in the field of NTDs.


20th Jan, 2020

National Health Profile

11th Nov, 2019

India's life expectancy rises to 68.7 years according to National Health Profile 2019 recently released by Central Bureau of Health Intelligence.

Food fortification

4th Sep, 2019

To tackle the menace of Malnutrition, NITI Aayog seeks creation of roadmap by Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the Rice Fortification Pilot Scheme Pan India.

India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)

Scientists have discovered a Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis.

Child Care Leave

17th Aug, 2019

Defence Minister has recently approved the extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to single male service personnel and certain relaxations of CCL provisions in case of women officers of defence forces.

Kala azar

5th Aug, 2019

Study warns Kala azar patients can be a source of infection for others in their community.

Chandipura Virus

26th Jul, 2019

Chandipura virus came to light when blood samples from two patients in Maharashtra’s Chandipura village were tested and found positive.

According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) report entitled “India: Health of the Nation’s States”, contribution of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) to total death in India was 61.8% in 2016, as compared to 37.9% in 1990.

Japanese Encephalitis

6th Jul, 2019

Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare have dispatched a central team to review the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) as 21 people have died recently due to its outbreak in Assam.

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