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Estimating the burden of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) compared to other communicable diseases is an ongoing challenge given the need for good quality data on the incidence of these infections and the involved comorbidities. Based on the methodology of the Burden of Communicable Diseases in Europe (BCoDE) project and 2011–2012 data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) point prevalence survey (PPS) of HAIs and antimicrobial use in European acute care hospitals, we estimated the burden of six common HAIs.

Africa has the highest prevalence of communicable diseases in the world. In 2015, more than three times as many people died from AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, and more than ten times as many people died from malaria as in the rest of the world combined. Non-communicable diseases are also increasing on the continent.

The Arab uprising in 2010 and subsequent wars in the eastern Mediterranean region have had serious detrimental effects on the health and life expectancy of the people living in many of the 22 count

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases, 22/07/2016. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has undertaken a survey on diabetes viz. ICMR India Diabetes (ICMR-INDAB) Study on the prevalence of diabetes.

In a major boost to government-run urban healthcare facilities in the state, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide Rs 1,548 crore as part of the Japanese government's offic

A 53-year-old throat cancer patient from Chikkamagaluru, who had undergone an emergency tracheostomy in a city hospital, was discharged after being taught some basic suction techniques.

Pacific nations face the triple burden of communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases and associated wider health impacts as climate change proves to be the most significant health threat of t

A mobile health project to provide medical services to the poor in villages of Andhra Pradesh was today launched.

Several rounds of national health surveys have generated a vast amount of data in India since 1992. We describe and compare the key health information gathered, assess the availability of health data in the public domain, and review publications resulting from the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), the District Level Household Survey (DLHS) and the Annual Health Survey (AHS).

As the world’s urban population continues to grow, health inequities - especially between the richest and poorest urban populations - are a persistent challenge according to this new report by WHO and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat).

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