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The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the cracks in the current health sector. From 2019 to 2020, investment in the health-care sector dropped by 45 per cent and continued to decline in 2021 to 34 per cent in the first three quarters of 2022.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Union of India & Others Vs Union Carbide Corporation & Others dated 20/09/2022.

The fourth report of the Global Evidence Review on Health and Migration (GEHM) series synthesizes available evidence on access to essential antibiotics in refugee and migrant populations.

UNICEF has launched a new guide on financing water, sanitation and hygiene in a bid to expand critically needed services to millions worldwide.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) – chief among them, cardiovascular diseases (heart disease and stroke), cancer, diabetes and chronic respiratory diseases – along with mental health, cause nearly three quarters of deaths in the world. Their drivers are social, environmental, commercial and genetic, and their presence is global.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS & Others Vs Union of India & Others.

The petitioners have submitted that:

(i) There are shortages in the procurement of antiretroviral drugs (ART) drugs in India

A parliamentary committee has recommended the Union Health Ministry "audit deaths due to oxygen shortage", especially during the Covid second wave, in coordination with states to enable robust documentation of the mortalities. The committee said it was "disturbed" by the ministry's "unfortunate denial" of COVID-19 deaths due to oxygen shortage.

The strategy builds on the experience of the 2019–2021 strategy and the findings of the mid-point evaluation of the Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013–2030.

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Parthsarthi Bajaj Vs Health Secretary & Others dated 09/09/2022. A minor boy (Parthsarthi Bajaj) has sought the Supreme Court's permission to donate his liver to his critically ill father.

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) are the leading cause of death globally as well as in the South-East Asia Region.

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