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The third UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) on Sept 27, 2018, will review national and global progress towards the prevention and control of NCDs, and provide an opportunity to renew, reinforce, and enhance commitments to reduce their burden. NCD Countdown 2030 is an independent collaboration to inform policies that aim to reduce the worldwide burden of NCDs, and to ensure accountability towards this aim. In 2016, an estimated 40·5 million (71%) of the 56·9 million worldwide deaths were from NCDs.

India accounted for 27 per cent of the 10 million people who developed tuberculosis in 2017, the highest among the top 30 high TB burden countries in the world, according to this WHO report

AHMEDABAD: Swine flu and dengue seems to be rearing up again in the city. There have been there have been 76 cases of dengue and 51 of swine in the last week.

Nashik: On Monday, the death toll from swine flu in Nashik district reached 19 this year with the death of 45-year-old Rajendra Page from Ambegaon, Dindori.

The number of people affected by cardiac diseases has doubled

There has been a sudden spike in mosquito-borne diseases in the city. Of the total 243 dengue cases reported this season, 106 were reported during the last one week.

About 8,02,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, according to the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME).

About 8,02,000 infant deaths were reported in India in 2017, the lowest in five years, according to the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UNIGME). A new UNIGME report said 6,05,000 neonatal deaths were reported in India in 2017, while the number of deaths among children aged 5-14 was 1,52,000.

The Centre’s long-pending plan to combine tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) control programmes may never happen.

HYDERABAD: In a major health scare, 700 new cases of dengue, including 23 from Hyderabad, were reported from across the state in just a fortnight.

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