Nearly one billion people worldwide suffer from some form of mental disorder, according to this latest UN data – a staggering figure that is even more worrying, if you consider that it includes around one in seven teenagers.

Order of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences & Hospital (ASCOMS) Vs Jammu & Kashmir Pollution Control Board & Others dated 23/05/2022.

When good hand hygiene and other infection prevention and control (IPC) measures are followed, 70 percent of infections can be prevented in health care settings, according to this new report by WHO.

The Rural Health Statistics (RHS) 2020-21 provides updated information on health infrastructure and human resource position of the health facilities of the country. The publication provides data for Rural, Urban and Tribal areas of the country.

Africa bears 24% of the global burden of disease, although it is home to only about 15% of the world’s population and accounts for 50% of global deaths from communicable diseases. An estimated $2.4 trillion in annual output is lost due to poor health.

This framework provides insights into some of these questions. It categorises existing research, knowledge and best practices and outlines the necessary building blocks for planning, implementing, and monitoring improvement in the HIV response among men and boys within a broader gender equality framework.

The rationale behind the report was the following:

The Summary for Policymakers - Environmental Dimensions of Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) launched on the sidelines of UNEA 5.2 taking place from 28 February to 4 March 2022.

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed millions into poverty in East Africa, and worsened inequality. The economic crisis continues, due to the obscene global vaccine inequality, which means that only 4% of East African citizens had been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, compared with 71% in high-income countries by mid-January2022.

A Niti Aayog report has said that about 65 per cent of hospital beds in the country cater to almost 50 per cent of the population and stressed that the number of beds must be increased by at least 30 per cent to ensure equitable access to healthcare facilities for people.

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