Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, a leading cause of premature death and disability in India. Since access to health services is poor in rural India and Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHAs) are available throughout India for maternal and child health, a potential solution for improving hypertension control is by utilising this available workforce.

Violent attacks on and interferences with hospitals, ambulances, health workers, and patients during conflict destroy vital health services during a time when they are most needed and undermine the long-term capacity of the health system. In Syria, such attacks have been frequent and intense and represent grave violations of the Geneva Conventions, but the number reported has varied considerably.

Judgement of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Kerala Ayurveda Paramparya Vaidya Forum Vs State of Kerala & Others dated 13/04/2018 regarding the question of granting registration to practice medicines to the ‘Paramparya Vaidyas’. The appellants have contended that in the State of Kerala, a large number of persons are practicing in Sidha/Unani/Ayurveda system of medicines known as ‘Paramparya Vaidyas’, which are in vogue for a long time.

The Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare,present this One Hundred Ninth Report of the Committee on the National Medical Commission Bill, 2017.

PIL filed by the M/s. Healthcare Reforms Doctors Association in the the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh regarding the inadequate number of Community Health Centres (CHCs) and Primary Health Centres (PHCs) and lack of qualified medical professionals at various levels of health care system in the state of Telangana.

The objective of the study was to assess compliance with infection prevention and control practices in primary health care in Kenya. The researchers used an observational, patient-tracking tool to assess compliance with infection prevention and control practices by 1680 health-care workers during outpatient interactions with 14 328 patients at 935 health-care facilities in 2015. Compliance was assessed in five domains: hand hygiene; protective glove use; injections and blood sampling; disinfection of reusable equipment; and waste segregation.

The Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI) has been releasing its annual publication "National Health Profile (NHP)" on a regular basis since the calendar year 2005. This publication of vital national significance brings out very substantial health information under six major indicators viz, Demographic, Socio-economic, health status, health finance, health infrastructure and human resources for the specified calendar year and much more relevant information required for an efficient public health system in our country.

National levels of personal health-care access and quality can be approximated by measuring mortality rates from causes that should not be fatal in the presence of effective medical care (ie, amenable mortality). Previous analyses of mortality amenable to health care only focused on high-income countries and faced several methodological challenges.

The biggest challenge for India is the dual fight of containing a 'developing' country's health concerns while a flare-up of 'developed' world disorders are its doorstep. On one hald India is combating basic health concerns such as malnutrition, low immunization rates, hygiene, sanitation and infectious diseases.

This first global assessment of its kind report highlights how the poaching and illegal trade of thousands of species worldwide presents real environmental dangers and ultimately undermi

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