The national health policy, cleared by the Narendra Modi government on Wednesday, lays accent on preventive healthcare and seeks to engage the private sector as a strategic partner to make services

The National Health Policy, 2017 approved by Union Cabinet focus on preventive and promotive health care and universal access to good quality health care services. The policy seeks to reach everyone in a comprehensive integrated way to move towards wellness.

Question raised in Lok Sabha on Chronic Diseases, 10/03/2017. The Government of India is implementing National Programme for Prevention and Control of Cancer, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases and Stroke (NPCDCS) for interventions up to District level under the National Health Mission. It has focus on awareness generation, screening and early

Every year, environmental risks – such as indoor and outdoor air pollution, second-hand smoke, unsafe water, lack of sanitation, and inadequate hygiene – take the lives of 1.7 million children under 5 years, say new WHO report

Tuberculosis maintained its rank as the leading cause of death in South Africa in 2015, even as the number of deaths attributable to noncommunicable diseases – notably, diabetes – continued to rise

Pretoria - Cabinet at its fortnightly meeting has approved ten Bills, including the National Public Health Institutes of South Africa (NAPHISA) Bill, for tabling in Parliament.

There is a perception that despite considerable economic growth, India has not made commensurate progress in addressing anthropometric (weight-for-age, height-for-age and weight-for-height or body mass index-for-age) undernutrition. The current national prevalence of undernutrition in children below five years is still high; 39% are stunted, 29% are underweight and 15% are wasted. However, this common belief appears somewhat flawed; there has been substantial improvement in stunting and underweight over the years.

Decreasing the effect of NCDs requires a more systematic response.

Anxiety grips Jennifer Nakazi as her phone beeps for the third time since she arrived at a busy bank lobby in downtown New York. She’s going to wire money to her family in Uganda.

Matshidiso Moeti, the WHO Regional Director for Africa, said in a statement released in Abuja on Saturday that African countries would be the most affected by the disease.

Pages