Many nations including India realise that often their citizens have to choose between spending on healthcare and meeting their daily living expenses.

NEW DELHI: Even as India and China together accounted for over 50% of the total 5 million deaths globally from air pollution in 2017, both countries have initiated significant steps to address the

National Nutrition Agency (NaNA) in Collaboration with UNICEF on Monday 25th March 2019 launched the Gambia 2018 Survey Report on Macronutrients and Dissemination.

Globally, the number of 15-24 year olds who are not in education, employment or any kind of training is estimated to be around three times higher for younger women adolescents (175 million) than yo

People live longer in countries that became democracies from 1970 to 2015 finds this new global study published in the journal Lancet. It states that democracy reduced chances of dying from — heart diseases, cirrhosis, stroke and road accidents. Free and fair elections appear important for improving adult health… most likely by increasing government accountability and responsiveness says the study.

Omuthiya — Non-communicable diseases are on the increase and remain one of the leading causes of death in the country, says the Minister of Health and Social Services, Dr Kalumbi Shangula.

A recent study has shown that long-term exposure to PM2.5, a major particle matter pollutant increases the risk of diabetes.

The diseases afflicting the African population are responsible for a substantial loss in health, estimated at 704 765 879 DALYs in 2015 alone. In the WHO African Region, total losses amounted to 629 603 271 DALYs.

Kenya's health ministry said Thursday it will increase budgetary allocations towards the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the country.

Living in areas with higher levels of surrounding greenness and access to urban green areas have been associated with beneficial health outcomes. Some studies suggested a beneficial influence on mortality, but the evidence is still controversial.

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