The Copperbelt Province has continued TO record high cases of maternal deaths with 27 new cases being recorded in the first five months of 2018.

Surprising as this may sound, malnutrition and obesity are co-existing in the same households, says a global study on Africa’s feeding habits.

A key component of achieving universal health coverage is ensuring that all populations have access to quality health care. Examining where gains have occurred or progress has faltered across and within countries is crucial to guiding decisions and strategies for future improvement. We used the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2016 (GBD 2016) to assess personal health-care access and quality with the Healthcare Access and Quality (HAQ) Index for 195 countries and territories, as well as subnational locations in seven countries, from 1990 to 2016.

Union Health Minister J P Nadda, who is leading the Indian delegation at the World Health Assembly in Geneva, said today India is committed to achieving universal health coverage for its citizens a

This initiative is an effort to prevent an increase in obesity and non-communicable diseases across the country.

A new WHO report shows that the world’s poorest countries can gain US$350 billion by 2030 by scaling up investments in preventing and treating chronic diseases, like heart disease and cancer, that cost an additional US$1.27 per person annually. Such actions would save more than 8 million lives over the same period.

HYDERABAD: In an alarming trend, cases of hypertension among children is found to be on a rapid rise in the city.

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death globally, accounting for one in every three deaths, with nearly half of deaths in lower-income countries among people younger than 70 years. WHO has identified the elimination of industrially produced trans fat (an artificial product contained in partially hydrogenated oils) from the food supply as an effective and cost-effective intervention to prevent cardiovascular disease.3 Industrially produced trans fat causes an estimated 540 000 deaths each year worldwide.

The African continent is characterised by a population in the process of transition.

More than 80% of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed the World Health Organization (WHO) limits. While all regions of the world are affected, populations in low-income cities are the most impacted.
 

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