The Lancet presents the most recent update on the global, regional, and national causes of death. Against a backdrop of increased global improvements in life-expectancy, death rates for some causes – including drug use and liver cancer – continue to rise.

Nearly 300 children have died this year in desert communities in southern Pakistan, officials said yesterday, as poor monsoon rains and livestock diseases have combined to worsen malnutrition.

WaterAid India (WAI) welcomes the high level political commitments of the Prime Minister on 15 August 2014 of setting 2019 as a goal to achieve universal access to sanitation.

Ado Ekiti — About 231,000 Nigerian children under the age of five die annually of pneumonia and diarrhoea, the Justice, Development and Peace Initiative (JDPI) has said.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Children across the country will be immunized with three new vaccines within the current fiscal year, thanks to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) that has included addi

The objective of the study was to estimate the impact on maternal and child mortality after eliminating user fees for pregnant women and for children less than five years of age in Burkina Faso.

GURGAON: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has allocated $450,000 for health projects in Haryana.

Streptococcus pneumoniae is carried asymptomatically in the nasopharyngeal tract. However, it is capable of causing multiple diseases, including pneumonia, bacteraemia and meningitis, which are common causes of morbidity and mortality in young children. Antibiotic treatment has become more difficult, especially that involving the group of beta-lactam antibiotics where resistance has developed rapidly. The organism is known to be highly recombinogenic, and this allows variants conferring beta-lactam resistance to be readily introduced into the genome.

With an aim to reduce under five mortality rate, the Union health ministry is all set to introduce Pentavalent vaccine in the National Immunisation programme in 11 high burden states.

Seventy chicken samples from Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), tested by the Centre for Science and Environment, were found to be carrying traces of five antibiotics.