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National Health Policy 2017 aims to provide universal health coverage, quality healthcare at affordable cost

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the National Health Policy, 2017 (NHP 2017), which aims to provide universal health coverage and deliver quality healthcare services at affordable cost to all the people of the country.

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#Budget2017: Govt to create 5,000 postgraduate medical seats every year

New Delhi: The government has decided to take steps to create additional 5,000 postgraduate medical seats per annum, according to Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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AIIMS researchers isolate kala-azar parasite from goat blood

New Delhi: The clinical microbiology department of AIIMS has isolated the parasite of kala-azar, also known as black fever, from goat blood. So far, the belief was that humans act as reservoir for kala-azar and it is spread through sandflies.

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India-developed blood test for kala-azar to be tested in Africa

Kolkata: Indian scientists have developed a cheap, easy and ultra-sensitive blood-based strip test for kala-azar or visceral leishmaniasis (VL), the second largest parasitic killer in the world after malaria. Having been validated in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Brazil, the technology will now be tested in Africa to enable nations fight the ravages of the disease that is lethal if untreated.

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No report on Kala Azar impact in Bihar released: MSF

New Delhi: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) says that it has been on the frontline of diagnosing and treating Kala Azar in Bihar and has treated more than 12,000 patients since 2007.

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WHO calls for focus on neglected tropical diseases

New Delhi: The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday called for renewed commitments and focused efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases, which continue to disable, disfigure and kill people in South-East Asia.

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33 of Bihar’s 38 districts affected by kala azar: MSF

Patna: Kala azar, a deadly parasitic disease transmitted by the tiny sand fly, has affected thousands from the poorest of the poor sections of society in 33 of the 38 districts in Bihar, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Wednesday.

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Nobel Awards for Medicine & Physiology: A Review

Now that the hullaboo and the ballyhoo associated with the Nobel awards is over, perhaps it is time to reflect on why these awards have acquired the prestige they have with particular reference to the awards for Medicine and Physiology and how India has fared in its 114-year history.

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Kala-azar elimination is within our reach: WHO

Dhaka: Health Ministers from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal and Thailand on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate in the elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (Kala-azar) from their countries.

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Health Ministers commit to control and eliminate vector-borne diseases

Dhaka: Health Ministers from WHO’s South-East Asia Region adopted the Dhaka Declaration on vector-borne diseases on Tuesday. The ministers from the region’s 11 member states met at the Thirty-second Meeting of Ministers of Health to review health development in the region, identify challenges and provide policy direction for future action on health issues.

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