New education methods will transform the way students learn

Education is set for massive transformation as technology is ushering in a new era in the field of learning, said T.V. Mohandas Pai, Chairman Aarin Capital. In the new scheme of things the student would be at the core and would decide as well as create her/his own degree at one’s Read More …

Universal health coverage is the best prescription

Context: Three recent incidents involving the health-care sector in Delhi have sparked widespread outrage over the alleged mercenary motives and callous conduct of high-profile corporate hospitals. Two cases involved children with dengue who died soon after leaving these hospitals in a serious condition after their families were presented huge hospitalisation Read More …

Combating Child Sex Abuse

In a first, the World Health Organisation has formulated clinical guidelines on responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused.  The guidelines put forward recommendations for the frontline health care providers – general practitioners, gynaecologists, paediatricians, nurses and others – who may directly receive a victim of sexual Read More …

The Moscow Declaration to End TB

Declaration Over 120 national delegations participating in the Conference adopted the “Moscow Declaration to End TB”. Aim: The aim of the First WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response is to accelerate the response to meet the targets agreed under the End Read More …

Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, 2016

Context: The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has decided to junk the recommendations of a parliamentary committee report which was the first ever government document to recognise the rights of transgender persons to partnerships and marriage, so that they were no longer criminalised under IPC Section 377, apart Read More …

Non-Communicable Diseases Rise in India: Report

Context: As incomes rose over the last 26 years, India’s burden of disease shifted: More deaths in India (61.8%) in 2016 were due to non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, while in 1990 more deaths (53.6%) were due to communicable, maternal, neonatal and nutritional (CMMND) Read More …

One in 10 medicines fake; diseases becoming untreatable: WHO

An estimated one in 10 medical products circulating in low- and middle-income countries like India is either “substandard or falsified”, says a new research report from the World Health Organisation (WHO). More details on the report: According to WHO, these medicines not only fail to treat or prevent diseases but Read More …

India unlikely to cut malaria burden by half in 2020: WHO

Context: India accounted for 6% of global malaria cases and 7% of deaths caused by it in 2016, according to a report released on Wednesday by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Report Highlights: WHO figures also suggest that India is unlikely to reduce its case burden beyond 40% by 2020. Read More …

India recorded 6% of global malaria cases in 2016: WHO

Context: India recorded 6% of the world’s new malaria cases in 2016 which stood at 216 million, according to the World Malaria Report 2017 by World Health Organization (WHO). The report highlights: According to the global health body, 15 countries accounted for 80% of all malaria cases globally in 2016. Read More …

WHO releases guidelines on child sex abuse

Context: In a first, the World Health Organisation has formulated clinical guidelines on responding to children and adolescents who have been sexually abused. About the guideline: The guidelines put forward recommendations for the frontline health care providers — general practitioners, gynaecologists, paediatricians, nurses and others — who may directly receive Read More …