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Category: Diseases :: Communicable :: Malaria
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Health Hub: The sting of the vector-borne 12.4.2014 Hindu: Cities
Diseases like Malaria and Dengu are on the wane but remain a threat
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Two per cent of blood collected in Maharashtra discarded 11.4.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
A part of the total number of blood bags collected in the state goes waste as the blood is infested with communicable diseases. Figures on blood units for the last three released by State Blood Transfusion Council show that blood banks have had to discard 2% of its collection because of this. Last year SBTC collected 14.75 lakh units, of that 29,000 were discarded. There are 300 SBTC-controlled blood banks in the state. Maharashtra is the number one in the country in terms of blood collection. Last year, the state's total collection was 14,75,238 bags. The main reason why blood is thus discarded is because donors are found to have been infected with diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Venereal Diseases or Malaria. As per protocol, after every unit of blood collected has to be screened before it is issued to patients. The maximum numbers of blood bags thus discarded was due to donors being infected with Hepatitis B. Hepatitis C and HIV infected donors were also common. However, there weren't many ...
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Homeopathy doesn't work, new study says 11.4.2014 Hindu: Home
Medical experts tested research and treatments for 68 conditions and found they had no impact
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Slum dwellers become change agents 11.4.2014 Kolkata News, Kolkata City News | Cities News - Times of India
Sikha Patra is only 16. But, this teenager oozes confidence that belies her slum background. Salim Sheikh, also of the same age, is dynamic and speaks with ...
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Dabbawalas join hands with WHO 9.4.2014 Hindu: Other States
Campaign to spread awareness on malaria, dengue
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Awareness on walking 9.4.2014 Hindu: News
The management of NTPC Simhadri Super Thermal Station created an awareness programme on regular walking and prevention of vector-borne diseases as part of World Health Day programme.The com...
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Dabbawalas campaign to raise awareness (Cached) 8.4.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
The World Health Organisation country office for India, jointly with the health department of Maharashtra and the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust called for greater and focused attention to prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in India, namely dengue, malaria, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, kala-azar (also known as visceral leishmaniasis) and Japanese encephalitis. As part of the campaign, all the dabbawalas had tied tags containing awareness messages in thousands of dabbas that they deliver across the city. Aside from this, slogans were raised against the diseases. “We reach over 5 lakh people across Mumbai. I think that is why this message has been sent through us so that we can reach most of the workplaces and houses where we have been told most of the mosquito breeding ground exists,” said Raghunath Medge, spokesperson for the event of the dabbawala association. Dr Nata Menabde, WHO representative to India said, “Vector-borne diseases are affecting more than half of ...
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School of Public Health and Indian Public Health Association celebrates World Health Day (Cached) 8.4.2014 TOI: Chandigarh Times
School of Public Health and Indian Public Health Association- Chandigarh Chapter with support from NVBDCP, Chandigarh celebrate World Health Day today at School of Public Health, PGIMER, Chandigarh, The World Health Day is celebrated on the 7 thApril on the foundation day of World Health Organization (WHO) to draws attention to a public health problem of global proportions and what needs to be done to address ...
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Dabbawalas tie-up with WHO for awareness on malaria, dengue 8.4.2014 FirstPost: Life
The Dabbawalas, the famous food delivery workforce in the metropolis, have joined hands with World Health Organisation to spread awareness about vector borne diseases like malaria and dengue among Mumbaikars.
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Dabbawalas tie-up with WHO for awareness on malaria, dengue 8.4.2014 Hindu: National
The Dabbawalas, the famous food delivery workforce in the metropolis, have joined hands with World Health Organisation to spread awareness about vector borne diseases like malaria and dengue among...
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Dabbawalas tie-up with WHO for awareness on malaria, dengue in Mumbai 8.4.2014 DNA: Recent Columns
The Dabbawalas, the famous food delivery workforce in the metropolis, have joined hands with World Health Organisation to spread awareness about vector borne diseases like malaria and dengue among Mumbaikars. Under the initiative, started since yesterday, the dabbawalas are delivering lunch boxes with specially created tags by WHO to make people aware about diseases like dengue, malaria and chikungunya, Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust's former president Raghunath Medge said. "We have around 5,000 dabbawalas carrying lunch to about two lakh working people in Mumbai. There will definitely be more awareness among my fellow Mumbai citizens now due to our efforts. We have literally forced them to read our messages," Medge said. On teaming up with WHO, he said the dabbawalas wanted to ensure that Mumbaikars understand the value of their lives. "As hospitals and doctors are increasing nowadays, the number of people suffering from diseases is also increasing. Thousands of rupees are being spent ...
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Secret of combating malaria lies in sperm! (Cached) 8.4.2014 New Kerala: World News
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Secret of combating malaria lies in sperm! 8.4.2014 DNA: Health
Secret of combating malaria lies in sperm!
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AIIMS Launches NCD Clinic in Odisha 8.4.2014 newindianexpress.com
The All- India Institute of Medical Sciences (AII MS), Bhubaneswar on Monday launched a non-communicable
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'No Malaria Death in Karnataka in 3 Years' 8.4.2014 The New Indian Express - Karnataka - http://newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/
There has not been a single death in the State due to malaria in three years, said N Shivasailam, Principal Secretary to the Department of Health and Family Welfare.
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Dengue fever has resurfaced: Govt 8.4.2014 deccanherald.com
Dengue, which was under control till 2012, has again resurfaced since last year, posing problems in urban and semi-urban areas, according to Department of Health & Family Welfare Principal Secretary N Sivasailam. Addressing the World Health Day at Bangalore Medical College, he said change in water storage practices and developmental activities has lead to health issues in urban and semi-urban areas. This year, World Health Organisation has declared World Health Day theme as: Vector borne disease: Small bite, big threat. He explained that though the disease had posed problem, the health and family welfare department took quick action to control the outbreak and prevented deaths due to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Besides, he said in 26 districts, screeing for Dengue and Chikungunya viral infection was done free of cost. In addition to the same, it will be extended to four more districts, he said. Karnataka had achieved the 2013 target mentioned in National Health Policy with ...
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Poor coordination in sting operation (Cached) 8.4.2014 Telegraph: Calcutta
Dengue and malaria could have been more effectively controlled in Calcutta and other parts of Bengal had some health officials and employees acted more responsibly, speakers at a seminar on vector-borne diseases jointly organised by the World Health Organization and the health department said on Monday.
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Dabbawalas campaign to raise awareness (Cached) 8.4.2014 Asian Age: Mumbai
The World Health Organisation country office for India, jointly with the health department of Maharashtra and the Nutan Mumbai Tiffin Box Suppliers Charity Trust called for greater and focused attention to prevention and control of vector-borne diseases in India, namely dengue, malaria, chikungunya, lymphatic filariasis, kala-azar (also known as visceral leishmaniasis) and Japanese encephalitis. As part of the campaign, all the dabbawalas had tied tags containing awareness messages in thousands of dabbas that they deliver across the city. Aside from this, slogans were raised against the diseases. “We reach over 5 lakh people across Mumbai. I think that is why this message has been sent through us so that we can reach most of the workplaces and houses where we have been told most of the mosquito breeding ground exists,” said Raghunath Medge, spokesperson for the event of the dabbawala association. Dr Nata Menabde, WHO representative to India said, “Vector-borne diseases are affecting more than half of ...
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Bihar adds most to kala-azar cases worldwide 8.4.2014 Patna News, News from Patna, Bihar| Latest Patna News - Times of India Patna and Bihar News
Though Bihar's contribution to the incidence of kala-azar countrywide has declined from 80% in 2009 to 77% in 2013, the figure still remains the highest across ...
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Steps to tackle vector borne diseases planned 7.4.2014 Hindu: Bangalore
Dengue fever, which was well under control in 2012, is now posing problems in urban and semi-urban areas due to change in water storage practices among other development activities said N. Sivasai...
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