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Apollo Hospitals, Sanofi announce collab Kolkata/New Delhi, Sept 30 (IBNS): Apollo Hospitals and Sanofi on Tuesday announced their decision to collaborate on the expansion of Apollo Sugar Clinics, which provide integrated diabetes care programs in India. 30-Sep-2014
World grossly ill-prepared to 'douse wil New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) Leaders from Sierra Leone and Liberia, the two countries, along with Guinea at the frontlines of the battle against the unprecedented Ebola outbreak in West Africa, urged the General Assembly on Monday ensure the United Nations mounted a stronger, better coordinated response "to end this grave threat to our collective survival." 30-Sep-2014
Head of new UN Ebola emergency response New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) on Monday joined an advance team deployed in Accra, Ghana, to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent the spread of the deadly virus. 30-Sep-2014
Head of new UN Ebola emergency response New York, Sept 30 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) on Monday joined an advance team deployed in Accra, Ghana, to ensure the rapid, effective and coherent action necessary to stop the outbreak, treat the infected, ensure essential services, preserve stability and prevent the spread of the deadly virus. 30-Sep-2014
Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals observes Wor Kolkata, Sept 29 (IBNS): Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals celebrated World Heart Day 2014 through a unique initiative this year. 29-Sep-2014
World Heart Day: Harsh Vardhan urges dis New Delhi, Sept 28 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced a series of focused government campaigns centred on major communicable and non-communicable diseases. 28-Sep-2014
World Heart Day: Harsh Vardhan urges dis New Delhi, Sept 28 (IBNS): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced a series of focused government campaigns centred on major communicable and non-communicable diseases. 28-Sep-2014
Kolkata comes together to walk for a he Kolkata, Sept 28 (IBNS): To observe the World Heart Day, over 2000 conscious citizens of Kolkata gathered at Mohor Kunja on Sunday to tread on a symbolic two kilometer path called ‘Walk for Your Heart’, a humble initiative by the BM Birla Heart Research Centre (BMBHRC), a part of the CK Birla Hospitals. 28-Sep-2014
OPPI hosts its 48th Annual General Meeti Mumbai / Kolkata, Sept 27 (IBNS): The Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India (OPPI) hosted its 48th Annual General Meeting in Mumbai on Saturday. 28-Sep-2014
Ebola: UN mission readies to start work New York, Sept 27 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday said it is intensifying its cooperation with a wide range of partners trying to accelerate work on experimental therapies and vaccines as it announced that Ebola has now sickened more than 6,500 and killed more than 3,000. 27-Sep-2014
UN chief to leaders: 'The world can and New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) "The world can and must stop Ebola – now," Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told world leaders gathered at a special meeting held on Thursday at the United Nations to speed up the global response to the outbreak that has evolved from a public health crisis into a threat to peace and security. 26-Sep-2014
Fashion designer Victoria Beckham joins New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) on Thursday appointed British fashion designer Victoria Beckham as its International Goodwill Ambassador, with a focus on women and children affected by the virus. 26-Sep-2014
As host of UN hub against Ebola, Ghana c New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) We cannot afford to let fear keep us away, the President of Ghana on Thursday told the United Nations General Assembly calling for a sustained, coordinated international effort to stem the outbreak of the Ebola virus which he calls a "disease of isolation." 26-Sep-2014
South Africa's President pledges to supp New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The recent outbreak of Ebola in West African has exposed the lack of infrastructure and limited resources in Africa, said South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday as he pledged to continue, in every possible way, to assist the people and Governments of hardest-hit Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. 25-Sep-2014
Ebola crisis highlights need for strong New York, Sept 25 (IBNS) The Ebola epidemic now sweeping several West African countries underlines the imperative to build strong States that can withstand crises and respond to emergencies," Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday on the opening day of its annual high-level segment. 25-Sep-2014
Ban to convene meeting of world leaders New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced he will convene a meeting of world leaders this week on a response to the Ebola outbreak as new studies warn of an exponential climb in the coming weeks unless swift action is taken to control the spread of the virus. 24-Sep-2014
Ebola: As global response lags, UN warns New York, Sept 24 (IBNS) Unless efforts to control the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are ramped up, more than 20,000 people could be infected by early November, according to a joint United Nations study published on Tuesday that predicts number of cases will climb exponentially. 24-Sep-2014
Advance team of UN mission for Ebola res New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) Laying the groundwork for the effective and coherent action necessary to stop the Ebola outbreak in West Africa that has sickened more than 5,800 people and killed some 2,800, an advance team of the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response arrived on Monday in Accra, Ghana to set up the operation's headquarters. 23-Sep-2014
Newly-detected bird flu in Southeast Asi New York, Sept 23 (IBNS) The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on Monday warned that a recently-emerged strain of avian influenza virus detected in poultry in Southeast Asia presents a new threat to animal health and livelihoods and must be closely monitored. 23-Sep-2014
Ban launches UN Ebola response mission; New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has officially established the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response and has instructed the advance teams for the first-of-its-kind operation to head to its base in Accra, Ghana, by Monday. 20-Sep-2014
UN agencies 'shocked and saddened' by va New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) Some 15 children died and 50 others were reportedly affected by a contaminated measles vaccination in Idlib, Syria, according to the United Nations. 20-Sep-2014
UN General Assembly underlines 'strong c New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) As an Ebola outbreak of “unprecedented nature and scope” continues its spread through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the United Nations General Assembly on Friday underlined it strong commitment to responding to the emergency in a timely, effective and coordinated manner and to support the affected countries in tackling the virus. 20-Sep-2014
Ahead of Alzheimer's Day, UN expert urge New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) A United Nations independent expert on Friday called on Member States to do more to protect older people affected by dementia from stigmatization, discrimination, victimization and neglect. 20-Sep-2014
Ebola: Joint UN assessment response team New York, Sept 20 (IBNS) Hours after the United Nations decided to establish an emergency health mission to tackle the West African Ebola outbreak, a joint disaster team is heading to Liberia to assess the response to the virus, while a senior UN health official said that a vaccine could be ready by the end of this year. 20-Sep-2014
UN announces mission to combat Ebola, de New York, Sept 19 (IBNS) The Security Council, in its first emergency meeting on a public health crisis, on Thursday declared the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a threat to peace and security, asSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that the United Nations will deploy a new emergency health mission to combat one of most horrific diseases on the planet that has shattered the lives of millions. 19-Sep-2014
Ban welcomes US support in Ebola respons New York, Sept 18 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, together with the head of the United Nations health agency, will outline the international action plan to contain Ebola on Thursday when the Security Council convenes an emergency meeting on the outbreak. 18-Sep-2014
UN: nearly $1 billion needed to combat E New York, Sept 17 (IBNS) The United Nations announced on Tuesday that it would need nearly $1 billion for an exceptional, international response to Ebola outbreak in West Africa, withSecretary-General Ban Ki-moon declaring: "Every day we delay, the cost and the suffering will grow exponentially." 17-Sep-2014
Kashmir susceptible to the outbreak of d Srinagar, Sep 16 (IBNS): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that certain areas in Kashmir Valley could be susceptible to the outbreak of diseases as those regions had been under water for past 10-12 days, reports said. 16-Sep-2014
UN Security Council to hold emergency me New York, Sept 16 (IBNS) The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa, the president of the 15-member body announced on Monday. 16-Sep-2014
Welcoming boost in Ebola response, Ban u New York, Sept 12 (IBNS) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday welcomed signs of solidarity in the fight against the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa and called on all countries and organizations to move swiftly to support the Governments of the countries affected. 13-Sep-2014
Ebola: UN will 'stay the course' in Libe New York, Sept 12 (IBNS) The United Nations will continue to stand by Liberia and its neighbours currently battling an "unprecedented" Ebola outbreak, the Organization's peacekeeping chief pledged on Thursday in Monrovia, spotlighting his mission to assess how the UN can further support the country. 12-Sep-2014
Ebola: UN relief chief allocates $4 mill New York, Sept 11 (IBNS) To help offset disruptions in aid delivery caused by travel restrictions on Ebola-affected countries, the top United Nations relief official on Wednesday approved an emergency allocation of nearly $4 million for the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) to support operations in West Africa. 11-Sep-2014
AMRI Hospitals organizes 2-day free heal Kolkata, Sept 10 (IBNS): AMRI Hospitals Ltd is organizing a 2-day free health check-up progamme at Purple Movie Town in Sonarpur for the entertainment industry of Bengal to sensitize the society at large on the merits of preventive healthcare which reinforces the hospital’s motto "Get Well Sooner". 11-Sep-2014
Columbia Asia announces $150M expansion Kolkata, Sept 10 (IBNS) Hospital systems in Southeast Asia and India, Columbia Asia, on Wednesday announced plans to invest another $150 million to expand its network to 34 hospitals and one clinic by 2018. 10-Sep-2014
'Merciless,' spread of Ebola in Liberia New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) Liberia is facing its greatest threat since its years-long conflict, the Security Council was told on Tuesday in a briefing that focused on the impact of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which is responsible for at least 1,200 deaths in the country. 10-Sep-2014
Ebola: Ban to convene high-level meeting New York, Sept 10 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will convene leaders gathering in New York for the upcoming high-level segment of this year’s United Nations General Assembly to highlight the urgent needs and required response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 10-Sep-2014
Harsh Vardhan calls for packing in "powe New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS) Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has urged governments to manifest 'power of belief' while strategising against the disease burden. 09-Sep-2014
1033 passengers being tracked for Ebola New Delhi, Sept 9 (IBNS) The government on Tuesday said 1033 passengers have been tracked by IDSP. 09-Sep-2014
1011 passengers being tracked for Ebola New Delhi, Sept 7 (IBNS) The Central government on Sunday said 1011 passengers have been tracked by IDSP. 07-Sep-2014
Ban issues 'international rescue call' t New York, Sept 6 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday vowed to mobilize the United Nations in every possible way to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and issued an "international rescue call" for a massive surge in assistance, warning that "the world can no longer afford to short-change global public health." 06-Sep-2014
4th International Congress on Patient Sa Kolkata Sept 5 (IBNS): In its endeavour to build awareness and consciousness Apollo Hospitals in association with ISQua, JCI, NABH and many other institutions hosted the 4th International Congress on Patient Safety along with the 5th edition of International Conference on Transforming Healthcare with IT 2014. 05-Sep-2014
UN health agency convenes meeting to wei New York,Sept 5 (IBNS) The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) began a two-day meeting in Geneva to discuss potential Ebola therapies and vaccines in response to "intense public interest in, and demand for, anything that offers hope of definitive treatment." 05-Sep-2014
914 passengers being tracked for Ebola i New Delhi, Sept 4 (IBNS) The Central government on Thursday said 914 passengers have been tracked by IDSP. 05-Sep-2014
India, Bangladesh to sign MoU on traditi New Delhi, Sept 4 (IBNS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday gave its approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for co-operation in the field of traditional systems of medicine and homoeopathy between India and Bangladesh. 05-Sep-2014
Sanofi Pasteur's dengue vaccine candidat Lyon, France, Sept 3 (IBNS) Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi on Wednesday announced that the final landmark phase III efficacy study of its dengue vaccine candidate in Latin America successfully achieved its primary clinical endpoint. 03-Sep-2014
Tea Board’s Plant Protection Code is i New Delhi/Kolkata, Sept 3 (IBNS): While acknowledging the initiatives taken by the Tea Board of India to handle the pesticide menace in tea cultivation, Greenpeace India, Wednesday termed the Plant Protection Code (PPC) as inadequate. 03-Sep-2014
Ebola response must be based on 'scienti New York, Sept 3 (IBNS) Misinformation about Ebola can only exacerbate an already fragile situation, said United Nations officials at the highest level on Tuesday, urging international action and solidarity to help West African countries deal with the myriad health and socioeconomic impacts of current outbreak of the deadly virus. 03-Sep-2014
Fortune India names Apollo Hospitals as New Delhi, Sept 2 (IBNS): Healthcare services provider Apollo Hospitals was named the most admired pharma and healthcare company by Fortune India & Hay Group in the third edition of their definitive annual report card on corporate reputation. 02-Sep-2014
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