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Fight against Ebola requires district-by New York, Dec 31 (IBNS) The outgoing head of the head of the United Nations Emergency Ebola Response Mission (UNMEER) said on Tuesday that communities are going to play a big role in defeating the “nasty disease” in West Africa by stamping out outbreaks while they are small and not allowing them to become bigger. 31-Dec-2014
ACME unveils model healthcare infrastruc New Delhi, Dec 30 (IBNS): ACME, on Tuesday announced that it has commissioned India's First Prefabricated Health Centre at Gaya District in Bihar. 30-Dec-2014
Number of people affected by Ebola tops New York, Dec 30 (IBNS) The head of the United Nations Ebola emergency response mission is set to open a treatment facility in Liberia near the Sierra Leonean border during a visit to review where the UN can do more to help, as the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday reported that more 20,000 people have now become infected by the virus. 30-Dec-2014
BioAsia to organize Healthcare Devthon Hyderabad, Dec 29 (IBNS): BioAsia 2015 on Monday announced the Healthcare Devthon in Hyderabad with a focus on Idea validation, Design and Rapid prototyping of Technologies and solutions relevant to the life- sciences & healthcare sector. 29-Dec-2014
Shabana Azmi unveils non-fiction memoir New Delhi, Dec 26 (IBNS): Renowned actress and social activist Shabana Azmi launched a new non-fiction book 'In And out of Theatres' in the national capital written by Dr. Brijeshwar Singh, an esteemed Orthopaedic surgeon-cum-theatre impresario at India International Centre. 26-Dec-2014
UN Ebola response efforts at 'full capac New York, Dec 25 (IBNS) The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) has reported that a main United Nations logistics hub managed by the World Food Programme (WFP) in Guinea is fully operational despite the fire that swept through the facility last week threatening medicines and laboratory materials used in the fight against Ebola. 25-Dec-2014
Amending existing FDI policy in the Phar New Delhi, Dec 24 (IBNS) The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval to amend the existing Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) policy in the Pharmaceutical Sector to create carve out for medical devices. 24-Dec-2014
Christmas just another day for those fig New York, Dec 24 (IBNS) Christmas will be "like any other working day" for United Nations humanitarian worker Chris Huddart, who – like thousands across West Africa – is spending the holiday responding to the Ebola outbreak. 24-Dec-2014
DoctorC expands, launches in Bangalore Bangalore, Dec 22 (IBNS): Hyderabad-based health-tech startup, DoctorC on Monday announced the official launch of its services in Bangalore, along with its growth roadmap for the next two months. 22-Dec-2014
Nova IVI Fertility organizes CME in Kolk Kolkata, Dec 21 (IBNS) Nova IVI Fertility organised a continuing medical education (CME) in Kolkata to discuss the latest updates in Assisted Reproductive Technology on Sunday. 21-Dec-2014
Ban visits Ebola-hit West Africa, says z New York, Dec 20 (IBNS): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that there is reason to be "cautiously optimistic" about defeating the Ebola crisis in West Africa, as he made a series of visits to countries most-affected by the unprecedented outbreak, which has sickened some 18,000 people and killed close to 7,000 others throughout the region. 20-Dec-2014
People lose eyesight after cataract oper Chandigarh, Dec 20 (IBNS) At least ten people have lost their vision after undergoing cataract operation in an eye camp in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district in March this year, said media reports on Saturday. 20-Dec-2014
Ebola: 'Regrettable loss' caused by ware New York, Dec 19 (IBNS) A fire engulfed a United Nations warehouse in Guinea on Thursday that contained medicines and laboratory materials used for the fight against Ebola, causing no casualties but "a regrettable loss" in supplies, which the UN mission there vowed to quickly replace. An investigation into the fire was underway. 19-Dec-2014
Three people die of swine flu in Hyderab Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IBNS): At least three people have lost their lives due to swine flu in Hyderabad in the last two days, reports said. 18-Dec-2014
Three die of swine flu in Hyderabad: Rep Hyderabad, Dec 18 (IBNS) At least three people died in Hyderabad from swine flu, said a report in NDTV. 18-Dec-2014
Ebola: UN says health workers in Sierra New York, Dec 17 (IBNS): Response workers battling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa will receive "hazard pay" for the first time in Sierra Leone using mobile money because "unless there is a certain element of incentives, or danger pay, it’s very difficult to attract and retain people," the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today. 17-Dec-2014
89 percent of smokeless tobacco users st Mumbai, Dec 15 (IBNS): South-east Asia suffers from tremendous use of smokeless tobacco, with 89 percent of the world’s smokeless users staying here, a report released here said. 16-Dec-2014
UN meeting urges critical improvements t New York, Dec 13 (IBNS) The international community must help Ebola-affected countries reboot their health systems so that they emerge from the current crisis more resilient and more focused on prevention efforts than ever before, a high-level meeting coordinated by the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva heard on Friday. 13-Dec-2014
Ebola response must include efforts to b New York, Dec 12 (IBNS): While the priority is to stop the Ebola outbreak, measures must also ensure that the emergency response is linked to longer-term efforts to strengthen health systems in those countries hit the hardest, President of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) said on Thursday. 13-Dec-2014
Tens of millions of elderly are abused e New York, Dec 11 (IBNS) Millions of elderly people report significant abuse each month, “an important public health problem” expected to increase in many countries as the number of people aged 60 and older is forecasted to reach about 1.2 billion by the year 2025, the World Health Organization reported today. 13-Dec-2014
UN congratulates frontline workers battl New York, Dec 11 (IBNS) The United Nations on Wednesdaycongratulated the front line workers in the field battling Ebola on their well-deserved recognition as Time “Person of the Year,” while countries affected by the outbreak and their partners met to ensure cases do not cross borders and to lay the foundation for resilient health systems respectively. 13-Dec-2014
Healthcare Payer COOs say advanced opera New York, Dec 10 (IBNS): Genpact Limited, a global leader in designing, transforming, and running intelligent business process operations, has released the healthcare industry findings excerpted from its survey of 920 senior executives. 10-Dec-2014
Ebola: UN envoy says intense response ne New York, Dec 10 (IBNS): The United Nations, working with its national and international partners to halt the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, is currently focusing attention on bringing down the high levels of transmission in western Sierra Leone and ensuring that cases do not cross the border from Guinea into neighbouring Mali, the UN Special Envoy on Ebola Dr. David Nabarro said on Tuesday. 10-Dec-2014
Paying out-of-pocket for healthcare lead New York, Dec 10 (IBNS): Some 80 per cent of the population across 44 countries lives without any health protection, essentially being deprived of the right to healthcare simply because they cannot afford it, according a new report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO). 10-Dec-2014
CapitalVia organizes blood donation camp Indore, Dec 9 (IBNS): CapitalVia Global Research Limited, one of the leading companies in pure play Financial Market Research & Consulting. organised a Blood Donation camp Tuesday in association with State Of Art, Model Blood Bank, MGM Medical College. 09-Dec-2014
World must do 'whatever it takes' to ens New York, Dec 6 (IBNS) Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed on Fridayto members of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) “to do whatever it takes” to help the West African countries hardest hit by Ebola grow back stronger and more resilient, while the head of the UN health agency noted that the "fear of Ebola is moving faster than the virus" itself. 06-Dec-2014
Doctor who conducted eye surgeries in Gu Amritsar, Dec 5 (IBNS): As report of at least 15 people losing their eye sights after they underwent a cataract surgery at an eye camp organized by an NGO in Punjab's Gurdaspur district came to light, the doctor, who performed the surgeries has been arrested, reports said. 05-Dec-2014
Cooler box-equipped motorbikes donated t New York, Dec 5 (IBNS) Four hundred motorbikes equipped with cooler boxes will help speed up deliveries of blood samples to laboratories from remote areas of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone and reduce the waiting time for Ebola test results, thanks to a donation on Thursday from Germany to the United Nations. 05-Dec-2014
Ebola: UN special envoy appeals to Liber New York, Dec 4 (IBNS) The United Nations Special Envoy on Ebola, Dr. David Nabarro, on Wednesday took his message directly to the people of Liberia, applauding them for the progress made so far in combating the virus, but cautioning that "the most dangerous time is actually when it looks as though you are near a point where the disease is coming under control because people relax and stop being vigilant." 04-Dec-2014
UN health agency issues new guidelines o New York, Dec 4 (IBNS) Cervical cancer is responsible for some 270,000 deaths annually worldwide with nearly nine out of 10 occurring in developing countries, but it is the most easily preventable form of cancer for women, the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday. 04-Dec-2014
Ebola: World Bank reports economic impac New York, Dec 3 (IBNS) The World Bank announced on Tuesday that economic growth estimates in the three countries most affected by the Ebola crisis have been revised sharply downward with the impact totalling well over half a billion dollars in 2014, as the United Nations health agency officially declared the outbreak in Spain over. 03-Dec-2014
'Nimble and flexible' approach needed to New York, Dec 2 (IBNS) Exceptional efforts to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are starting to show results, but a more "nimble and flexible" approach will be needed as the outbreak evolves in order to stay ahead of the disease and bring it down to zero, top officials charged with the United Nations response said on Monday. 02-Dec-2014
World AIDS Day: UN, urban leaders endors New York, Dec 2 (IBNS) Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 requires a comprehensive approach that includes social justice, the democratization of science, gender equity, and a people-centred approach to health, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on World AIDS Day as he spotlighted the gap in prevention and treatment that persist among regions and people. 02-Dec-2014
Narayana Multispeciality Hospital launch Kolkata/Barasat, Dec 1 (IBNS): Narayana Multispeciality Hospital in Barasat on Monday announced the launch of a 'Health Card' for senior citizens. 02-Dec-2014
Piramal Swasthya partners with NACO New Delhi, Dec 1 (IBNS): On the occasion of World AIDS Day, Piramal Swasthya part of Piramal Foundation has partnered with PSI on behalf of the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) to launch India's first national AIDS helpline -1097. 02-Dec-2014
World Vision India organizes Walkathon t Kolkata, Dec 1 (IBNS): On the occasion of World AIDS Day, World Vision India along with over 100 people infected and affected with HIV, took to the streets to raise awareness through a walkathon and street play in Kolkata on Monday. 02-Dec-2014
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