Union Health Minister inaugurates ‘2nd World Conference on Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030’

The three-day 2nd World Conference on ‘Access to Medical Products: Achieving the SDGs 2030’ was inaugurated by Mr J.P.Nadda, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare on 9 October 2018 at New Delhi.

Punjab, with WHO’s support, launches plan to eliminate malaria by 2020

The Punjab government, with technical support from the World Health Organization Country Office for India launched a micro strategic plan to eliminate malaria from the state by 2020 on 26 September 2018.

Effective containment of the Nipah virus outbreak in India highlights the importance of a strong health system

In the early hours of 17 May 2018, a critically ill patient was wheeled into Kozhikode’s Baby Memorial Hospital in the Indian state of Kerala. Suspecting a virus, which had not been seen before in the area, the doctors dispatched the samples to Karnataka’s Manipal Centre for Virus Research some 300 km away. The samples tested positive for Nipah virus. These results were subsequently confirmed by the National Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune. India notified the Nipah virus cases to WHO under the International Health Regulations, IHR (2005).

Health gains from the Swachh Bharat initiative

At a dissemination workshop organised by WHO Country for India, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation and the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, key findings of an assessment undertaken by WHO to study the health gains from the progress made under the Government of India’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission were presented.


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