Malaria threat amid Covid pandemic

Focus on Covid-19 may disrupt India’s anti-malaria programme

Health awareness activities for prevention and control of malaria should be integrated with the awareness activities for Covid-19 in malaria endemic regions. Read more »
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Focus on life, livelihood key to an inclusive post-Covid economy

The demand-side interventions should focus on sustainable agriculture and MSMEs that take care of the concerns by the worker and the entrepreneur. Read more »
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Lessons from 1994 plague for India’s fight against Covid-19

The 1994 plague experience offered some relevant lessons to fight coronavirus, but the decision makers chose to ignore them. Read more »
doctors, nurses migration from india

India must prepare for a bout of migration by doctors, medical staff

The central and state governments should incentivise and enhance medical education in public sector with a stipulation of mandatory service of a few years. Read more »
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Four lessons from Covid-19 for fight against climate crisis

The coronavirus outbreak will result in a deeper understanding of the ties that bind humanity, and help the world in its fight against climate change. Read more »
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Coronavirus: India should draw from past experience in fighting pandemics

Along with health and medical measures to tackle COVID-19, the government should also ensure regular flow of daily necessities like milk and groceries as well as money for survival of the most... Read more »
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

WHO declares new coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expressed concerns over the alarming levels of spread and severity of the outbreak. Read more »
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

New coronavirus: Threat of global pandemic is real, says WHO chief Ghebreyesus

The WHO did not call the new coronavirus disease a global pandemic, but officials indicated that it was close to making a declaration. Read more »
New coronavirus could be deadly in Africa.

Children of the world facing existential threats, says study

At least 250 million children under five years of age in low- and middle-income countries are at risk of not attaining their developmental potential. Read more »
The coronavirus outbreak has thrown life out of gear in China.

Europe, Taiwan confirm first coronavirus death

China now has 68,500 confirmed cases of new coronavirus, named Covid-19 by the World Health organisation, most of them in Hubei province. Read more »