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India has 24% of world’s total tuberculosis patients

India bears 24 per cent of the total burden of tuberculosis (TB) reported globally.

Made-in-China Japanese Encephalitis drug a hit with government

Even as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” pitch grows louder, the Indian government prefers buying Japanese Encephalitis (JE) vaccine from China, given the cheapness of the drug.

No plastic containers for pharma industry


The Union health ministry has banned the use of plastic bottle containers in pharmaceutical industry.

Health ministry officials to meet Nasscom experts

To give shape to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious e-governance initiative, the Union health ministry will take it first step forward with the senior officials in the ministry meeting with the

Lancet endorses human stem cell therapy

According to the study, different forms of macular degeneration appeared safe up to 3 years post-transplant

India seeks funds for Tuberculosis, malaria

With the drop in HIV prevalence in India, the demand for funds has also gone down for combating the deadly virus.

Centre wants to axe Indian Lepers Act

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the Union ministries to shortlist archaic laws, following which a committee suggested more than 250 such legislations, the Union health ministry has sent

Experts for alternative trial designs for Ebola

Leading health experts on Friday urged for deployment of alternative trial designs to fast-track the evaluation of new Ebola treatments. 

3 Indian doctors to help Ebola-hit countries

Two weeks after US President Barack Obama asked for medical assistance from India for Ebola-hit countries, three doctors from India have agreed to provide their expertise and visit the affected countr

Sanitation projects increase toilets, not health

Experts say that though the programme is effective in building toilets, not all households participate

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra