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Salt intake in India continues to be high, says study

The implementation of population-based salt reduction strategies remains a challenge in many low and middle-income countries.............

Significant progress achieved against TB in high-burden asian countries

India will host the kick-off meeting of the Global Fund’s Sixth Replenishment fundraising drive in Delhi on 8th February..................

Eliminate leprosy-related discrimination: WHO

Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia highlights the fact that an estimated 2 lakh Leprosy cases continue to be reported every year, with India accounting for more than half. She stresses on the need for effective measures to tackle the disease...………...

Dr Poonam K Singh gets 2nd term as Regional Director of...

The World Health Organization's Executive Board has unanimously endorsed Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, who was earlier also unanimously nominated by 11 Member countries of the Region for another five years

Asia Pacific policymakers & mayors pledge to strengthen tobacco control &...

Representatives from Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Malaysia, Timor Leste, Laos, Cambodia, Nepal, Bangladesh and India met on 4th to 6th December to discuss how best to overcome the considerable challenges to tobacco control in the region...…………….

End TB Summit: WHO South-East Asia nations commit to intensified efforts

The Member countries of the Region stressed their firm intent to collectively reach out to 2 million missing TB cases and 150 000 multidrug-resistance cases by 2020...................

Changing landscapes of medical tourism in Asia-Pacific region

According to an ongoing study by Future Market Insights, the analysts found out that there is increase in international patient flow and demonstrable achievements and ever-evolving innovation in developing countries............

Nutraceuticals landscape continues to evolve despite regulatory uncertainties, says GBI Research

Despite showing sustained growth, 78% of industry professionals surveyed by GBI Research did not believe that there was a clear, well-understood definition of the term neutraceutical within their country..........

Bihar as a global medical tourism hub: Paras Hospital & UK...

Paras Hospital and UK Asian Business Council highlighted the real possibility of making Bihar a hub for medical tourism for people of Korea, Japan, Taiwan etc and the need for a super speciality hospital in Gaya.......

Take bold, co-operative action to make medicines available to all: WHO

Across the South-East Asia Region, an estimated 65 million people are pushed into poverty due to out-of-pocket health-care payments, with the cost of medicines being one of the main causes..........