Public Health Current Affairs - 2019

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ICMR finalizes India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has finalized India’s first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL). With this, India has become the first country to compile such list that will provide guidance to government for deciding kind of diagnostic tests that different healthcare facilities in villages and remote areas require. About National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) Read More…

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PRETOMANID: US FDA approves new drug for drug-resistant TB

United States (US) Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved new drug-Pretomanid for treating drug-resistant strain of Tuberculosis (TB). Pretomanid is novel compound developed by New York-based non-profit organisation TB Alliance. It is used alongside two other antibiotics (bedaquiline and linezolid) to treat extremely drug-resistant strain of tuberculosis. This three-drug regimen is collectively known as Read More…

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Punjab bans Online Food Delivery without Hygiene Rating

The Punjab government has decided to make it mandatory for all online food aggregators to ensure that food supplied by them should compulsorily have hygiene rating as per Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) guidelines. Key Highlights Reason: The online food order and door to door delivery mechanism of food supply has created Read More…

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No sedentary screen time for children: WHO Guidelines

As per new World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, children should not engage in more active play than sedentary screen time. It says babies and toddlers must not be left to watch television or other screens passively before turning two. Every year more than 5 million deaths across all age groups are due to lack of Read More…

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ICMR launched ‘MERA India’ to eliminate malaria from India by 2030

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched ‘MERA (Malaria Elimination Research Alliance) India’, with aim of eliminating Malaria from India by 2030. It is a collective group of partners working on malaria control. It was launched on occasion of World Malaria Day 2019 (Observed on 25 April). MERA India It aims to prioritize, plan Read More…

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Fact Sheet: Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)

The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH) is an alliance of more than 1000 organizations across 192 countries from the communities working in the arena of sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health, as well as health influencing sectors. This Partnership provides a platform for organizations to align their objectives, strategies and Read More…

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Delhi High Court Orders Ban on sale of Online Medicines

The Delhi High Court has ordered a ban on the sale of online medicines by E-pharmacies across the country. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao has also ordered central and delhi governments to implement the order. Background The court was acting on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Read More…

Month:  Categories: Constitution & Law

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