Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Current Affairs - 2019

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Harshad Pandurang Thakur appointed as Director of NIHFW

Harshad Pandurang Thakur was appointed as Director of National Institute of Health and Family Welfare. Decision in this regard was taken by Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was appointed on direct recruitment basis for period of five years. Prior to this appointment, he was professor at Tata Read More…

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ROTAVAC Vaccine to be expand to entire country

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to expand Rotavirus vaccine to the entire country from September 2019. It will provide Rotavirus vaccine to every child across all 36 states/UTs by September, 2019. This decision was taken as per an ambitious plan of Health Ministry under the 100-days agenda of the newly elected Read More…

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IMMUVAC , VPM1002: India’s 1st large-scale trial of two new TB vaccines launched

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines named IMMUVAC and VPM1002. These vaccines aim to prevent infection (pre-exposure) or prevent primary progression or reactivation of latent TB infection (post-exposure), all of which have critical role to play in India’s big fight against TB. Both vaccines Read More…

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Health Ministry bans Colistin in Animal Food Industry

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has banned manufacture, sale and distribution of antibiotic, Colistin as well as its formulations for food producing animals, poultry, aqua farming and animal feed supplements. The ban is announced in a bid to preserve drug’s efficacy in humans. What is Colistin? It is a valuable, last-resort antibiotic that Read More…

Month:  Categories: Environment & Biodiversity

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Health Ministry launches Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan in New Delhi

Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) have launched a 3 day special campaign called Jan Jagrukta Abhiyaan in New Delhi. It is a campaign aimed towards sensitizing and mobilising community for prevention and control of vector borne diseases (VBDs) such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Malaria. The 3 day campaign will be held from Read More…

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Healthy States, Progressive India: NITI Aayog’s Health Index 2019

NITI Aayog has released the 2nd edition of report titled “Healthy States, Progressive India: Report on Rank of States and UTs”. The report has been prepared in collaboration with Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare along with technical assistance from World Bank. The current edition of health index accounts for period 2015-16 (base year) Read More…

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Health Ministry organised National Workshop for Population Research Centres

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) organized a two-day orientation workshop for Population Research Centres (PRCs) to highlight various features of Health Ministry’s flagship schemes and for their concurrent monitoring. About Population Research Centres Background: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) has established the network of 18 PRCs spread over 17 major States Read More…

Month:  Categories: Events & ObservancesUPSC

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