Health

IASGateAdmin | 03, Dec 2019

REPORT OF ANAEMIC CHILDREN…

Why in News? The Government has informed Lok Sabha about the prevalence of Anaemia among women and children in urban…

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IASGateAdmin | 03, Dec 2019

PROHIBITION OF ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES…

Why in News? The Parliament has recently passed the Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes Bill, 2019. What are e-cigarettes? An electronic…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Nov 2019

WHITE COATED CORRUPTION: DOCTORS,…

A recent report by Support for Advocacy and Training to Health Initiatives (SAATHI), a public health group on pharmaceutical marketing…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Nov 2019

GETTING ORGAN DONATION TO…

Context: Indian organ donation day is observed by the Government of India on November 30. It is observed with the…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Nov 2019

CHILD HEALTH PROGRAMME UNDER…

Why in News? Government of India is implementing Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent health and Nutrition (RMNCHAN) strategy to improve…

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IASGateAdmin | 22, Nov 2019

INTENSIFIED MISSION INDRADHANUSH, IMI…

Why in News? Intensified Mission Indradhanush, IMI 2.0 is to be rolled out from 2nd December, 2019. Universal Immunization Programme…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Nov 2019

PARLIAMENTARY PANEL EXPRESSES CONCERN…

Why in News? The committee was constituted to examine an expanded role for the Department of Atomic Energy, through the…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Nov 2019

MATERNAL DEATH RATE DECLINING:…

Why in News? The latest Sample Registration System (SRS) 2015-2017 bulletin for MMR which was released recently has reported a…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Nov 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-11-2019

1.Pro-active Governance and Timely Implementation. (PRAGATI) Why in News? Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently chaired the 31st interaction through PRAGATI…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Nov 2019

INDIAN LUNGS UNDER EXTREME…

Why in News? According to the National Health Profile (NHP)-2019, which was recently released by the Union Health Ministry, “Andhra…

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IASGateAdmin | 06, Nov 2019

FSSAI PROPOSES BAN ON…

Why in News? Aimed at enabling children to eat and grow healthy, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Oct 2019

NATIONAL HEALTH PROFILE, 2019

Why in News? The Union Health Minister released the National Health Profile, 2019. National Health Profile (NHP): The NHP is…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Oct 2019

UNITED TO ELIMINATE LYMPHATIC…

Why in News? The Union Health Minister inaugurates National Symposium on the theme ‘United to Eliminate Lymphatic Filariasis’. Highlights: On…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Oct 2019

2 OUT OF 3…

Why in News? In an announcement by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on World Polio Day (October 24), an independent…

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IASGateAdmin | 25, Oct 2019

Prelim Snippets 25-10-2019

1.Aye-aye: World’s Weirdest Little Primate Why in News? North Carolina State University has revealed a new secret about a strange…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Oct 2019

NATIONAL FAMILY HEALTH SURVEY

Why in News? Demographers from around the world gathered in Delhi recently to mark 25 years of National Family Health…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Oct 2019

MISSION INDRADHANUSH 2.0

Why in News? The Government will launch the second phase of nationwide immunisation drive, i.e. Intensified Mission Indradhanush 2.0, to…

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IASGateAdmin | 23, Oct 2019

PULSE POLIO PROGRAMME

Why in News? 25 years of Pulse Polio Programme to be celebrated in October 2019. Pulse Polio Programme: The Pulse…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Oct 2019

ASBESTOS IN BABY POWDER

What to Study? Johnson & Johnson is recalling one lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder after tiny amounts of asbestos…

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IASGateAdmin | 16, Oct 2019

GUJARAT, TAMIL NADU TOP…

Why in News? Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh have emerged as the top performing States with free…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

NATIONAL BLINDNESS AND VISUAL…

Why in News? National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey of India (2015-19) was released recently. About the Survey: The survey…

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IASGateAdmin | 15, Oct 2019

HEALTH MINISTRY FINALISES 19…

Why in News? The Union Health Ministry on Monday finalised the names of 19 part-time members of the National Medical…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Oct 2019

EDUCATION OF MOTHERS DIRECTLY…

Why in News? The first pan India survey (a part Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey) on nutrition levels among children conducted…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Oct 2019

JAPANESE ENCEPHALITIS

Why in News? Rattled by the high number of children dying due to acute encephalitis syndrome, the Union Health ministry…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Oct 2019

COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL NUTRITION SURVEY

Why in News? The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey released by the government recently has highlighted the glaring contrast existing in…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Oct 2019

NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS RESOURCE…

Why in News? The National Health Systems Resource Centre (NHSRC) has been designated as the WHO Collaborating Centre for Priority…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 30-09-2019

1.GALO Why in News? Members of the Galo community in Arunachal Pradesh can recall the name of their ancestor from…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Sep 2019

GOVT LAUNCHES NEW FRAMEWORK…

Why in News? The Union Jal Shakti Ministry’s Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DDWS), launched a 10-year national rural…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Sep 2019

TOBACCO QUITLINE

Why in news? Since its inception in September, 2018, the union government’s tobacco Quitline, for counselling in south Indian languages,…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Sep 2019

Prelim Snippets 21-09-2019

1.Vaccine Hesitancy Why in News? The World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared vaccine hesitancy one of the ten biggest threats…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

MEASLES VIRUS IN CONGO

Why in News? Over 3,000 people have been killed by a deadly Measles virus in DR Congo this year What…

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IASGateAdmin | 20, Sep 2019

POSHAN ABHIYAAN OR NATIONAL…

Context: A study by Lancet has shown that India is unlikely to meet "Poshan Abhiyaan" scheme About Poshan Abhiyaan: Poshan…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

TWO OUT OF THREE…

Why in News? A report regarding Under five mortality rate was recently published by India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative in…

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IASGateAdmin | 19, Sep 2019

PARAQUAT HERBICIDE

Why in News? The use of herbicide Paraquat killed around 170 people in the last two years in Odisha’s Burla…

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IASGateAdmin | 14, Sep 2019

SALMONELLA

Context: At least three lots of MDH sambar masala were recalled from retail stores in California this week after tests…

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IASGateAdmin | 13, Sep 2019

CENTRE TO BRING ORDINANCE…

Why in News? The Union Cabinet is likely to approve an ordinance prohibiting the manufacture and sale of e-cigarettes in…

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IASGateAdmin | 11, Sep 2019

INDIA IODINE SURVEY 2018-19…

Why in News? Tamil Nadu has the lowest consumption of iodized salt despite being the third biggest producer of salt…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Sep 2019

CLASSIFICATION OF INFLUENZA AS…

Why in News? On September 3, India was again declared free of the H5N1 virus, which causes avian influenza or…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Sep 2019

THE BURDEN OF RABIES,…

Context: According to World Health Organisation (WHO) figures, India bears over a third of the global burden of rabies, and…

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IASGateAdmin | 04, Sep 2019

INDIA ANNOUNCES CONTRIBUTION OF…

Why in News? India has announced a contribution of 22 million US Dollars to the Global Fund for AIDS, TB…

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IASGateAdmin | 02, Sep 2019

MOU BETWEEN TB DIVISION…

Why in News? The Central TB Division of the Health Ministry has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Wadhwani…

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IASGateAdmin | 31, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 31-08-2019

1.Missile Ghaznavi Context: Pakistan has successfully carried out night-training launch of surface-to-surface ballistic missile 'Ghaznavi'. About Missile: The ballistic missile…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Aug 2019

E-CIGARETTE BAN & THE…

Why in News? One of the three 100-day goals the health ministry has set for itself, The Prohibition of E-cigarettes…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

KERALA, TAMIL NADU AND…

Why in News? Child well-being index, a tool designed to measure and tracks children’s well-being comprehensively has been released. Highlights:…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Aug 2019

ENHANCED OUTREACH ON HIV/AIDS…

Why in News? The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

XDR-TB

Why in News? XDR-TB, an abbreviation for extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB), is a form of TB which is resistant to…

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IASGateAdmin | 27, Aug 2019

RICE FORTIFICATION

Why in News? The NITI Aayog seeks creation of roadmap by Department of Food and Public Distribution for taking the…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 24-08-2019

SAN-SADHAN HACKATHON Context: The government calls for applications for its latest Initiative under the Swachh Bharat Mission called the ‘San-Sadhan’…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Aug 2019

COMPULSORY RURAL SERVICE FOR…

Why in News? The Supreme Court has held that the state governments can exercise their power to execute a compulsory…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

NOTIFIABLE DISEASES

Context: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan asked the Delhi government to make malaria and dengue notifiable diseases. What is…

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IASGateAdmin | 17, Aug 2019

NATIONAL ESSENTIAL DIAGONISTIC LIST…

Context:India has got its first National Essential Diagnostics List (NEDL) finalised by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) which…

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IASGateAdmin | 08, Aug 2019

NHRC NATIONAL LEVEL REVIEW…

Why in News? A day-long NHRC National Level Review Meeting on Mental Health concluded at India International centre, New Delhi,…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

FOOD SAFETY AND STANDARDS…

Context: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued an advisory asking all States and Union Territories to…

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IASGateAdmin | 07, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 07-08-2019

PATTAMADAI SILK MAT Context: The Geographical Indications Registry has granted the Geographical Indication (GI) tag to Pathamadai Silk Mat About:…

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IASGateAdmin | 05, Aug 2019

MEDICAL COMMISSION BILL, 2019

Context:  Rajya Sabha passed the National Medical Commission (NMC) Bill that seeks to overhaul the medical education regulation infrastructure. Since…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

Prelim Snippets 01-08-2019

PRO-ACTIVE GOVERNANCE AND TIMELY IMPLEMENTATION. (PRAGATI) Context: The Prime Minister chaired his thirtieth interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Aug 2019

TUBERCULOSIS VACCINES

Context: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) launched India’s first large-scale trial for two new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines. Stats: As…

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IASGateAdmin | 30, Jul 2019

NATIONAL MEDICAL COMMISSION

Context- Doctors and medical students under the Indian Medical Association (IMA) held a protest march Why National Medical Commission Bill?…

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IASGateAdmin | 29, Jul 2019

Prelim Snippets 29-07-2019

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY 2019 Context: World Hepatitis Day 2019 is being observed on July 28, 2019. Theme: “Invest in eliminating…

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IASGateAdmin | 28, Jul 2019

DEATHS DUE TO MALNUTRITION

Context: The recently published National Family Health Survey (NFHS) conducted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare highlights the State-wise…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jul 2019

IMPLEMENTATION OF POSHAN ABHIYAAN

Why in News? POSHAN Abhiyaan has been set up by Government of India in 2017 for a three-year time frame.…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Jul 2019

FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY…

Why in News? The Food and Nutrition Security Analysis, India, 2019, a report by the MoSPI and The World Food…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jul 2019

WHO GUIDELINES ON SELF-CARE…

Context: The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched its first guidelines on self-care interventions for health. More on News: The…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jun 2019

LITCHI AND ACUTE ENCEPHALITIS…

 Litchi is being most commonly blamed for the Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) outbreak in Bihar.  Research paper By Jacob states:…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jun 2019

FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY…

      Prepared by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation & The UN World Food Programme.       31.4% of Indian children…

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IASGateAdmin | 26, Jun 2019

HEALTHY STATES, PROGRESSIVE INDIA’-NITI…

      Is a Report on Health published by NITI Aayog       Report on Rank of States and UTs’ has ranked…

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IASGateAdmin | 24, Jun 2019

Janani Suraksha Yojana

Janani Suraksha Yojana (JSY) is a safe motherhood intervention under the National Rural Health Mission (NHM). It is being implemented…

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IASGateAdmin | 21, Jun 2019

AWARE: A WHO TOOL…

Context: This is the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) prescription to combat the growing menace of antibiotic abuse and burgeoning resistance…

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IASGateAdmin | 01, Jun 2019

E-Cigarettes Pose Public Health…

Why in News: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has warned of a potential public health disaster if action…

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IASGateway sudharson | 26, Apr 2019

World Malaria Day: 25…

CONTEXT: World Malaria Day is observed every year on 25 April, to spread awareness about malaria disease globally and to…

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IASGateway sudharson | 18, Apr 2019

EFH World Haemophilia Day:…

CONTEXT: April 17 is observed as the World Haemophilia Day every year. It was started in 1989 by the World…

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IASGateway sudharson | 15, Apr 2019

World Allergy Week 2019:…

CONTEXT: World Allergy Week 2019 was observed from 7 to 13 April 2019. The theme for World Allergy Week 2019…

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IASGateway sudharson | 13, Apr 2019

BUSINESS STANDARD National Symposium…

CONTEXT: A national symposium on evidence synthesis began in Delhi on 11 April 2019. BACKGROUND: Its focus was on making…

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IASGateAdmin | 09, Apr 2019

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION ON WORLD…

Why in News? A two-day convention is being organised on 9-10th April 2019 by the Central Council for Research in…

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