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How Covid is making it tougher to tackle TB, AIDS, malaria and child health

All countries need to urgently tackle coronavirus, but not at the cost of existing health priorities, which have been hit badly by lockdowns.
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Focus on Covid-19 to increase malaria, tuberculosis and HIV related deaths in 5 years: Study

The study further stated that due to the coronavirus pandemic, five years of progress on tuberculosis treatment could be lost.
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New microbe offers big malaria hope — it saves humans and doesn’t kill mosquitoes either

A study conducted by researchers from Kenya, UK and South Africa claims the microbe offers mosquitoes 100% immunity from getting infected with malaria.
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World Malaria Day: Why a disease thousands of years old continues to kill

Malaria, which kills around 5 lakh people every year, is caused by a parasite transmitted through mosquito bites.
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Malaria still a big threat to Indians. Can’t afford to divert all resources to Covid

India’s progress in controlling malaria has been a result of pre-emptive anti-mosquito measures taken before onset of monsoon. Coronavirus pandemic can disrupt these.
Fighting against Ebola in DR Congo: A MONUSCO Ghanaian peacekeeper showing a young girl how to properly wash hands

Congo was already battling four epidemics when Covid-19 struck

UNICEF says coronavirus will most likely divert Democratic Republic of Congo's available national health capacity and resources from other killer diseases.
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Old drugs, new trials — hopes pinned on HIV, malaria, ebola, TB vaccines to fight Covid-19

As the coronavirus pandemic spreads faster and wider, a look at ongoing trials and experiments on the most promising drugs.
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Modi govt bans export of malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as Covid-19 demand surges

Although there is no conclusive scientific evidence that hydroxychloroquine can treat Covid-19, US hospitals and consumers have begun stockpiling it.
Two of India’s top drug makers — Ipca Laboratories and Zydus Cadila — have received orders to produce anti-malarial drug chloroquine for the American market, amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic | Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

US FDA lifts curbs on India’s Ipca Labs to source malaria drug for COVID-19 treatment

Ipca Laboratories has been allowed to supply tablets as well as raw materials for making chloroquine phosphate & hydroxychloroquine sulphate.
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Modi govt assesses chloroquine stock, a potential COVID-19 drug, as it awaits WHO results

Modi govt has asked national drug regulator for a report on chloroquine availability in India. However, there isn't enough scientific evidence on whether it helps cure COVID-19.

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V. Anantha Nageswaran, member of the Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council | Image: krea.edu.in | ThePrint Team

High production costs, compliance burden won’t let India emulate China, says PM’s advisor

PM’s Economic Advisory Council member V. Anantha Nageswaran says whittling away unwanted rules and regulations will be a step towards fixing the problem.

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A Heron 1 UAV in flight

India planning to order Heron drones, Spike anti-tank guided missiles from Israel

There is a need for Heron UAVs to add to the existing fleet of drones to meet the Air Force requirements, govt sources said without specifying any number.
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Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.