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Sanitation workers in Kavali mandal, Nellore district. | Photo: Special arrangement

Andhra villages see big drop in dengue, malaria, typhoid cases after pilot sanitation drive

Andhra govt data shows cases of seasonal diseases like dengue, typhoid, acute diarrhoea & malaria fell 97.4%, 96%, 81.7% and 50.4%, respectively, after the sanitation drive.
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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.
lab technician or doctor handles a test tube

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.

On Camera

Why radical Sunnis have taken to the streets against Shias in Pakistan

In episode 579 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the historical discord between Shias and Sunnis, and why the timing of the latest Sunni protests in Pakistan is odd.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.