Sunday, 26 June, 2022

Topic: WHO

Discarded antibiotics make a comeback as fight against superbugs gathers pace

Move assumes significance as WHO has termed antibiotic resistance as one of the ‘biggest threats’ to global health.

Modi govt wants to beat WHO standards on doctors with ‘non-doctors’

India's doctor to population ratio will be 1:902, better than WHO's standard 1:1000, if the 7.63 lakh AUH doctors are included.

Increasing taxes on alcohol will add 500 healthy years to every 10 lakh people: WHO study

Study by WHO researchers found that taxation most cost-effective way of reducing alcohol effects; based on data from 16 countries, including India.

Indian cities are choking but there have been just 6 air pollution convictions in 2014-16

Uttar Pradesh, the state with four of the world’s 10 most polluted cities, registered just two cases in 2016, NCRB data shows.

Is India’s abysmal doctor-patient ratio a self-made crisis?

WHO prescribes a doctor-patient ratio of 1:1000. To meet the same, India would need at least 5 lakh more doctors. Experts weigh in on the abysmal doctor-patient ratio.

Just 1 doctor to treat 11,000 patients: The scary truth of India’s govt healthcare

Data paints a scary picture of India's healthcare, shows country needs at least 5 lakh more doctors to meet world standards

Atul Gawande, the man Jeff Bezos & Warren Buffet picked to head a US healthcare venture

Atul Gawande, a Boston-based surgeon, also teaches at Harvard Medical School and is a staff writer for The New Yorker magazine.

6 of the world’s 10 most polluted cities are in India, 3 worse than even Delhi

WHO study shows that of the estimated 7 million deaths per year from air pollution, more than 90% happen in low- and middle-income countries, mainly in Asia and Africa.

High-tech insulin is still unaffordable for over 50 million people

Closer attention to value for money could ensure an adequate supply of affordable insulin to treat everyone with diabetes worldwide.

Indian vaccine exports take ill as they are not immune to Chinese competition bug

Indian vaccine exports have been falling steadily since 2015-16 even as the global market has been expanding under the threat of new pandemics.

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A Wimbledon court | Twitter/Wimbledon

Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.


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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.