Social Physicians

21st May – Social Physicians

We need social physicians While medicine remains central to public health, medical academia has never been a torch-bearer for the public health cause. Apart from the inherently individualistic character of medicine, part of the reason can also be located in Indian medical education originally “carrying the cultural accretions of the West”. Multiple policy deliberations have …

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Cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine | PIB Summary

Health and Medicine The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the MoU between India and Australia on cooperation in the field of Health and Medicine. Areas of cooperation Communicable diseases such as Malaria and TB; Mental Health and Non-Communicable Diseases;  Anti-Microbial Resistance and responding to public health emergencies; Regulation of Pharmaceuticals, …

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Non-Communicable Diseases

The world is battling with various non-communicable diseases (NCDs) that are directly or indirectly linked with climate, sanitation, poverty and other basic health indicators. Non-Communicable Diseases | Cause of concern While mortality rates from infectious diseases are declining, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and …

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