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Water - The silent killer!!!

...an be reduced by 26% when basic water, hygiene and sanitation are supplied," the report states. "Yet...40% of wo... to Terrance Thompson, regional advisor for water, sanitation and health at the WHO in New Delhi. WHO is now advocating low-cost technological solutions, such ...

Birds breed viruses

...tion if it had spread. Causes were due to:-1.Poor sanitation of the wholesale markets for poultry and the chicken stalls in the retailed outlets .2.Chicken stalls and markets in close proximity to the living and playing areas of a great majority of the housing estates 3.No central slaughtering facility for chi...

Improving Life Expectancy

...ose include unsafe sex, alcohol use, unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, indoor smoke, childhood sexual abuse, and vitamin deficiencies. They found 47 percent of premature deaths and 39 percent of total diseases around the world in 2000 resulted from a combination of risk factors. Some of the health problems...

Tsunami Survivors Face Pneumonia Threat

...e says. Fighting chanceWith proper treatments and sanitation efforts, there is a chance that outbreaks of cholera might not materialize. "We don't want to make these illnesses sound inevitable," says Martyn Broughton, a spokesman for the London branch of the medical charity Médecins Sans Frontières. Courtesy ...

Intense Fight Against Polio In India Gets Results

...n but also educating the people about cleanliness, sanitation and hygiene. Faecal material is the biggest carrier of the poliovirus, so we have to continue educating our masses about sanitation, besides making them realize that immunization was absolutely essential. (IANS) Medindia on Polio – Further...

Water Borne Diseases causing More Havoc in Mumbai

...tion and unplanned housing colonies with improper sanitation infrastructure is the main cause of the increase in water borne diseases during the monsoon seasons in India. The current disaster will only repeat itself unless the government implements strict policies to be followed during urbanization and pay i...

Sharp Increase Of The Deadly Diseases In Delhi

...l-time high. In a congested city like Delhi, where sanitation facilities are often lacking, this may spiral into something bigger unless people are careful."...

Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP

...e their home close to human habitation. And poor sanitation combined with official apathy allows massive breeding of mosquitoes to complete the vicious circle. Even though pigs pose a serious threat to their own families, many Dalit families involved in maintaining piggeries defend their business. "After a...

India Has The Oldest And Largest Collection Of Preserved Mosquitoes – Mosquito Museu

...Health Association of India said, 'Most health and sanitation services are restricted to urban areas while remote pockets are left out and finances are also a problem and we have found that in most cases, money is diverted away from health programs.' (Reuters) For Information on Malaria in Medindia: Malari...

Pakistani Quake Survivors Face Outbreak Of Diarrhea

... scale up efforts to provide safe water supply and sanitation in the makeshift camps//. Several hundred cases o... and making do with unsafe drinking water and poor sanitation facilities. There is also no provision for those affected by diarrhoea to use separate lavatories,...

Measles Vaccination Drive Intensified In Quake-Hit Pakistan

...rticular cause of concern, as crowding, inadequate sanitation and poor conditions in general threaten children's...r immediate concern is the shelters: the water and sanitation situation and the winterisation of the tents," Mirza Imran Raza, who is responsible for UNICEF's mea...

Diarrhea Vaccine Trials Promises Prevention of Rotavirus Infection

...eveloped countries. This can be attributed to poor sanitation and the lack of proper health care access. Merck, a leading pharmaceutical company, has developed the vaccine, Rotateq. The vaccine can effectively manage five major strains of the rotavirus, believed to be associated with 90% of the infections. ...

Indian Government To Promote Better Sanitation

...ons, bus stands, and slums will be targeted by the sanitation initiative. The Rs. 1.1 million project has been s... and Sulabh International, which deals in low cost sanitation solutions. With the HUDCO as the nodal organization for providing grant assistance, it will also be ...

FDA Moves In To Check Listeria

...ople whose immune systems are impaired. Sufficient sanitation measures have to be initiated to check the spread of this infection, even though it can be eliminated during the process of cooking. Ready-to-eat foods can easily be contaminated by this infection....

Safe Drinking Water To Be Made Available

...in charge of rural drinking water supply and rural sanitation in states and union territories, the prime ministe...ebuild'. Urging the state governments to take up sanitation as a challenge for panchayats, educational institutions and campaigns for empowerment of women, the ...

Uganda Tackles The Meningitis Outbreak

... methods should be practiced such as improving the sanitation around the dwelling areas, thorough washing of hands, avoiding overcrowding and rushing to a nearby health center if feeling ill. Ugandan officials reveal that the statistics show that about more than 300 cases of meningitis in Karamoja are record...

Bird Flu: Orissa Initiates Protective Measures

...es. He further reflected on the need for stringent sanitation measures in unorganized farms. In an attempt to ...lp the small-farm owners, a set of vaccination and sanitation guidelines would be released by the Animal Resources Development Department. In view of the above me...

UN Formulates Action Plan for Relief to Recovery in Quake-hit Areas of Pakistan

...plan form the remaining winter month is to improve sanitation and to prevent the outbreaks of diseases in the spring. Commenting on this plan, the UN Resident/Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) in Pakistan, Mr. Jan Vandemoortele said, "In order to avoid a gap between the end of relief phase and the start of rec...

Culling followed by checking: Government to audit the documents, to ascertain no skeletons in the closet!

...rkshops to effectively train farmers in methods of sanitation and adopting adequate safety measures in the culling of chicken. ...

Hand-Washing Campaign Launched By India

...gn envisages training of village chiefs, water and sanitation committee members of rural governing bodies, schoo...ntioned in the millennium development goals, water sanitation and hygiene intervention is must. And we hope the campaign will help in achieving the goal,' said An...

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