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Apr, 2020

World Health Day

 

Today marks World Health Day, and this year we are celebrating the work of nurses and midwives. These healthcare professionals are fundamental to achieving national and global targets related to universal health coverage.

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Mar, 2020

World Tuberculosis Day

 

Today marks the World Tuberculosis Day. On 24th March 1882 Dr Robert Koch announced his discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacterium that causes Tuberculosis (TB), thus opening the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease. According to WHO, in 2018 an estimated 10 million people –  1.1 million children – fell ill with TB worldwide, and a total of 1.5 million people (of which 205 000 were children) died from TB. Eight countries account for two thirds of the total new TB cases. India has the most cases of TB followed by […]

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