Showing posts with label WHO. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WHO. Show all posts

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Open Source Drug Discovery in India

A new report issued today at the Health Systems Symposium in Cape Town builds a clear case for a strong focus on medicines as countries strive to achieve the goals of universal health coverage.

With in this report, read,Chapter 4, which is a case study :Open Source Drug Discovery in India.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Winners of the 2013 World No Tobacco Day Awards in the South-East Asia Region

Every year, the World Health Organization recognizes individuals or organizations from the six regions for their accomplishments in the area of tobacco control such as research, capacity building, promotion of policy or legislation and advocacy to enhance tobacco control. The World No-Tobacco Day 2013 Award Winners from the South-East Asia Region are:

Director-General's Special Recognition Award

  • H.E. Dr Pradit Sintavanarong
    Minister of Public Health

World No Tobacco Day 2013 Award

  • H.E. Mr Maithripala Sirisena
    Minister of Health
    Sri Lanka
  • H.E. Prof. Pe Thet Khin
    Union Minister of Health
  • Directorate of Medical and Health Service
    Government of State of Rajasthan
  • Ms Shoba John
    Programme Director
  • Dr Rakesh Gupta
    Head, Cancer and Tobacco Control, and
    Senior Consultant, Surgical Cancer Surgery
    Rajasthan, India

Regional Director’s appreciation award for World No Tobacco Day 2013

  • Mr Lokendra Kumar Shrestha
    Chairman, Nepal Cancer Relief Society
  • Mr Sanjay Kumar, IAS
    Secretary, Health-cum-Executive
    Director and Food Safety Commissioner
    Government of Bihar, India
  • Mr Ahmed Afaal
    Managing Director, ADK Hospital
    Vice-Chair, Tobacco Control Board
    Malè, Maldives
  • Mr Jape Kong Su
    Dili, Timor-Leste
  • Kerala Voluntary Health Services (KVHS)
    Kottayam, Kerala
  • Mr Bejon Kumar Mishra
    Consumer Online Foundation
    New Delhi, India
  • Mrs Jyotsna Govil
    Honorary General Secretary
    India Cancer Society
    Delhi, India
  • Mr Hemant Goswami
    Founder and Chairperson
    Burning Brain Society/
    Tobacco-Free India Coalition/
    Tobacco Free World Foundation/
    Citizens' Voice, Chandigarh
  • Dr Srinivas Ramaka
    Counsultant Cardiologist
    Srinivasa Heart Foundation
Source: WHO

Monday, 13 August 2012

Dementia....a top priority of public health


Dementia  is a serious loss of global cognitive ability in a previously unimpaired person, beyond what might be expected from normal aging. It may be static, the result of a unique global brain injury, or progressive, resulting in long-term decline due to damage or disease in the body. Although dementia is far more common in the geriatric population, it can occur before the age of 65, in which case it is termed "early onset dementia

Some of the most common forms of dementia are: Alzheimer's disease, vascular dementia, frontotemporal dementia, semantic dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies.

It is possible for a patient to exhibit two or more dementing processes at the same time, as none of the known types of dementia protects against the others. Indeed, about ten per cent of people with dementia have what is known as "mixed dementia", which may be a combination of Alzheimer's disease and multi-infarct dementia.

Overview of the report from WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION(WHO)

The report “Dementia: a public health priority” has been jointly developed by WHO and Alzheimer's Disease International.

The purpose of this report is to raise awareness of dementia as a public health priority, to articulate a public health approach and to advocate for action at international and national levels.

Dementia is a syndrome that affects memory, thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday activities.

 The number of people living with dementia worldwide is currently estimated at 35.6 million. This number will double by 2030 and more than triple by 2050. Dementia is overwhelming not only for the people who have it, but also for their caregivers and families.

 There is lack of awareness and understanding of dementia in most countries, resulting in stigmatization, barriers to diagnosis and care, and impacting caregivers, families and societies physically, psychologically and economically.

The report is expected to facilitate governments, policy-makers, and other stakeholders to address the impact of dementia as an increasing threat to global health. It is hoped that the report will promote dementia as a public health and social care priority worldwide.

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