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    Over 60 Per Cent of Bangladesh’s Healthcare Facilities Lack Basic Hygiene Services

    Interventions to increase access to handwashing with water and soap and environmental cleaning form the cornerstone of infection prevention and control programmes and are...

    Health Minister Reviews Flood Preparedness; Exhorts States to Ensure Inter-Sectoral Coordination

    In the face of floods in Assam and the possibility of floods in more states as the monsoon rains advance, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya...

    Drug-Resistant Typhoid ‘Spreading Out of South Asia’

    SouthAsia now generates extensively drug-resistant typhoid strains that are spreading to other parts of the world. The study involved whole-genome sequencing of 3,489 S....

    Oxfam Kit A Sole Acknowledgement of An ASHA’s Work During COVID-19 Pandemic

    The nature of Vinita’s job took a drastic turn as she went door-to-door while people stayed indoors — some fearing a police crackdown; others...

    Solving India’s Sanitation Scourge

    Three years since the alleged success of the sanitation intervention, the ruling BJP repeatedly labels the campaign a ‘success’. The party now mentions open...

    Fake Polio Vaccine Markings in Pakistan

    Pakistan reported two polio cases from North Waziristan earlier in April, after a gap of 15 months. Now, health authorities say, polio vaccination teams...

    Polio Reappears In Pakistan After 15 Month Gap

    The type 1 wild polio virus (WPVI) was confirmed in a toddler from the North Waziristan district of Pakistan’s Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The same...

    Climate Change a Major Threat to Global Health, says WHO

    Annually, 3.5 million people across the WHO Western Pacific Region die from avoidable environmental causes such as air pollution, extreme weather events or waterborne...
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    Shrinking Himalayan Glaciers Spell Trouble Downstream

    Researchers strive to better understand melting glaciers on Asian mountain peaks, the Earth’s ‘Third Pole,’ in light of devastating...

    Five Decades On, Bangladesh Debates If Its Constitution Retains the Spirit of Liberation War

    Eminent citizens from all walks of life feel that successive constitutional amendments have been made for political, personal gains...

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    The Montreal Protocol — designed to save the ozone layer — is also averting a dangerous amount of global...

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    Shrinking Himalayan Glaciers Spell Trouble Downstream

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