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Initiatives Launched in Pharma-MedTech Sector

Context: Recently, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers has launched initiatives to nurture Innovation, research, and development in the Medical and Pharmaceutical sectors.These Initiatives are National Policy on Research and Development and Innovation in Pharma-MedTech Sector in India and Scheme for Promotion of Research and Innovation in Pharma MedTech Sector (PRIP). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article; […]

Lancet Report on Cancer in Women 2023

Context: A recent report from the Lancet Commission on gender disparities in cancer care quantifies what has been known anecdotally, providing stark statistics. Relevance: GS2- Health Mains Question: Drawing from the findings of the recently released Lancet report on cancer in women, analyse the steps taken in this regard. Also suggest what should be done […]

About the Vibrio Vulnificus

Context: In recent years, India has faced a growing concern regarding Vibrio vulnificus infections, a dangerous bacterium found in marine environments. However, despite its potential threat, these infections remain significantly underreported in the country. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Vibrio Vulnificus Nature of Bacterium: Common Source of Infection: Primary Routes of Infection: […]

About The PRIP Scheme

Context: Recently, the union Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India launched the Scheme for promotion of Research and Innovation in Pharma MedTech Sector (PRIP). Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: PRIP Scheme Aim: Benefits: Duration: Components: The PRIP scheme comprises two primary components: Component […]

About Traditional Medicine

Context: After joining G20 bloc under India’s 2023 presidency, the African Nations are all set to explore the power of Indian Systems of Traditional Medicine and Integrative health care. Relevance: GS II- Health About Traditional Medicine: The traditional Indian system of medicine comprises of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (AYUSH), is a perennially […]

Key Highlights of the Report on Hypertension

Context: Recently, during the United Nations General Assembly’s (UNGA) 78th session, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report titled “Global report on hypertension: The race against a silent killer.”It is the first-ever report by the WHO on the worldwide implications of hypertension, commonly referred to as high blood pressure. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Key Highlights of the Report […]

World Health Organization Publication On Hypertension

Context: Worldwide, approximately one-third of the population experiences hypertension, and an alarming four out of five individuals fail to maintain proper control over this condition, as reported in the inaugural World Health Organization (WHO) publication on hypertension, unveiled in September. Relevance: GS2-Health Mains Question: India’s strategy in dealing with hypertension has been largely inadequate. Analyse. (10 marks, […]

About Feline Panleukopenia Virus

Context: In the last one month, seven leopard cubs at Bannerghatta Biological Park in Bengaluru have died after being infected by the feline panleukopenia virus. Relevance: GS II: Health Feline Panleukopenia Virus (Feline Distemper): Symptoms: Treatment: -Source: The Hindu

7th Report on Antimicrobial Use in Animals

Context: Recently, the World Organisation for Animal Health (WOAH) has released its 7th report on Antimicrobial use in animals, covering the period from 2017 to 2019. Relevance: GS II: Health Dimensions of the Article: Key Findings of the Report on Antimicrobial Use: Data Sources: Global Dip in Antimicrobial Use: Antimicrobial Growth Promoters: Recommendations for Antimicrobial […]

Why Millets Matter

During the eighteenth G2o summit, which India hosted under the theme “One earth – One family – One future,” there was an emphasis on promoting millets as a sustainable and nutritious choice. Around 2,300 years ago, Megasthenes explored India and documented his observations in the book “Indika.” According to his records, even at that time millets […]