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India hosts 31st Meeting of Health Ministers of Countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region and 66th Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia

Comments Off | 09-10-2013

India is hosting the 31st meeting of Ministers of Health of countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region and 66th session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia at New Delhi from 10th-13th September, 2013. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the International Meeting on 10 September, 2013 at 11.30 am

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Cooperation with UK on Health

Comments Off | 08-24-2013

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India and The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK on 14th June, 2013 to work together on a Strategic and technical cooperation with regard to evidence – informed healthcare policy and

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Constitution of a High Level Committee to prepare a report on the socioeconomic, health and educational status of the tribal communities of India

Comments Off | 08-17-2013

In keeping with the special status accorded to Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the Constitution of India, the Union Government has affirmed its commitment to improving their socioeconomic status and has taken initiatives that encompass policy, programmatic and legislative interventions.
The Government of India, in furtherance of its commitment and with a view to creating conditions that

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UK and India to work together on Evidence-Informed Healthcare Policy and Practice : Department of Health Research signs agreement with National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, UK

Comments Off | 06-15-2013

Dr V M Katoch, Secretary, Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India signed an MOU with Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive of the National Institute for Health and Care excellence, UK (NICE) in London yesterday to provide the framework for strategic and technical cooperation between the two countries, on

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Rs 553 crores given to States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13

Comments Off | 06-9-2013

A total of Rs 553.00 crores was given to the States / UTs for mainstreaming of AYUSH under National Rural Health Mission during 2009-13. This resulted in the establishment of new AYUSH facilities in 803 Primary Health Centres, 113 Community Health Centres, 24 District Hospitals and up-gradation of 379 exclusive AYUSH hospitals and 415 Dispensaries

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Indo-China Bilateral Meet on Healthcare Sector Held

Comments Off | 05-23-2013

Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad, Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare and Dr Li Bin, Minister of Health & Population, People’s Republic of China met in Geneva yesterday on the sidelines of World Health Assembly to discuss the strengthening of bilateral cooperation between the two countries in healthcare sector.
Congratulating Dr Li Bin for taking over

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India and United Kingdom Sign MOU on cooperation in Health sector

Comments Off | 05-20-2013

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare India, ShriGhulamNabi Azad and Secretary of State for Health, UK, Mr. Jeremy Richard Hunt signed an MOU on cooperation in the field of health sector last evening at Geneva between the Government of India and the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Describing the

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HUDCO Signs MoU With NCW Under CSR Activities to Work for Improvement of Living Conditions of Destitute Women

Comments Off | 05-7-2013

Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO), a Govt. of India Undertaking under Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, (MoHUPA) and National Commission for Women (NCW), a statutory Organisation, set up for the up-liftment of women by Govt. of India have agreed to Co-operate and work together by utilizing their respective strengths for improvement

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Increasing Budgetary Provision for Health Sector

Comments Off | 05-7-2013

As per Economic Survey 2012-13, the percentage of GDP allocated for health expenditure in the country during 2012-13 (BE) is 1.36 %.
As per 12th Five Year Plan document, total public funding by the Centre and States, plan and non-plan, on core health is envisaged to increase to 1.87 per cent of GDP by the end

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Promotion of Alternative Systems of Medicines

Comments Off | 04-30-2013

The Department has taken several steps to make people aware about efficacy, efficiency and strengths of AYUSH systems of medicines, so as to encourage them to use these medicines as per details below:

The Department organizes Arogya fairs at National & State level. Recently, State level fairs have been organized at

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