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26 Nov 2015 description
report Times of India

Umesh Isalkar,TNN | Nov 25, 2015, 07.20 AM IST

PUNE: Not just dengue, but cases of water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, viral fever and allergies too have gone up following unseasonal rain in the last two days.

"Besides cases of viral fever and body ache, I have been seeing quite a few cases of diarrhoea and nasal allergy . People who are mainly dependent on outside food and water are the ones who are more at risk of getting water-borne infections," said senior physician Prakash Mahajan, who runs a clinic in Model Colony .

26 Nov 2015 description
report Times of India

Divya Chandrababu,TNN | Nov 25, 2015, 09.14 PM IST

CHENNAI: As many as 6,136 people continue to stay in flood relief camps in 41 places in Chennai. Twenty eight of these camps are in corporation-run schools and 13 of them are in marriage halls.

"Corporation workers are going on boats to Velachery to distribute medicines and conduct mobile health camps," minister B Valarmathi said during a press conference held at Ripon buildings on Wednesday.

Officials said 1,22, 890 food packets were distributed on Tuesday.

24 Nov 2015 description
report AngliCORD

Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.

19 Nov 2015 description

Tuberculosis (TB) is a communicable disease that spreads through the air. When left untreated, persons with TB can infect 10 to15 other people each year. Even though this disease is treatable and curable, the scope of TB as a disease in India is both wide and complex.

India carries the highest burden of TB in the world – an estimated 2.2 million new cases. A staggering 220,000 deaths are reported annually. More than 110,000 people are co-infected with HIV/AIDS and TB.

18 Nov 2015 description
report Times of India

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday announced that the extent of damage to hutments and huts, besides loss of cattle and boats, due to heavy rain was being assessed. The chief minister said she had instructed officials to speed up disbursal of compensation for the losses.

18 Nov 2015 description
report Sphere India

A. Situation Report

Earthquake wreaks havoc in Afghanistan and Pakistan and India. Many casualties and damages have been reported due to this massive earthquake. 02 aftershocks rocked further in next two hours of major earthquake having intensity 5.0 and 4.5 as per IMD.

17 Nov 2015 description

Newborns are perhaps the most vulnerable population the world over. Preterm or babies born too early, less than 37 weeks gestation, are particularly at risk. Currently, prematurity is the leading cause of death among children under five around the world, and a leading cause of disability and ill health later in life. Sub-Saharan Africa and south Asia account for over 60 percent of preterm births worldwide. Of the fifteen million babies born too early each year, more than one million die due to complications related to preterm birth.

16 Nov 2015 description
report Times of India

Ekatha Ann John ,TNN | Nov 12, 2015, 04.27 PM IST

CHENNAI: As sanitary workers in the city continue to scoop and cart out potential breeding sites for mosquitoes to check dengue cases, hospitals and nursing homes are escaping the scanner.

Nearly five hours after Wednesday's morning spell of shower, patients and families had to walk through ankle-deep water and avoid floating garbage on campuses like the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Kilpauk Medical College Hospital.

15 Nov 2015 description
report Sphere India

Situation Report

The present situation in Cuddalore and Pondicherry is that these places are getting into square with rains since yesterday morning. Though the rain is not intensified, the possibility of the Cyclonic formation could increase the intensity of rains. In the last 24 hours 9mm of rain has been reported. If the trend continues the plight of the communities will be aggravated. It is expected that the rainfall would increase.

28 Oct 2015 description

28/10/2015 - 15:01 GMT

par Jean-Louis SANTINI

Des avancées majeures ont été réalisées contre la tuberculose depuis 25 ans, selon le dernier rapport de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Santé (OMS), mais la maladie fait encore 4.400 morts par jour en raison d'un manque d'accès aux soins.

La lutte contre cette infection, l'une des principales causes de mortalité sur la planète, a porté ses fruits avec un taux de mortalité annuel réduit de moitié depuis 1990, peut-on lire dans le document rendu public mercredi à Washington.

28 Oct 2015 description

The situation

A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck Badakhshan Province in Afghanistan at 13:39 (Kabul time) on 26 October 2015. According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre was 82 km southeast of Feyzabad in the Hindu Kush mountain range and 213 km deep. Two aftershocks were reported in the first two hours after the earthquake hit.

27 Oct 2015 description
report Humanity Road


A powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26 at 1:39pm local time in the Hindu Kush region. This is Humanity Road’s 2nd Situation Report. It covers the affected areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan and focuses primarily on social media reports from 27 October.

26 Oct 2015 description
report Humanity Road


A powerful earthquake struck northern Afghanistan on October 26 at 1:39pm local time. Tremors were felt in Pakistan, northern India, and Tajikistan. The magnitude 7.5 quake was centered in the mountainous Hindu Kush region, 75km (46 miles) south of Faizabad, according to the US Geological Survey. (source)

21 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

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NEW YORK, 21 October 2015 – The International Cricket Council (ICC) and UNICEF today announced a five-year partnership to advocate on behalf of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

21 Oct 2015 description
report AlertNet

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
Author: Astrid Zweynert

MANILA, Oct 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people in Asia have been struck by dengue fever in recent months, putting medical services under strain and highlighting the need for a long-term strategy to fight the potentially lethal disease.

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17 Oct 2015 description
report Sphere India


Emmanuel Hospital Association

It is our great pleasure to write the key note message of first bulletin for Manipur Flood Response 2015 initiated by Sphere India.

The recent rains and floods led to 4 deaths and missing 5 persons and also caused extensive damage to homes and property, with the worst affected districts being Chandel and Thoubal. The other affected districts are Bishnupur, Churachandpur and Ukhrul.

08 Oct 2015 description

By South Asia correspondent James Bennett

India is the in grip of its worst dengue fever outbreak in years, with more than 6,500 confirmed cases and at least 25 deaths in the capital New Delhi so far this season.

Across India, wards normally reserved for surgery are crammed with men, women and children battling the potentially fatal mosquito-borne virus.

Thousands of cases have overloaded the city's hospitals.

There is also a growing number of fatalities and allegations authorities have been slow to respond with tragic consequences.

07 Oct 2015 description
report Government of India

Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda has directed the officials of the Health Ministry to develop a mechanism to address the patients’ detail at the central level, which will help to remove the discrepancies in data of dengue cases and other related information. He said as the data currently generated by the national programme and the state government are highly variable, there is a need for a pragmatic system to collect accurate data. Data quality also needs to be monitored and assessed periodically, he stressed.