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Medical Research News

India’s tuberculosis control programme is not fully equipped to prevent, diagnose, and treat patients. The Revised National Tuberculosis Control Program uses outdated diagnostic techniques, suffers from repeated medicine stock-outs and lacks capacity to counsel tuberculosis patients, according to…
India does not implement six out of the 16 key World Health Organisation (WHO)- recommended tuberculosis (TB) control policies in diagnosis, patient care and treatment, a new global report has found. Four other policies that are a part of the national policy are not being fully…
Thousands of lives are at stake in war zones such as Syria. Tending the wounded and the ill becomes a bigger challenge in places like these, especially since local healthcare services are nearly negligible. Doctors, who are assigned the task of looking after people at war zones, work amidst…
We constantly talk about the problem of sexual violence, domestic abuse, and report their stories like statistics. We stop momentarily, if at all, to click our tongues in disapproval. “Look at the state of our city, our state, our country,” we say, and move on.   Read More
You have a mission to help people caught up in an emergency – would you put scientific research on your to-do list?   The answer isn’t an obvious ‘yes’. While the work of humanitarian and other NGOs may be guided by the products of science, scientific research tends not to be high on the…
Paris: About 10,000 civilians have fled to a camp just north of ISIS’s bastion of Raqqa with hundreds more arriving each day as the battle for the city nears, Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday.   Read More
The international medical humanitarian organisation, Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is hosting ‘Without Borders’, a six-day event (April 28 – May 3) about access to healthcare, at Alliance Française in Chandigarh.  Click here to read more
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), an international humanitarian-aid non-governmental organisation, on Monday welcomed the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposal to bring in a law to make it mandatory for doctors to prescribe generic names. At present most doctors…
Peter Paul De Groote has dedicated his life to serve the people, who are ravaged by armed conflicts, epidemics, healthcare exclusion and natural or man-made disasters. Groote is General; Director of MSF India, largely known as Doctors without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, …
While India houses the largest number – 27% – of the world’s 10.4 million new TB patients, Mumbai is the epicentre of the disease in the country. The metropolis has many overcrowded slums where about five people share a house like that of Patil’s. Such spaces are ideal for the TB bacteria to spread…