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World Bank urged to redefine life expectancy

Last Updated: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 21:14

A recent public health report has urged the World Bank to redefine life expectancy starting from the time of conception and not the time of birth.

World Bank to invest $700 mn on women, children`s health

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 24, 2013, 08:58

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announced Monday that at least $700 million would be invested by 2015 to help developing countries reach the MDGs for women and children`s health.

Child mortality halved since 1990: UN

Last Updated: Saturday, September 14, 2013, 12:00

With global and national efforts to end preventable deaths of children under five years of age, child mortality worldwide has been on decline by half since 1990, a UN report said Friday.

World Bank-assisted AIDS control support project launched

Last Updated: Saturday, August 24, 2013, 20:44

To support AIDS prevention programmes and discourage stigma and discrimination against affected people, a Rs 2,550-crore World Bank-assisted project was launched here by Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad.

WB to provide $255 mn loan for AIDS control project

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 19:42

World Bank will provide USD 255 million (Rs 1,499.6 crore) loan to India for National AIDS Control Project to promote safe behaviour among high risk groups.

World Bank`s $152 million for UP healthcare

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 06, 2012, 15:44

The World Bank will give $152 million for the Uttar Pradesh Health Systems Strengthening Project, officials said.

India to avert 3 million HIV cases: World Bank

Last Updated: Thursday, December 01, 2011, 13:54

India is expected to avert 3 mn new HIV infections during the period 1995-2015.

AIDS rise may force India to spend more: World Bank

Last Updated: Monday, March 08, 2010, 00:00

India will have to scale up prevention of HIV to avoid having to spend an increasing share of its health budget on treatment of AIDS patients, the World Bank and other agencies said Sunday.

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