India declared maternal and neonatal tetanus free: Modi

The WHO has declared that mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Thursday.

Historic accomplishment as India has been the victory power over Polio: PM Modi

“This is a landmark occasion and for the first time this summit is being held outside USA.”

PM inaugurates global summit on maternal and child deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the Call To Action Summit 2015 on maternal and child deaths in Delhi.

Modi to open global summit on child deaths

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate here on August 27 the Call To Action Summit 2015, a global meet for ending preventable child and maternal deaths.

Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years

 Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, who spends millions of dollars on AIDS drug development, said Friday he hoped for a vaccine against the disease within the next decade as a cure remains far off.

Gates Foundation not under scanner: Govt

Government on Wednesday dismissed reports suggesting that the Home Ministry was looking into the funding of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Melinda Gates calls on PM Modi, appreciates ''pro-poor'' initiatives

Co-founder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday.

Bill and Melinda Gates thank India for Padma Bhushan

Philanthropist couple Bill and Melinda Gates on Wednesday thanked the Indian government for naming them for Padma Bhushan, one of the country`s top civilian honours, saying they were excited to see the progress India was making.

100 deaths daily, pneumonia emerges as killer disease in Bihar

With 100 plus deaths daily, pneumonia has emerged as a leading cause of deaths among children under 5 years in Bihar, a survey report said and recommended the government to launch a special drive like the one for polio.

Google to boost Ebola donations
Google to boost Ebola donations

Google launched a campaign today to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing USD 10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

Google to boost Ebola donations

Google launched a campaign on Monday to raise money to fight Ebola, tossing USD 10 million into the pot and saying it will match donations to the fund two to one.

Real test of NDA govt is how it embraces unpopular decisions: Bill Gates

The real test for India's new government would lie in how it embraces unpopular decisions which would be of benefit to the country, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said.

Gates foundation pledges $50 mn to fight Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thursday pledged to commit $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

Gates foundation pledges $50 mn to fight Ebola

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Thursday pledged to commit $50 million to support emergency efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.

TISS graduates held for sexual assault in Bihar, kins allege accusations false

Two interns of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who went to conduct a survey at a hospital in Muzzafarpur district of Bihar on behalf of their organisation, were accused of sexual assault by the hospital staff, beaten publicly and later handed over to police.

Scientist wins grant for green condoms from Gates Foundation

A scientist working at an Indian health major has won a USD 100,000-grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for developing next-generation condoms using polyester raw material as an eco-friendly alternative to conventional prophylactics.

Nigeria, Pakistan could delay polio-free goal: Bill Gates

Billionaire software baron turned philanthropist Bill Gates warned that violence in Nigeria and Pakistan could set him back in his goal of eradicating polio by 2018.

Researchers trying to create graphene condoms for greater pleasure

Scientists from the University of Manchester are trying to create thinner, stronger, safer and more pleasurable condoms, using world`s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material - graphene.

Avahan AIDS project prevented over 6 lakh HIV infections: Study

Around 600,000 people in India may have been saved from becoming infected with HIV over ten years with the help of a programme funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, according to a study.

Global Fund seeks USD15 billion to control three big killers

The world`s biggest funder of the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria said on Thursday it needs $15 billion over the next three years to begin bringing "the three big global pandemics" under control.