Modi's 'Swachh Bharat' mission could bring down malaria: Experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Swachh Bharat" mission could help bring down malaria incidence in the country, according to top experts in the field of vector borne diseases.

World Heart Day: Health Minister urges disciplined lifestyle

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Sunday announced a series of focused government campaigns centred on major communicable and non-communicable diseases.

Communicable diseases warning issued after floods in Philippines

The Philippines Department of Health (DOH) Saturday warned the public of the transmission of communicable diseases following the floods that inundated Manila and surrounding provinces.

Health issues should find place in diplomacy: Harsh Vardhan

Issues related to health should find a permanent place in international diplomacy, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said Friday.

Isolation ward in Mecca to check Ebola virus

Saudi Arabia will establish a 50-bed exclusive isolation ward at Arafat Hospital in Mecca during the Haj pilgrimage as a preventive measure against the Ebola virus and other communicable diseases, Arab News reported Tuesday.

10 labs to be set up for testing viral Hepatitis

At least 10 regional laboratories will be set up by the National Communicable Disease Centre (NCDC) for the surveillance of viral Hepatitis, a health ministry official said Monday.