The Indian Council of Medical Research has launched the ‘Malaria Elimination Research Alliance (MERA) India’ - a conglomeration of partners working on malaria control - in order to prioritise, plan and scale up research to eliminate the disease from India by 2030.
The Prohibition of Electronic Cigarettes (Production, Manufacture, Import, Export, Transport, Sale, Distribution, Storage, and Advertisement) Act, 2019 was enacted on the 5th December, 2019 which seeks to prohibit the production, trade, storage, and advertisement of electronic cigarettes.
India’s inadequate health infrastructure, a stringent response had to be undertaken to contain the virus.
As laboratories around the world race to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, many people have volunteered to take part in a controversial testing method called human challenge trials. The method, which involves intentionally infecting volunteers with the novel coronavirus, is being promoted in order to speed up the process of preparing a vaccine.
Since the last few months, the world is experiencing COVID-19 outbreaks that generally follow a similar pathway: an initial phase with few infections and limited response, followed by a take-off of the epidemic curve along with a national lockdown to flatten the curve. Amidst all this, governments across the world are burdened by the question as to when and how to manage de-confinement.
The policy makers all over the world are observing a transitional shift in their development strategy, from centralized planning to evidence based policy making. The use of digital technology to monitor real time progress through a dash board has had a direct bearing on quality of life and economic productivity of the citizens.