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As it ramps up public healthcare, India must give more room to private sector

Barricades in place near the India Gate in New Delhi. (Express photo by Amit Mehra) On March 25, despite fewer notified cases compared to other countries, India closed its international borders and enforced a lockdown. It adopted social distancing, testing and citizen isolation, with a clarion call to the private sector and entrepreneur who specialise in low-cost innovations to support ... Read More »

Health minister Harsh Vardhan seeks ban on spitting in public, sale of tobacco products to check coronavirus

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday appealed to all states and union territories to ban the sale of tobacco products and spitting in public to check the spread of the coronavirus disease. The appeal comes after the Rajasthan and Jharkhand governments issued orders in this regard to prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection. In a letter to all ... Read More »

Trump administration wants to cut funding from public health preparedness programs

As the US health care system watches the ongoing coronavirus epidemic in China and braces for a potential local outbreak, President Trump is looking to cut funding for public health preparedness programs. The administration’s proposed 2021 budget for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) cuts $25 million from the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response and $18 million from ... Read More »

Public Health Threat Of Measles Is Far From Over

28 August 2019, Lower Saxony, Hanover: A pediatrician vaccinates a one-year-old child in the thigh DPA/PICTURE ALLIANCE VIA GETTY IMAGES In 2018, the global resurgence of measles began in earnest. Worldwide, deaths attributed to measles topped 140,000. In 2019, the pace of spread of measles accelerated, as the numbers of cases rose considerably compared to 2018. It is likely that once ... Read More »

WHO declares coronavirus as Public Health Emergency of International Concern

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Thursday declared the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) as a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) as the outbreak continues to spread outside Wuhan, China, the epicentre of the virus. The decision was taken in the second consecutive meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by the WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus under the International Health ... Read More »

Guardian Public Service Awards: public health and wellbeing winner

 The Blue Light project brings together partners including police, social care staff and local GPs. Sandwell council: the Blue Light project When people with an alcohol dependence are in the depths of despair, they can sometimes be quite suspicious of support. They may be suffering from complex physical and mental health problems compounded by other social issues. Gaining the trust of ... Read More »

iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, macOS 10.13.1 Public Betas Released

HIGHLIGHTS The Apple Pay Cash service has not been introduced with update watchOS 4.1 beta is available only to registered developers Support for AirPlay 2 is expected to come with future update After pushing out its iOS 11.0.1 update just recently, Apple has now made the first public betas for iOS 11.1, tvOS 11.1, and macOS 10.13.1 available for download. The public beta follows ... Read More »

Billionaires gaining too much influence on public education | Opinion

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have used their wealth to promote their own agenda about education in the United States. When President Trump nominated Betsy DeVos, a woman with no degree or experience in education, as U.S. Secretary of Education, defenders of public education organized an unprecedented effort to fight her confirmation. Unfortunately, her stunning display ... Read More »

‘Step up public spending on health, education’

The Survey has called for more public investments in social sectors — mainly education and health — at a time when the NITI Aayog is seen to be encouraging more privatisation, specifically in the health sector. “The public investment in social infrastructure like education and health is critical in the development of an economy,” the report said. While India has ... Read More »

Public servants warned against liking anti-government social media posts

Public servants are being warned that liking and sharing social media posts could put them in breach of their code of conduct and they may even be required to police anti-government messages posted by their friends. The Community and Public Sector Union has argued that the new guidance, released by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) on Monday, represents an absurd ... Read More »