In 1954 Halfdan Mahler, the WHO senior medical officer, pushed to reinvigorate the BCG vaccination campaign in Madras State, which had suffered setback due to massive opposition. One of the major reason for this setback was due to the...
A week after World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that its decade-long vaccination campaign in Africa was successful, its own oral vaccine itself has sparked a new Polio outbreak in the continent. The outbreak has been caused by mutation of...
The Indian government is planning to launch a mandatory digital health card modeled on Bill Gates' concept. Under the 'One Nation One Health Card' scheme, a person's medical history records, including all the treatments and tests that the person...
Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson is forced to stop selling its Cancer causing Baby Powder in the US and Canada following thousands of lawsuits. Meanwhile, the ovarian cancer causing powder is widely being sold and used in India with...
The entire nation is abuzz with the concept of "Self Reliant India", the Prime Minister of India just learned from the Coronavirus crisis. We are glad atleast now the importance of self reliance is being openly talked about, if...
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has been in the news recently for earmarking “billions” to fight COVID-19 and getting their accounts hacked  and sensitive information leaked – the foundation was in charge of assets worth a little...
In the wake of strict lockdown being imposed by governments globally, it bears upon the common people, thinkers, researchers and scientists to question whether such methods are indeed correct and singularly helpful in combating the outbreak of COVID-19. While...
The World Health Organization (WHO) is a primary agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. However, in recent times, the WHO has been criticized for either acting too late or too little during a health crisis....
Can the World Health Organization (WHO) still be reformed or must it be reborn? Can it address concretely and effectively the challenges it is facing? Should WHO be dismantled? This are important questions, not only for the next director-general...
Vaccines have helped mankind to tackle the dire threat of infectious disease for more than a hundred years. They have become key tools of public health and scientists are charged with developing them as quickly as possible to combat...