The National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy (NDSAP) of 2012 provides basic guidelines which need to be further reinforced if India has to enter into an era of truly shared and open data.
Following in the footsteps of California, Maryland has proposed, and passed, the “Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017”, which bans routine antibiotic use in animals. This is a vital legislative measure to […]
In the wake of President Trump’s proposed budget cuts in the NIH and foreign aid, the Chief Medical Officer of Partners in Health, a non-profit co-founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, writes in to express how vital these funds are for global as well as local well being.
The blueprint of the 2018 US budget has been published and the deep cuts proposed in the foreign aid programs has sent jitters throughout the globe. Will global public health stand to lose as America strives to be Great Again?
It seems like a legal alternative to the Alexandra Elbakyan’s Sci-Hub enterprise has cropped up, which promises to free paywalled articles and provide legal access to them!
This post discusses some of the safeguards put in place to ensure the adequate prevention, control and treatment of water-borne diseases in India.
The international political commitment to combat AMR was secured through a high level meeting at the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September, 2016. Shortly after, the Political Declaration of the high level […]
The WHO has published a list of 12 bacteria for which we need to urgently develop antibiotics as these drug resistant bacteria represent a major threat against human health. This priority list is expected to guide funding agencies incentivize priority research on developing strategies to combat these agents.
The Government of Somalia has launched an Oral Cholera Vaccine campaign with the support of the Global Task force of Cholera Control, Gavi the Vaccine Alliance, UNICEF and WHO.