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. Continue reading Data Sharing Policy in India
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 ameliorate the shocking statistics on antibiotic use which was first brought to the limelight by a 2011 report from the FDA, which stated that an overwhelming majority of antibiotics sold in the USA … Continue reading AMR in the USA: Maryland to Ban Routine Antibiotic Use in Animals
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. Continue reading Partners in Health Expresses Apprehensions over Foreign Aid Cuts
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? Continue reading Bill Gates vs Donald Trump: Foreign Aid No More?
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! Continue reading Fight Paywalls Legally: Unpaywall from Impact Story
This post discusses some of the safeguards put in place to ensure the adequate prevention, control and treatment of water-borne diseases in India. Continue reading Prevention and Control of Water Borne Diseases in Indian Monsoons
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 meeting of the General Assembly was enunciated. This declaration, adopted under the resolution A/RES/71/3 raises, in paragraph 15, the following request: Request the Secretary-General to establish, in consultation with the World Health Organization, … Continue reading UN Creates Interagency Group on AMR