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Commemorating World AIDS Day – Leadership Awards that Celebrated Emerging Leadership and Saluted the Established

Commemorating World AIDS Day – Leadership Awards that Celebrated Emerging Leadership and Saluted the Established

Health, Sci-Tech
New Delhi--- In observance of World AIDS Day 2016 on December 1st, India HIV/AIDS Alliance, with the partnership of National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), UNDP and UNAIDS organized a Leadership Awards to recognize advocates and leaders from communities affected by HIV/AIDS, who have worked intensively in strengthening the nation’s HIV response. India has made some remarkable progress in addressing the epidemic in the country. Not only has India been able to substantially reduce the incidence of HIV but has been successful in taking care of those who are infected and affected, dramatically decreasing the morbidity and mortality due to it. This outstanding result has been due to the relentless work done by many stakeholders under the leadership of NACO, Government of India that include
Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Stop Buying Medicines if You are Not Going to Have it as Prescribed

Health, India, Sci-Tech
Mumbai (BWI) - Oh! I forgot to take my medicines! How often have you said this or heard people saying it? We forget many things in our daily lives, but there is a difference when we forget to take our prescribed medicines. If you missed yesterday’s medicines, you can’t take them today – the damage has already happened in your body. According to the World Health Organization, “Approximately 50% of patients do not take their medications as prescribed.” This can lead to significant increase in hospitalization, treatment failure and even death. As per studies, 2.5 times increased a risk of hospitalization for patients with diabetes. Praveen Wadalkar with more than 15 years of experience in the healthcare domain offers strategies for patients to improve medicine adherence through his book “Sto