22February2017

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Leena Menghaney of Médecins Sans Frontières
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Patient groups challenge patents on Hepatitis C drugs

DTMT Network
New Delhi/New York: Delhi Network of Positive People , supported by Médecins Sans Frontières and other patient groups, are together in patent courts to fight against "abusive strategies'' of Big Pharma, to ensure access to affordable treatment in hepatitis C.

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
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Cabinet’s nod to MoU between India and Senegal in health sector

DTMT Network
 The Indian Cabinet has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Senegal in the field of Health and Medicine, informs a Government of India Press Release in New Delhi.

Dr Prem Nair with Nepali delegates after signing MoU
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Kochi hospital to open telemedicine centers in 7 Nepal hospitals

DTMT Network
 KOCHI: The Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Kochi on February 3, 2017, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kathmandu-based Association of Non-Government Hospitals (ANGHOS) to establish telemedicine centers linking seven of ANGHOS member hospitals in Nepal with its medical experts in India.

Newborn deaths in five years
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India commits to halve maternal, newborn deaths in five years

DTMT Network
 India has expressed its commitment to halve preventable deaths of pregnant women and newborns in health facilities in the next five years. Along with India, seven other countries -- Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda have also made the same commitment.

Fight against cancer
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Early cancer diagnosis saves lives, reduces treatment costs: WHO

Rohit Shishodia
 Around 8.8 million people die of cancer across the globe every year, says the World Health Organisation (WHO). The high mortality rate is attributed to the late reporting or detection of life threatening diseases.

Latest Medical News
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US superbug death: Norms must be followed for antibiotics sales

DTMT Network
 Taking serious note of the recent death of an American woman after contracting an infection resistant to antibiotics, the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has directed all stakeholders including drug makers, pharma supply chain and chemists, to strictly follow norms while selling antibiotics.