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From outbreaks like Zika & Ebola viruses to long-term health effects of pollution,health journalists tackle a wide array of stories.Priyanka Vora, winner of 2014 Johnson & Johnson Global Health Reporting Contest & Mini Thomas,2015 winner aren’t strangers to these topics.In their home country-India, they regularly cover issues like diseases, maternal & child health.
India is not only one of the largest waste generators; it is also one of the biggest waste importing countries in the world. Annual generation of unwanted products such as computers, phones, TVs & refrigerators far outstrips the ability to collect and recycle it. Today among the top ten cities generating e-Waste, Mumbai ranks first followed by Delhi and Bengaluru.
Indians are consuming more than double the recommended amount of salt. This hidden salt is killing hundreds of thousands every year in India. To save lives, India has committed to reduce dietary salt intake by 30% by 2025. There is a need to develop an evidence based programme for a national salt reduction.
From foreign investments in healthcare sector to alternative systems of medicine to mental health issues. Also, 2017 will be a year of enhanced technological innovations in healthcare sector as artificial intelligence and mobile technology make their way to medicine.
Health is a state subject in India. Every state is responsible to provide healthcare services to the people. To supplement the efforts of states, central government provides financial support. This year the central government has allocated Rs 47,353 crore for health. We take a look at big measures that were part of the union budget.
The HITLAB World Cup challenges entrepreneurs and innovators to submit breakthrough ideas for improving healthcare access, delivery, and outcomes through technology. It is a platform for young health innovators and will provide an to access the local innovation ecosystem.