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The long awaited vaccine

Nearly a year or more since the Covid 19 made its appearance, scientists across the globe are working towards a vaccine that can help the world get back to normal.
More than a dozen vaccines are on the cusp. Reaching out to the 7.6 billion people will take over a year. The vaccine itself is expected (India) by April 2021. None of the vaccines have 100% effectiveness …


Safe water supply is the backbone of a healthy economy

It is estimated that waterborne diseases have an economic burden of approximately USD 600 million a year in India. This is especially true for drought- and flood-prone areas, which affected a third of the nation in the past couple of years. Less than 50 per cent of the population in India has access to safely managed drinking water. Chemical contamination of water, mainly through fluoride and arsenic, is present in 1.96 million dwellings…


World leaders join forces to fight the accelerating crisis of antimicrobial resistance

High-level global leaders group will advocate for urgent action to combat antimicrobial resistance across all sectors and ensure the availability of important medicines for the future

The heads of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the World Health Organization (WHO) today launched the new One Health Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance…


Coronavirus UpdateĀ 

Life is changing as we continue to find ways to combat the virus that has put us in jeopardy. From face masks to hand washes and staying away from each other. No more handshakes, a “Namaste” will do please. Yes, there is a paradigm shift and since survival is dependent on our ability to adapt to new (and must) changes, we have to do our best. One of the things we can do is ensure clean drinking water…

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