Wednesday, 30 September 2015



                   19-21 December, 2015


Start Date: dateicon  01-08-2015
Last Date: dateicon  10-10-2015


31 OCTOBER 2015


Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association(IHPA)
| Venue
   JSS University, Mysore

Conference Highlights
Pharma industry
Pharma Education
Hospital and Community Practice

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Public Health : 100 Global Health issues

Today, I would like to list out 100 important global health issues that are covered under Public health.
I have come across many students making fun of Public health, when asked what is public health they say.. "it is health of public and why you are asking it when it is so simple". Let me add few points for their innocence.

What is Public health?

Public health refers to all organized measures to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole. Its activities aim to provide conditions in which people can be healthy and focus on entire populations, not on individual patients or diseases. Thus, public health is concerned with the total system and not only the eradication of a particular disease. 

The three main public health functions are:
  • The assessment and monitoring of the health of communities and populations at risk to identify health problems and priorities.
  • The formulation of public policies designed to solve identified local and national health problems and priorities.
  • To assure that all populations have access to appropriate and cost-effective care, including health promotion and disease prevention services.
Public health is all around us: the water we drink, the immunizations we receive and the environment in which we live in..  

List of various Global health issues covered under Public Health:
  1. Adolescent health
  2. Ageing
  3. Bacterial diseases
  4. Biological issues
  5. Biosafety
  6. Blood transfusion safety and blood products
  7. Cancer
  8. Cardiovascular diseases
  9. Chemical Safety
  10. Child and Maternal health
  11. Communicable diseases
  12. Diabetes
  13. Diarrhoeal diseases and Cholera
  14. Disabilities and Rehabilitation
  15. eHealth
  16. Emergency and Humanitarian action
  17. ePortuguese programme 
  18. Environmental and Humanitarian action / hazards
  19. Ethics
  20. Event based surveillance 
  21. Evidence informed policy making
  22. Filarial infections
  23. Finance
  24. Food safety
  25. Gender, Women and Health
  26. General management
  27. Genetics and hereditary diseases
  28. Global health observatory
  29. Global Learning and performance management
  30. Global mass gathering
  31. Health economics and financing
  32. Health information, statistics, measurement and trend assessment 
  33. Health legislation and human rights
  34. Health promotion and education
  35. Health security
  36. Health systems research and development
  37. Health technology (laboratory services)
  38. Healthy cities
  39. Hepatitis
  40. HIV/AIDS
  41. Human Resources management
  42. Human resources for health (excluding Nursing)
  43. Immunology
  44. Influenza
  45. Informatics and telemedicine
  46. Information technology and telecommunications
  47. Injuries, violence and accident prevention
  48. International health regulations
  49. Laboratory biorisk management
  50. Laboratory biosecurity
  51. Legal
  52. Leishmaniasis
  53. Leprosy
  54. Library services and publishing
  55. Malaria
  56. Mental health and Neurosciences
  57. Monitoring and Evaluation
  58. Non-communicable diseases
  59. Nursing
  60. Nutrition
  61. Occupational health
  62. Oral health
  63. Organ transplantation
  64. Outbreak alert and response
  65. Parasitic diseases
  66. Patient safety
  67. Pharmaceuticals (Essential drugs and Medicines)
  68. Planning, Resource coordination and Performance monitoring 
  69. Poliomyelitis
  70. Prevention of Blindness
  71. Prevention of Deafness
  72. Public Health Emergency
  73. Rabies
  74. Radiation
  75. Reproductive health
  76. Research policy and development
  77. Respiratory infections
  78. Rheumatic diseases
  79. Risk assessment
  80. Risk communication
  81. Safety measures in Microbiology
  82. Schistosomiasis
  83. Security management
  84. Sexual Transmitted Diseases
  85. Small pox
  86. Social determinants of health
  87. Suicide prevention
  88. Substance abuse (alcohol and drugs)
  89. Surgical care
  90. Tobacco
  91. Tourist health and travel medicine
  92. Traditional medicine
  93. Trypanosomiasis
  94. Tuberculosis
  95. Vaccines
  96. Vector biology and control
  97. Viral diseases
  98. Viral hemorrhagic fevers
  99. Water and sanitation
  100. Zoonoses.
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Every 7 seconds one person dies from Diabetes : How to prevent it

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes.

Global Burden : Interesting facts
  1. The human and economic burden of diabetes is enormous: it affects almost 400 million people, results in over 5 million deaths annually and consumes almost US$ 550 billion in health related expenditures.
  2. The majority of the costs related to diabetes are spent on treating complications, which can affect the heart, eyes, kidneys and feet; these complications can be prevented through early diagnosis and proper management of diabetes.
  3. Delayed diagnosis means that many people already have at least one complication by the time they are diagnosed with diabetes.
  4. Over 70% of type 2 diabetes cases can be prevented or delayed by adopting healthier lifestyles, equivalent to up to 150 million cases by 2035.
  5. Eating a healthy breakfast decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  6. A healthy diet containing leafy vegetables, fresh fruit, whole grains, lean meat, fish and nuts can help reduce a person’s risk of type 2 diabetes and avoid complications in people with diabetes.
  7. Skipping breakfast is associated with weight gain, one of the main risk factors for type 2 diabetes. Overweight and obesity account for up to 80% of new cases of type 2 diabetes.
  8. Reducing the prevalence of type 2 diabetes will result in an increased participation and productivity in the workforce, given that the greatest number of people with diabetes are between 40 and 59 years of age.
  9. Diabetes accounts for 10-15% of the total healthcare budgets in high income countries. 1 in 9 healthcare US$ is spent on diabetes.
  10. Up to 11% of total healthcare expenditure in every country across the globe could be saved by tackling the preventable risk factors for type 2 diabetes.
Know how to prevent it: 

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Text book of Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine : 19th Edition (2015)

Through six decades, no resource has matched the authority, esteemed scholarship, and scientific rigor of Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. Capturing the countless advances and developments across the full span of medicine, the new 19th edition of Harrison’s provides a complete update of essential content related to disease pathogenesis, clinical trials, current diagnostic methods and imaging approaches, evidence-based practice guidelines, and established and newly approved treatment methods.

Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the new Nineteenth Edition:

Section 1 Pain
Section 2 Alterations in Body Temperature
Section 3 Nervous System Dysfunction
Section 4 Disorders of Eyes, Ears, Nose, and Throat
Section 5 Alterations in Circulatory and Respiratory Functions
Section 6 Alterations in Gastrointestinal Function
Section 7 Alterations in Renal and Urinary Tract Function
Section 8 Alterations in Sexual Function and Reproduction
Section 9 Alterations in the Skin
Section 10 Hematologic Alterations

Genes, the Environment, and Disease
Regenerative Medicine

Nutrition and Weight Loss
Section 1 Neoplastic Disorders
Section 2 Hematopoietic Disorders
Section 3 Disorders of Hemostasis
Section 1 Basic Considerations in Infectious Diseases
Section 2 Clinical Syndromes: Community-Acquired Infections
Section 3 Clinical Syndromes: Health Care–associated Infections
Section 4 Approach to Therapy for Bacterial Diseases
Section 5 Diseases Caused By Gram-Positive Bacteria
Section 6 Diseases Caused By Gram-negative Bacteria
Section 7 Miscellaneous Bacterial Infections
Section 8 Mycobacterial Diseases
Section 9 Spirochetal Diseases
Section 10 Diseases Caused By Rickettsiae, Mycoplasmas, and Chlamydiae
Section 11 Viral Diseases: General Considerations
Section 12 Infections Due to DNA Viruses
Section 13 Infections Due to DNA and RNA Respiratory Viruses
Section 14 Infections Due to Human Immunodeficiency Virus and other Human Retroviruses
Section 15 Infections Due to RNA Viruses
Section 16 Fungal Infections
Section 17 Protozoal and Helminthic Infections: General Considerations
Section 18 Protozoal Infections
Section 19 Helminthic Infections

Terrorism and Clinical Medicine
Section 1 Introduction to CardiovasCular Disorders
Section 2 Diagnosis of Cardiovascular Disorders
Section 3 Disorders of Rhythm
Section 4 Disorders of the Heart
Section 5 Coronary and Peripheral Vascular Disease

Section 1 Diagnosis of Respiratory Disorders
Section 2 Diseases of the Respiratory System

Section 1 Respiratory Critical Care
Section 2 Shock and Cardiac Arrest
Section 3 Neurologic Critical Care
Section 4 Oncologic Emergencies

Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract
Section 1 Disorders of the Alimentary Tract
Section 2 Liver and Biliary Tract Disease
Section 3 Disorders of the Pancreas

Section 1 The Immune System in Health and Disease
Section 2 Disorders of Immune-Mediated Injury
Section 3 Disorders of the Joints and Adjacent Tissues

Section 1 Endocrinology
Section 2 Reproductive Endocrinology
Section 3 Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome
Section 4 Disorders of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
Section 5 Disorders of Intermediary Metabolism

Section 1 Diagnosis of Neurologic Disorders
Section 2 Diseases of the Central Nervous System
Section 3 Nerve and Muscle Disorders
Section 4 Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Section 5 Psychiatric and Addiction Disorders

Poisoning, Drug Overdose, and Envenomation

Disorders Associated with Environmental Exposures

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Nelson's Textbook of Paediatrics - 19th Edition

Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics has been the world’s most trusted pediatrics resource for nearly 75 years continued to provide the most authoritative coverage of the best approaches to care. Here are just a few of the outstanding features of the new Nineteenth Edition:

Part I – The Field of Pediatrics.

Part II – Growth, Development, and Behavior

Part III – Behavioral and Psychiatric Disorders

Part IV – Learning Disorders

Part V – Children with Special Needs

Part VI – Nutrition

Part VII – Pathophysiology of Body Fluids and Fluid Therapy

Part VIII – Pediatric Drug Therapy

Part IX – The Acutely Ill Child

Part X – Human Genetics

Part XI – Genetic Disorders of Metabolism

Part XII – The Fetus and the Neonatal Infant

Part XIII – Adolescent Medicine

Part XIV – Immunology

Part XV – Allergic Disorders

Part XVI – Rheumatic Diseases of Childhood

Part XVII – Infectious Diseases

Part XVIII – The Digestive System

Part XIX – Respiratory System

Part XX – The Cardiovascular System

Part XXI – Diseases of the Blood

Part XXII – Cancer and Benign Tumors

Part XXIII – Nephrology

Part XXIV – Urologic Disorders in Infants and Children

Part XXV – Gynecologic Problems of Childhood

Part XXVI – The Endocrine System

Part XXVII – The Nervous System

Part XXVIII – Neuromuscular Disorders

Part XXIX – Disorders of the Eye

Part XXX – The Ear

Part XXXI – The Skin

Part XXXII – Bone and Joint Disorders

Part XXXIII – Environmental Health Hazards

Part XXXIV – Laboratory Medicine

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