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Sharing expertise, a unique experiment to nurture science to impact

Dr Steven Buchsbaum, Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares his five years experience of collaborating with DBT & BIRAC in defining the most pressing problems, selecting the best ideas and innovators, supporting innovators and accelerating the fruits of the work towards impact

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एक स्वस्थ बिहार के लिए मानव संसाधन की भूमिका अहम

पिछले दशक के दौरान बिहार ने महत्वपूर्ण आर्थिक एवं सामाजिक प्रगति दर्ज की है. राज्य में लगभग 10 फीसदी की दर से वार्षिक वृद्धि हुई है. कृषि एवं पशुपालन क्षेत्र भी विकसित हुआ है, जो बिहार के लिए महत्वपूर्ण है, जहां अधिकतर जनसंख्या इन दो क्षेत्रों पर निर्भर रहती है. नवजात मृत्यु दर वर्ष 2005 में 61 से घट कर 2015 में 42 हुई है. मातृ मृत्यु दर 2004-06 के 312 मामलों से घट कर 2011-13 में 208 मामलों पर जा पहुंची है. संपूर्ण टीकाकरण दरें भी लगभग दोगुनी हो चुकी हैं. कालाजार के मामलों में 75 प्रतिशत की कमी आयी है.

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Sharing expertise, a unique experiment to nurture science to impact

Dr Steven Buchsbaum, Deputy Director, Discovery & Translational Sciences, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation shares his five years experience of collaborating with DBT & BIRAC in defining the most pressing problems, selecting the best ideas and innovators, supporting innovators and accelerating the fruits of the work towards impact

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Breathing Life into Medical Oxygen Ahead of WHO Committee Decision

Oxygen is one of the most frequently-required medical interventions in the world, yet it remains in critically short supply in low-resource hospitals. The WHO will soon make a decision on whether to include oxygen in its updated Essential Medicines list.

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Harmonized Safety Monitoring of Immunization in Pregnancy- the Global Alignment of Immunization Safety Assessment in Pregnancy (GAIA) project

Immunization in pregnancy is a promising public health strategy to reduce illness and death among pregnant women and young infants, especially in low and middle income countries.

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5 Wearable & Sensor Devices that Save Lives

Finding solutions to maternal and newborn mortality is a challenge that is both simple and complex. Simple because we know most direct causes of death. For example, we know that too many mothers die from postpartum hemorrhage, and preterm newborns often die because of infection. The complexity comes when we try to answer these questions for program implementation

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