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24 Mar, 2021

India’s COVID-19 Cases and Vaccination Trends

By |2021-03-26T07:19:07+05:30March 24th, 2021|Categories: Descriptive Epidemiology, Digital Interventions|Tags: |

India has shown an increase of 16.8% in new cases of COVID-19 and a 0.17% increase in total fatality (Figure1). The increase in the number of new cases is largely due to the state of Maharashtra. However, there are other northern (Punjab), southern (Karnataka and Kerala) as well as central [...]

17 Dec, 2020

India’s National Digital Health Policy: A step forward towards Universal Health Coverage

By Aishwarya Dhumale Mansi Gupta Shyamli Thakur Surapaneni Krishna Mohan|2021-03-26T06:16:53+05:30December 17th, 2020|Categories: Digital Interventions|Tags: |

CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, New York Foundation of Healthcare Technologies Society, New Delhi SMAART PHIC Foundation of Healthcare Technologies Society and Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai India has approximately 500 million-smartphone users. In the year, 2017, National Health Policy came with the [...]

11 Dec, 2020

Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health

By Ritika Kaur Surapaneni Krishna Mohan|2020-12-14T11:45:08+05:30December 11th, 2020|Categories: Planning & Management to Promote Health|Tags: |

SMAART PHIC, Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute and Foundation of Healthcare Technologies Society, New Delhi Panimalar Medical College Hospital & Research Institute, Chennai CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, New York Introduction The emergence of COVID-19 disease caused by the novel SARS-Cov-2 virus is an [...]

13 Jul, 2020

Covid-19 Testing data in India: Challenges and Opportunities

By Arulprakash Sivanandan Kamalpreet Kaur Vishakh Saraf|2020-08-07T22:56:33+05:30July 13th, 2020|Categories: Descriptive Epidemiology|Tags: |

Importance of COVID-19 testing data Tests allow us to identify infected individuals, guiding the medical treatment that they receive. It enables the isolation of those infected and the tracing and quarantining of their contacts. It can help allocate medical resources and staff more efficiently. Informs our understanding of the pandemic [...]

12 Jul, 2020

Role of Digital Health solutions to address COVID-19

By Aishwarya Rohatgi Harpreet Kaur Shikha Upadhyay|2020-08-04T16:45:18+05:30July 12th, 2020|Categories: Digital Interventions|Tags: |

Digital health technologies can provide powerful tools for public health officials and the public in the management of the COVID-19 response by helping public health officials reach and communicate with a vast number of people more quickly, efficiently, and effectively. Digital health solutions may help people document the presence or [...]

27 May, 2020

COVID-19 infections among South American Countries

By Dhruvi Bagaria Mahima Kaur Ruchi Thakur|2020-08-07T21:38:55+05:30May 27th, 2020|Categories: Descriptive Epidemiology|Tags: |

South American countries has recently seen a surge of the coronavirus cases with epidemic curve maintaining an upward trend. Some South American countries are struggling to contain the outbreak, with Brazil, and Peru being worst hit. The World Health Organization (WHO) on May 22 2020 declared that the epicentre of [...]

25 May, 2020

COVID-19 Infections in Gulf Cooperation Council Countries

By Purva Jaiswal Ritika Kaur Srishti Arora Vishwa Bhayani|2020-09-11T11:20:12+05:30May 25th, 2020|Categories: Descriptive Epidemiology|Tags: |

While severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV 2) is rapidly spreading in all nations, COVID-19 is the second coronavirus outbreak in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) nations following the middle east respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak reported in Saudi Arabia in 2012 (1). The World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 disease [...]

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