ICMR unveils plan to increase health research output by 30%

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body that oversees biomedical research in the country, has unveiled a¬†plan that aims at raising national health research output by 30 percent and launching at least 10 globally validated Indian traditional medicines by 2030. The ICMR Strategic Plan-2017-24, which¬†aims to give fillip to health research in the […]

ICMR chief Soumya Swaminathan to be WHO’s new Deputy Director General

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday appointed Soumya Swaminathan as Deputy Director General for Programmes of the United Nations agency based in Geneva, Switzerland that is concerned with international public health. The 58-year-old Swaminathan is a pediatrician and a clinical scientist known for her research on Tuberculosis (TB). Most recently, Swaminathan was Secretary of […]