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Interview

Most disease maps unreliable

Author(s): Ankita Malik
Issue Date: Apr 30, 2013
Why is accurate mapping important? Accurate mapping helps quantify global burden of infectious diseases, assess the likelihood of disease outbreaks and explore the propensity of disease emergence and evolution. It also acts as a tool of international biosurveillance. What motivated you to do the study?

The imperative of controlling blood pressure

Issue Date: Apr 6, 2013
Why was high blood pressure chosen as the theme of World Health Day 2013?

What ails Pakistan’s polio eradication drive

Issue Date: Mar 23, 2013
Why is the battle against polio so difficult in India and Pakistan?

Diagnosing extra-pulmonary TB

Issue Date: Mar 22, 2013
What is the major problem in dealing with extra-pulmonary TB?

'We are using the sea as a dustbin'

Issue Date: Mar 21, 2013
How did you begin work with fisher communities?

Advocate for Hyderabad's threatened lakes

Issue Date: Mar 22, 2013
What kind of campaign are you leading in Hyderabad?

Fight to save Aizawl's river in legends

Issue Date: Mar 22, 2013
How is the Chite river threatened?

'Adopt decentralised, low-energy approach'

Issue Date: Mar 22, 2013
Describe the nature of your work

'Traditional water management systems key to water security'

Issue Date: Mar 22, 2013
Describe your work in Kachchh and Bhuj region I focus on land and water resources management. Kachchh is an arid region. Every morning brings with it the uncertainty of water. Rainfall is irregular and so the problems of the area are compounded by drought. Large-scale deep boring has led to the depletion of ground water resources. 

Mission Dal lake

Issue Date: Mar 22, 2013
On the threats to the Dal lake in Srinagar Houses located in peripheral area of the lake are the major source of pollution. There are nearly 60,000 people residing in the patches of land in the lake. Apart from it, there are 700 houseboats which turn into hotels in the tourism period.
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