Preventive, promotive and primary healthcare needs to become priorities in our investment

Shrirupa Sengupta, Director, Swasti-The Health Catalyst emphasises that there are still several communities in India who are at the last mile with little or no access to our public health system.

Test of Bengaluru’s open drains reveals major safety hazard

A recent study has discovered large levels of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in Bengaluru’s open drains that cause longer hosiptalisation and higher mortality.

Bengaluru: Wastewater surveillance extends its reach to track H1N1, monkeypox

With the flu-like cases on the increase in the city, Bengaluru’s Precision Health initiative, a wastewater surveillance programme piloted by the COVIDActionCollab (CAC) has widened its scope to study the prevalence of H1N1, influenza, and monkeypox.

Waste Water Surveillance for Pandemic Preventionin Low-Income Settings: Lessons From Swasti in Bengaluru

December 2023 will mark the third anniversary of the discovery of SARS-COV2, the virus at the source of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is no less important today to monitor the rapidly changing virus than it was three years ago.

Signals from the sewer

In March 2020, the Austrian ski town of Ischgl—known for 239 kilometers of uninterrupted runs and an exuberant après-ski scene—suddenly became infamous as the site of the one of the first COVID-19 superspreading events.

Waste-water surveillance can track Covid at an early stage: Dr. Angela Chaudhuri COVIDActionCollab

Precision Health is a platform that is open to initiatives and organizations who want to study environments like wastewater for Covid-19, antimicrobial resistance, and other viruses.

The sewage sleuths turning Bangalore’s wastewater into epidemiological treasure

Wastewater surveillance is increasingly used to track COVID-19 infections and the spread of new variants. Linda Geddes speaks to Dr Angela Chaudhuri about the Bangalore-based initiative she helped establish,

Precision Health – Asia’s first city-wide wastewater surveillance system for COVID management

During the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the cities’ administration’s response have been city-wide and universal such as (i) with city-wide lockdowns as containment measures, (ii) testing and tracing symptomatic cases and (iii) universal roll out of vaccination programs.

Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2 RNA in open-water sewage canals contaminated with untreated wastewater in resource-constrained regions

Sewage-based surveillance for COVID-19 has been described in multiple countries and multiple settings. However, nearly all are based on testing sewage treatment plant inflows and outflows using structured sewage networks and treatment systems.

Environmental surveillance has proven to be a powerful public health surveillance tool

Dr Angela Chaudhuri, Health Lead, COVIDActionCollab in an interaction with Viveka Roychowdhury talks about wastewater surveillance program for COVID-19 initiated by the COVIDActionCollab in Karnataka

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