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Parkinson’s: Where India stands?

Around 9.1 percent of the 8.5 million people living with Parkinson's disease in 2019 were from India.

Bhargavi Saikia
Aug 08, 2022

Fighting COVID 2 billion times over

The second most populous country in the world is now the second country to administer over two billion COVID vaccine doses

Fatima Majid
Aug 08, 2022

Bleak lives: Women and children with HIV

Forty six percent of the 1.7 million children infected with HIV in 2020 had no access to life-saving treatments.

Fatima Majid
Apr 25, 2022

Is every country getting the COVID-19 vaccine?

As parts of the world witness fresh outbreaks of Covid-19 infections, vaccination remains the most common pandemic management approach. Kruxd looks at the numbers behind the global disparity in the availability of COVID vaccinations.

Bhargavi Saikia
Apr 04, 2022

In numbers: India’s continuing TB battle

Nearly a third of the world’s Tuberculosis cases occur in India. Notwithstanding the impact of COVID and financial challenges, the country remains committed to eliminating the disease by 2025

Tariq Hashmat
Mar 24, 2022

Glaucoma : Losing sight of a global crisis?

The week of March 6 to 12, 2022, is being observed as World Glaucoma Week, a global initiative of World Glaucoma Association to raise awareness about an ailment that blinded 3.6 million people worldwide in 2020 alone. This World Glaucoma Week, Kruxd looks at the numbers behind this vision impairment.

Bhargavi Saikia
Mar 08, 2022

Explained: India’s Personal Data Protection Bill

India’s Personal Data Protection Bill was approved by the country’s parliamentary committee on December 2. What is the Bill about, and what does it hold for data security and privacy in a country of 1.4 billion people? Here’s what you need to know.

Bhargavi Saikia
Dec 28, 2021

#LargestVaccinationDrive: How is it going?

Nine months since the first dose of COVID vaccine was administered in the country, Kruxd breaks down the numbers in the marathon to vaccinate India’s 1.4 billion people.

Tariq Hashmat
Oct 11, 2021

A matter of heart: 34 deaths every minute

September 29 is observed as World Heart Day to promote the use of digital health to improve awareness, prevention and management of cardiovascular diseases globally. This year's theme is 'use heart to connect'.

Pushpita Dey
Sep 29, 2021

Know Dementia, know Alzheimer's, know the 55 million

September 21 is observed as World Alzheimer's Day every year to promote global awareness about Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases. This year, the theme for the campaign is Know Dementia, Know Alzheimer's.

Pushpita Dey
Sep 21, 2021

Obesity is bringing American toddlers to hospitals for COVID-19 treatment

50.3 per cent of COVID-19 hospital admissions in the country had obesity as an underlying health condition.

Anuja Venkatachalam
Sep 17, 2021

Life on Earth: A suicide every 40 seconds

September 10 is observed as World Suicide Prevention Day every year to promote global awareness. Despite the near-40 per cent fall in suicide rate in the last two decades, the number of suicides continues to grow with the growing population.

Pushpita Dey
Sep 13, 2021

COVID-19 patients with comorbidities have higher mortality rates

Identifying patients with a high risk of mortality can help in improving medical infrastructure to get better outcomes by reducing mortality rates. The average mortality rate among COVID-19 affected patients in India is around 8 per cent.

Pushpita Dey
Aug 24, 2021

Introducing Kruxd - a global repository to bring you access to health data

DataLEADS on Tuesday launched Kruxd, a global initiative to make health analytics easily accessible to the public.

Anuja Venkatachalam
Aug 16, 2021

Surges in COVID cases despite vaccinations in UAE

On June 11, 2021, the United Arab Emirates saw a 51.27% increase in COVID cases despite being one of the most vaccinated countries globally.  

Fatima Majid
Aug 04, 2021

Where is India’s north-east in the second wave?

The eight sisters of the north-east observed a rise in cases during the second wave, but still only constitute 2% of the country’s total cases.

Anuja Venkatachalam
Aug 04, 2021

Japan gets off its fourth wave

The country’s third and fourth waves have been the most infections with a 500% increase in the number of cases.

Anuja Venkatachalam
Aug 04, 2021

Building an environment for health

It is estimated that 19.71 years of life are lost due to the poor environment.

Anuja Venkatachalam
Aug 04, 2021

Do lockdowns really work? Here’s what we know

Cordon sanitaire, or lockdowns, as they are now known, are not new to pandemic management. For COVID-19, however, the scale is unprecedented. How effective are they really?

Tariq Hashmat
Aug 04, 2021

Is India’s COVID testing falling behind?

As the country reels under a catastrophic second wave of COVID infections, its testing capacity is struggling to catch up. The race to overtake the infection is getting more challenging.

Tariq Hashmat
Aug 04, 2021