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Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign in Haryana

Apr 16, 2013 03:17 PM This practice termed as Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign (CLTS) addresses the problem of sanitation in rural areas of Bhiwani district in Haryana.
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E-Health Point: Transformation of rural health care

Apr 04, 2013 11:37 AM E-Health Points (EHPs) are units that provide rural and peri-urban households across five districts of Punjab with access to clean drinking water, medicines, diagnostic tools, and facilities for efficient and timely healthcare.
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AIIMS Prepaid Cash Card Seva enhances healthcare access

Apr 03, 2013 10:15 AM The Prepaid Cash Card Seva in Cardiothoracic and Neurosciences Centre, AIIMS is a unique innovation which integrates technology with social welfare. It provides the patients with a one stop window for paying fee charges of all services.
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Hospital Management Information System (HMIS), Gujarat

Apr 02, 2013 10:00 AM The Government of Gujarat (GoG) launched the Hospital Management Information System (HMIS) in 2006 for streamlining the day to day operations and enabling real-time monitoring of government hospitals across the state.
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Toxic Tanneries: The Health Repercussions of Bangladesh’s Hazaribagh Leather

Oct 12, 2012 01:15 PM This report by the Human Rights Watch documents an occupational health and safety crisis among tannery workers, both men and women, including skin diseases and respiratory illnesses caused by exposure to tanning chemicals, and limb amputations caused by accidents in dangerous tannery machinery.
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Drinking water most contaminated item in Nepal, says agency

Sep 13, 2012 02:20 PM If you are totally dependent on bottled drinking water in your home or office, you have to be very careful. Findings of Nepal’s department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC) show almost 66 percent of processed drinking water supplied in the market is contaminated.
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Understanding What Indian Women Want from Maternal Health Services

Aug 21, 2012 05:55 PM Understanding women’s level of satisfaction with the health services is critical for improving the quality of service, says a study by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) in collaboration with the UK-based London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the University of Aberdeen.
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Sixty-fifth World Health Assembly in session

May 22, 2012 12:45 PM Best days for public health are ahead of us, says WHO Director-General at the Sixty-fifth session of the World Health Assembly which hopes to tackle a host of important public health issues.

First UN LGBT report notes widespread discrimination

Dec 16, 2011 03:45 PM The first ever UN report on lesbian, gays, bisexuals and transgenders (LGBTs) notes worldwide discrimination in jobs, healthcare and education based on sexual orientation.
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Highlighting health crisis in South Asia

Mar 11, 2011 05:40 PM World Bank's report South Asia at Health Crossroads with High Rates of Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity reveals that South Asian countries, particularly India, are facing a “health crisis” with a rise in non communicable diseases (NCDs). It also lays down guidelines to effectively manage non-communicable diseases and improving health systems.
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Nepal among top performers in Human Development Report

Nov 09, 2010 01:05 PM The Human Development Report (HDR) 2010 has acknowledged Nepal as one of the top ten performers in human development across the world. According to the report the country has shown significant progress in areas of health and education through effective public policy efforts.
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WHO report reveals global inequities in health care

Oct 15, 2008 03:15 PM Rising costs of health care and sharp discrepancies in access to services are pushing more than 100 million people every year into poverty, says WHO's latest annual report. It recommends a return to primary health care of the 1970s to get health development back on track.
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Indian survey highlights spousal abuse, no pay for working women

Oct 29, 2007 12:00 AM One in four, or 25% of Indian women do not get any form of payment for their work, compared to only 5% of Indian men, according to the results of the newly-published findings of India’s third National Family Health Survey (NFHS-III) released on October 11.

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