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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Respiratory problems surging by 50% in children

Aug 29, 2016 02:51 PM Air pollution during damp conditions is worsening the situation, say doctors.

Working mothers can breastfeed, too: Experts

Aug 29, 2016 01:15 PM The immunity-boosting antibodies in breastmilk keep baby away from infections in the first six months.

Physical inactivity adding to India's NCD burden: report

Jul 21, 2016 06:36 PM According to the report, non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are on the rise due to unhealthy diet and physical inactivity.

HRIS streamlines staff management across health facilities in Bihar

Jul 04, 2016 04:35 PM The Human Resource Information System (HRIS) helps in rationalising health staff deployment and cope with the challenges of a large population, tiered government health facilities and budgetary constraints in the state.

SDGs to face challenge of 750 mn child marriages by 2030

Jun 30, 2016 07:56 PM According to a latest report by UNICEF, the world is all set to witness 750 million child marriages by 2030 making it a tough nut for global goals.
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Public Private Partnership in Bihar provides high quality health services at low cost

Jun 17, 2016 01:15 PM State-of-the-art dialysis centres showcase how partnerships between the Government and the private sector can be an alternative model for affordable and efficient health care.

In Bihar, Skills Labs help nurses and doctors learn and serve better

Jun 09, 2016 02:20 PM Two Skills Labs in Bhagalpur and Muzaffarpur districts of Bihar conduct RMNCH+A prescribed six-day training programmes for improving the skills of nurses and doctors in maternal and child health

Thousands of Indians losing limbs to diabetes every year

Apr 07, 2016 01:25 PM India is at an alarming stage with over 60 million diabetics as over 40 to 70 per cent of lower limb amputations are related to this disease.

Women of Pure Wonder: Third Edition

Mar 09, 2016 07:40 PM The book features inspirational stories of 50 women who have emerged as a game changer in the field of corporate leadership, entrepreneurship, social work, sports, films, theatre and arts.

Keeping cancer at bay through breastfeeding

Feb 03, 2016 06:48 PM With inputs from Dr Shacchee Baweja, OneWorld South Asia takes a closer look at the causes behind rising cancer cases in India to mark the World Cancer Day on February 4.

India’s breastfeeding policies need improvement: report

Sep 10, 2015 04:05 PM The South Asian counties managed to advance much further because the policy makers prioritized optimum breastfeeding and infant and child feeding, something India has not been able to do so far.

Prioritise preparedness for health emergencies: WHO

Sep 09, 2015 05:34 PM Over the years, WHO South-East Asia Region has witnessed a series of major public health emergencies.

UN ECOSOC grants ‘Special Consultative Status’ to Indian nonprofit

Sep 02, 2015 04:25 PM The Disease Management Association of India (DMAI) is a not-for-profit organisation that works towards achieving accountable, affordable and accessible healthcare in India.
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Italian artist ups the ante against sex trafficking in India

Sep 01, 2015 11:59 AM According to Central Bureau of Investigation in India, there are three million women trapped in prostitution of which 1.4 million are children.

India free of maternal, neonatal tetanus, says WHO

Aug 31, 2015 06:55 PM The UN health agency has congratulated India on the eradication of the killer disease.
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Panchayat to run water treatment plant in Bihar village

Aug 31, 2015 05:10 PM The community owned water treatment plant will provide clean drinking water to people at the nominal rates.
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Bollywood divas Alia, Priyanka and Freida bat for Girl Rising

Aug 31, 2015 02:45 PM The Girl Rising campaign is partnering with non-profits working on behalf of girls across India and around the world.

Bihar needs integrated solutions like SWASTH: Prakash Kumar of BTAST

Aug 21, 2015 04:15 PM Prakash Kumar, Team Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that convergence between health, nutrition, and water and sanitation makes sense for Bihar as it is one of the most populous state and optimum use of available resources and holistic planning is necessary for development.BTAST is an initiative of Bihar Government supported by DFID-UK to implement the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar. Excerpts from the interview with Prakash Kumar:
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Indian government launches mobile app on HIV/AIDS

Aug 19, 2015 08:07 PM This mobile application will provide complete information on HIV and help the government in reaching out to the unreached.
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Bihar village gears up to own water treatment plant

Aug 13, 2015 02:55 PM In its bid to fight water contamination at the local level, Khaira village in Bihar is set to launch a community owned water treatment plant.
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