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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Heat stroke deaths are tip of the iceberg: Dr Dileep Mavalankar

Jul 01, 2015 12:33 PM Heat waves are likely to rapidly increase as climate change progresses, says Dr Dileep Mavalankar.

Indians living a longer but unhealthy life: study

Jun 26, 2015 01:00 AM According to a new study, ailments including diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases pose an increasing threat to health in India.
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India to modernise Anganwadi infrastructure

Jun 25, 2015 04:35 PM The Indian government has joined hands with the private partners for modernizing the Anganwadi infrastructure in rural areas.
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Rising prosperity adding to India’s chronic disease woes: James Curran

Jun 24, 2015 07:55 PM Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
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‘Girl Rising’ drive should focus on female foeticide: Modi

Jun 17, 2015 12:20 PM The ‘Girl Rising’ campaign is anchored by a feature film that is being remade into several Indian languages.

Amendments to child labour law: CSR raises concern

Jun 16, 2015 01:00 AM According to CSR, the proposed amendments to the Child Labour Act are unfavourable to the girl child.

NACO launches database of blood banks in India

Jun 15, 2015 01:05 PM India’s National Aids Control Organization (NACO) observed ‘World Blood Donors Day’ by launching the database of blood banks.
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For a better future, over four lakh Indians write to PM

Jun 08, 2015 07:57 PM Lakhs of Indians write to the Prime Minister for a better future as part of the Action-2015 May mobilisation campaign.
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India launches IAP HealthPhone programme

Jun 04, 2015 07:40 PM The IAP HealthPhone initiative is a three-year campaign expected to benefit 60 million children in India by the year 2025.
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Breast cancer cases in India double in two decades: report

May 30, 2015 09:00 AM New cases of mouth cancer and breast cancer have risen significantly in India, says a new report.
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Girls should not be embarrassed about menstruation: Gul Panag

May 28, 2015 05:05 PM “During my growing up years and even today, I see women and girls shying away from mentioning the ‘M’ word,” said actress Gul Panag.
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Asia-Pacific region has achieved MDG’s hunger target: FAO

May 28, 2015 03:26 PM The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goals’ hunger target (MDG-1c) of halving the proportion of undernourished people in 2015.

Info kiosks benefit thousands in tribal areas of India

May 22, 2015 12:30 PM The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
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Kings XI Punjab to raise awareness on HIV

May 11, 2015 06:05 PM AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Kings XI Punjab, Parliamentarians and Activists ties up to support ‘20x20’ AIDS treatment goals.

UNFPA, IPPF to assist quake affected women, girls in Nepal

May 08, 2015 05:55 PM UNFPA and IPPF are partnering for providing sexual and reproductive health services to earthquake affected women and girls in Nepal.

Why should India enact a law on conflict of interest?

Apr 23, 2015 01:30 PM There are several forms of conflicts of interest in public policymaking, writes Dr Arun Gupta.

Mental disorders: Strengthening the district mental health programme

Apr 14, 2015 05:37 PM Depression alone accounts for around 3% of the total burden of disease in India, writes Rahul Shidhaye.

Maternal health in India: Betting big on midwives, ANMs

Apr 13, 2015 05:10 PM According to a top Indian health official citizen participation is the key to reducing maternal mortality rate in the country.
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Chronic diseases account for 60% of deaths in India: study

Apr 08, 2015 01:10 PM The cost of these diseases which occur in the form of various ailments like diabetes, strokes and hypertension is between 4% and 10% of the country’s GDP.
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India celebrates World Health Day

Apr 08, 2015 11:18 AM On the 65th World Health Day, India focused on the issues of maternal health, food security and food safety for the better future of the country’s men, women and specifically children.

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