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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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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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Activists raise concern over dwindling focus on HIV/AIDS

Aug 12, 2015 01:19 PM HIV activists from across India meet for a national consultation to discuss gaps, challenges and future strategies

The Millennium Development Goals Report-2015

Jul 16, 2015 01:41 PM The MDG report confirms that goal-setting can lift millions of people out of poverty, empower women and girls, improve health and well-being, and provide vast new opportunities for better lives.

India, China played central role in poverty reduction: report

Jul 07, 2015 10:02 PM Despite significant gains accomplished by the MDGs, progress has been uneven across the globe, the final MDG report reveals.
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New HIV infections down by 49% in Southern Asia: report

Jul 07, 2015 08:39 PM The report also reveals that under-five mortality rate in South Asia has fallen by 60 per cent or more since 1990.
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Leprosy is a neglected disability in India: Rights activist

Jul 06, 2015 07:35 PM There are 747 recognised or registered colonies of people affected by leprosy in India.
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Delhi to host global conference on prenatal sex selection

Jul 02, 2015 07:15 PM The conference aims to exchange international knowledge on sex-selective practices and methods of addressing the problem.
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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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