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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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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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‘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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