MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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:
[BTAST] [Water and sanitation] [Bihar] [India] [Healthcare] [Child mortality rate] [South Asia]
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.
[HIV/AIDS] [South Asia] [Health sector] [Health MDGs] [India HIV infections] [AIDS]
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.
[Sustainable Development] [SWASTH Bihar] [Rural India] [BTAST] [Rural communities] [Water sanitation] [South Asia]
Aug 12, 2015 01:19 PM HIV activists from across India meet for a national consultation to discuss gaps, challenges and future strategies
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.
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.
[China] [India] [Millennium Development Goals] [South Asia] [Poverty and Hunger]
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.
[Health MDGs] [India] [Millennium Development Goals] [South Asia] [UN-ESCAP]
Jul 02, 2015 07:15 PM
The conference aims to exchange international knowledge on sex-selective practices and methods of addressing the problem.
[Girls sexual harassment] [Gender Empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [Indian Girls] [Girl education]
Jul 01, 2015 12:33 PM Heat waves are likely to rapidly increase as climate change progresses, says Dr Dileep Mavalankar.
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.
[Hypertension] [Healthcare] [Health MDGs] [Diabetes] [India] [South Asia]
Jun 25, 2015 04:35 PM
The Indian government has joined hands with the private partners for modernizing the Anganwadi infrastructure in rural areas.
[South Asia] [Child rights] [Government of India] [Women rights]
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:
[PHFI] [Hypertension] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Health MDGs] [Healthcare] [India] [Health sector]
Jun 17, 2015 12:20 PM The ‘Girl Rising’ campaign is anchored by a feature film that is being remade into several Indian languages.
Jun 16, 2015 01:00 AM According to CSR, the proposed amendments to the Child Labour Act are unfavourable to the girl child.
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.
[Girl education] [Climate Change] [Girl child] [South Asia] [Civil society] [Hunger and Poverty] [Sustainable Development]
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.
[Indian women] [South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Gender inequality] [Health and Nutrition] [Girl child]
May 30, 2015 09:00 AM
New cases of mouth cancer and breast cancer have risen significantly in India, says a new report.
[South Asia] [Indian Girls] [Indian women] [Breast Cancer] [Health] [Cancer] [India]
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.
[Indian women] [Menstrual Hygiene Management] [Gender empowerment] [Gender Sensitivity] [Girl]