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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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India: Is your little girl safe in school?

Aug 22, 2014 01:26 PM Many families either remain ignorant or are resigned to the threats their children are exposed to, especially in schools, writes Hema Vijay.

India: 531 air passengers being tracked for Ebola Virus

Aug 22, 2014 11:30 AM During past 24 hours, 141 passengers from the affected countries have arrived at the six major airports of the country.
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Women toilets mooted for border districts of J&K

Aug 21, 2014 12:40 PM Open defecation by women and girls must be seen as a national shame, said India’s Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Science & Technology.
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Child Mortality: Indian minister calls for ‘Health Sainiks’

Aug 20, 2014 03:00 PM The high child mortality rate in India is a national shame, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.
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Ebola: WHO seeks to allay fears about air travel

Aug 18, 2014 08:00 AM The WHO has repeatedly said that the Ebola virus is highly contagious – but not airborne.
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Ebola: WHO panel endorses use of experimental drugs

Aug 14, 2014 08:00 AM The UN arm has also posted Ebola response videos on YouTube and is also seeking to counter the ‘many barriers stand in the way of rapid containment.’
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For years, viral hepatitis has been largely neglected: WHO

Jul 30, 2014 05:13 PM Marking World Hepatitis Day, the United Nations has appealed for boost in global momentum to tackle disease.
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Call for urgent action to end female genital mutilation

Jul 25, 2014 01:18 PM According to the newly-released data, more than 130 million girls and women have experienced some form of female genital mutilation.
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AIDS deaths fall, but millions unaware of HIV-status: UN

Jul 25, 2014 12:10 PM The first-ever UNAIDS Gap Report, shows that as people find out their HIV-positive status, they seek life-saving treatment.
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Stark choice for many Afghans: sickness or debt

Jul 25, 2014 11:55 AM According to a report which surveyed 700 patients in four Afghan provinces, 44 percent of respondents were forced to sell their possessions to get health care during a recent illness.
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India ranks 135 in HDI, lowest among BRIC nations

Jul 24, 2014 03:33 PM Russia, Brazil, and China are ranked 57, 79, and 91respectively and are in the high Human Development Index (HDI) value category.
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Online course to help fight workplace sexual harassment

Jul 23, 2014 03:30 PM The objective of the course is to provide individuals with a well-informed understanding of all the elements constituting sexual harassment.
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Child sex ratio in India declines sharply: report

Jul 22, 2014 06:35 PM Gender-biased sex selection is an extreme form and manifestation of gender discrimination, say UN Women and UNFPA
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Encephalitis kills 60 in Eastern India in two weeks

Jul 22, 2014 06:04 PM The deadly disease generally surfaces during the rainy season.

Bangladesh premier visits London to attend Girl Summit

Jul 21, 2014 05:26 PM The Prime Minister will lead a 20-member high-powered Bangladesh delegation at the first-ever Girl Summit to be held in the British capital.
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Cherie Blair launches Connected Women Report-2014

Jul 18, 2014 07:00 AM The Connected Women Report Illustrates the power of the mobile technology to catalyse economic development and exemplifies its transformational impact across the world with real life cases, Highlighting the impact in India.

Indian Govt mulls ‘National Health Assurance Mission’

Jul 16, 2014 06:02 PM The National Health Assurance Mission’s objective is to reduce out-of-pocket spending on health care by the common citizen.

MDGs deadline must be met at all costs: Indian minister

Jul 14, 2014 09:00 AM India’s Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has asked doctors to strive for zero child deaths in hospitals.
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India launches Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana

Jul 10, 2014 06:49 PM The scheme will help in improving the efficiency of delivery of welfare services meant for women.

Govt to provide toilets in all existing girls schools in India

Jul 10, 2014 06:37 PM The Government will strive to provide toilets and drinking water in all the girls school in first phase, said India’s Finance Minister.

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