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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Indian woman sues Uber in California court

Feb 23, 2015 03:56 PM Uber is an online taxi service, valued at $40 billion and operating through an App in over 250 cities around the world.

Invest in the youngest child Mr Finance Minister!

Feb 18, 2015 06:15 PM Dr Arun Gupta, Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of setting up 100 smart cities will only succeed if the government invests in children.
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Youth inclusion crucial for Community Radio: UNESCO

Feb 16, 2015 08:05 PM Experts from various organisations highlighted the role of Community Radio in giving voice to young men and women.
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SL Prez pledges to create an effective health service

Feb 11, 2015 11:45 AM The President said the Health Ministry had handled about 21,000 tenders annually so far and the process has turned the Ministry into a private company with rampant corruption.
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India closely monitoring situation on swine flu: Minister

Feb 02, 2015 01:03 PM The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has set up a round-the-clock monitoring cell to keep the public informed.

Social myths trigger malnutrition in tribal, rural areas

Jan 21, 2015 03:58 PM Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition.

Bamboo based entrepreneurship can benefit rural women

Dec 17, 2014 07:10 PM Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
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Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation

Dec 10, 2014 11:00 AM Physicians have an extremely important role to play in tobacco control, write Dr Hayden McRobbie and Dr Rajmohan Panda.
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UN urges ‘fast-track’ approach to end AIDS epidemic

Dec 01, 2014 05:47 PM The report, Fast-Track: ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030, outlines a set of targets that would need to be reached by 2020.

Welfare schemes need to be fortified by grievance mechanisms: Poonam Muttreja

Nov 12, 2014 03:20 PM Executive Director of Population Foundation of India, Poonam Muttreja, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that community participation in welfare schemes is discouraged due to lack of proper grievance redressal mechanisms. Excerpts from the interview.
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More women should join dairy sector: Indian Minister

Nov 11, 2014 12:12 PM Involvement of women into the dairy sector will make India a world leader, said Radha Mohan Singh.

Making women’s voices count via ICT intervention

Nov 10, 2014 02:50 PM The project uses technologies such as SMS‐based networking to enable face‐to‐face meetings and provide a space for dialogue.

We can eradicate malaria—within a generation: Bill Gates

Nov 10, 2014 01:09 PM Melinda and I first called for eradication back in 2007 along with Margaret Chan, who runs the World Health Organization, writes Bill Gates.

The Hans Foundation unveils Rs 500 cr village development project

Nov 05, 2014 07:19 PM The project is designed to significantly improve the quality of life of the low-income communities in Uttarakhand.

New ad featuring oral cancer victim gets good response

Nov 05, 2014 02:57 PM The World Lung Foundation (WLF) hopes that the ad campaign will reduce the prevalence of chewing (smokeless) tobacco.
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Legalisation of prostitution will boost trafficking: activists

Oct 29, 2014 01:09 PM Activists feel that instead of controlling human trafficking in India, the proposed legislation will provide a legal framework to embolden it.
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UN hails landmark global polio eradication campaign

Oct 27, 2014 05:38 PM The annual number of polio cases has fallen from 350,000 in 1988, to 416 in 2013, and 243 so far this year – an extraordinary drop of more than 99 percent.

India offers cooperation to Pakistan for ending polio

Oct 27, 2014 04:01 PM Pakistan today accounts for 85 percent of the world’s polio cases today.

Sri Lanka’s malaria elimination efforts termed ‘spectacular'

Oct 26, 2014 08:00 AM “Two years without malaria cases is a huge achievement,” said Dr Richard Feachem, Director of the Global Health Group (GHG).

Indian minister for strong steps against female foeticide

Oct 14, 2014 11:55 AM Newer medical technologies are increasingly being used for gender selection, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.

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