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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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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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Asia-Pacific region has achieved MDG’s hunger target: FAO

May 28, 2015 03:26 PM The Asia-Pacific region has achieved the Millennium Development Goals’ hunger target (MDG-1c) of halving the proportion of undernourished people in 2015.

Info kiosks benefit thousands in tribal areas of India

May 22, 2015 12:30 PM The voice based legal information kiosks or NyayaPath as they are called have been set up in the largely tribal states of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh.
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Kings XI Punjab to raise awareness on HIV

May 11, 2015 06:05 PM AIDS Healthcare Foundation, Kings XI Punjab, Parliamentarians and Activists ties up to support ‘20x20’ AIDS treatment goals.

UNFPA, IPPF to assist quake affected women, girls in Nepal

May 08, 2015 05:55 PM UNFPA and IPPF are partnering for providing sexual and reproductive health services to earthquake affected women and girls in Nepal.

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