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MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

MDG3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women
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Primary health care: The cornerstone for tobacco cessation

Dec 10, 2014 05:30 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 12:17 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 09:50 AM 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 06:42 AM 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 09:20 AM 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 07:39 AM 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 01:49 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 09:27 AM 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 07:39 AM 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 12:08 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 10:31 AM Pakistan today accounts for 85 percent of the world’s polio cases today.

Sri Lanka’s malaria elimination efforts termed ‘spectacular'

Oct 26, 2014 02:30 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 06:25 AM Newer medical technologies are increasingly being used for gender selection, said Dr Harsh Vardhan, the Indian Health Minister.

India’s Kailash, Pak’s Malala win Nobel peace prize-2014

Oct 10, 2014 01:00 PM The South Asian duo has been awarded for their unrelenting efforts against the suppression of children and young people.
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More focus sought on mental health standards for children

Oct 09, 2014 07:30 AM “There is a need to understand what Mental Health means in relation to children in institutions,” the experts said.
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India to have a mental health policy soon

Oct 08, 2014 01:19 PM While on a visit to the Mental Health Hospital in Agra, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan announced that October 10 would be observed as the National Mental Health Day.

Indian girls should learn martial arts for self defence: Dalai Lama

Oct 01, 2014 12:50 PM Training of young girls in martial arts seems a practical solution for reducing their vulnerability against sexual crimes, says the Dalai Lama.
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India: A market for surrogacy, why not!

Oct 01, 2014 04:30 AM Surrogacy is now a million dollar industry resulting into livelihoods for thousands of poor women in India, writes Renu Pokharna.

Now, a free mobile health unit for women in Delhi

Sep 30, 2014 07:17 AM The mobile unit will provide free treatment including medicines, iron supplementsa and diet counseling.
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Media should stop objectifying women: Sonam Kapoor

Sep 29, 2014 02:00 PM Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor has urged the media to act responsibly and put an end to objectification of women.
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