Jan 30, 2016 01:00 PM On the World Leprosy Day, Dr Khetrapal Singh, the Regional Director for WHO, South-East Asia Region, says inclusion of communities as well as patients can be an important strategy in eliminating leprosy.
Jan 04, 2016 07:10 PM The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld's Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme on the issue of violence against women and implementation of state policy for women's empowerment amongst other issues. Excerpts from the interview:
Dec 11, 2015 07:50 PM
Dr B K Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism University, Bhopal, in an interaction with OneWorld South Asia, rues that coverage on decentralisation and developmental issues by the mainstream media is being grossly neglected.
Dec 09, 2015 12:28 PM Sinha stressed the need for moving away from compliance to effectiveness for the need for building a strong ecosystem of Corporate Governance.
Sep 22, 2015 08:03 PM While Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define the development discourse at the global level, initiatives such as the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH), in Bihar are contributing in their own ways towards making these goals a reality.
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]
Jul 16, 2015 07:15 PM
There is a strong need for value addition of the farm produce, asserts Ashwani Muthoo of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
[Agro-chemicals] [Sustainable Agriculture] [Jharkhand government] [India] [Agri-business] [South Asia]
Jul 01, 2015 12:33 PM Heat waves are likely to rapidly increase as climate change progresses, says Dr Dileep Mavalankar.
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 24, 2015 03:04 PM Yoga joins groups in the society and it doesn’t divide, said Rajnath Singh, India’s Home Minister.
May 21, 2015 05:17 PM In an interview to CNN-IBN, an English news channel, US Ambassador Richard Verma called for a dialogue with the Narendra Modi government on the recent crackdown on foreign NGOs like Greenpeace and donors like Ford Foundation.
May 09, 2015 01:00 AM A number of civil society organisations have drafted an open letter to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for lodging a strong protest with the govt over the recent crackdown on various nonprofits.
Apr 14, 2015 05:37 PM Depression alone accounts for around 3% of the total burden of disease in India, writes Rahul Shidhaye.
Apr 01, 2015 12:10 AM
Iranian author Sahar Delijani known for her popular novels like the Children of the Jacaranda Tree was in India earlier this year to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Sahar said that writers-in-exile motivate other people to come out with their own stories.
[Living in Exile] [Jaipur Literature Festival] [Sahar Delijani] [Children of the Jacaranda Tree]
Mar 19, 2015 05:15 PM
India has to address access to energy as much as the environmental problems of unclean power, writes Sunita Narain.
[Pollution] [Energy crisis] [South Asia] [Coalmines] [Power crisis]