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]
Feb 23, 2015 04:35 PM
The consistently low allocations of below 5 percent of the total Union Budget for the needs of children needs serious reflection, writes Puja Marwaha.
[Child rights] [South Asia] [India] [Child mortality]
Jan 23, 2015 07:31 PM
Yves Daccord, Director General of ICRC, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that global cooperation can provide solutions to challenges like extremism, climate change and economic downturn.
[Sri Lanka] [Pakistan] [ICRC] [South Asia] [Afghanistan] [India]
Jan 06, 2015 06:55 PM The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), a subsidiary of the RBS Group confers the RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ Awards for recognizing work in the field of wildlife and conservation. N Sunil Kumar, Head of Sustainability, India, RBS NV, and Director, RBS Foundation India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that sustainable development should be an integral part of human progress.
Jan 06, 2015 03:50 PM Antony Gnanamuthu examines different definitions of ‘resilience’ as followed by various authors and organizations.