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Action, accountability and inclusion needed for eradicating child leprosy: Poonam Khetrapal Singh

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.

Every two seconds, a baby is born in a conflict zone: Anthony Lake, UNICEF

Jan 05, 2016 07:11 PM According to UNICEF chief, in countries like Afghanistan, pregnant women and newborns are at an increased health risk due to lack of medical care and sanitary conditions.

GRC will become the hub for all gender activities in Bihar: Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi

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:

News content not being driven by public interest: Dr B K Kuthiala

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.
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India needs to keep up with world corporate governance: U K Sinha, SEBI

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.

Start breastfeeding to reduce breast cancer risk

Nov 04, 2015 05:46 PM Breast cancer accounts for 25%-32% of all cancer in females and largely affects women below fifty years of age, writes Dr Victoria Kumar.

Connecting the dots: Linking Bihar’s SWASTH to SDGs

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.

Historic opportunity to end poverty: Jayant Sinha

Sep 01, 2015 09:10 AM Jayant Sinha, India’s Minister of State for Finance, laid out the vision and goal of the government to achieve financial inclusion in India.

Bihar needs integrated solutions like SWASTH: Prakash Kumar of BTAST

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:
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Indian agriculture needs greater entrepreneurship: IFAD's Ashwani Muthoo

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).
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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.

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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Yoga coordinates between body, spirit, mind and soul: Rajnath Singh

Jun 24, 2015 03:04 PM Yoga joins groups in the society and it doesn’t divide, said Rajnath Singh, India’s Home Minister.

India has a vibrant civil society: US Ambassador to India

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.

Civil society leaders in India protest against targeting NGOs

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.

India's brick kiln labourers get a taste of freedom

Apr 20, 2015 05:19 PM Brick kiln workers are unskilled and illiterate and they are unaware of government subsidies, writes Sumnima Udas.

Mental disorders: Strengthening the district mental health programme

Apr 14, 2015 05:37 PM Depression alone accounts for around 3% of the total burden of disease in India, writes Rahul Shidhaye.

Folk arts & struggles for citizenship

Apr 02, 2015 01:15 PM The performers of such art are ordinary citizens; they are farmers, agricultural labourers, school and college going student write Martha Farrell & Rajesh Tandon.

A person in exile talks more openly: Sahar Delijani

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.
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How power can be cleaned

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.
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