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Mar 11, 2015 Programmes that address equity, inclusive development and underpin the development of a strong, capable and peaceful nation have all been subjected to drastic budget cuts, stated Child Rights Activists working across a broad spectrum of issues that affect children. Read more
Mar 11, 2015 Global health partnership has saved 2.5 million women and children since 2010, says United Nations, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Read more
Mar 11, 2015 To address alarmingly high level of tobacco use state governments in India have been urged to use a new campaign resource. Read more
Feb 18, 2015 Dr Arun Gupta, Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s idea of setting up 100 smart cities will only succeed if the government invests in children. Read more
Feb 16, 2015 Experts from various organisations highlighted the role of Community Radio in giving voice to young men and women. Read more
Feb 11, 2015 The President said the Health Ministry had handled about 21,000 tenders annually so far and the process has turned the Ministry into a private company with rampant corruption. Read more
Feb 02, 2015 The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has set up a round-the-clock monitoring cell to keep the public informed. Read more
Jan 21, 2015 Civil society leaders have urged the Indian government for a comprehensive strategy involving people to arrest severe acute malnutrition. Read more
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Apr 16, 2013 This practice termed as Community Led Total Sanitation Campaign (CLTS) addresses the problem of sanitation in rural areas of Bhiwani district in Haryana.
A pioneering health initiative in rural India, OneWorld's Maternal Health Care (MHC) project aims at providing useful information to pregnant women through mobile phones. This information on healthcare, nutrition and eating right - knowledge that a pregnant woman needs for her well being and good health - is sent to the women and their families as SMS messages in Hindi.
The idea behind combining ICTs with health delivery services is to bring down the maternal mortality rate in rural India. Expectant women register for this service with their mobile phones and receive SMS messages on pre-natal care, reminders about specific tests and vaccinations, food and nutrients that ensure safety of a woman and healthy delivery of a child. The service is currently running in the villages of Uttar Pradesh in north India.
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