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Everybody Counts, This World AIDS Day

On December 1, World Health Organisation observes World AIDS Day. This year’s theme compliments the UN Sustainable Development Goals and promotes ‘Right to Health’. WHO will stress on the need for the 36.7 million HIV patients to reach the goal of universal health coverage. The slogan supporting these ideas reads “Everybody Counts”. This day...

North East India To Get Its First Air Dispensary

In an attempt to make Northeast India more inclusive in the health infrastructure map of the country, India is going to launch its first air dispensary. This move will help reach topographically difficult areas of the North-east to give them access to health care in time. According to the plan, helicopters will be based...

A Glass Of Milk To Address Undernourishment In Jharkhand

The Chief Minister of Jharkhand announced the launch of a scheme called ‘Gift Milk Scheme’ under the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB), Rural Electrification Corporation of India and state government of Jharkhand. Under this scheme, students from classes 1 to 5 will be provided with 200ml fortified flavoured milk, enriched with Vitamin A and...

Why A Health Atlas Can Help Indian Health Infrastructure

  A health study was jointly conducted by Indian Council of Medical Research and Public Health Foundation of India and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation titled the India State-level Disease Burden Initiative. It is done over the time period of 1990 and 2016. This report details the extent of diseases across the country and...

Menstrual Hygiene Is Every Girl’s Right

The Kerala government has taken an ambitious step in the sphere of menstrual hygiene. The state will provide free sanitary napkins to all girls in government schools, studying in classes 6 to 12. The scheme is called ‘She Pad’ and it aims to reach 300 schools in 114 panchayats this year. In a Mirror...

HCL Foundation To Invest In UP’s Village Development Project

HCL Technology’s corporate social responsibility arm HCL Foundation would pump in Rs 110 crore into a village located in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi district. The funds will be utilised for the ‘Samuday’ development project that was launched in the district around two years ago. The project, which covers around 720 villages and around 90,000 households, is aimed at registering improvements across various...

Sports Stadiums: The Waste Generation Hubs?

When the Indian cricket team is playing against a rival, the only priority for the entire country is the team’s victory. The spectators in the stadium are too nervous to pay attention to anything else. How does it matter where you throw the plastic water bottle or the biscuit packet, as long as the...

A Continuous Deterioration In Healthcare, For How Long?

Healthcare has been a major concern for the rural sector in the country. Access to medical help in cases of emergencies is an issue the government has not been able to tackle, despite its surveys and policies. A big problem is the financial risks that rural households face due to lack of adequate facilities....

NTPC Gives Funds To Construct Toilets

As part of their CSR activity, NTPC officials handed out cheques of Rs 4000 to the people of 46th division in the presence of Corporator Somarapu Lavanya for construction of individual sanitary latrines in Ramagundam, Telangana state. An attempt to support the Swacch Bharat Abhiyan and making the state open defecation free, NTPC gave...

Falling Hunger Rank Sees Relief Initiation in Haryana

The recently announced Global Hunger Index (GHI-2017) is indeed an alarm bell for India. The country ranked 97 in GHI-2016 but has slipped to 100 this year. Concerned about India’s falling rank on the Global Hunger Index, ISKCON Food Relief Foundation’s Haryana chapter is launching a campaign against hunger. This will aid in eradicating hunger...

Aster Gives Liver Patients New Lease Of Life

Every year, over 2,000 children require organ transplants in the country, but only 100 can afford it, which highlights the big requirement in the area. As transplants are expensive, parents and relatives find themselves at the crossroads for want of money with the sudden healthcare cost. Realising the growing need, Aster Hospital in the...

DPS Students Raise Funds To Provide Sight To Elderly People

What can be a bigger gift than the gift of sight? Unfortunately, millions of elderly people lose this precious gift due to a lack of funds to do a simple cataract surgery. Cataract operations performed in cities like Bangalore typically cost between INR 8,000 to 12,000 depending on the case and complexity (with Indian...
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