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Government Asks Companies To Allocate 7% Of CSR Funds To Swachhta Hi Seva

The government has asked companies to devote a portion of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) funds to a cleanliness campaign launched on Friday by President Ram Nath Kovind. The Swachhta Hi Seva campaign will comprise a range of activities including a nationwide drive to mobilize people to participate in shramdaan (voluntary work) on improving sanitation,...

Breast Cancer Can Be Fought Only Through Awareness

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, India is likely to have more than 17.3 lakh new cases of cancer and over 8.8 lakh deaths due to the disease by 2020.

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

Social innovation is going through a dynamic phase in India and ‘Design Thinking’ – a new and potent approach to problem solving is creating a buzz amongst innovators. Design thinking is centred on innovating through the eyes of the end user. It encourages in-the-field research that builds empathy for people, which results in deeper...

Stunting Reduced In Chattisgarh By Government Efforts

Maharashtra being the centre of the CSR expenditure by companies, there are numerous states like Chattisgarh where no projects are being implemented.

CSR Can Help Boost Rural Medical Infrastructure

The Gorakhpur BRD Medical College calamity has brought to attention the poor condition of medical infrastructure in our country. The divide between rural and urban India has decreased greatly, in terms of road connectivity, network coverage, and development projects. Medical intervention has been limited to what the government has laid out for the rural...

Metropolis Healthcare & PCOS Society Of India Launch ‘Conquer PCOS’

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a condition in which a woman’s levels of the hormones, estrogen and progesterone are out of balance. This leads to the growth of ovarian cysts and can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, cardiac function, and appearance. Undiagnosed PCOS can lead to infertility and in long term can cause several health complications which can be attributed to other factors.

Breastfeeding- Working Together For The Common Good

Human breast milk has the greatest potential impact on child survival, since it provides unique nutrition and immune support that babies need to strive and thrive. However, the awareness on the importance of breastfeeding and early nutrition is still poor among new mothers in India with many avoiding feeding colostrum (first milk) to the baby.

Centre Released Only 54% Funds For Swacch Bharat

The data from the government suggests that after the inflow of funds on a large scale, the results are not seen on the ground. This campaign was launched with great expectations of participation from public and private entities.
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It Is Important To Benchmark The Impact On Lives: Ameera Shah, Managing Director, Metropolis Healthcare LTD

The change we see in health care is a matter of perspective. Consumers have become more aware of their health. People are trying to find out what is happening inside their bodies. People think fitness is about how you look in the mirror, but it is more about how you feel. With more money...

Making Reproductive Health Care All-Inclusive

Male involvement in family planning affects and promotes couples’ dialogue regarding gender equality, knowledge about prevention of STDs, contraception and gender based violence.

Corporate Houses Should Help In Development: Jaitley

Corporate houses should step forward and carry out works for the welfare of people, said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who attended a function organised by Bharti Foundation to dedicate over 17,000 toilets it had built to more than 80,000 beneficiaries under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. He said corporate houses, public sector firms and government...

Increasing Commitment For The Cancer Community In India

Around 2.5 million people in India are living with the disease of cancer. Every year, over 7 lakh new patients are registered, according to the National Institute of Cancer research and prevention. The good news is support for cancer patients are now strengthened further. Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) has decided to do so in...
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