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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...

Yoga At Your Desk: International Yoga Day

Yoga helps in flexibility, stamina, body strength, improving sleep cycle and maintaining mental balance. Way over 4 million people have pledged to make yoga a regular activity in their lives, but more has to be done than signing an online petition.
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Value Alignment Is Essential To Co-Create Projects: Garima Dutt, Senior Manager, CSR, GlaxoSmithKline

Concentrated in the space of healthcare, GlaxoSmithKline is in partnership with World Health Organisation (WHO). While in conversation with the lead person, Garima Dutt, CSR, GlaxoSmithKline, she says, “All stakeholders need to benefit, either in knowledge gain or project impact. At the same time, volunteering is a great key for Individual Social Responsibility. It...

Make Blood Available And Accessible: World Blood Donor Day

57% of the world’s countries collect blood through unpaid volunteers. Unpaid, voluntary blood donors ensure a standard base and safe blood transfusions, in times of need. One unit of blood can help several patients.

ARMMAN Wins Share Of Healthcare Innovation Award

ARMMAN has been awarded $115,000 (approximately Rs. 74 lakhs) to scale-up their customised free mobile voice call service, mMitra. The service provides tailored preventive healthcare information to pregnant women and mothers of children under five years of age. mMitra has enrolled over one million women across seven states in India since their pilot programme was...

“By Women, For Women”-Encourage Menstrual Hygiene In India

Sometime after observing World Menstrual Hygiene Day, a community development nonprofit, The Desai Foundation in collaboration with Shantaben Vidhyabhavan announced the expansion of its “by women, for women” Sanitary Napkins Program in Gujarat, India.  The program which provides training, employment and access to sanitary napkins, is expanding the second branch, inorder to reach an additional 250,000 women and girls. The product manufactured and sold through this...

Why India’s New Maternity Law Is Bad News For Women

The Maternity Bill has been in force since 1 April, bringing in a host of issues in its wake. There have been over the economic forces that come into play while implementing the tenets of the Act, with HR managers across disciplines trying to find solutions to their specific requirements within the framework mandated by the...

Abortion Kills 20 Lakh Women Every Year: Survey

Abortion remains highly restricted in India. The governing law, the Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (1971), permits abortions before 12 weeks of pregnancy by a registered medical practitioner or before 20 weeks of pregnancy with the approval of two registered medical practitioners, but only if the mother or child's mental or physical health is in danger. A slightly more liberal amendment is under consideration, but still does not allow abortion if the woman simply wishes to terminate the pregnancy.

50 Children With Speech & Hearing Disabilities Supported With Rs. 2.65 Crore

SBI Foundation partnered with Ali Yavar Jung National Institute of Speech and Hearing Disabilities (AYJNISHD), Mumbai for providing cochlear implants to 50 children born with profound hearing loss. The cost of cochlear implants and post-operative rehabilitation will be borne under their CSR Project. Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairman, SBI yesterday presented an amount of Rs. 2.65 crore to Dr....

Is Assam’s Two-Child Norm Implausible?

Recently, Assam’s health minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, unveiled the draft of a new population policy for the state. It proposes, among other things, to penalise people who have more than two children. However, the Government has sought public suggestions on the draft population policy, which would be put up in the public domain, before...

National Innovation System Required For Better Access To Medicines

Noted surgeon Dr. N K Pandey emphasised that sustainable development goals (SDGs) related to access to medicines and healthcare, should definitely be a priority for the government. Speaking at a conclave on the ‘Role of Industry Associations in Influencing Healthcare Innovations and Sustainable Development in India: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy considerations’ organized by Open...
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