Home CATEGORIES Health & Sanitation

Health & Sanitation

Beauty Sickness in India

Beauty sickness in India starts surprisingly early, as soon as young girls are taught that their primary form of currency in this world involves being pleasing to the eyes of others. Beauty sickness is what happens when women’s emotional energy gets so bound up with what they see in the mirror that it becomes harder...

CSR News – Collaborative multi-million dollar behaviour change campaign – MTV Nishedh

In a distinct and ambitious drive to inform and educate around healthier social norms, break societal stigmas and give voice to some of the most taboo topics for young people, The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, partnering with Viacom18, brings a new campaign to India in January 2020. https://youtu.be/MQhPQSGLv3k MTV Nishedh, will focus on fostering healthier attitudes...

Resolution 2020 – Help Children in Need

Making the world a better place starts with children. Kids are the future... of each family, our nation, and our planet. Every child deserves to be loved and cherished and to grow up in a healthy, happy environment. Is your resolution 2020 to help children in need? From volunteering in schools to making donations for...

CSR News: HPE eHealth Centres Facilitate Over One Million Patient Visits in India

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced that its eHealth Centres (eHCs) have collectively facilitated over 1 million patient visits across India. Offering a digital healthcare solution, the vast eHC network offers remote diagnosis free of charge in underserved communities, reaffirming the company’s long-term commitment to the country and its mission to advance the way...

CSR: Rescuing the future of Manual Scavengers in India

Statistics have suggested that it is safer to be a soldier in Kashmir than a manual scavenger in India. Quartz India has pointed out that manual scavenging has claimed more lives than the terrorists in the country. This is even after the law that made it mandatory to use safety equipment before taking up...

National Youth Day: Child marriage and teenage pregnancy biggest barriers to youth empowerment in Jharkhand

On National Youth Day this Sunday, a new report titled ‘The Situation of Adolescents in Jharkhand’ identified that child marriage and teenage pregnancy continue to be the two key challenges for unlocking the potential of the young population in Jharkhand. 10to19 Dasra Adolescents Collaborative conducted a survey of 15,963 adolescents and youth (10-21 age group) across...

Renewable energy could be the solution for air pollution in India

Air pollution in India is particularly challenging. It is triggered by rapid economic development, urbanisation and the widespread burning of coal for power and heat. In 2018, India was home to half of the world’s 50 most polluted cities. Exposure to air pollution has been linked to mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar...

CSR News – CavinKare Donates 102 Customised Artificial Limbs to Amputees in Assam

Cavinkare today launched its Walk India CSR initiative in Assam by donating free customized artificial limbs to over 100 deserving amputees from in and around Goalpara, Bongaigaon and Barpeta region of the state. This marks Assam to be the first state after Tamil Nadu to benefit from Walk India. This CSR campaign by CavinKare offers support...

India Seeks Alternative to Killer DDT

India is the only country that produces and exports DDT, with Africa being its biggest importer. Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane (DDT) is an organochlorine substance which was first synthesized in 1874 but its insecticidal properties were discovered in 1939. DDT has historically been one of the most widely used pesticides in the world, and today, it continues to be...

Social Prescribing for the Elderly to Better Address Their Healthcare Needs

For all the political discourse about a “population explosion”, the truth is that India is witnessing a sharp slowdown in its population growth and is expected to start reversing its numbers over the next 2-3 decades. According to a 2017 report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) around 12.5 per cent of India’s...

Gear up to fight Anaemia through Iron Deficiency awareness

Women’s health in India is grappling, as India is home to one of the largest numbers of iron-deficiency women in the world, and more than half (51%) of all women of reproductive age having Anaemia. According to a study published in the medical journal BMJ Global Health, Improving women’s education of iron deficiency can be...

CSR Concerning International Day of Persons with Disabilities

An analysis of disclosures by listed companies reveals that the share of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) is a negligible 0.46 per cent of their employee base. What’s more, PwD representation in these companies has dropped — it was 0.47 per cent last year. Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Over the years,...

हिंदी मंच

EDITOR'S PICK