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UN: “Great finance divide” amid COVID-19 poses major setback for sustainable development

The crippling cost of debt financing for many developing countries has hamstrung their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, forced cutbacks in development spending, and constrained their ability to respond to further shocks, according to a new report launched by the United Nations. 2022 Financing for Sustainable Development Report: Bridging the Finance Divide The 2022 Financing for Sustainable...

World Health Day 2022: Our Planet, Our Health

World Health Day is recognized and celebrated on April 7th every year. The day is commemorated each year to support the World Health Organization's goal of raising awareness about health-related concerns and bringing attention to specific health challenges that affect people all over the world. After the First Health Assembly in 1948 established 7...

Mr Harish Chavan, CEO, Swaraj Division, M&M Ltd Talks about the Social and Environment Responsibility

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd’s Swaraj Division is currently one of the fastest-growing tractor brands in India. Established in 1974, Swaraj has sold over 1.5 million tractors since its inception. Based in Punjab, the grain bowl of India, Swaraj is a brand that is made by the farmer, for the farmer as many of its...

How can CSR funds help build sustainable and impactful healthcare infrastructure projects

As the Indian CSR sector continues to focus on strengthening the healthcare system, fixing its many loopholes brought forward by the recent pandemic, the sector is yet to witness a strategic, long term and impact-oriented CSR investment towards long-term impact. In the case of rural areas and tier 2 towns, the situation is worse....

ATC CSR Foundation India and Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation launch five digital dispensaries in Madhya Pradesh

ATC CSR Foundation India (ATC CSRFI), the CSR arm of American Tower Corporation (ATC) India, as a part of its Digital Communities program, together with the Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation (ATNF) has launched five digital dispensaries in rural Madhya Pradesh. The digital dispensaries will be operational at Indorama, Depalpur, Barwaha, Icchawar and Rehti and will be accessible to around...

6 Reasons to Buy Term Insurance Plan in India

With rising inflation, increasing cases of critical illnesses, and advancing lifestyle, investing in term insurance is the first step towards financial planning. A term policy is a contract between the insurance company and the insured. A pre-determined sum is paid to the insured's family by the insurer in case the insured passes away. In...

Ease of Health Care Approach

By Dr. Swati Mahajan and Akshat Garg, AVPN The pandemic has had a silver lining – it reminded every stakeholder of the relevance of resilient, reliable, and professional healthcare, for all. While health for all has long been an aspiration goal for the Government of India and civil society, progress has often been slow and unsatisfactory. One...

Manual Scavenging – A Law Without Enforcement

On Thursday, three labourers perished after entering a septic tank near to a civic toilet in Kandivli (West) to clean it. The Ekta Nagar community toilet is a few years old and is mostly used by slum inhabitants in the Ekta Nagar and Ganesh Nagar neighbourhoods. Sandan allegedly hired the three labourers to clean the...

CSR Project Aastha is Creating Helpdesks for Cancer Patients Across Hospitals

Cancer cases in India increased at an average annual rate of 1.1-2 per cent from 2010-2019. The growth rates are among the global highest, according to the analysis by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington School of Medicine published in JAMA journal December 30, 2021. ccording to the National Cancer...

UNICEF & Stayfree help educate over 1.7 million girls on Menstrual Hygiene Management

Stayfree in association with UNICEF has educated over 1.7 million girls on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) since the last seven years. The initiative helped strengthen the adoption of MHM guidelines across states like UP, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, MP, Rajasthan and Assam by empowering 10,000 + trainers to ensure the programme became self-sustaining. Reduced dropout rates The...

Axis Bank will spend $150 million on strengthening healthcare infra of India

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose great risk to the health and safety of India’s population. The continued threat of new variants, has reinforced the need to boost investments and partnerships in the health sector. India has the potential to generate a staggering $774 billion revenue in the healthcare sector by 2030, suggests a new...

Telangana Forest Department and Apollo Foundation’s Total Health inaugurate jute packaging enterprise in Amrabad

The Telangana Forest Department and the Apollo Foundations’ Total Health, a CSR initiative by the Apollo Hospitals Group, inaugurated a jute packaging workshop in Amrabad, Telangana. The workshop, situated in Mannanur, a tribal settlement just outside the entry to the forest, is a part of its skill development programme to empower the women of the...

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