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National Dengue Day 2024: Leading Vaccine Candidates Make Strides Toward Availability

National Dengue Day is observed every year on May 16th to raise awareness about this dangerous mosquito-borne viral disease that impacts millions globally. As we observe the day this year, promising new vaccines in development bring hope for better prevention and control of Dengue, globally. National Dengue Day highlights dengue's severe and growing global health...
Nutrition India

5 Impactful CSR-Funded Nutrition Initiatives Transforming Lives in India

Amidst the ongoing challenges of malnutrition in India, several corporations have undertaken proactive measures through CSR-funded initiatives to address this critical issue. These projects not only aim to alleviate immediate nutritional deficiencies but also strive to establish sustainable practices for long-term impact. In this overview, we highlight five impactful projects that are actively driving...

World Thalassemia Day: Learn about Coal India’s CSR initiative ‘Thalassemia Bal Sewa Yojana’

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that causes the body to have less haemoglobin than normal. It is a rare burdensome disease requiring lifelong repeated blood transfusion, as well as other expensive medical interventions for survival. Aplastic Anaemia is a condition that occurs when body stops producing enough new blood cells. Being an important cause...

World Thalassemia Day: Answers to Your FAQs on Thalassemia

Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder that affects the body's ability to produce healthy hemoglobin and red blood cells. Thalassemia disorders are particularly prevalent in Mediterranean countries, the Middle East, and parts of Asia and Africa. However, due to migration patterns, thalassemia is now a global public health concern. In recognition of World Thalassemia...
Asthma

World Asthma Day: FAQs on Asthma Answered

Asthma, a chronic respiratory condition affecting millions worldwide, remains a topic shrouded in misconceptions and unanswered questions. As we observe World Asthma Day on May 7th, it's crucial to shed light on this prevalent condition and address the frequent queries that often arise. By dispelling myths and providing accurate information, we can empower individuals...
Ayushman bharat

Fictitious Treatments and Systemic Failures: The Ayushman Bharat Dilemma

Ayushman Bharat, also known as the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), is a flagship health insurance scheme launched by the Government of India. It aims to provide health coverage to economically vulnerable sections of society by offering financial protection against catastrophic health expenses. The scheme primarily targets the poor, deprived rural families, and identified...
Mortein Malaria

CSR Initiative Intensifies Efforts to Make Bareilly Malaria-Free

As the world commemorates World Malaria Day, Mortein, in collaboration with Prayatna, announced the launch of a school malaria curriculum and a unique mosquito sculpture public installation in Bareilly, as part of its Mission Zero Malaria program.  To educate the community on malaria prevention with focus on making Bareilly malaria-free, Mortein Mission Zero Malaria...

World Health Day 2024: State government schemes for healthcare in India

World Health Day is celebrated on 7th April every year. Each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The date of 7th April marks the Foundation anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO), which was established in 1948. The theme for World Health Day 2024...

World Autism Awareness Day: CSR Initiatives for Individuals with Autism

The World Autism Awareness Day is held every year on April 2 since 2007. It is recognized by the United Nations member states as a day to remember the rights of autistic individuals around the world. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared the day to advocate the need for persons with autism to...
Blind Person Walking

Prevention of Blindness Week in India 2024: Shining a Light on Vision Health

Every year, India commemorates the Prevention of Blindness Week, a significant event aimed at raising awareness about the causes, prevention, and treatment of blindness. This week-long campaign, observed from April 1st to April 7th, serves as a beacon of hope for millions of individuals grappling with vision impairment across the nation. As we step...

How NOT to celebrate Holi, what not to do during the festival of colours

Holi is a festival which is celebrated almost across India, with variations in outfits, cuisine and sweets in different parts of the country. All of us love to play Holi, who doesn’t? But a little bit of precaution, little sensible behaviour can make the festival of colours appear even more vibrant! While everybody keeps...

World Water Day: Health hazards caused by contaminated water

Millions of people across the world are affected by waterborne diseases every year, which even lead to death. Those sections of the population living without access to safe drinking water in remote rural areas or urban slums in India are particularly vulnerable. Diarrhoea is among the seven most common waterborne diseases in the world. Research...

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