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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...

An Initiative to Prevent C-Section Deaths in Developing Nations

In low- and middle-income nations, maternal fatalities after caesarean sections are 100 times higher than in high-income ones, with up to a third of all newborns dying, according to a review published in The Lancet. The review titled 12 million pregnancies has considered 196 studies from 67 low- and middle-income countries. From 1990 to 2017,...

Healthcare Inclusion of LGBTQ Community in India

The woes of LGBTQ people in India are countless. They are subjected to discrimination all through their lives in terms of employment opportunities, education, healthcare and many other basic human rights. This leads to their marginalisation and exclusion from mainstream society. In order to address some of these issues, several policies have been designed to...

All You Need to Know About Critical Illness Insurance Cover

Life has its ups and downs. While you should always hope for the best, you must prepare for unexpected illnesses along the way. You never know when a life-threatening emergency can knock on your door and cripple your health. Chronic illnesses, especially critical diseases like cancer and stroke need immense medical and financial support. As...

Pfizer’s support to Tata Trusts Cancer Care Programme helps enroll and screen close to 70,000 people for NCDs and Cancer within a year

Pfizer has announced that its support to Tata Trusts Cancer Care programme since 2020 has helped in enrolling and screening 70,000 people for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and Cancer across Assam, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh. Pfizer partnered with Tata Trusts’ Special Purpose Vehicle, Alamelu Charitable Foundation (ACF) for their Cancer Care Programme to help set...

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