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CSR: Fighting Breast Cancer

According to the Cancer Statistics, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in India and accounts for 27% of all cancers in women. Overall, 1 in 28 women is likely to develop breast cancer during her lifetime. In India 50-60% of the patients die of breast cancer because of late diagnosis. This clearly...
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CSR: Tobacco Fogging Up Reel World

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of premature death and disease, currently leading to over five million deaths annually worldwide. These are expected to rise to over eight million annual deaths globally by 2030. Tobacco use is the leading cause of non-communicable diseases and is a major contributing factor to tuberculosis mortality....
Visual Blindness

CSR: Preventing Avoidable Visual Blindness

India has approximately 26 million people who are visually impaired due to eye diseases. Because of this, many potentially productive people end up leading their lives with a lot of discomfort. The blindness caused due to diseases can also be the cause of loss of self confidence to stand up on their own for...
air pollution

CSR: Air Pollution Damaging Cognitive Performance

According to the World Health Organisation, about seven million people die every year due to air pollution. In 2016, air pollution accounted for 4.2 million deaths across the globe. 91% of global population live in places where the air quality exceeds the WHO standards. According to a new study, persistent exposure to air pollution impacts...
Healthcare sakhis

CSR: Promoting Healthcare In Rural India

Healthcare and sanitation is a right to everyone. But because of lack of infrastructure, awareness and professionals, it is not accessible to about 60% of the population in India. About 70% of the population are living in rural areas in the country. With lack of healthcare and sanitation in these areas, the mortality rates...
nutrition revolution

CSR: Time Ripe For Nutrition Revolution

India has been able to fight protein hunger and calorie hunger but now there is a need to fight hidden hunger. India’s focus needs to shift from food security to nutrition security so that attention is paid not only to calories and proteins but also to micronutrients. If one wants healthy mothers and children,...
biomedical waste in india

CSR: Tackling The Biomedical Waste In India

World Health Organisation has defined Biomedical waste as ‘Waste generated from hospitals, nursing homes, blood banks and veterinary institutions, including syringes, bandages, amputated body parts and other human and animal bio-waste generated during medical treatment and research.’ Sanitary pads are also categorised under bio medical waste. Waste generated by healthcare activities can often be hazardous....
Toilet college in india

CSR: India’s First Toilet College

RB (erstwhile Reckitt Benckiser), world’s leading consumer Health and Hygiene Company, in association with the World Toilet Organisation (Singapore) and Jagran Pehel, has laid the foundation of India’s first World Toilet College for sanitation workers in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. Through an effective curriculum, the World Toilet College aims to introduce an enabling program for sanitation...
Manual scavenging in India

CSR: Manual Scavenging in India

Manual Scavenging is the inhuman practice which involves cleaning of human excreta without any personal protective equipment with shoddy tools and most of the times involves handling with bare hands. The Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and Their Rehabilitation Act, 2013” was passed by the central government. This act prohibits the employment of manual...
organ donation

CSR: The Priceless Gift Of Organ Donation

Organ donation rates in India are very low and we are struggling with severe shortage of organs for transplantation. Every 10 minutes, a new name is added to the waiting list. More than 30,000 individuals are in need of liver transplants in the country. However, less than 5% of these receive a liver before...
GM food in India

CSR: GM Food Crops In India

India is the second most populous country in the world which consists of one fifth of the world’s population. According to a UN report, India will become the most populous country in the world surpassing China, with its population reaching up to 1.6 billion people by 2050. There is already food crisis looming over...
Indian family

Unintended Pregnancy Decreasing; Quality Of Family Planning Care Improving Across India

India has made decent strides over the past 2.5 years in improving family planning access and use of contraceptives among both married and unmarried women. In certain states like Rajasthan, a majority of married women are using modern contraceptives lives pills, male condoms, female condoms, female sterilization, male sterilization, injectables, beads, LAM, emergency contraception...
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