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Preventing hospital-acquired infections and addressing antibiotic resistance

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), Antimicrobial resistance happens when microorganisms (such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites) change when they are exposed to antimicrobial drugs (such as antibiotics, antifungals, antivirals and antimalarials). Microorganisms that develop antimicrobial resistance are sometimes referred to as “superbugs”. As a result, the medicines become ineffective and infections persist...
Mobile 1000 - 200th van launched

Wockhardt Foundation’s ‘Mobile 1000’ program meets another Milestone

Mobile 1000, a social initiative programme by Wockhardt Foundation achieves its next milestone by launching the 200th medical van. The mobile 1000 vans aim at providing professional healthcare delivery to the rural most areas in the country. The launch of the 200th van is significant as it further strengthens the reach of the programme. The...
Chhattisgarh

My Journey to Green Paradise Chhattisgarh

After his experiences facilitating healthcare in the villages of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Odisha Dr Anantpal Singh writes about Chhattisgarh in his series. Chhattisgarh is a lush green state with abundant natural reserves and beautiful weather. The state that can resemble paradise is famous for its Redbrick Laxman temple and Chitrakoot waterfalls. It is predominantly rural and...
Manisha Koirala leads walk against tobacco and cancer in Assam

Bollywood actress and cancer survivor Manisha Koirala stands up to cancer

On Women's Day, we salute strong women like Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala, who has battled cancer and is now doing everything she can so that others can stand up to it. She wrote the book Healed, which deals with Koirala's journey through cancer, the intricacies of the disease and the treatment involved, so that people...
Don't You Waste Food campaign

Food Waste Campaign Encourages Communities to Engage Pan-India

“I gave a starving woman living on the streets a bowl of rice. She looked in wonder as I handed it to her. She said she had not eaten in many days. Looking at it while I put it beside her, without eating, she died. The torture of hunger finished her,” Mother Teresa once...

Women empowerment: Tech Mahindra Foundation launches “All Women” SMART Academy for Healthcare

Tech Mahindra Foundation under its Employability vertical has launched Tech Mahindra SMART Academy for Healthcare in Mumbai. Its third SMART Academy is in association with Auxilium Convent School, Pali Hill, which was conceptualized following the success of the first two healthcare academies in New Delhi and Mohali. Inspired with Tech Mahindra Foundation’s CSR mandate of...
Tea plantation workers

CSR: Price of a Cup of Tea

India is among the largest consumers of tea in the world. It represents 19% of the global tea market. Tea is part of every social gathering in the country. However, the price we pay to have that tea is often overlooked by many. Assam is the tea-growing state of India. The tea industry is mostly...
Inclusive Agriculture

CSR: How Agriculture Affects Health

Inclusive Agriculture is a type of organic agriculture where all the organisms are considered important in food production. It is a practice where every organism has a role to play, and thus, none of them is killed. It respects the natural food chain of different living beings. The fertilisers used for this kind of...
AI for visually impaired

CSR: How AI could give sight to the blind

Better medical care, nutrition, and other measures can help prevent blindness or ease the suffering of those afflicted by it. Alongside these solutions, AI has the potential to make life easier for the visually impaired by providing navigational assistance via smartphone. Applications Artificial Intelligence’s computer vision capabilities can identify objects and read text, converting handwriting or...
GOQii challenge

‘India Steps Challenge’ – A Nationwide Initiative to Encourage Indians to Adopt a Healthier Lifestyle

According to GOQii's latest 'India Fit Report', more than 57% population across key cities such as Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai are overweight. Further, lifestyle diseases have witnessed a steady rise - Diabetes has increased to 5.1% in 2018 from 3.6% in 2017, Cholesterol has increased to 12.1% in 2018 from 5.2% in 2017 and...

Running became the latest sell for Menstrual Hygiene awareness

After formally-trained Sani Warriors and the Delhi government's Period Fest and Pad Yatra, the realm of Menstrual Hygiene gets more peculiar. At least two 'marathons' believe running is an effective 'tool' for menstrual hygiene awareness: Veera Di Pad-O-Thon and Run4Niine. Last Sunday, over a thousand runners traversed 1-6 kms for the Pad–O–Thon in Mumbai. It ...
Agriculture and Water Pollution

CSR: Agriculture and Water Pollution

“Some of the major issues of the world can be tackled by inclusive farming,” said Manoj Solanki, Farmer at ‘Chintan Farms’, Shri Ram Krushna Trust. Agriculture is connected to every aspect of life. This is because it is in the centre of nature’s life and the food cycle. Too much unnatural interference in it disturbs...

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