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India reaffirms commitment to Universal Health Care @ World Health Day 2019

WHO Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge

Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community. Progress is being made in countries in all regions of the world. But millions of people still have no access at all to health care. Millions more are forced ...

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UN calls IT for enabling persons with disabilities @ World Autism Awareness Day 2019

Theme for World Autism Day

Autism awareness has grown worldwide in recent years. For the United Nations, the rights of persons with disabilities, including persons with autism, as enshrined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) , are an integral part of its mandate. When World leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2015, the international community reaffirmed its strong commitment ...

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Time to get rid of pain in the feet?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia beneath foot and is a coming occupational hazard. Pic Courtesy: Amazon

Mornings are beautiful! Fresh hopes, a new start. Many people believe that the first thing you do or face is very crucial to decide the fate of the day. What if the first thing that you experience in the morning time while you attempt to put your first foot down is pain? Its not a choice between a splendid feeling to ...

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Wellness in era of High heels @ International Women’s Day

how to survive high heels

Fabulous success stories come to fore on the eve of International Women’s Day every year! No doubts as to the demanding nature of work and rising pressures every role women is playing in different walks of life today. One battle all these women literally face is ensuring wellness in age of high heel!  Here in India, it’s start of wedding season is around the ...

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India to play pivotal role in advancing global collaboration in Homoeopathy

Shripad Yesso Naik-Goa

The World Integrated Medicine Forum on the regulation of Homoeopathic Medicinal Products with the theme ‘Advancing Global Collaboration’ was inaugurated Shripad Naik, Union Minister of State (I/C), Ministry of AYUSH. The three-day forum is being organised by Central Council for Research in Homeopathy (CCRH), with the support of Ministry of AYUSH, Homoeopathic Pharmacopoeia Convention of the United States (HPCUS) and ...

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Anganwadi Workers crucial drivers of making India malnutrition free; 97 AWWs felicitated with National Awards

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi presenting the National Awards to Anganwadi Workers for exceptional achievement for the year 2017-18, at a function, in New Delhi on January 07, 2019. Virendra Kumar and the Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Shri Rakesh Srivastava are also seen.

Union Minister for Women & Child Development, Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, in the presence of Minister of State for MWCD,  Virendra Kumar conferred National Awards to 97 Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) for Exceptional Achievements for the year 2017-18 on 7 January 2019. The award is given to motivate the AWWs and recognise their exemplary service in the field of child development and related ...

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Make India the international capital for Generic Medicines: Vice President

Indian Pharmaceutical Companies

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called up on the pharmaceutical industry to work towards making India an International Capital of Generic Medicines-while addressing the 70th Indian Pharmaceutical Congress at Amity University, Noida on 21 December 2018. Naidu said that India becoming the largest provider of generic drugs globally with the Indian generics accounting for 20 % of global ...

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New India needs education system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion: Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal

Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal- contribution to education and inclusion

New India, experts believe, will need overhaul of its education system. In an exclusive interaction with PWi, Dr. Swaroop Sampat-Rawal shared her insights into the reforms Indian education system need to be transformed into a system based on innovation, life skills and inclusion. Former Miss India and Bollywood superstar, Dr Swaroop Sampat-Rawal has been recently conferred an Honorary Doctorate from the University ...

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Life saving CPR training should be made compulsory in schools: VP

GSL Hospital on wheels

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that every citizen of the country must be made capable of saving others in times of life-threatening distress. Addressing a gathering at Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Camp, being organised at Swarna Bharat Trust, in Vijayawada, he urged the teaching community to inculcate the values of care, empathy and compassion among ...

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National Action Plan for Skill Development to impart skill training to 25 lakh persons with disabilities by 2022: Vice President @ National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

The Vice President, M. Venkaiah Naidu with the Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), at an event to present the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, in New Delhi on December 03, 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Thaawar Chand Gehlot, the Ministers of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Ramdas Athawale,  Vijay Sampla, Krishan Pal and other dignitaries are also seen.

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that people with special needs require empathy and not sympathy. He was addressing the gathering after presenting the 72 National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, on 3rd December 2018. The Union Minister for Social Justice and ...

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Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in Zero attempts to move people look at people with disabilities (PWD) beyond wheelchairs @ World Disability Day 2018

Zero-starring Shahrukh Khan

Anushka Sharma is a well established name in the film fraternity. Having explored so many genres in the film industry, the actress is back with a bang with another challenging role as a cerebral palsy (CP) scientist in soon to be released movie “zero”. In zero, she gets to share screen space with Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif. Anushka seems ...

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India pledges to deploy enhanced resources for HIV/AIDS Programmes on World Aids Day 2018

Anupriya Patel at “World AIDS Day 2018

“Government is not only fully funding the HIV/AIDS programme but also increasing the resource envelope in accordance with the programme needs,” stated by Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (Health & Family Welfare) at a function to mark World AIDS Day, 2018 organised by the National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on 1st December 2018. At ...

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