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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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Know your status: World AIDS Day 2018 emphasis on early detection and quality care

UNAIDS 2018 campaign

This year’s theme for World AIDS Day, which will be marking its 30th anniversary on 1 December, will be “Know your status”. World AIDS Day originated at the 1988 World Summit of Ministers of Health on Programmes for AIDS Prevention. Since then, every year United Nations agencies, governments and civil society join together to campaign around specific themes related to AIDS. ...

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National Suicide Prevention Strategy is the need of the hour: Vice President @ 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry

Depression and Mental Illness a global threat

The Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has called for putting in place a National Suicide Prevention Strategy to curb the tendency of youngsters and others to end their lives due to depression and frustration. He was addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 19th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Private Psychiatry (IAPP), in Hyderabad on 30th November 2018. ...

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World Prematurity Day 2018 calls to unite all stakeholders to check rise in pre-term deliveries

Preterm births rising globally

Approximately 82 percent of neonatal deaths result from preventable and treatable conditions: preterm birth, infections, and complications during childbirth, estimates the Healthy Newborn Network (HNN), which is an online community dedicated to addressing critical knowledge gaps in newborn health. HNN brings together partner organisations and individuals working in newborn health to share key resources, data, experiences, and lessons and helps increase ...

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Future of Geriatric Medicine practice – Is India Ready?

Jitendra Singh

The Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh said that the geriatric study has gained relevance in the recent years with increase in life span of people. This field has unique speciality where the parameter is based on age. He said that in ...

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