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World Health Assembly Passes Resolution To Combat Snakebite Deaths; India to Benefit

14 hours 8 min ago
India has been consistently recognised as one of the countries ... Snake bites aren’t just responsible for preventable deaths, but disability and lasting trauma, according to the Assembly resolution. It noted, “An estimated 4,00,000 people a year ...

Firefox Bikes rekindles #EverydayAbility campaign to showcase potential of persons with disability and promote inclusive hiring

16 hours 10 min ago
New Delhi [India], May 26 (ANI-NewsVoir): Firefox Bikes organized a wall-climbing activity at Arun Samant Climbing Wall in Goregaon, Mumbai. The event witnessed the participation from Firefox riders and Persons with Disability performing adventure sports ...

Despite disability and challenges, Sangita Desai inspires with her entrepreneurial spirit

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 08:16
Her debut as a fashion designer in India coincided with Malaika Arora’s modelling debut. “My collections sold out at India’s most premiere fashion stores - from Melange in Mumbai, Ogaan in New Delhi, Elahe in Hyderabad, Folio in Bengaluru ...

Courses For Gender Studies In India

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 02:18
Most importantly, are you planning to pursue a course/career in gender studies in India? If yes, are you trying to figure ... location, ethnicity, disability or class. The movement of Women's Liberation in the 60s to 70s era, promoted the equality in ...

How India's young innovators do well by doing good

Fri, 25/05/2018 - 02:06
Most recently, it was launched in Botswana with a local partner. Cardiovascular diseases are predicted to be the largest cause of death and disability in India by 2020 This example is not a one-off success story. Here is another: Cardiovascular diseases ...

Impact India Foundation's lifeline express treats 12 lakh lives since inception

Thu, 24/05/2018 - 06:22
... India's Lifeline Express is a step to reach the majority of people in India who do not have access to medical facilities, especially those with preventable disabilities, which otherwise would remain untreated." Impact India Foundation (IIF) was ...

Impact India Foundation’s Lifeline Express treats 12lakh lives since inception

Thu, 24/05/2018 - 05:32
... India’s Lifeline Express is a step to reach the majority of people in India who do not have access to medical facilities, especially those with preventable disabilities, which otherwise would remain untreated.” Impact India Foundation (IIF) was ...

How The Government And Corporates Are Steering India Towards Being An EV Nation

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 06:21
According to a November 2017 report entitled ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States’, there has been a 17% rise in deaths and disabilities due to diseases caused by air pollution across the country. The good news is that EVs, which are powered by ...

How The Government And Corporates Are Steering India Towards An EV Nation

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 05:21
According to a November 2017 report entitled ‘India: Health of the Nation’s States’, there has been a 17% rise in deaths and disabilities due to diseases caused by air pollution across the country. The good news is that EVs, which are powered by ...

MP’s disabled tours India by bicycle

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 17:17
Pradeep Kumar Sen, a resident of Ramlakhan Bazar, under Pandrinath police station of Indore, MP, a differently- abled, is on a bicycle tour mission around India to propagate message ... 2017 to prove disability is not an impediment. My family members ...

As push to turn India towards vegetarianism gathers steam, data reveals 80% men and 70% women relish meat

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 07:32
Dietary risk including poor diet — low in fruits, vegetables and whole grain but high in salt and fats — is the third biggest risk factor for death and disability in India after air pollution and malnutrition, IndiaSpend reported in November 2017.

‘India one of few mkts Aegon is focusing on’

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 21:34
This is because India is one of the few international markets that Aegon ... It could be income protection, disability protection, unemployment protection, etc. Term insurance is only one segment of protection. Pension plan is also part of protection.

Call to spread awareness about Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 18:06
Kamalesh Kumar Pandey, Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, spoke on the various legislations ... Board and Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, in association with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India ...

Job permanence, accessibility: TN govt teachers with disabilities protest in Chennai

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 11:58
of which there are 150 teachers with disabilities. Speaking to the newspaper, S Namburajan said, "Despite a special G.O. issued in 2008 which states that the teachers need to be made permanent employees if they have worked for more than two years ...

Rajasthan Woman With Disabilities Wants To Die, Seeks PM Modi's Consent

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 12:55
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan: A 45-year-old woman with disabilities in Rajasthan's Chittorgarh has written ... An official said the woman had written to PM Modi and Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra requesting them to provide financial help for their ...

10 Medical Marvels That Will Help Combat Disease In India

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 06:00
Due to unreliable screening methods used in rural India, a majority of these children are rehabilitated as late as the age of five. This delay in screening leads to permanent disabilities, which could have been prevented if brought to notice early.

Only 5 Out Of 21 National Law Universities Reserve 5% Seats For ‘Specially Abled Persons’, Finds Study [Read Report]

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 03:41
The Centre for Disability Studies and Health Laws has found that a majority ... The Centre, after studying the brochures and admission notifications of all NLUs in India concluded that only five NLUs follow the reservation rule. “Only 5 of the 21 NLUs ...

14 receive admission on first day of Tamil Nadu PG medical counselling

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 00:45
A majority of the candidates with disabilities chose specialities such as general medicine ... 122 seats in private colleges and 117 seats were returned from All India quota. There are 15 PG colleges in the State. List of selected candidates to be released ...

Disabilities commission issues notice to AIIMS

Sat, 19/05/2018 - 19:45
The court of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities has sent a notice to AIIMS ... The notice has also been sent to the secretary, Medical Council of India. On April 17, The Indian Express had reported how the institute had scored a full ...

India must make adult immunization an integral part of patient care

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 22:59
We have adult vaccines to prevent these infections, but our adult immunization coverage remains low. We must push for adult immunization to prevent disability and death caused by these diseases and brings down India’s overall disease burden.”

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