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Safe motherhood incentives showing positive results: Azad


August 1st, 2012 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 1 (IANS) Around 11 million women in India had their deliveries in hospitals or healthcare institutions last year as a result of a scheme to provide cash ... Read more...

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Norway, India extend programme on child, maternal mortality


June 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An India-Norway initiative for reducing child and maternal mortality will be extended till 2017 to coincide with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) plan, an ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Ban Ki-moon arrives in Bangladesh


November 13th, 2011 - 11:33 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Nov 13 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived here Sunday evening on a three-day visit as part of his three-nation tour that will also take him to ... Read more...

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US firm dials in healthcare for seven million Indians


September 22nd, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) A US-based technology firm will promote access to healthcare among seven million Indians in rural areas over the next three years through mobile phone applications, ... Read more...

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Anganwadi health workers’ honorarium to be doubled


July 1st, 2011 - 12:03 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) The monthly remuneration of over 11 lakh anganwadi community health workers would doubled with retrospective effect from April 1, the cabinet committee on economic ... Read more...

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Bill Gates, Melinda visit Bihar villages (Lead)


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda who co-chair their international philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrived here on a day-long visit Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Bill Gates and Melinda visit village in Bihar


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, March 23 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda who co-chair their international philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation arrived here on a day-long visit Wednesday to ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to visit India this week


March 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be visiting India this week ... Read more...

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Indian docs inspired by Gandhi treat people by listening to them


January 24th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Indian doctors Abhay and his wife Rani Bang have revolutionised the approach to healthcare for mothers and babies.In one of the poorest parts of India, the husband and ... Read more...

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Male teens with disruptive behaviour disorders at higher road crashes risk


November 16th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new study has found that male teenagers with disruptive behaviour disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are at higher risk of being seriously injured in traffic ... Read more...

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Community-based treatment of malaria, pneumonia could save lives: Study


September 22nd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 22 (ANI): A new study has found that community workers can play an important role in combating diseases like malaria, pneumonia and save lives.Researchers at the Boston University School of ... Read more...

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Asthmatic kids more vulnerable to H1N1 virus


September 9th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 9 (ANI): Children suffering from asthma are at an increased risk of contracting H1N1 virus, warns an expert.While talking to students and their parents at Thurgood Marshall Elementary, HHS Secretary ... Read more...

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Professor Jeffrey Sachs lauds NRHM


August 11th, 2009 - 7:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Aug.11 (ANI): The National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has come in for much praise from Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, the Director of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, ... Read more...

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Jonathan Mann Awardee Binayak Sen released on bail today


May 25th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantBail was granted to the paediatrician Dr Binayak Sen who was jailed in Raipur prison since more than two years now, on alleged false charges of abetting maoist activities in ... Read more...

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Though delayed, justice has been done: Binayak Sen’s brother


May 25th, 2009 - 2:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 25 (IANS) Binayak Sen's brother Monday said he was "overwhelmed" by the Supreme Court's decision to grant the civil rights activist bail after more than two years in jail ... Read more...

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Justice where art thou?


May 14th, 2009 - 1:37 am ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantTwo years of Dr Binayak Sen's imprisonmentJonathan Mann awardee (2008) Dr Binayak Sen, who is a well-known paediatrician and human rights defender, will complete two years on 14 May 2009 ... Read more...

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New therapy to help new mums beat the blues developed


November 11th, 2008 - 5:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 11 (ANI): University of Liverpool scientists have devised a new therapy programme that will help depressed new mums in developing countries beat the blues.Professor Atif Rahman from the School ... Read more...

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Therapy improves recovery for depressed mothers


November 11th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 11 (IANS) A therapy developed by Liverpool University and Pakistani scientists will be a boon to millions of depressed women in developing countries. The impact of depression - a major ... Read more...

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International panel to review India’s rural health mission


August 4th, 2008 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 4 (IANS) An international panel led by Jeffrey Sachs, special advisor to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, will review India's flagship National Rural Health Mission (NRHM). A health ministry ... Read more...

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Binayak Sen’s supporters on 10-day fast for his release


June 17th, 2008 - 8:12 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 16 (IANS) Supporters of Binayak Sen, a rights campaigner and doctor jailed in Raipur for allegedly helping Maoists, went on a 10-day hunger strike from Monday in five countries ... Read more...

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Elton John donates 120 mobikes for African docs


January 21st, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 21 (ANI): Music legend Sir Elton John has given away 120 motorcycles in charity so as to make it easy for doctors and nurses in Lesotho, a land-locked country in ... Read more...

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