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South Sudan Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity

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South Sudan Facing ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says that it is responding to a growing food security emergency causing malnutrition in children in both rural and urban areas of crisis-gripped South Sudan. “The situation in South Sudan is catastrophic, and even more so for children,” UNICEF spokesperson Christophe Boulierac told a news briefing in Geneva. He [...]

Free Condoms Campaign to Raise Awareness of Zika Virus

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Free Condoms Campaign to Raise Awareness of Zika Virus

Leading sexual wellbeing brand Durex and the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) have joined forces to launch #DontShareZika. It is a global campaign to raise awareness of the Zika virus, educate about its status as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and provide direct support by handing out millions of free condoms. The move follows the [...]

Can Condoms Prevent the Spread of Zika Virus?

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Can Condoms Prevent the Spread of Zika Virus?

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, a global AIDS organization, is rolling out a new Zika prevention awareness billboard campaign in South Florida. AHF’s campaign began Tuesday with billboards appearing adjacent to the Miami International Airport as well as in the city of Fort Lauderdale. The campaign touts the role of condoms in the possible prevention of transmission [...]

Do You Oppose Female Genital Mutilation?

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Do You Oppose Female Genital Mutilation?

Approximately two-thirds of men, women, boys and girls in countries where female genital mutilation (FGM) is common say they want the practice to end – according to UNICEF data. In countries with available data, 67 per cent of girls and women and 63 per cent of boys and men oppose the continuation of the practice [...]

India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

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India Eliminates Yaws, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus

World Health Organization (WHO) presented Thursday certificates declaring elimination of yaws and maternal and neonatal tetanus to India’s Health and Family Welfare Minister, Mr J P Nadda. “India’s focussed approach on making maternal and newborn care accessible to all and addressing health care equity more generally has made these remarkable successes possible. These victories are [...]

World Population Day: Focus on Teenage Girls

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World Population Day: Focus on Teenage Girls

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The theme for 2016 is ‘Investing in teenage girls.’ According to the United Nations, teenage girls [...]

Narendra Modi Celebrates Yoga Day in Chandigarh

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Narendra Modi Celebrates Yoga Day in Chandigarh

The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, today celebrated the second International Day of Yoga in Chandigarh. According to a government statement, Modi joined approximately 30,000 participants in a mass Yoga demonstration. Addressing the gathering at the Capitol Complex, the Prime Minister said that today, people in all parts of the country have connected with [...]

Chandigarh Gets Ready to Celebrate Yoga Day

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Chandigarh Gets Ready to Celebrate Yoga Day

A theme song for International Day of Yoga, named ‘Yog Geet’ has been released this year in addition to the Yoga Protocol. The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi will lead the second International Day of Yoga celebrations in Chandigarh on the morning of 21st of June. The function will begin at 6.30 am and [...]

Mobile Vans to Sell Pulses in Delhi

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Mobile Vans to Sell Pulses in Delhi

India’s Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan flagged off mobile vans on Wednesday for selling pulses in Delhi. These mobile vans run by National Cooperative Consumer Federation of India (NCCF) will sell pulses mainly Tur and Urad at Rs. 120/kg in various parts of Delhi. [ Also Read: Arvind Kejriwal [...]

Why India Wants to Make Yoga a Mass Movement

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Why India Wants to Make Yoga a Mass Movement

Yoga being a passive exercise makes you lazy and lethargic, although modern Yogis try to falsely convince themselves that they are getting healthier. By Rakesh Raman A minister in the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shripad Yesso Naik, has asked people to participate in the International Day of Yoga celebrations being held [...]

Punjab Facing Major Drug Problem: Rahul Gandhi

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Punjab Facing Major Drug Problem: Rahul Gandhi

Drug addiction among youth is the result of increasing unemployment in the country. Delhi, for example, is the new evil centre of drug addicts. By Rakesh Raman Although drug addiction is quite common among youth in all parts of India, Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi has focused his attention on Punjab, which will witness state election [...]

India and WHO to Promote Traditional Systems of Medicine

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India and WHO to Promote Traditional Systems of Medicine

Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed a Project Collaboration Agreement (PCA) for cooperation on promoting the quality, safety and effectiveness of service provision in traditional and complementary medicine. The PCA was signed by Secretary, Ministry of AYUSH, Ajit M Sharan and Assistant Director General, Health Systems and [...]

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