In India, more girls dying before the age of five than boys: UN report
The World’s Women 2015 report claims that the country with the lowest sex ratio in under-5 mortality is India, with a ratio of 93 (93 boys die before age 5 for 100 girls that die by that age). This is also the only country with an under-5 mortality sex ratio under 100 (more girls die than boys). India alone accounted for 21 per cent of...
Delhi ‘walks in the dark’ to eradicate preventable blindness
Walking blindfolded along with visually-impaired school children, celebrated painter Jatin Das led the SCEH-IVI ‘Walk in the Dark’ at Daryaganj, Delhi, to spread awareness about eradicating preventable blindness. India is home to 131 million visually impaired people; and it has been estimated that over 80 per cent of global visual impairm
CEAT Netranjali reaches out to over 4,000 truckers
Given the fact that they have to regularly travel long distances, India’s six million-plus truck drivers mostly do not have access to basic healthcare. In fact, their occupation predisposes them to a multitude of risk factors. Identifying this segment, CEAT examined truck drivers and detected eye problems like lazy eye, glaucoma, refractive errors and
DLF Foundation inaugurates two fully solar-operated wellness centres
The wellness centres, staffed with experienced gynaecologists and physicians, aim to serve a huge number of maids, domestic helpers and construction labourers working in and around DLF City. These are also expected to benefit about 25,000 people living in the nearby villages including Chakarpur and Nathupur.
Retinoblastoma Awareness Week at LV Prasad Eye Institute
It is imperative that the parent or caregiver immediately get their baby’s eyes checked by an eye doctor, if any one of these symptoms is noticed: a) a white reflex (shining eyes), b) squinting eyes, c) red, sore or swollen eye without infection, d) a change in colour of the iris (the coloured part of the eye), or e) deterioration of vision.
Kissa yoni ka – the vagina monologues
The Vagina Monologues has become a theatrical phenomenon. The celebrated play remains just as relevant, given the experiences of women and girls in India today. Through outrageous comedy, poignant drama and soul-stirring poetry rarely seen on stage, the play tells varied and compelling stories of women.
Hyundai puts Rs 2 crore in PM’s Relief Fund
Hyundai Motor India has contributed two crore rupees to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund to support rescue, relief and rehabilitation operations for people affected by natural calamities in various parts of the country. In addition to rehabilitation efforts, the contribution is meant for restoration of areas damaged by floods and landslides i
Hungry in Delhi: More than a third of slum children are
‘The fast pace of urbanization poses a significant challenge to children living in urban slums. It is especially challenging for newborns and infants whose health entirely depends on the availability of the mother to breastfeed, the ability of the caregiver and household to provide nutritious meals, the quality of the public healthcare system and over