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.