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Women's Empowerment Key to Curbing AIDS: UN

Gender equality and the empowerment of women are key to slowing the spread of AIDS, the United Nations agency coordinating the fight against the epidemic said Thursday in Nairobi. "The most significant development of the AIDS epidemic is its growing feminisation," lamented UNAIDS ch...

Africa's Men Urged to Step Up AIDS Fight

...against the epidemic, said gender equality and the empowerment of women are key to slowing the spread of the killer virus. Mlambo-Ngcuka said the empowerment of women was a potent weapon against the disease. "Addressing the economic status of women" would ...

MEN as Partners to MEND Maternal Health A World Population Day Initiative

...arted to sow the seeds of gender equity and womens empowerment in the male psyche. The end goal is to visualize men not only as head of the family but also as caring and supportive partners, owning up for the health of their women. The envisaged initiatives will include men of all ages and will also take into ac...

Puppet Show, Music Gives Message - 'say No to Drugs'

... Organised by the ministry of social justice and empowerment and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (...tly. Meira Kumar, minister of social justice and empowerment and the chief guest, said that the day was a celebration of the human spirit. "Recovery is a process...

Art of Living Foundation to Train Iraqi Youths

...ith the beneficiaries of the Art of Living's women empowerment project. Several Iraqis have completed special trainings to impart the Art of Living techniques to the Iraqi people. In 2006, a batch of 43, mostly women from Baghdad, Basra, Suleimania and Karbala graduated to be Art of Living teachers. So f...

Online Education Program Better Source of Information for Patients

...nior author on the study. "Patient education and empowerment are key pathways in reducing complications of cardiovascular disease," she said. "The Heart Profilers tool empowers patients to take control and manage their condition by providing personalized information in lay language so patients have a comple...

Priority Needs to Be Given to Maternal Health in Afghanistan

...l consensus to encourage gender equity and women's empowerment and also promote the maternal and reproductive health of the women. Work is also needs to be done for HIV prevention. Enhancement of women's health will have an overall effect on the Afghan country. According to Ms. Obaid 'We all know from many stu...

Don't Gamble With People's Health, Warn Experts

... knowingly taking a risk. In a society that values empowerment are we now saying that people should take only risks that are good for them? And, if so, what is the risk? A society in which people no longer have the opportunity to take risks is not a healthy society. Public health practitioners should understan...

Height of Liberation – Lesbians, No Less in Producing Babies (read Daughters

...research published today seems to have taken women empowerment to great lengths. Now, women will be able to manufacture their own sperms. Lesbian couples// need not be childless anymore, the research promises. Researchers have applied for permission to generate synthetic sperm cells from bone marrow tissue of ...

Nearly 2,500 Mentally Ill Women in Delhi are Destitute: Abdul Kalam

...ics provided by the ministry of social justice and empowerment about the number of mentally challenged persons in the country reveal that there are over 900,000 females with mental illness. Of these "nearly 280,000 fall in the age group 10-29 and nearly 250,000 fall in the age group 30-50. There is a need to c...

Nepal Gets Its First Graduate Goddess

...rves Women's Day to celebrate the emancipation and empowerment of women, Rashmila Shakya has a special reason to rejoice//. In addition to the distinction of being a goddess, she now has the additional laurel of becoming Nepal's only graduate goddess. From 1987, when she was only four, Rashmila, now 24, was wor...

The President Gives Away National Disability Awards

...that the Government’s efforts would be to focus on empowerment of persons with disabilities so that the quality of their life may be improved and they may participate in the development of the nation as equal partners. Source-PIB RM...

Free Online Educational Videos for People with Diabetes

...t active participation through self management and empowerment form the key to successful treatment of diabetes," explains Martin Abrahamson, M.D., Medical Director at Joslin Diabetes Center. "These videos give people with diabetes details about what the six tests measure and guidelines on what the results shoul...

Drug addiction higher in rural Punjab: study

...fective legal and social framework besides women's empowerment to tackle the problem. (Source:PTI )...

Division Among Delegates To Dilute UN's AIDS Plans: Activists

...vulnerable groups such as sex workers and gay men, empowerment of women and the need to expand definition of universal access to include prevention, treatment and support to the victims. Another major point of debate was over the procurement of funds -- whether the plan should clearly define the ways to get fun...

Five Year AIDS Awareness Campaign To be Launched By The Government

...focussing on dowry and sex determination tests and empowerment for livelihood. It was announced that the government would spend around Rs 422.35 crore on the five year campaign of which youth affairs ministry will put up Rs 277.5 crore while the UNDP will also contribute Rs 30 crore. A separate adolescent and HI...

Bangladesh Progressing But Must Yet Face Challenges In Health Sector

...olling, reducing child and maternal motility rate, empowerment of women, gender equality and increasing access to education and primary healthcare services Bangladesh has showed remarkable progress over the years. Ms Thoraya told newsmen at a press conference held in Dhaka on Tuesday at the end of her three-da...

Safe Drinking Water To Be Made Available

...hayats, educational institutions and campaigns for empowerment of women, the Prime Minister said the Government had increased investment in rural development by about 40% from Rs.29 billion last year to Rs.40.50 billion in 2005-06.The prime minister also urged early redressal of the problem of 280,000 habitation...

Online information system for patients

...t is the patient-centered part of this. It’s about empowerment of individuals for their own health and well-being. We are grateful for the support of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in helping us explore this potential.” Source: Eurkalert....

Microbicides could serve to materialise women empowerment in the years to come

...ing to experts.With such products coming up, women empowerment will acquire new meaning in Tamil Nadu in a few months’ time when the third phase of the clinical trials for at least three candidate microbicides will begin. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a premier research institution, is already s...

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