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For Bangladeshis, a Nutritious Diet Would Cost 1,700 Pounds Per Week

...cheaper, and transform the standard "dollar a day" poverty formula into mathematics that hits home. Save the Children also looked at Ethiopia, where families need the equivalent of 677 pounds a week to feed themselves; Tanzania where it's 593 pounds and Burma where people need 584 pounds. Researchers fou...

Discourage Less Educated Women from Conceiving , Says New Zealand Academic

...t Scandavian-style policies to aggressively tackle poverty and iron out class differences. And it could also make it easier for well educated women to have babies without paying a high price in career or income. But there were others who found Flynns views repugnant, like Waikato University professor of de...

Americans Grow Shorter, Blame It on Weak Healthcare

...try comes close -- it's about five times the child poverty rate in Northern Europe. Again, nutrition and access to healthcare both vary with family income for children just as they do in adults. Nutrition is a key determinant of height. According to the study, "U.S. children consume more meals prepared out...

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...with expert advice, to projects ranging from rural poverty alleviation to promoting sustainable development. Yet Internet access to certain World Bank reports on China is now being blocked in Beijing. An official said the World Bank is still holding talks with Beijing on the final version of the pollut...

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

...tion would have been diametrically opposite if the poverty stricken man had just planned his family well. ... absent, especially in families that are below the poverty line. Today is World Population Day and this day is in recognition of Men as Partners in Mater...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

...Secondly, a majority of the tribals live below the poverty line and most of the mothers work as wage labourers, leaving their young children under the care of their siblings. The programme was called Positive Deviance because it looks at the positive side of an otherwise grim picture. It focuses on the inh...

Kerala Government Battles With Chikungunya On All Counts

...c Front (LDF) government had dumped its BPL (below poverty line) health cover pact with ICICI Lombard to seek out a cost-competitive, quality-competitive public sector insurance partner. When asked about the delay in the health cover plan, state local administration minister Paloli Mohammed Kutty was quoted ...

Clinton to Launch 70m Dollar Hospital Project in Malawi

... percent of the 12 million citizens live below the poverty line of less than a dollar a day, faces an acute lack of health workers with around 120 registered nurses migrating to Britain and the United States every year in search of better salaries. One nurse serves 50 patients in most hospital wards, and t...

Indian Government Asks the Supreme Court to Keep Off Environmental Issues

...errors of judgment but also result in accentuating poverty and social unrest, it said. The Bench, set up to prevent the depletion of forest wealth, has served its purpose. The country has been witnessing a general uptrend in forest cover in the recent decades, which is remarkable. But for active government...

U.S President Defied-Senate Votes To Expand Child Health Insurance

...es whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the poverty level, or $34,340 for a family of three. But several states have extended coverage to children with higher incomes and to adults. The latter expansion has particularly incensed some lawmakers who disapprove of waivers the Bush administration has gran...

Childrens Health Program Covering More Adults Than Children

... refocus the program on children at 200 percent of poverty or below _ $34,340 for a family of three. They say... to include families with an income 250% above the poverty line and add additional funding from $5 billion to $15 billion a year. Republicans oppose the incr...

WHO to Implement New Strategy on Diseases of Poverty

...ve global research effort on infectious disease of poverty in which disease endemic countries play a pivotal role."...

New Research to Make Science and Technology Work for the Poor

...r of the STEPS Centre explains: Silver bullets for poverty reduction are failing the poor and risk failing al...e and technology will not be a major component for poverty reduction programmes. James Wilsdon, head of science and innovation at think tank Demos, speaking ...

Organic Farms Provide a Clue for India's Struggling Farms

..., it would be virtually impossible to reduce rural poverty and distress,' he said. But around New Delhi, free-range and organic goods from newcomers to farming are showing that money can be made by growing specialty products that consumers are willing to pay more for. At the French Farm in Gurgaon, a subur...

Obesity is Related to Lower Tuberculosis Risk

...eight. Tuberculosis is commonly associated with poverty and undernutrition in both developed and developing countries. In addition, obesity is an increasing problem that is associated with a wide range of chronic degenerative conditions, notably, diabetes mellitus, a well-reported predisposing factor for ...

Non Communicable Diseases to Be the Cause of Deaths in Poor Countries by 2115-World Bank

...ies, which can cause a household to slip below the poverty line," She said many families in developing countries tap into savings or sell their possessions to cover the costs of caring for an ill family member and lost wages. "Another way families cope is to have women and children care for their sick relat...

70-year-old, Three Sons Seek Mercy Death

...poor, they have not been included in the below the poverty line list and have not been able to get a house un...gulations. Procedures to include the family in the poverty alleviation scheme have already been initiated," he said. This is the third time a family from Ori...

Ostracized HIV Victim of Bihar Commits Suicide

...dren. "The family used to go without food due to poverty and he was treated badly by the villagers," said the victim's father-in-law. The man had been suffering from high fever, a wracking cough and weakness since his return from Kolkata last year. "He became skinny and could not walk properly," said a v...

Red Cross renders emergency relief efficiently

...inging emergency relief to refugees and victims of poverty and disasters has been our key activity,' says a doctor at the St Johns Medical College, Bangalore. It would not be fair not to mention its pioneering effort in the field of blood services and one of the largest voluntary blood banks in India sinc...

Where is Our Soul, Asks Michael Moore

..., while those that are insured are often driven to poverty by spiraling costs or wrongly refused treatment at all. He goes on to stress that it is call to action. He could even go to jail for taking a group of volunteers suffering ill health after helping in the September 11, 2001 rescue efforts on an unau...

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