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Manmohan Singh to Inaugurate Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Conference

...ohan Singh will inaugurate a two-day conference on rural drinking water supply and sanitation here on Wedne...ater supply projects and sanitation for all in the rural areas of the country by 2012. The conference will broadly focus on the issues, such as, progress u...

Traffic Control Boxes to Help Road Monitoring

...portation authorities at lower cost, especially in rural areas. For a large city like Columbus, Ohio, the...heme would pay off the most for data gathered from rural areas. That's because the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has already reduced its ongoing...

Ships to the Rescue of Medically Deprived Assamese

With vast parts of rural Assam still deprived of modern health infrastructure , a private initiative is taking medical care by ship to the remote islands of the river Brahmaputra. The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (C-NES), a trust established in 2000, h...

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

.... "We have introduced this scheme since girls in rural areas were hesitating to go to school during the m...iendly, is being put up in all girl schools in the rural areas so that they feel safe," Devaraj told IANS, adding that it would cost all of Rs.2,300. A pro...

Global Warming: Lessons of History Help the Future

... linen, to textile mills in Britain. In India, the rural fabric was ripped to pieces as Britain transformed the country into a source of cheap commodities and labour. When crops failed, the rich and powerful provided almost no help and government support was either inadequate or misdirected, and famine b...

Government Policies and Booming Economy Keep Indian Healthcare in Top Shape

...o the population's vulnerable sections residing in rural areas through its common minimum program and national rural health mission. India also looks to modernize its healthcare system through greater collaboration ...

Invisible Gases Form Most Organic Haze in Urban, Rural Areas: Study

... , form the bulk of organic haze in both urban and rural areas. Till now, the scientists and health profe... areas and more than 90 percent of organic haze in rural areas. Zhang and Jimenez compared concentrations of directly emitted, or primary, aerosols with ch...

Replacement Drivers Lend a Helping Hand to the Drunk and Stranded in Korea

...to his wife and son, who live with his mother in a rural town. Like most people, I am doing this only temporarily until a better job comes along and helps me get back on my feet and reunite with my family, Mr. Hur said. Until that happens, I drive drunks....

Air Pollution in India Causes 527,700 Deaths a Year

...along 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 th...

IFC to Invest About Rs.3 Billion in Max Healthcare

...cusing its resources on increasing services to the rural areas, it is critical for the private sector to complement the public sector by expanding access to meet the demand," Guy Ellena, IFC director for health and education, said in a statement here. The proposed expansion will add 452 beds to Max Healt...

New Lifeline Express Train Inaugurated

...e of cost to nearly 4,50,000 persons in remote and rural interiors of India where medical facilities are almost non-existent. The Minister said that Lifeline Express, with its successful mission to provide medical facilities to the poor people of far-flung areas, has now been included in the school sylla...

Dengue Deaths in Cambodia This Year Exceed 2006 Toll

...untryside to reinforce poorly equipped and staffed rural clinics. But ignorance remains the biggest challenge in combating the outbreak, Ngan Chantha said. "People are still ignoring the issue so we cannot tackle this problem. They need to take better care of sanitation in their homes," he said. "Med...

'Sexually Active' Malawians Urged to Take HIV Tests

...argetted to test more people this year by going to rural areas and using mobile clinics at 350 sites." About 97,000 people were tested in 2006, and 10.8 percent of them were HIV positive, the authorities said. "We want to encourage Malawians to go for the tests. We also want to take advantage to reach ...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

...location of the feeding centres in the village.The rural women have received the programme with great enthusiasm. Raibali Durua, 18, who has a malnourished child, has lost her two children due to malnutrition and her eight-month-old child was in the grade three category of malnourishment till a month bac...

Medical Education in General Practice: A Way Forward

...-care setting. This is of particular importance in rural areas where the brunt of the workforce shortage is felt. AMSA is calling on the federal government for a capital investment in primary care practices to allow for high quality teaching of students and junior doctors, said Mr Mitchell. Medical stu...

World's Biggest Condom to Take Off to Spread Safer Sex Campaign

... in Lichtenvoorde, a small town near Almelo in the rural east of the Netherlands. "Awareness is necessary because the number of people infected by sexually transmittable diseases continues to rise," a GGD spokeswoman said. The balloon will also feature at a balloon festival in Joure, in the north of th...

Millions of Births Still Go Unreported in India

...3 percent in 2005 to 78.01 percent in 2006. In the rural areas, it has increased from 42.29 percent in 2005 to 61.36 percent in 2006. "This is due to the intensive campaign undertaken by the state to ensure universal birth registration," Siddham said....

'Sweet Herb' may Be Green Gold for Paraguay

...China has planted thousands of hectares (acres) of rural land with the shrub. "Coca-Cola's announcement has sparked a giant interest," said Nelson Gonzalez, head of the stevia chamber of commerce, a trade group of producers under the aegis of Paraguay's ministry of industry. The market for stevia has g...

People Living Near Nuke Facilities at Higher Risk of Leukemia

...re disease and nuclear sites are commonly found in rural areas, which means that sample sizes tend to be small. The advantage of carrying out a meta-analysis is that it enables us to draw together a number of studies that have employed common methods and draw wider conclusions, said lead author Dr. Peter J...

India Requires Over $200 Bn to Provide Quality Healthcare

...ate incentives restricts private sector entry into rural and semi-urban areas." The study also shows that...gh 72.2 percent of India's population lives in the rural areas, 80 percent of doctors, 75 percent dispensaries and 60 percent of hospitals are in the urban a...

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