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Indian Government To Promote Better Sanitation

...aces, //schools, railway stations, bus stands, and slums will be targeted by the sanitation initiative. The Rs. 1.1 million project has been set up in partnership with the district administration, Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) and Sulabh International, which deals in low cost sanitation...

Epidemic Of Cholera Continues To Sweep Over Angola

...on have fuelled the epidemic in the country's many slums inhabited by internal refugees who remain displaced after the country's devastating 27-year civil ended in 2002. The oil-rich Angola is in the midst of a petrol dollar fuelled building boom, currently spending billions of dollars rehabilitating infra...

Children In Slums Of Mumbai Might be Suffering From Malnutrition

...e further stated that the children living in these slums were perfectly healthy and fine, and if the NGO is making any counter claims, that they will have to prove themselves. BHA have also claimed that their tests were based on the WHO recommended indices of height-for-age, weight-for-age and weight-for...

Rural Poor are Better off Than Slum Dwellers: UN Report

...ows that there are remarkable similarities between slums and rural areas in health, education, employment a..., Ethiopia, Haiti and India, child malnutrition in slums is comparable to that of rural areas." Breaking the myth that urban populations are healthier, mor...

Angola To Launch A Massive Health Protection Campaign For The Children

... indicated that many of the deaths had occurred in slums that lacked basic sanitation. After the end of the conflict in 2002 there began an oil-financed reconstruction boom in Angola and her leaders are now stating that they are devoted for the improvement of the basic health care, developing, and implem...

Haryana to set up 'Red Ribbon Clubs' in Colleges to Create Awareness about AIDS

...ice Scheme. Kartar Devi said villages and urban slums would be allocated to each club to educate people about causes and preventive measures of HIV/AIDS. Members of these clubs would also help in checking professional blood donors, she added. The minister said 22 integrated counseling and testing ce...

1.8 mn Delhi Children to Receive Anti-polio Drops

...600 teams would visit different colonies including slums to search for left over cases and administer polio drops to those children. Source-IANS...

Urban Poor in Dire Need of Proper Healthcare: Report

...t increase in the number of people residing in the slums under appalling living conditions," said an Assocham statement. Around 30 percent of urban dwellers are poor and urban poverty contributes to approximately 25 percent of total poverty in India. Some key findings of the study are: * One of out o...

Delhi Kids to Be Immunized Against Polio

...600 teams would visit different colonies including slums to administer anti-polio drops to left over children,' said Yoganand Shastri, the state health minister. Source-IANS...

Solutions Possible for Providing Water and Sanitation in Poor Urban Settlements, Says WaterAid

...worldwide, believes that it is possible to provide slums and other poor settlements with adequate water and...e’s agency through civil society; the inclusion of slums in all bilateral projects/loans; and the mapping of slums on a priority basis. The six NGO’s felic...

I Would Sob After Meeting Young Prostitutes: Judd

...d that Hollywood for me would be my entry into the slums and brothels." The actor attributes her sensitivity to the pain of the prostitutes she met to her own childhood, which she said was marked by abuse, poverty, and a severely dysfunctional family. "I was physically, emotionally, sexually and spirit...

MDR-TB Spreading in Slums of Nairobi, Kenya, Health Workers Say

...ti-drug resistant tuberculosis is spreading in the slums of Kenya's capital, Nairobi, some health workers h...res, said that the "dark and airless" homes in the slums provide the optimal environment for TB to thrive. She added that stigma also might cause people with...

Bio-latrine Cleans Up Kenyan Slum and the Environment

...ractical Action is opting for more bio-latrines in slums because it provides not only energy but an additional toilet is always welcomed in the filthy place. "We have so many challenges here," Kutilo said shutting the tap to the fast flowing water. "Every little bit helps."...

Uganda Bans Plastic Bags, Still a Tough Battle Lies Ahead

...which Uganda's rains can never percolate. In the slums and shanties buveera are breeding grounds for disease. With no mains water and no sewerage system, the bags are used as toilets. Flying latrines they are called, because when you have filled them, you throw them as far away as you can. And when t...

Cuban Healthcare Delivers, Experts Say

...years it has sent as many as 15,000 to work in the slums of Venezuela, its main political ally, in exchange for vital oil supplies. The export of medical services has hurt Cuba's family doctor system and caused longer waits at health centers. At the Havana clinic where Moore's American patients receive...

Pregnant Women's Contest to Curb Infant Mortality

...orous clothes, high heels and choreographers! Some slums in Indore have organised a pregnant women's contes... from nearby hospitals, NGO members working in the slums and women leaders there. "We check whether they are taking iron tablets or not, getting all the in...

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