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Malaria Sweeps Tripura, 25 Dead

...ast fortnight. The worst hit by the disease is the tribal dominated Amarpur area in south Tripura district where 10 people have died. "An army helicopter has been pressed into service to transport medical teams and medicines to the interior areas," the official said.All hospitals in the state are crowded w...

Feeding Programme Gives Hope to Tribal Mothers

...istics show malnutrition is a major problem in the tribal areas of Orissa. It is particularly severe among children under three years of age, reports Grassroots Features. In Koraput district, 28.8 percent of children in this age group weigh about 2.5 kg only. About 60.3 percent of new borns have a low bir...

Ex-CIA Official Accuses Retired ISI Chief of Supporting Taliban

... Keller said that soldiers posted to Waziristan, a tribal area that hosts an estimated 2,000 al-Qaida fighters, are "huddling in their bases, doing nothing". "Their approach was to pretend that nothing was wrong because any other approach would reveal that they were unwilling and unable to do anything abo...

Iraq's Orphans Left to the Kindness of Strangers

...lp, collecting donations from Sadr City's powerful tribal families. "We are supporting the house with mater...r things that the kids need," said Ali Sumaysum, a tribal chief. At any given time 25 to 40 children live at the house, with the number fluctuating as Hassan...

Poor Health Practices Plague Rajasthan Tribal Women

Women in Rajasthan's tribal areas still consider home to be the safest place f... Gandhi Manav Kalyan Society, an NGO that works in tribal regions of Udaipur district, conducted the study of the reproductive health of over 315 women in Jha...

Concern in Mizoram Over Growing Tobacco-related Diseases

...ally do not tell our kids not to smoke". In the tribal Mizo society, consumption of tobacco is rampant among children, who have been introduced to tobacco at a very young age. With most of the families engaged in farming, the belief that consumption of tobacco cures the field-workers of insect bites ha...

UK to Support Third Phase of India's AIDS Control Programme

...ildren, with an expansion of coverage to rural and tribal areas. Treatment for opportunistic infections will also be increased. The NACP III framework has been designed with strong Government of India leadership and in consultation with a large number of donors and civil society organisations. The moni...

Art of Living Foundation to Train Iraqi Youths

...ple including several Shia leaders, women, widows, tribal leaders and youths." On Wednesday, over 80 Shia and tribal leaders interacted with him in Baghdad. The Indian guru told them: "Give the non-violence philosophy...

Anthrax Claims Two Lives in Orissa

Two people have died of anthrax in Orissa's tribal dominated Koraput district, while five have contracted the deadly disease in the last two days, health officials said Friday. Bisu Sisa, 45, of Phulba village and Nanda Jani, 35, of Padiguda village under Semliguda block in Koraput, nearly 500 km ...

Multinationals Exploit Groundwater Sources, and People Suffer

...any of the area's small businesses and is vital to tribal people who are working to restore salmon populations.There is also a serious concern that Nestl is allowed to drill bore holes -- which are sideways holes into the spring that allows more water to come out. "The problem with that is that causes more ...

Village Health Centres to the Rescue of Infants

...very saves life," said Suryamani. Mayurbhanj, a tribal dominated district, was chosen as one of the six pilot districts in the entire country, which have the highest infant mortality rates (IMR), to host IMNCI. Padmavati and thousands of other women have now benefited from this programme, which has achie...

Efforts Underway to Fight Alcoholism Among Tribals

Chendu, a tribal from Alirajpur in Jhabua district, beat his wife t...ing a heavy toll on the socio-economic life of the tribal population. According to an official from the department of tribal development, the age-old problem ...

Satellites Set to Play Good Samaritans in India

... primary schools have been set up in predominantly tribal areas," Krishnamurthy said. The national beam, wh...Kashmir, the northeastern states of India and some tribal districts in other states have access to speciality healthcare from some major specialty hospitals i...

Honey to the Rescue-From Superbugs

... by the use of honey by the aborigines (indigenous tribal people of the continent), who use honey as a dressing for their wounds. Mention of honey and its benefits are seen in ancient Indian texts such as the Charaka and Susrutha Samhitis, and the Bible as well. Honey is known for its anti-bacterial p...

Circumcision Does Not Prevent Spread of HIV, Experts Warn

.../ Research, prompting for more research on certain tribal rituals such as circumcision and their effect on the spread of HIV. As against common notion and previous studies, the study findings have proved that circumcision of males and female genital mutilation of virgins can in no way stem the spread of ...

European Commission to Boost Chhattisgarh's Health Sector

...ote and impoverished areas dominated by illiterate tribal population. This will take the total number of primary health centres to 717. Source-IANS...

Leading Polio Activist Doctor in Pakistan Killed

...laimed responsibility for the explosion, but local tribal militants are suspected to be behind the attack. Source-IANS...

Five Die of Food Poisoning in Chhattisgarh

...said on phone. The feast was organised by a Gond tribal woman, Sukunti Bai, to celebrate the birth of a baby February 11. Police have formally registered a case and begun investigations into the cause of death. "There was some traditional food offered to select women guests. As per preliminary investiga...

Senate Committee Approves Telemedicine Mental Health Bill

...mittee Chair Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), five tribes or tribal organizations that currently provide mental health services through telemedicine systems would share $1.5 million in fiscal year 2008 and each of the three subsequent fiscal years. HHS would administer the demonstration projects for the expanded t...

Madhya Pradesh Has India's Most Malnourished Kids

...o medicines.' Thousands of children in Barwani's tribal villages and adjoining districts face similar fate...r agencies have launched many programmes. However, tribal areas remain largely untouched. The much-hyped Bal Sanjeevni Abhiyan scheme launched in the state ha...

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