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Jharkhand Village Shocked to Know About Its Huge HIV Positive Population

...usion, due to social ostracisation. "In remote villages here, whenever a case is reported, none of the authorities are informed. Even doctors do not care about the victims. Unemployment is the main reason behind the spread of this disease. The cases are not made public because of fear of social boycott," ...

In China, Online Gamers Raking in the Cash

...nage drop-outs and jobless 20-somethings from poor villages or underdeveloped cities flood into the mushrooming gold-farming factories. Gold farmers in the northern city of Harbin work eight to 12 hours a shift to rack in enough gold to fulfil the daily quota, said Li Gang, a journalist who has reported on ...

Top China Official Pessimistic on Fixing Food Safety Woes

..., he said. 'The food safety situation in China's villages also is no cause for optimism. Hidden dangers will continue to emerge, as will illnesses from the use of harmful substances,' he said. The strengthened evaluations in the 31 cities will focus on products including grains, oils, vegetables, meat, eg...

Ships to the Rescue of Medically Deprived Assamese

...hdraw our ships," Hazarika said. "Reaching these villages during the floods is another major challenge," he added. Despite all the hindrances, the project has been well received by the people. Now, C-NES is planning to launch another two ships to extend the services further. Akha alone has reached about 5...

Appropriate Sanitation Gives Confidence for the Schoolgirls

Girls in Tamil Nadu villages need no longer be embarrassed about going to school during their monthly menstrual cycle . In some areas the state has introduced toilets with incinerators to dispose of sanitary wastes hygienically. The government, in collaboration with UNICEF, ha...

Village Panchayat in Tamil Nadu Bans Tobacco Consumption

...s. Varanavasi Village Panchayat consists of five villages namely Azhalavur, Thalampaptu, Varanvasi, Arambakk... time, Nagendran, a farmer, criss-crosses the five villages with a loud speaker to persuade people to avoid tobacco dependency. "I used to chew pan parag and ...

India Plans Hospices for HIV Positive Women

...nuka Chowdhury said, "We plan to start hospices in villages for those women who are thrown out of their homes ...be self-reliant." The hospices would be in villages so that the community takes care of the HIV positive women and their children, she said a couple of ...

Kerala Government Battles With Chikungunya On All Counts

...highly educated and well informed. Even the remote villages have public health centers. People have good acces...dicines. Basic infrastructure in smaller towns and villages is much better than in any state in the country. Yet now, according to sources, more than 100,000...

Diarrhoea Claims Three Lives in Flood-hit Orissa

...s said Saturday . The disease has gripped over 20 villages including Basta, Baliapal, Bhogarai and Jaleswar, ...lth official said. At least 84 people from these villages were admitted in different health centres in the district while health officials were taking care of...

Himachal Pradesh Under the Grip of Suspected Typhus Fever Outbreak

... Teams of doctors have been visiting the affected villages and medical camps set up for check-ups of patients coming from Deol and Fatar areas. "It's been three days since the child got fever. We showed him to the doctor on Wednesday. Though he has got some relief due to the medicines, yet the fever has no...

Chikungunya-hit Villages to Get Funds to Fight Mosquitoes

...Health Minister A. Ramadoss Thursday said that all villages affected by chikungunya fever would get Rs.10,000 to prevent mosquito breeding and to spread awareness among people even as 17,000 suspected cases of the viral have been reported so far this year. 'We have asked the nine chikungunya-affected states...

'Walk of Shame' Triggers Toilet Consciousness

...ing to me," he remarks. Bahtarai is among the 90 villages in the state selected for the 2007 Nirmal Gram Pur...itation. The programme focused on 552 of the 1,600 villages in Bilaspur district, says Gaurav Dwivedi, collector and district magistrate. According to him, a...

Non-availability of Anti-rabies Vaccines Put Jackal Bitten Patients in a Fix

...s - including women and children - in half a dozen villages under the Manjhagarh block of the district, about 200 km from here. The injured are being treated at different hospitals in Gopalganj, the home district of union railway minister Lalu Prasad. But the unavailability of anti-rabies vaccines has ad...

Tibetans to Introduce Organic Farming

... the Tibetan government-in-exile here. The model villages will receive all inputs in the process of organic conversion ranging from training programmes and exposure tours of organic farms, besides procuring seeds and making eco-friendly compost. "If all the major agriculture settlements have a model villa...

Nearly 100 People Injured by Jackal

...s - including women and children - in half a dozen villages under the Manjhagarh block of the district, about 200 km from here. The injured are being treated at different hospitals in Gopalganj, the home district of union railway minister Lalu Prasad. But the unavailability of anti-rabies vaccines has ...

Egypt Outlaws All Female Circumcision

...sion advertisements, leaflets and visits to remote villages by health workers, "was positive but lacked a legal framework," said a health ministry official. According to the World Health Organisation, 100-140 million women around the world suffer genital mutilation, with two million girls circumcised every ...

Potentially Lethal H5N1 Bird Flu Resurfaces in Europe

.... "Strict controls are being followed in all the villages in the region," the veterinary services spokesman said. The area under observation had been extended from 10 to 14 kilometres, he added. Some 28,00 chickens as well as all poultry in the village of Norin would be destroyed, Czech officials said. ...

Uganda Bans Plastic Bags, Still a Tough Battle Lies Ahead

...e richest soil in Africa, but around the towns and villages it is laced with plastic. New strata are forming - a layer cake of polythene and poisoned soil, through which Uganda's rains can never percolate. In the slums and shanties buveera are breeding grounds for disease. With no mains water and no sew...

No Avian Flu In West Bengal And Kerala

...the death of about 2000 ducks in five days in some villages on 27.04.07. The Scientists of Avian Disease Diagnostic Laboratory, Thiruvalla along with a team of veterinarians visited the sites and conducted detailed examination and autopsy on the duck carcasses. The samples were collected and sent to HSADL, Bh...

WHO Launches Yellow Fever Initiative for West Africa

...g to cities for work, but returning to their rural villages from time to time, we also see the possibility of Yellow Fever epidemics multiply," said Sylvie Briand, Project Manager of the Yellow Fever Initiative in WHO. Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Nigeria, Sene...

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