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A women-owned dairy in Andhra Pradesh eyes the big league -AD Rangarajan

Tirupati. “Like Amul, we too plan to have a little girl as our brand ambassador, whose icon will feature on our packets”, said Mr. Chary. Shreeja also regularly trains women in barn Hygiene and cattle management, works in tandem with the local veterinary officer to identify diseases and conducts deworming camps thrice a year. The company has also arranged micro insurance and accident insurance to the women and animal insurance for th

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Young and wasted -TK Rajalakshmi

as a function partly of the ignorance of its benefits and also an outcome of the malnourished status of the mother. The report also mentions other determinants such as access to water, sanitation, Hygiene, income, education and quality health services as mitigating or contributing to malnourishment. It falls short of advocating better income distributive policies though there are sufficient indications in the report of a link between poor income an

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Poshan sakhis transform reproductive health in Odisha -Rakhi Ghosh

provides space for women to discuss issues that concern them. The discussions range from their personal health, children’s health, food and nutrition, to sensitive matters such as menstrual Hygiene and sanitation. Diagnosed as undernourished by the accredited social health activist (ASHA), Swapnarani hopes that the poshan sakhi (nutrition friend) at the maitri baithak will guide her on health and nutrition so that she would deliver a heal

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Floods, droughts compound diseases in India -Raghu Murtugudde

on season consists active and break periods, India is a unique place with floods and droughts juxtaposed in space and time. Both floods and droughts degrade water quality and exacerbate health and Hygiene issues not only from water-borne diseases but also from vector- and air-borne and zoonotic diseases. Confounding the floods and droughts, India’s mean temperatures are also generally optimal for maximum disease prevalence. Air pollution i

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The spirit of mahua -Diya Kohli

o take a storied local spirit and traditional know-how and make it accessible to an entirely different consumer base. His brand, DJ Mahua, aims to address each of these issues through standards of Hygiene, quality control, consistency and a superior distillation process. DJ Mahua has the same delicate floral notes of the original, yet it tastes noticeably different, like a milder version of the mahua we tried in Chhattisgarh—with an alcohol s

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Cutting corners on medicine -Vidya Krishnan

uo;s proud to call itself the ‘world’s pharmacy’, and it should be. But it comes with a huge responsibility,” says Dr. Elizabeth Pisani, epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “If the world’s pharmacy is selling poorly-made products — if they’re selling crap, to put it bluntly — then sick people don’t get cured; they may even die.” India could take a lo

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From napkin vends to kids park, a Kerala health centre shines -Shaju Philip

tate. Another popular initiative is the construction of two women’s toilets with napkin vending machines and incinerators. “Our women have learned to use napkins and maintain menstrual Hygiene,’’ says Surya O S, a tribal health worker, a post that was created for the community after Mohammed took charge. On Wednesdays, the telemedicine unit ensures that patients can consult dermatologists at the district hospital in Manantha

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Young women from tribal communities are helping lower maternal mortality rates in the Araku valley -Swati Sanyal Tarafdar

lthcare. As a result, these remote villages have now had the first childbirth in hospital, the first delivery by trained nurse, and the first mother to not lose a child. The nurses advise women on Hygiene and nutrition, and convince them to visit the nearest health centres for further check-ups. The valley now has telemedicine centres with a medical officer for direct evaluation or a specialist for video conferencing. Malaria, dengue, anaemia an

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In Uttar Pradesh, Mid-Day Meal Continues to Be a Recipe for Disaster -Khabar Lahariya

en have proper doors or ventilation. In a blatant disregard of the MDM scheme guidelines, in more than half the schools covered, cooks had not been imparted any official training – in habits of Hygiene or otherwise. Furthermore, there was no involvement on the part of the community members or voluntary organisations in ensuring a standardised quality of meal that takes into account safety and Hygiene More »

Deprived mom, stunted child -GS Mudur

tar Pradesh to 15 per cent or lower in some Kerala districts. The study, published on Thursday in the research journal Maternal and Child Nutrition, has suggested that economic factors, health and Hygiene could explain the striking differences in stunting levels. Low body mass among women explained 19 per cent of the differences in stunting levels across districts while low levels of education among women accounted for 12 per cent. The children'

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