NITI Aayog and UN in India sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022

The agreement is a reflection of the commitment and efforts made by India towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

NITI Aayog and UN in India sign Sustainable Development Framework for 2018-2022The Government of India-United Nations Sustainable Development Framework (UNSDF) for 2018-2022 was signed by the CEO, NITI Aayog, Amitabh Kant and United Nations Resident Coordinator in India Yuri Afanasiev, at a special signing ceremony presided over by Vice Chairperson, NITI Aayog, Dr Rajiv Kumar. Members of NITI Aayog and Heads of UN agencies in India […]

J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA

Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB, stated Union Health Minister, J P Nadda

J P Nadda addresses meeting on tuberculosis at 73rd session of UNGA“Our goal continues to be to achieve the vision of universal access to quality diagnosis and treatment for TB and address the social determinants of TB through a multi-sectoral response,” said JP Nadda. This union minister of health and family welfare spoke about this during his address at the ‘high level meeting on tuberculosis at […]

A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths, states UN report

For children everywhere, the most precarious time is the first month of life. In 2017, 2.5 million newborns died in their first month, and a baby born in sub-Saharan Africa or in Southern Asia was nine times more likely to die in the first month than one born in a high-income country

A child dies every five seconds, and most are preventable deaths, states UN reportAn estimated 6.3 million children died before their 15th birthdays in 2017, or one every five seconds, mostly due to a lack of water, sanitation, nutrition and basic healthcare, according to report by United Nations agencies on Tuesday. The vast majority of these deaths – 5.4 million – occur in the first five years of […]

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UN

The annual UN report found that climate variability affecting rainfall patterns and agricultural seasons, and climate extremes such as droughts and floods, are among the key drivers behind the rise in hunger, together with conflict and economic slowdowns

Global hunger increasing due to climate change, warns UNThe number of people suffering from hunger has increased during the past three years, after years of decline, a UN report suggests. According to the analysis, 821 million people globally were undernourished in 2017 – about one person in every nine. And nearly 151 million under-fives – 22% of the global total – have their […]

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, states UNICEF study

Current guidelines from the World Health Organization and Unicef recommend babies should be breastfed within an hour of their birth and fed only by breastfeeding until they are six months old

#WorldBreastfeedingWeek: 3 in 5 babies not breastfed in the first hour of life, states UNICEF studyAlmost 60% of babies around the world are not breastfed within the first hour after their birth, putting them at risk of sickness and even death, a new report has revealed. Breastfeeding offers both mothers and babies a host of benefits. It reduces the risk of breast cancer in women, while the first breast milk […]

World Population Day theme: ‘Family planning is a human right’

Population Control fortnight programmes have been organised across the country, along with the world, India will be marking World Population Day on July 11. This year’s theme, given by United Nations (UN), is, ‘family planning is a human right’

World Population Day theme: ‘Family planning is a human right’World population has reached around 7.6 billion in 2018, and there are 18% of this consists of Indians. While the increasing world population has also brought many socio-economic issues, it has also contributed to several health-related complex problems. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the 1968 International Conference on Human Rights, where family planning […]

WHO: Refugees are most vulnerable when it comes to availing healthcare facilities

The major causes of morbidity and mortality among refugees are measles, diarrhoeal diseases, acute respiratory infections, malaria and malnutrition, according to the World Heath Organization (WHO). There are many mental health issues, which remain untouched, even though every refuge is suffering from it

WHO: Refugees are most vulnerable when it comes to availing healthcare facilitiesThe refugee crisis is the burning issue that is debated in all national and international conferences. While political, militaristic and economic solutions are prescribed during these talks, there are no sufficient solutions and talks on health of refuges. To mark the occasion of World Refugee Day on Wednesday, World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations […]

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’

Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with a proposal to celebrate Yoga Day on 21st of every month. He has suggested that all the schools in Maharashtra, should keep a fixed time on this date dedicated for yoga

Maha: ‘Schools to celebrate yoga day on 21st of every month’The United Nations had accepted the resolution to celebrate International Yoga Day on June 21, on 11 December 2014. As the International Yoga Day is around the corner, Education Minister Vinod Tawade has come up with an innovative idea to inculcate yoga in the daily routine of the school students. While addressing a meeting with […]

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Kangana Ranaut urges people to stop plastic usage

She is Bollywood’s heartthrob; she is a diva and a superstar. She is the ‘Queen’ of Bollywood. But, unlike you and me, she is feeling chocked and unable to breathe. Like a common Mumbaikar, she too, is feeling suffocated. So, she has started a campaign, to unclog the Mumbai’s arteries (its rivers and sewage system)

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Kangana Ranaut urges people to stop plastic usageYes, we are talking about Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut. Kangana has posted her picture on a social networking site, with a plastic bag completely covering her face. And the message reads, ‘Stop Plastic Suffocation.’ On the occasion of the World Environment Day, Kangana has lent her support to the United Nations #RallyForRivers, a campaign against […]

WHO: Ending tuberculosis in the sustainable development era

Global efforts to combat TB have saved an estimated 53 million lives since 2000 and reduced the TB mortality rate by 37 per cent. However, progress in many countries has stalled, global targets are off-track, and persistent gaps remain in TB care and prevention. As a result, TB still kills more people than any other infectious disease

WHO: Ending tuberculosis in the sustainable development eraToday 75 ministers agreed to take urgent action to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030. The announcement came at the first WHO Global Ministerial Conference on Ending Tuberculosis in the Sustainable Development Era: A Multisectoral Response, which brought together delegates from 114 countries in Moscow. President Vladimir Putin of the Russian Federation opened the Conference, together […]