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GRC will become the hub for all gender activities in Bihar: Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi

The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld South Asia’s Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme ...

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Dance with the devil: What Manchester United under Jose Mourinho might be like

In the end it all played out on expected lines. Manchester United’s owners and board ran out of patience for Louis van Gaal’s famed philosophy even before the Dutchman completed two of the three years he was promised on paper. The men that matter ruled in favour of performance over process, especially considering the club’s muddled on-field display in the last couple ...

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Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Days make a difference in Bihar

For mothers in Vishwaspur village in the Dagarua block of Purnea district, the fourth Friday of every month is a much awaited day. On this day, designated by the Government of Bihar as the VHSND (Village Health, Sanitation and Nutrition Day) for that village, pregnant women, new mothers along with children and adolescent girls are provided with integrated health solutions ...

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In Bihar, Skills Labs help nurses and doctors learn and serve better

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia Skill sets of health care professionals are crucial for delivering quality services. To enhance proficiency of doctors and nurses, two Skills Labs have been set up in Bihar under the Department for International Development (DFID-UK) funded Sector Wide Approach to Strengthening Health (SWASTH) programme. The Skills Lab at the Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital ...

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SDGs to face challenge of 750 million child marriages by 2030

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia Making the right choices without any further delay is the only way to arrest the fate of millions of children falling in the vicious trap of poverty, child marriage and pre mature deaths, says a report released by UNICEF in New Delhi on Tuesday. Based on current trends, 69 million children under five will die from ...

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