Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living with and Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder
Discussion on Enabling countries to successfully address ASD and other NDDs as part of their SDGs featuring participation by regional directors and representatives of UNICEF, UNESCAP, UN Women, UNESCO, IOM, ILO and WHO, country representatives and experts. Chaired by H.E., Sheikh Hasina, Co-Chaired by Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director of WHO-SEARO and moderated by Saima Hossain the discussion focused on common aspirations and not only set the tone of the Conference but the powerful remarks by speakers paved the way for an effective way forward so that children and adults with NDDs can be included in the global ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

'Hiding their troubles': a qualitative exploration of suicide in Bhutanese refugees in the USA - Brown FL, Mishra T, Frounfelker RL, Bhargava E, Gautam B, Prasai A, Betancourt TS.
This study aims to inve... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Conjoined twins return home after lifesaving surgery in Australia
Two Bhutanese conjoined twins who traveled to Australia to be separated have returned home this week, completing a nearly 12,000-mile round trip to receive the life-saving surgery. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Determinants of health seeking behavior of animal bite victims in rabies endemic South Bhutan: a community-based contact-tracing survey - Penjor K, Tenzin T, Jamtsho RK.
BACKGROUND: Dog bites are the main source of rabies infection and death in humans, contributing up to 99% of all cases. We conducted a contact-tracing study to evaluate the health seeking and treatment compliance behaviors of people following potential exp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Suicide and suicide-related behavior among Bhutanese refugees resettled in the United States - Meyerhoff J, Rohan KJ, Fondacaro KM.
Suicidal behavior and death by suicide are significant and pressing problems in the Bhutanese refugee community. Currently, Bhutanese refugees are dying by suicide at a rate nearly two times that of the general U.S. population. Proper identification of ris... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

YSPH alumna appointed top health official in Bhutan
Dechen Wangmo ’07 M.P.H. has been appointed Minister of Health by newly elected Prime Minister Lotay Tshering, the lone woman among 10 new cabinet members. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - December 4, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

After separation, Bhutanese conjoined twins want to be close
Despite their new-found independence, the Bhutanese conjoined twins who were separated by doctors in Australia last week still want to be close to each other, nurses have told reporters. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together
Doctors say that conjoined twins from Bhutan who were separated at an Australian hospital last week have been moving about, eating and otherwise healing well (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins separated but still want to be next to each other – video
After a successful operation, Bhutanese conjoined twins Nima and Dawa are now getting used to independent life although they prefer to remain side-by-side. Dr Joe Crameri from Melbourne's Royal Children's Hospital said the 15-month-girls are 'doing very well' and 'we feel quietly confident we will have a good result'. Dr Crameri adds there was a sense of relief 'once we realised that we had the ability to divide the liver without compromising the girls and ultimately we didn ’t have to anything fancy to the bowel'. The 15-month-old girls were successfully separated after a six-hour procedure by a team which involved ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 15, 2018 Category: Science Tags: Australia news Bhutan Medical research Source Type: news

Surgeons in Australia separate conjoined girls from Bhutan
Conjoined twins from Bhutan have been separated at an Australian hospital in a delicate operation that divided their shared liver and reconstructed their abdomens (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins: Bhutanese girls separated in six-hour surgery
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan are "doing very well", Australian surgeons say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Surgeons in Australia separating conjoined girls from Bhutan
Surgeons in Australia have begun separating conjoined twins from Bhutan in a delicate operation expected to last most of the day (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins: Australian surgeons try to separate Bhutanese girls
The 15-month-old girls from Bhutan may share more than one organ, Australian surgeons say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“ Governments are Starting to See that Organic Food Policy Works ”
According to ‘The World State of Agriculture 2018’, India is the country with the highest number of organic producers (835'000). This is a woman cultivating her tea plantation in the southwestern Indian state of Kerala. Credit: Ilaria Cecilia/IPSBy Maged SrourROME, Oct 31 2018 (IPS)Many countries and farmers around the world are not readily making the switch to organic farming. But the small Himalayan mountain state of Sikkim, which borders Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, is the first 100 percent organic farming state in the world. Earlier this month, Sikkim, won the Future Policy Award 2018 (FPA) for being the f...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Maged Srour Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Europe Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Green Economy Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Projects Regional Categories TerraViva Uni Source Type: news

Bhutanese conjoined twins in Australia for separation
Conjoined 14-month-old girls from Bhutan have arrived in Australia where doctors are planning a complex surgery to separate them (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Conjoined twins flown from Bhutan to Australia for separation
A pair of conjoined twins have been flown from Bhutan to Australia, where doctors hope they will be able to operate on the 14-month-old girls, who have grown up facing each other, unable to move independently. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
A seventy-year-old woman laughs with family members inside a grocery store in Tachilek, Myanmar. UN Photo/Kibae ParkBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind.In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs aging Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Population Growth Source Type: news

Project Population: Addressing Asia ’s Ageing Societies
Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Jun 12 2018 (IPS)While populations have seen and undergone changes since the beginning of time, one trend in particular is unfolding across the world: less children, older people. In an effort to tackle the complex issue in Asia, government officials are convening to help create a sustainable society where no one is left behind. In Mongolia’s capital of Ulaanbaatar, 40 Members of Parliament (MPs) are gathering to discuss sound policy approaches to population issues such as ageing and fertility transition which threaten the future of many Asian nations.&ldqu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Education Featured Gender Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Asian Population and Development Association (APDA) Source Type: news

India 145th among 195 countries in healthcare access, quality
India lags behind China (48), Sri Lanka (71), Bangladesh ( 133) and Bhutan (134) while its health index was better than Nepal (149), Pakistan (154) and Afghanistan (191). (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fighting Inequality in Asia and the Pacific
Shamshad Akhtar is the Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Secretary of Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)By Shamshad AkhtarBANGKOK, Thailand, May 15 2018 (IPS)Inequality is increasing in Asia and the Pacific. Our region’s remarkable economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor. A gap that’s trapping people in poverty and, if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve sustainable development. This is the central challenge heads of state and government will be considering this week at the Economic and Social Commission for...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - May 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Shamshad Akhtar Tags: Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Environment Headlines Health Inequity Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Source Type: news

Tigers found to assist farmers and livestock owners by protecting domesticated animals from other threats
(Natural News) There have been a lot of stories about tigers and other predators attacking people and livestock. While this may have created a negative perception of tigers, a new study asks us to reconsider: In a paper in the journal Biological Conservation, researchers from Bhutan found that farmers and livestock can actually benefit from having tigers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Piecing together past and present in Bhutan: narration, silence and forgetting in conflict - Christensen LK.
This article explores this question using interview data from anthropological fieldwork in Bhutan. In Bhutan, the ethnic conflict of the early 1990s is surr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Violence and Weapons Issues Source Type: news

Responding to Needs of Families Living with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Cover artists Dhrupod & Poshla with Saima Hossain at the launch of Unique Glimpses.By Saima Wazed HossainDHAKA, Mar 29 2018 (IPS)Shuchona Foundation is a not-for-profit policy advocacy, research, and capacity-building organization specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) and mental health. It is the culmination of the efforts to coordinate and mainstream policies and programs for mental health and NDD’s that began with the launch of the of the GAPH-Bangladesh in 2011.Shuchona’s work is geared towards creating a productive and meaningful life for persons with any disabilities as included – n...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Bhutan reports outbreak of severe H5N1 bird flu: OIE
PARIS (Reuters) - Bhutan has reported an outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus among backyard birds, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday, citing a report from the country's agriculture ministry. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

PCVs good value for money in Bhutan
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - March 1, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Elekta points to new MR/RT research
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta said the first study evaluating its MR-guided...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta partners with Alliance for Cancer Care IBA, Elekta join forces on software development Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - November 15, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

IBA, Elekta join forces on software development
Proton therapy firm Ion Beam Applications (IBA) and radiation oncology vendor...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: IBA posts half-year revenue increases Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Philips, Varian, IBA partner on Singapore cancer center IBA inks Va. installation deal (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta adds members to MR-Linac Consortium
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta announced five new members of its MR-Linac...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta promotes 21 studies at AAPM 2017 Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Elekta begins installation of MR-linac system Elekta receives order from Ala. provider Elekta points to study of older lung cancer patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 3, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta touts 21 studies at AAPM 2017
Radiation oncology vendor Elekta said its investigational Unity MR radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Elekta to install Bhutan's 1st linear accelerator Elekta begins installation of MR-linac system Elekta receives order from Ala. provider Elekta points to study of older lung cancer patients Elekta debuts MR-linac radiation therapy system at ESTRO (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Elekta Introduces Advanced Cancer Treatment to Kingdom of Bhutan
THIMPHU, Bhutan, July 24, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Elekta (EKTA-B.ST) announced today that it has been chosen to deliver the first ever radiation therapy system to the Kingdom of Bhutan. The National Referral Hospital, the largest... Devices, Oncology Elekta, Elekta Compact, linear accelerator, radiotherapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 24, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Burden, pattern and causes of road traffic accidents in Bhutan, 2013-2014: a police record review - Wangdi C, Gurung MS, Duba T, Wilkinson E, Tun ZM, Tripathy JP.
Road traffic accidents (RTAs) are a major cause of death and injury globally. There was little information on the burden and causes of RTAs in Bhutan. The study estimates the burden and characteristics of RTAs and describes the victims of RTAs in Bhutan. A... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Pedestrians and Bicycles Source Type: news

Policy and governance to address depression and suicide in Bhutan: the national suicide-prevention strategy - Dorji G, Choki S, Jamphel K, Wangdi Y, Chogyel T, Dorji C, Nirola DK.
Suicide and mental disorders are a growing public health issue in Bhutan, due in part to a rapidly transitioning society. The burden of suicide has been recognized by the Royal Government of Bhutan and, as a result, it introduced the country's first ever n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Bhutan and Maldives Eliminate Measles - WHO Bhutan and Maldives Eliminate Measles - WHO
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles: WHO
Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease, the World Health Organization says. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

WHO: Maldives, Bhutan have eliminated measles
The World Health Organization says Bhutan and the Maldives have eliminated measles, becoming the first countries in their region to stop the highly contagious disease (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee
Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activitiesEarlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 thousandApis Melliforia. And while introducing a new species of animal to your home seems like a hugely cathartic event, there was no ceremonious exchange of insect between myself and the store from which I ordered them, which was a bit of a let down. I accepted the humming box, placed it in the hatchback of the family car, and drove h...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 24, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Holly Norton Tags: Science Archaeology Bees Environment Insects Source Type: news

Bhutan making its people healthier, happier by beating noncommunicable diseases
In Bhutan, protecting people from cardiovascular and lung diseases, cancers, and diabetes is a national priority. It has put in place a national plan, linking all sectors, from health to finance and education, to prevent and control these noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). (Source: WHO Feature Stories)
Source: WHO Feature Stories - May 17, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: communicable disease [subject], infectious diseases, malaria [subject], noncommunicable disease [subject], chronic diseases, Bhutan [country], Feature [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

"In our community, a friend is a psychologist": an ethnographic study of informal care in two Bhutanese refugee communities - Chase L, Sapkota RP.
The recent rise in suicide among Bhutanese refugees has been linked to the erosion of social networks and community supports in the ongoing resettlement process. This paper presents ethnographic findings on the role of informal care practiced by relatives,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Autism in Bangladesh: Reducing Discrimination Through Innovation
Children's Cultural Program / Town Hall Meeting. Dec 14, 2015. Shilpakala Academy. Organized by Parents Forum for the Differently Able. A short play by nearly 30 children and youth with NDDs. Over 100 parents took part in the meeting asking a whole variety of questions and expressing their concerns related to NDDs.By Saima Wazed HossainDHAKA, Mar 30 2017 (IPS)Within the last 5 years, thanks to political support and national education, autism awareness in Bangladesh has grown immensely. Due to a lack of funds and resources, providing full comprehensive evidence based services for those in need is not yet possible, but with ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 30, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Saima Wazed Hossain Tags: Development & Aid Headlines Health World Autism Awareness Day Source Type: news

New project aims to build resilience to earthquakes in the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
A new interdisciplinary project led by researchers at the University of Bristol aims to develop resilience and research capacity in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan to cope with earthquakes and their cascading effects on the country's environment, business, infrastructure, and society. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 27, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Research; Faculty of Science, Faculty of Science, School of Earth Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

Debate Roils India Over Family Planning Method
A family in New Delhi. Given India's high infant mortality rate, one of the highest in the world, many women are not keen on sterilisation since they feel that it shuts out their option of having children later if required. Credit: Neeta Lal/IPSBy Neeta LalNEW DELHI, Nov 29 2016 (IPS)The Indian government’s decision to make injectable contraceptives available to the public for free under the national family planning programme (FPP) has stirred debate about women’s choices in the world’s largest democracy and second most populous country.The controversial contraceptive containing the drug Depot Medroxyprog...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Neeta Lal Tags: Asia-Pacific Headlines Health Population Women's Health Contraception Family Planning India sterilization Source Type: news

Entire Himalayan arc can produce large earthquakes
The main fault at the foot of the Himalayan mountains can likely generate destructive, major earthquakes along its entire 2,400-kilometer (1,500-mile) length, a new study finds. Combining historical documents with new geologic data, the study shows the previously unstudied portion of the fault in the country Bhutan is capable of producing a large earthquake and did so in 1714. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

In Bhutan, UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador Aamir Khan spotlights battle against malnutrition
After a visit to Bhutan yesterday, actor and director Aamir Khan, a UNICEF Regional Goodwill Ambassador, praised the country ’ s progress to end malnutrition and recognized young mothers ’ efforts to safeguard their children ’ s health despite high levels of stunting. (Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population)
Source: UN News Centre - Women, Children, Population - October 19, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Prevalence and social cultural determinants of domestic violence in Thimphu Bhutan - Wangmo K.
BACKGROUND: Domestic Violence is   a universal wide-spread phenomenon and variation in its prevalence occurs all over the world. However the societal violence  differs from country to country with various levels of socio-economic development. Bhutan is n... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

India ranked 143 among 188 countries in health study
India's poor performance on hygiene, air pollution mortality are among factors that place it lower than countries like Bhutan, Botswana, Syria and Sri Lanka. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - September 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Balancing traditional beliefs and medical science: mental health care in Bhutan - Nirola DK, Durham JUC, Kraus KL.
In the Kingdom where Gross National Happiness may be its most precious commodity, there is a growing awareness of the individual and communal toll that unmet mental health needs bring to bear on Bhutanese society. Mental illness is becoming a public health... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Unintentional injuries among people with epilepsy in Bhutan - Sorets T, McKenzie E, Cohen J, Cash S, Leung E, Nirola D, Deki S, Tshering L, Wolper E, Mateen F.
OBJECTIVE: To analyze unintentional injuries among people with epilepsy (PWE) or suspected seizures in a resource-limited setting, including the relationship of injuries to electroencephalography (EEG), seizure frequency, and quality of life. BACKG... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 13, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Nuns schooled on sexual and reproductive health in Bhutan
Language English THIMPU, Bhutan – Nuns might seem like the last people needing sexual and reproductive health education. But in the tiny, landlocked Himalayan nation of Bhutan, holy women are being empowered by this information – and they, in turn, are empowering the members of their communities. (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - June 22, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: zerzan Source Type: news

Africa: New Protocol Aims to Cut Trillion-Dollar Food Waste Bill
[IPS] Copenhagen -Four years ago, 27-year-old Tsering Dorji of western Bhutan's Satsam village took to organic vegetable farming. Since then, thanks to composted manure and organic pesticide, the soil health of his farm has improved, and the yield has increased manifold. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 14, 2016 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Students Journey: A Step Closer to the SDGs in Rural India
A village in the Kalahandi district in the state of Odisha in India. The district still grapples with lack of basic amenities, low crop productivity, and malnutrition. The depleting harvest forces villagers to depend on other forms of manual labor. Credit: Smriti DasBy Smriti Das, Teri University New Delhi and Rose Delaney, IPSNEW DELHI, ROME, Jun 9 2016 (IPS)As the seventh largest economy in the world by nominal GDP, India has fared better than many. Through a mix of interventions from the public and private sector, India’s economy has promoted growth and welfare. However, in spite of these developments, the challen...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Smriti Das and Rose Delaney Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Trade & Investment Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Source Type: news