Estanara Magazine

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Editorial

Editorial

The month of Independence in Pakistan is observed with all the zeal and zest, people from every part of life contributed in their own way to celebrate the freedom. People with disabilities in Pakistan being the largest minority of the country are also celebrating the Independence with same Great Spirit, though lack of accessibility and opportunities for them are keeping …

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Report: Wheelchair and Cross Disabilities Flag March with Inclusive Musical Band on Truck

Report: Wheelchair and Cross Disabilities Flag March with Inclusive Musical Band on Truck

Observing solidarity and Independence Day, supporters of disability movement and PWDs from various part of life joined Estanara Group’s/ARCP’s flag march which was held on  Sunday 14th August 2016.  <Pakistan Zindabad> (live long Pakistan) Flag march started from KMC Sports Complex – Kashmir Road Karachi and headed toward Mazar e Qauid taking its route by New M.A Jinnah Road (Islamia …

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BISP Presents Report on ‘Population of Pakistan: An Analysis of NSER’

BISP Presents Report on ‘Population of Pakistan: An Analysis of NSER’

Economic growth, equal wealth distribution pivotal for eliminating poverty: Ahsan Iqbal Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal said economic growth, equitable wealth distribution and competitive societies are pivotal in eliminating poverty. “We have made commendable progress towards achieving macroeconomic stability and results of the incumbent government’s policies are clearly evident as Pakistan is being referred as emerging …

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Green Tea can Cure Down’s Syndrome: Study

Green Tea can Cure Down’s Syndrome: Study

LAHORE – Recent research has suggested that green tea can be used to treat Down’s syndrome. According to reports, in a year-long clinical trial, the treatment led to improved scores on memory and behavioral tests. A certain chemical in the brew has been shown to improve cognitive ability in persons with Down’s syndrome. The positive impact remained for a period …

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Child Abuse Cases: Implementation of Laws to Protect Children Demanded

Child Abuse Cases: Implementation of Laws to Protect Children Demanded

HRCP meeting worries about state of child rights, spate of kidnappings. ISLAMABAD: Federal and provincial governments failure in implementing laws have given rise to violence against children. Recommendations given by the National Commission for Human Rights in its report on the Kasur child sexual abuse scandal have still not been implemented, they lamented. The points were raised during a meeting of …

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An India Where the Disabled Have a Choice

An India Where the Disabled Have a Choice

The Roundtable on Digital Access to the Disabled held in Bangalore brought forward many issues related to the topic. Dr. Nirmita Narasimhan, Policy Director, Centre for Internet and Society speaks to Dr. Archana Verma about the problems faced by the disabled while using technology. Being herself partially visually impaired, this is an interview from an expert as well as the personal …

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Montessori Remedy to Alzheimer

Montessori Remedy to Alzheimer

A new study from Britain reveals that one-third of people with dementia feel let down by their local communities. However, by transforming themselves into dementia-friendly communities, cities and towns can help dementia sufferers feel less like a burden and more a part of local life. According to research from the Alzheimer’s Society, 35 percent of people with dementia leave their …

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SMS Revolution for the Disabled

SMS Revolution for the Disabled

Apps created by Bapsi help deaf-blind people communicate using vibration as a medium on their smartphones Co-founded by Arun Mehta in 2009, Bapsi helps people who have limited access to information because of their disability. Photo: Ramesh Pathania/Mint New Delhi: Almost a decade ago, Arun Mehta was delivering a talk in Bengaluru about technology access for the disabled, when he felt …

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MP: Farmer’s Disabled Daughter Clears PSC

MP: Farmer’s Disabled Daughter Clears PSC

Rajini Verma secured 2nd rank among physically challenged candidates. Rajini Verma, a farmer’s daughter with disability from MP’s Betul district, has cleared interview of the 2012 Madhya Pradesh Public Service Commission (PSC) examination with flying colours and will be posted as a deputy collector. The 36-year-old girl from Sohagpur village secured 2nd rank among physically challenged candidates. Rajini is a …

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Manipulative Physiotherapy vs. Electrotherapy

Manipulative Physiotherapy vs. Electrotherapy

Every musculo-skeletal pain has its own character. Neck or back pain may be acute or chronic. However all pain do not seek treatment — most of them are self-limiting. Musculoskeletal pain that causes mild to severe disability that hound doctors to diagnose the exact cause. For instance, knee pain that limit your movement may cause from various sources. If the …

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A Doer Has No Barrier

A Doer Has No Barrier

Tangail man crosses blindness hurdles to success Visually impaired Masud collecting eggs at his poultry farm in Delduar upazila of Tangail. It took him a while and a lot of effort to set up the farm but now he earns Tk 1-1.5 lakh a month from his business. The photo was taken recently. Photo: Mirza Shakil Mirza Shakil with Andrew …

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Airport Service Quality — A New Dimension

Airport Service Quality — A New Dimension

Dementia is not a specific disease but an overall term for a set of symptoms that are caused by disorders affecting the brain. Symptoms may include memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem-solving or language, severe enough to reduce a person’s ability to perform everyday activities. (August 17, 2016, Montreal, Sri Lanka Guardian) In its issue of 16 August 2016, Airports …

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Chasing Equality: The Disabled Bewail Over Inadequacy

Chasing Equality: The Disabled Bewail Over Inadequacy

While Sri Lanka moves to guarantee basic human rights to all, a few people discuss the plight of a group whose rights are still not fully guaranteed in practice: the disabled. A conference was convened at Batticaloa’s Sarvodaya Development Education Centre on Saturday to create awareness of the problems the disabled face each day. Community Business and Technology Developers (CBTD), …

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Sustaining South Asia’s Public Health Successes

Sustaining South Asia’s Public Health Successes

Residents gather to look on as laboratory assistants, from the Institute of Serology, collect samples from a sewer in the outskirts of Kolkata to monitor the polio virus in urban West Bengal, India.  Copyright: Sanjit Das / Panos Speed read South Asian countries have beaten down diseases like malaria, polio and lymphatic filariasis But infections like dengue and the emergence …

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Does One Gene Hold the Secret to the Rise in Autism?

Does One Gene Hold the Secret to the Rise in Autism?

A study of 168 children diagnosed with autism demonstrated that 98% of children diagnosed with autism share at least one of the various MTHFR gene mutations. What does the MTHFR gene do? The MTHFR gene creates the MTHFR enzyme, which enables methylation. What is methylation? Methylation is a vital metabolic process occurring within every cell of your body, billions of times per …

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Poor Nutrition Kills More Kids than Aids, Malaria and TB Combined: UN

Poor Nutrition Kills More Kids than Aids, Malaria and TB Combined: UN

The world will have to ‘dramatically’ change course to end malnutrition. A malnourished boy cries as he sits on a bed at a malnutrition intensive care unit in Yemen’s capital in February 10, 2016. ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Major progress has been made in curbing the number of children going to bed hungry, but a deadly combination of discrimination and …

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9 out of 10 Strokes are Preventable, All You Need to Do is This

9 out of 10 Strokes are Preventable, All You Need to Do is This

This is an excellent article from Thistlecreek Home Care and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.  Great words of advice to prevent strokes. 1.3 million Canadians are currently living with heart disease. Considering the fact, we cannot ignore the potential effects of a stroke. More than 400,000 Canadians are living with long-term stroke disability. Far too many individuals are suffering from …

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Pressure Mounts for Answers on Children with a Disability in Schools

Pressure Mounts for Answers on Children with a Disability in Schools

A woman comforts her son who has autism and suffered ill treatment at school. Photo: James Alcock Pressure is mounting on the state government to hold an inquiry into the treatment of children with a disability after fresh accusations children in NSW schools were locked in cupboards and cages and improperly restrained. Education Minister Adrian Piccoli was also facing claims he and his …

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Disability Update: Guardian, Allsup, ClaimVantage

Disability Update: Guardian, Allsup, ClaimVantage

ClaimVantage has replaced its conference moose with a conference lobster. (Photo: ClaimVantage) Guardian's three new packages include hospice and serious illness provisions Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America has introduced an individual disability insurance that could have some appeal for consumers who are also looking at critical illness insurance products. The New York City-based insurers says its new Provider Choice line …

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