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Editorial

Editorial

Depression is now the No. 2 disability in the world and it is expected to rank No.1 by 2020. This means that depression has even overtaken disability due to cardiovascular disease, which is also on the rise globally. In Malaysia, the National Morbidity Survey 2015 found that 29.9% of the adult population have some form of mental illness. It was …

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Asifullah Khan – Real Life Soldier

Asifullah Khan – Real Life Soldier

My name is Asifullah khan,I am a born soldier and  fighting for a cause is in my blood. I joined Pakistan army to guard my country against enemies of my soil. I got spinal cord injury (Quadripledia c5c6) while serving, and now fighting a battle against it with an aim is fight this disability and never let it dominate me …

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Asia’s Health Improving, But Progress Far From Universal:

Asia’s Health Improving, But Progress Far From Universal:

Study The Global Burden of Disease Study reveal the key drivers of ill health, disability, and death in the different countries around the globe. Human health is improving globally but progress has been far from universal, with the Global Burden of Disease, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) 2015 study collaboration highlighting areas where improvements must be made. The study was …

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Half of the World's School-Age Children with Disabilities Don't Go to School: Report

Half of the World's School-Age Children with Disabilities Don't Go to School: Report

Stigma and misinformation, along with lack of data on number of disabled children are contributing to the problem A new study by a disability rights group suggests that at least half the world's school-age children with disabilities are kept out of school due to lack of investment in their needs. Stigma and misinformation, along with lack of data on number …

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The Intersection of Poverty and Disability in India

The Intersection of Poverty and Disability in India

Madhu Singh, left, has been using a wheelchair since childhood, after a spinal cord injury due to a fall. She is a peer counselor with the Nina Foundation and is pictured here with Lalita Bhosole, a new patient at Nina Foundation’s free weekly clinic. Image by Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni. India, 2016. August 25 is Janmashtami, a Hindu holiday celebrating the birth …

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Dedicating Her Life For The Betterment Of Marginalised Society

Dedicating Her Life For The Betterment Of Marginalised Society

To err is human but in our society, many of us are trying to pretend that we are perfect humans. This has created a vicious and violent society devoid of human values. Today those who are in need are barely looked after. This week  the Sunday Leader dedicates its empowering women’s corner to such a woman who has dedicated her …

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NBB to Train Teachers for Children with Special Needs.

NBB to Train Teachers for Children with Special Needs.

Svayam Foundation and National Bal Bhavan (NBB) unveiled Indias first teacher training certificate programme designed to cater to the needs of children with special needs here on Wednesday. The curriculum of the six-month long programme has been formulated with the aid of Ramakrishna University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and follows the guidelines as set in National Skills Qualification Framework (NSFQ) mandated …

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World Sight Day: Students, Volunteers Participate in ‘Blind Walk’, Pledge to Donate Eyes

World Sight Day: Students, Volunteers Participate in ‘Blind Walk’, Pledge to Donate Eyes

At the walk in the capital Thursday. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal) The walk ended with the students taking a pledge to donate their eyes after their death. Two separate human chains, where people stood with their arm on the shoulder of the person in front of them and blindfolds on their eyes, could be seen negotiating traffic and potholes in …

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Empowering the Youth to Transform Society

Empowering the Youth to Transform Society

PRODIGY (Promoting Democratic Inclusion and Governance through Youth) was a 21-month long project of the British Council that started in... PRODIGY (Promoting Democratic Inclusion and Governance through Youth) was a 21-month long project of the British Council that started in September 2014 with an aim to increase peaceful civic participation in local governance in Bangladesh by empowering the youth. The …

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Disability is Not the End of the Road

Disability is Not the End of the Road

PETALING JAYA: Born with a deformed right hand, the MyHero Award 2.0 winner, Ong Boo Siong took his condition as a challenge to be independent as well as to inspire and spread positivity to those around him. For Ong, disability does not mean reliance on others. Instead, the motivational speaker took advantage of his situation to spread positivity with an …

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Children with Disabilities May Not Get Enough Exercise in School

Children with Disabilities May Not Get Enough Exercise in School

(Reuters Health) - Children with disabilities spend most of the school day sitting and get very little exercise, even during recess and gym class, suggests a study from Hong Kong. Physical activity is important for all children’s development, but those with disabilities rarely get the recommended 60 minutes per day of exercise, researchers report in the journal Medicine and Science …

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Inclusive humanitarian action – Africa leads the way

Inclusive humanitarian action – Africa leads the way

ABOUT OUR HUMANITARIAN COVERAGE From major disaster, conflicts and under-reported stories, we shine a light on the world’s humanitarian hotspots * Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. The 4th Annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference, organised under the Inter Agency Working Group on Disaster Preparedness for East & Central Africa …

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Half of the World's Children with Special Needs are Out of School: Report

Half of the World's Children with Special Needs are Out of School: Report

Children with disabilities are constantly left at the very back of the queue. LONDON:  At least half of the world's 65 million school-age children with special needs are kept out of the classroom because little to no money is budgeted for their needs, disability rights groups said in a report on Monday. Light for the World, a charity which supported the …

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Yale Study: Walking Helps Older Persons Avoid Disability

Yale Study: Walking Helps Older Persons Avoid Disability

NEW HAVEN >> Regular walking can keep senior adults on their feet longer, according to a new Yale University-led study. The effects of walking and other physical activities, including strength, balance and flexibility exercises, helped the adults, aged 70 to 89, to avoid suffering a disability compared with those who were only given a health education program, the study found, …

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Multiple Sclerosis Drug Could REVERSE Physical Disability Caused by Unpredictable Disease

Multiple Sclerosis Drug Could REVERSE Physical Disability Caused by Unpredictable Disease

A DRUG used to treat patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), alemtuzumab, has been found to reverse some of the physical disability caused by the disease, new research has revealed. Experts said the results are 'encouraging' Alemtuzumab is generally used in people who have not responded well to other MS drugs because it can cause serious side effects. However, scientists used …

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Why This Chicago Disability Group is Suing Uber

Why This Chicago Disability Group is Suing Uber

Photograph by Getty Images Add one more lawsuit to the pile at Uber. A Chicago-based disability rights group on Thursday filed a federal lawsuit against Uber Technologies alleging that the ride-hailing company has violated wheelchair accessibility laws. The lawsuit, filed by Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago and three disabled people associated with the group, alleges that Uber fails to provide …

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