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Editorial

Editorial

The term rehabilitation of PWDs is safely translated into reintegration of PWDs. In this meaning, the word rehabilitation is restrictive in application because it predicates on the assumption that the person concerned was once integrated into society and now needs reintegration. However, in many instances of PWDs, this may not be the case. Apparently, one word — rehabilitation — is …

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Ban on UOE

Ban on UOE

The University of EAST Bill 1999 has been passed by the Provincial Assembly of Sindh on 10th September, 1999 and Assented to by the Governor of Sindh on 21st July 2004, is hereby published as an Act of the Legislature of Sindh. THE UNIVERSITY OF EAST ACT 2004, SINDH ACT NO XI OF 2004, first published after having received the …

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World Brain Day 2016 Devoted to Ageing Brain

World Brain Day 2016 Devoted to Ageing Brain

One in three individuals aged over 80 years suffers from one neurological disease Islamabad: Diseases affecting the brain are the most frequent causes of handicap throughout the world today. A good share of the disease burden can be avoided if greater attention was paid to prevention. Neurological conditions including stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s are the most common brain diseases affecting …

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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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Philanthropist Aban Jamal Passes Away in Karachi

Philanthropist Aban Jamal Passes Away in Karachi

KARACHI: After the country’s greatest charity icon, Abdul Sattar Edhi, another social worker and humanitarian, Aban Jamal, died on Tuesday.  Aban Jamal donated her eyes to two blind persons as per her will. She was famous for her dedicated efforts for the paralyzed and disabled children to overcome their disability. The two eyes were transplanted to the two blind persons at Sindh Institute …

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Violence Against Women is mot Just a Social Malaise— It’s also About the Economy, Stupid

Violence Against Women is mot Just a Social Malaise— It’s also About the Economy, Stupid

The costs of recent civil wars come at a hefty price tag of $170 billion annually, homicides come with an annual billing of $650 billion. And if we now look at the annual cost of domestic violence, it costs the world a whopping $9.5 trillion. Qandeel Baloch was a woman with many names. Born as Fauzia Azeem, she was more …

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12.3 Million Children Out of School in Pakistan

12.3 Million Children Out of School in Pakistan

PHOTO: tonyblairfaithfoundation.org ISLAMABAD: A series of research studies have revealed that the number of out-of-school children of primary school age has reached 12.3 million with an overall percentage of 58.88 among all primary school age children. The studies titled: ‘Population of Pakistan: An analysis of NSER 2010-11’ launched on Friday. It paints a gloomy picture of child education, youth unemployment, disability …

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Here’s How People with Disabilities in India Can Get Better Financial Assistance

Here’s How People with Disabilities in India Can Get Better Financial Assistance

According to the 2011 census, India has about 2.68 crore people with a disability, that is, 2.21% of the Indian population. Differently abled people and members of Paschimbanga Pratibandhi Aikya Mancha. (Express archive) Persons with disabilities are financially excluded as they are unbanked. Hence, mainstreaming persons with disability with skills and employment is critical. In the last few years, it …

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Chapters on Disability Soon in School Curriculum: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Chapters on Disability Soon in School Curriculum: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar

Javadekar said educational institutes would be made accessible to the disabled in a phased manner, according t... Read More NEW DELHI: Chapters on disability will soon be included in school curriculum to increase awareness and sensitize the youth about the issue, Human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday. At a bikers' rally organized here to spread awareness about universal …

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Madurai School Gets Disabled-Friendly Toilets

Madurai School Gets Disabled-Friendly Toilets

Madurai: A model toilet, for students with disabilities, was inaugurated at a city school on Monday in a move to encourage more disabled students to attend the normal schooling system. Psychologist Rani Chakkaravarthy, who launched the initiative, with the help of the Rotary Club of Madurai North West and Indian Medical Association, (IMA) at the Sengunthar Mudhaliar Uravinmurai High School, …

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How One Woman is Making it Possible for India’s Disabled to Travel and Explore the World

How One Woman is Making it Possible for India’s Disabled to Travel and Explore the World

Neha Arora, the founder of Planet Abled Delhi-based Neha Arora and her organisation Planet Abled have opened new horizons for India’s disabled population, helping them travel instead of being confined to the four walls of their homes. “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine Travel is liberating. Travel is …

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Changing the Debate

Changing the Debate

Issues related to over a billion people living with disabilities are often treated as stand-alone, isolated from other social problems It is not surprising that the recent Conference of the States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities held at the United Nations in New York on June 14-16, did not hit the headlines. This is …

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Disability-Friendly Jorpati

Disability-Friendly Jorpati

Pic: Keshab Thapa Gokarna Gautam in Nepal It is challenging to find any house in the Jorpati area that has not rented out rooms to disabled persons. The owners do not belittle individuals with physical disabilities, and instead openly welcome them as renters of rooms. These individuals feel cared for, and have received immense generosity and support from the locals and local …

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Helping Children with Special Needs

Helping Children with Special Needs

Lasantha We got down at Waragoda junction in Kelaniya which is situated near the famous Thorana junction on the Colombo – Kandy highway. The place we wanted to explore was situated quite close to the junction. It looked like an ordinary house but as we stepped inside, we started to witness the uniqueness of this residence. The time was 8.30 …

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Mass-Stabbing at Disability Centre Leaves 19 Dead in Japan

Mass-Stabbing at Disability Centre Leaves 19 Dead in Japan

 A police officer is seen in a facility for the disabled, where a knife-wielding man attacked, in Sagamihara   Photo- REUTERS A knife-wielding man broke into a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo early on Tuesday and killed 19 patients as they slept, authorities said, Japan’s worst mass killing since World War Two. At least 25 other …

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The Chemotherapy Drug Cisplatin Can Kill Cancer, But it can Also Cause Permanent Hearing Loss.

The Chemotherapy Drug Cisplatin Can Kill Cancer, But it can Also Cause Permanent Hearing Loss.

The drug can kill the sensory cells of the inner ear, a phenomenon that is likely more severe in individuals with Cockayne syndrome, a rare form of dwarfism. The disorder results from mutations in one of two genes -- called Csa and Csb -- involved in repairing DNA damage. Cells can sustain DNA damage from environmental stresses ranging from the …

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What ​Me Before You​ Gets Wrong About Disability

What ​Me Before You​ Gets Wrong About Disability

Advocates are taking over the film's #LiveBoldly hashtag. The film adaptation of Jojo Moyes’s 2012 novel Me Before You, which hits theaters on June 3, is facing criticism over its portrayal of life with a disability. Spoilers ahead. The film centers on a man named Will, who was recently paralyzed in his 20s, who chooses to end his life with assisted suicide after finding …

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Another Gene Link to Depression Found: Study

Another Gene Link to Depression Found: Study

PARIS: Scientists on Monday reported fresh evidence for an inherited risk for depression, uncovering 17 genetic variations which they linked to major depressive disorder (MDD). The discovery should boost understanding of the biology behind MDD and open up paths for treating it, the team wrote in the journal Nature Genetics. MDD, also known simply as depression, is considered a mental …

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Portland State Raising Money to Build Custom Cars for Children Disabled by Zika Virus

Portland State Raising Money to Build Custom Cars for Children Disabled by Zika Virus

Portland State students are raising money to help disabled children in Brazil. The students hope to build toy cars like this one that help disabled kids move around. (Courtesy of PSU) Portland State students hope to ship modified toy cars to Brazil to help disabled children affected by the Zika virus. Graduate students in a PSU special education class are raising …

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Breast Milk for Newborns: A Key to Sustainable Development

Breast Milk for Newborns: A Key to Sustainable Development

A preterm baby in a neonatal intensive care unit in Uganda. Photo by: Adara Development Earlier this year the Lancet described breast-feeding as the “most specific personalized medicine” babies are ever likely to receive. But what the Lancet didn’t say was how vital breast milk is for the most vulnerable babies: the 22 million born too small, the 15 million born too soon, the 8 million born with …

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Race, Wealth and Disability in America

Race, Wealth and Disability in America

Dedrick Muhammad Director of the Racial Wealth Divide Initiative and Host of the Race and Wealth podcast of CFED Disability in America crosses the dividing lines of gender, race, ethnicity and age. And, the most common characteristic among those with disabilities in the United States is living in or near poverty. Currently, nearly one in three Americans with disabilities lives in …

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Parasitic Worm Infection May increase HIV Risk

Parasitic Worm Infection May increase HIV Risk

People infected with a parasitic worm called Wuchereria bancrofti may be more likely to acquire HIV than people who are not infected with the worm, a new Lancet study says. W bancrofti is a mosquito borne parasitic worm. Worldwide, it causes 90 per cent of lymphatic filariasis cases, a disease commonly known as elephantiasis, which is a neglected tropical disease …

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