Estanara Magazine

Advancement of PDPI E-Newsletter

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Editorial

Editorial

We have entered into the age of sustainable development goals (SDG), and this time is very critical, particularly for our target of making societies inclusive. The inequalities and financial burdens in health care, which are unfair and unjust, are some of the current concerns of public health professionals. About 14% of the global disease burden is related to neuropsychiatric disorders …

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PM Meets Hearing Impaired Nida Khan After Her Successful Surgery

PM Meets Hearing Impaired Nida Khan After Her Successful Surgery

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met Nida Khan, a born deaf and dumb child girl, after her successful surgery, here at the PM House on Tuesday. The Prime Minister was immensely pleased to receive the treated child who will be able to listen and speak. He was briefed that Nida Khan will be fully rehabilitated with the assistance of speech …

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Delegation from Pakistan visits UO to discuss disability policy

Delegation from Pakistan visits UO to discuss disability policy

The UO Division of Equity and Inclusion and Mobility International USA will host a delegation of 10 Pakistani women and men with and without disabilities as part of a professional exchange program focused on disability policy. Delegation members represent government agencies, disabled people’s organizations and private sector companies as well as other civil society organizations focused on education, employment and human rights. The event, …

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Number of People Living with Depression on the Rise

Number of People Living with Depression on the Rise

Rawalpindi: More than 300 million people are now living with depression, an increase of more than 18 per cent between 2005 and 2015. The number of persons living with common mental disorders is globally going up, particularly in low-income countries including Pakistan, because population is growing and more people are living to the age when depression and anxiety most commonly occurs. …

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Access Denied!

Access Denied!

Students with disabilities are denied of their right to education due to inaccessible school infrastructure   Adil Mahbub lost his leg in a road accident when he was in grade seven. After the accident, Adil's studies came to a halt for a long seven years as no school agreed to enrol Adil, who is now wheelchair-bound. “I was refused by …

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Why Nearly Half of India's Disabled Population is Illiterate

Why Nearly Half of India's Disabled Population is Illiterate

Compared to a national average of 26%, 45% of Indians with disabilities are illiterate. In a message at the launch of the government’s Accessible India Campaign in December 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggested the term “divyaang” – which translates to divine body – for persons with disability, instead of the usual “viklaang”, or handicapped. He said persons with disability are divinely …

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Disability is Everywhere, Specialist Says

Disability is Everywhere, Specialist Says

Nirmala Erevelles speaking at the symposium on disability on March 30.   NORMAN, Okla. – What is the connection between the Flint water issue, the Ferguson shooting and transnational labor? Disability. Flint water lead poisoning targeted poor people, mostly black already made vulnerable by a school-to-prison pipeline system. The Ferguson shooting of a young black by a white policeman was …

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Saima Wazed Hossain Describes How Autism Awareness has Grown in Bangladesh, South Asia

Saima Wazed Hossain Describes How Autism Awareness has Grown in Bangladesh, South Asia

This Dec 14 2015 photo shows Saima Wazed Hossain enjoying with the children with autism at a cultural programme at Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka. Saima Wazed Hossain, better known by her nickname Putul in Bangladesh, has described how autism awareness has grown ‘immensely’ in the region since July 2011 when she brought regional leaders together in Dhaka in a first …

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NGOs Have a Thankless Job

NGOs Have a Thankless Job

NGOs can reach out to the poorest of the poor /DHAKA TRIBUNE NGOs have done some great things, and the government should acknowledge them If our government respects the role of NGOs in the development of Bangladesh, it will surely not make the mistake of looking down upon them based on an individual’s advice. Yes, NGOs received money from donors, …

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Destination Unknown: A Parent's Perspective

Destination Unknown: A Parent's Perspective

  I remember reading a powerful article written by a parent about how it feels when it dawns on you that you have a child with special needs. She drew an analogy with taking a vacation to Paris. Before embarking on your journey you do all your homework on Paris. You learn a bit of the language, brush up on …

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Raising Awareness About Spinal Cord Injury

Raising Awareness About Spinal Cord Injury

KATHMANDU: Abiral - The Arts Group Nepal on Saturday organized drama performance and panel discussion on ‘Accountability Issue of Spinal Cord Injury related Disability’ at Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, Jorpati, with an objective of promoting accountability and spreading awareness about disability. Around a week ago, a theater workshop was held with 14 participants with spinal cord injury. The workshop identified major accountability …

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Global Development - The Guardian  Why is East Africa Facing a Hunger Crisis and What can be Done? – Podcast

Global Development - The Guardian  Why is East Africa Facing a Hunger Crisis and What can be Done? – Podcast

As hunger spreads in east Africa, famine threatens to take hold beyond South Sudan. Lucy Lamble explores the background and response to the crisis The act places women like Mukherjee alongside victims of cerebral palsy, dwarfism, muscular dystrophy and leprosy. But it is not enough, say doctors. “The government has taken a shortcut by putting acid attack survivors in the …

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People with Disabilities are More Vulnerable to Climate Change, yet Their Needs Are Not Being Met

People with Disabilities are More Vulnerable to Climate Change, yet Their Needs Are Not Being Met

Paralyzed man praying to God on his wheelchair Photo Credit: Freedom Studio/Shutterstock Disabled people suffered a disproportionate number of fatalities during Hurricane Katrina. We can easily picture how our lives are going to be affected by climate change: Extreme bouts of heat, rising sea levels and an increase in natural disasters are just some of the challenges we will face. …

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Fear Keeps Students Quiet About Learning Disabilities

Fear Keeps Students Quiet About Learning Disabilities

Photos by Katie Stancombe,| TheStatehouseFile.comHannah Harding spends some down time with her friends on campus, playing music and relaxing. Though she was worried about the transition into college and how others might view her learning disability, Harding said she has found that no one judges her for needing extra help in school. Harding, a junior at Franklin College, checks off …

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Seeing Outside the Disability Box

Seeing Outside the Disability Box

Not long ago I had an experience that most authors wish for. Someone recommended my book. A librarian at the Toronto Public Library had included my book on a list, along with five others, in celebration of International Day of Persons With Disabilities. Two of the other authors have autism, one is deaf, one was born without legs, and the fifth, …

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Meet The Actor With A Disability Who Is Helping To Transform A Classic Play

Meet The Actor With A Disability Who Is Helping To Transform A Classic Play

Madison Ferris as Laura in The Glass Menagerie, with Finn Wittrock as Jim O'Connor. Julieta Cervantes In Sam Gold’s new production of The Glass Menagerie, newcomer Madison Ferris is playing Laura with strength and resilience, as well as a visible mobility disability. “Laura is very different from other girls,” Tom tells his mother, Amanda, in The Glass Menagerie, Tennessee Williams’ largely autobiographical 1944 …

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