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It’s a very depressing and a bitter truth that Pakistan is still facing infections like Polio, where we are the second last nation in third world still stigmatized as a country with polio cases in 2016. We are striving hard to fight this Enemy which is leaving behind cases to life time disability. This month was observed as polio awareness …

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Estanara Group Organized Milad-e-Mustafa (PBUH) at Korangi Centre

Like every year this – Energetic team of Estanara Group / Estanara Institute observed Rabi-ul-Awal (blessed month), the birthday of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in a ceremony with religious zeal and zest in Karachi at Korangi Centre of Estanara Institute. A Naat competition was held among children with disability during the ceremony. On this occasion the stage was decorated fabulously. Lovers …

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Consultation on access to opportunities for persons with disabilities

Consultation on Access to Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities

Lahore: February 4, 2016. (PCP) “The government must introduce a comprehensive legal framework and accessible environment in line with international commitments to protect the rights of persons with disabilities, and establish exclusive resourceful body to collect data and deal with the issues of persons with disabilities. The registration of person with disabilities should be done through one-window operation and Tehsil …

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Governor Administers Vaccine to Inaugurate Three-Day Campaign

Pakistan and Afghanistan are the only countries in the world whose citizens are still suffering from polio. Vaccination drives are ongoing and the government is making a concentrated effort to eradicate the virus. PHOTO: AYSHA SALEEM/EXPRESS KARACHI: Sindh Governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan inaugurated on Monday the three-day polio campaign in the province by administering vaccine to a child at Hilal-e-Ahmer …

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Khidmat Card – A Step Towards Welfare of Disabled People

Presence of a blessing cannot be felt unless you have seen the absence of it. It is said that “Health is Wealth” but unfortunately there is a large number of people who are not lucky enough to enjoy this basic gift. In Pakistan, disability is an important issue as 2.54% of the total population is suffering from disabilities. These people …

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200 Commandos of SSU to Provide Security to Polio Teams: AIG

Karachi: The Additional Inspector General of Police (AIGP), Special Security Unit Sindh Police, Maqsood Ahmed, said that 200 Commandos would provide security to polio eradication teams in highly sensitive areas during five days polio eradication campaign commencing from 15th in Karachi. He further said that under the instructions of the IGP Sindh Police, the SSU had prepared a comprehensive plan under which …

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Finally, Justice for PVC Abdul Hamid's Son After 35 years

LUCKNOW: After passage of more than 50 years of his martyrdom in the 1965 India-Pakistan War, Param Vir Chakra awardee CQMH Abdul Hamid's soul may eventually rest in peace, with the first visible ray of hope (in form of disability pension and arrears) coming from a recent judgement of the Lucknow regional bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal for his …

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‘Need Policy for Students with Disability’

‘Need Policy for Students with Disability’

MUMBAI: Mental health experts in the city have demanded that the government take initiatives for well-being of students with disability after they complete 18 years of age. Recently, over 30 students from a special needs school were asked to leave as they had completed 25 years of age and the school wanted to accommodate students on the wait list. "We cannot …

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Youth Fights Disability to Make Others Smile

Kolkata: How much does it cost to make one smile? Perhaps nothing. And nobody knows it better than Rohit Manna. Down with Guillain-Barre Syndrome - a rare disease that paralyses the entire body but the brain - Rohit has put all his sorrow behind to make others smile. Wheelchair-bound - he can't even move his muscles - this third-year computer …

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Include persons with disabilities in decision making

Include Persons with Disabilities in Decision Making

Participants at a workshop titled, Representation of Persons with Disabilities in National Parliament and Government Bodies, organised by Bangladesh Visually Impaired People's Society, at The Daily Star Centre in the capital yesterday to discuss the importance of giving people with disabilities access to all tiers of politics including reserved seats in parliament, a favourable environment at voting centres and quota …

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Mushrooms May Be the Answer for People with Disabilities in Bangladesh

When Kajal was a baby, a sudden attack of untreated fever left her legs immobile.  Unable to handle this pressure, on top of the extreme poverty they were already suffering from, Kajal’s father fled.  Kajal grew up profoundly isolated. “I felt like a burden to my mother,” she says. “I dropped out of school after class 2 because the other …

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How Do We Help the Youth of Bangladesh

How Do We Help the Youth of Bangladesh?

I met a girl last week who came to me looking for work. She was young, perhaps 17 or 18 by the looks of it, so I promptly did my duty, telling her that she should be in school, not working, though I knew very well this was probably not an option for her. She explained that she had a …

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How Suvro Joarder Became the World's First 'Blade' Cricketer

An untimely bike accident didn't stop Suvro from representing India. Suvro will be a part of the Indian Physically Challenged World Cup squad later this year In 2008, Suvro Joarder established himself as one of the hottest properties within the Bengal cricket hierarchy. A fiery domestic season saw him score 535 runs and pick up 22 wickets in just nine …

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Disabled ‘Denied’ SRH Facilities

Disabled ‘Denied’ SRH Facilities

Communication problems have been major obstacles for young people living with disability to enjoy Sexual and Reproductive Health services (SRH), a study has found out. According to a study titled ‘Understating SRH needs of young persons with disability in Nepal’, lack of sign interpreter and availability of services in Braille script have come in the way of young people enjoying …

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Limbless Man Travels to Southeast Asia with Photographer in Inspiring Journey

Traveling around Southeast Asia can be a challenge. Traveling around Southeast Asia with a stranger who has no limbs seems downright impossible. But that's exactly what photographer Anna Tenne, 28, decided to do after meeting motivational speaker Chris Koch, 36, who has traveled the world despite his disability as part of his organization If I Can. "Chris was doing a talk at my …

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Scuba diving thalidomide survivor is training the next generation of divers

Scuba Diving Thalidomide Survivor is Training the Next Generation of Divers

Nic Carapanagiotu, 56, who survived Thalidomide says having a disability is no reason to stop you following your passion An inspirational scuba diver with no arms is training the next generation of divers atSouthport's British Sub-Aqua Club, Nic Carapanagiotu, 56, who survived Thalidomide says having a disability is no reason to stop you following your passion and that his hobby allows …

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Disability Expo Could Become Annual Event

Steve Marsh and Danina Pampala, from the Manx Workshop for the Disabled An exhibition which brought together services and products available to disabled people in the island has been hailed a success and may become an annual event. The two-day event which ltook place on Thursday and Friday at the Cushag Suite in the Palace Hotel, Douglas, was organised by …

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Abilities Abound Event to Kick Off Disability Awareness Month

Abilities Abound Event to Kick Off Disability Awareness Month

23-year-old Matt Savage, a self-taught jazz prodigy who has had a 14-year career as a musician, composer and bandleader, will be the keynote speaker/performer at the seventh annual Abilities Abound at Sweetwater Sound, Inc. The event will be Feb. 27, just in time for Disabilities Awareness Month to begin in March. Savage was diagnosed with autism at age 3 and …

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Mum Of Autistic Boys Creates Dolls That Seek To Encourage Acceptance Of Disabilities

One mum’s line of dolls with disabilities makes clear just how few toys like this there are. A mother of two autistic boys has created empowering dolls to encourage acceptance of children with disabilities. Maria Kentley, from Melbourne, Australia, started the Hope Toys line last year in response to the perfect figures manufactured by the major toy companies. Her dolls represent a …

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Federal Panel Rejects Universal Autism Screening

Pediatrician Brenda Holson visits with a 2-year-old patient. A new statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force indicates that there is not yet enough evidence to support autism screening for children ages 18 to 30 months in cases where neither the children's parents or doctors have raised concerns. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/TNS) In a move that could have broad implications, …

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Donated painting will help 1,500 people see again, says Christian charity

Donated Painting Will Help 1,500 People See Again, says Christian Charity

A painting donated for an auction will restore the sight nearly 1,500 people a Christian charity says. The work of art, produced by renowned German artist Gerhard Richter, reportedly well-exceeded it's estimate by fetching £35,000 at Sotheby's in London. CBM (formerly Christian Blind Mission) says it received the image from an anonymous donor and the money raised will fund 1483 …

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