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Relaxation in Upper Age Limit for Special Students

Relaxation in Upper Age Limit for Special Students

KARACHI: On the directives of Governor Sindh Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan, the Board of Intermediate Education has exempted the gap restriction period of five years for Intermediate classes for special students, (having any kind of disability) with immediate effect. Meanwhile, the Board of Secondary Education Karachi has also allowed relaxation in upper age limit up to five years for …

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In this Monday, Feb. 16, 2015 photo, a Pakistani health worker gives a polio vaccine to a child in Peshawar, Pakistan. While vaccine distrust has sparked debates amid a measles outbreak in the United States, Pakistan is in a deadly battle to wipe out polio. Long eradicated in the West, polio remains endemic in Pakistan after the Taliban banned vaccinations, attacks targeted medical staffers and suspicions lingered about the inoculations. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)

More Efforts Urged to Eradicate Polio

Focal Person, Expended Programme of Immunisation (EPI) Sindh, Dr Raaj Kumar said that polio cases have decreased by 99 percent across the world but efforts will continue till its complete eradication from remaining countries. This he said at a media sensitisation session organised on the topic of “IPV in routine immunisation and child healthcare in Pakistan” by Mediations in support …

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17 Dengue Fever Cases Reported in Karachi

Payments sans presenting original affectees KARACHI - At least 19 patients of dengue fever were reported in Sindh, out of which 17 were from Karachi and one each from Hyderabad and Shaheed Benazirabad last week. So far, 219 dengue patients have been reported in Sindh this year. This was informed in a meeting, chaired by Sindh Health Minister Jam Mehtab …

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Experts warn against health risks to women exposed to repeated pregnancies

Experts Warn Against Health risks to Women Exposed to Repeated Pregnancies

Majority of deliveries in Pakistan take place at home, exposing would-be mothers to serious health risks and demanding regular and updated hands-on training of birth attendants, said experts addressing a seminar organied by the Rural Healthcare Providers’ Association on Monday. The experts called for easy access to primary healthcare facilities to help people in general and women in particular against …

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Children of a Lesser God

PWDs deserve to be treated better Recently, I had the opportunity to watch one of the most powerful movies ever produced in the history of Hollywood, titled “Children of a Lesser God”. The movie is based on struggles of a deaf woman to fit in and be acknowledged by the rest of the world. In the movie, it is depicted …

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WHO to Conduct Disability Survey

Islamabad  The World Health Organisation (WHO) will be conducting a Model Disability Survey (MDS) in Attock to provide detailed and nuanced information on the lives of people with disabilities in the said district. Pakistan will, thus, become the second country in the world to implement the MDS in a representative sample of a region to provide the basis for a …

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Phase-wise population census likely as govt faces security, ethnicity issues

Phase-Wise Population Census Likely as Govt Faces Security, Ethnicity Issues

Multiple factors have led the federal government to take up with the provinces the option of carrying out the sixth population census in phases in order to meet the inadequate provision of army troops and to address the concerns being expressed by certain elements in Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), Pakistan Today has learnt. According to …

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Midwives to Take Hypertension Message to Villages

Kelaniya University’s Medical Faculty secures major grant for primary healthcare initiative to control high BP A ‘COBRA’ strike against high blood pressure, the No. 1 killer in the world, is poised for launch among the rural folk in the Puttalam district in Sri Lanka in April, under an international research collaboration made possible by a large grant from the United …

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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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Delhi Student With Disability Recognised As Most Flexible Yoga Champion

Delhi Student with Disability Recognised as Most Flexible Yoga Champion

Tejasvi Sharma can perform asanas like bajrangasana, bhunamanasana and vrashchikasana, among others. NEW DELHI:  Tejasvi Sharma may have 69 per cent disability, but he has been recognised as the "most flexible handicapped yoga champion" after performing the hardest of asanas and postures that involve difficult contortions. The record by Mr Sharma, who has represented the country in various international yoga championships, …

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Winning Over Disability

New Delhi, Feb. 19 (ANI): Wazira Bi, a 38 year old woman in Jara Wali Gali, Mendhar block, Poonch district, Jammu lives with one leg, the other one having been amputated when she was only 16 years old. She has lost the use of one hand also. She painfully recalls that as an eight-year old girl, how an unnamed illness …

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Sri Lanka: Tracing the Origins of Ceylon Tea

The tea plantations in the highlands of Sri Lanka supply the leaves that fill tea cups across the globe. Nuwara Eliya District, Sri Lanka - Tea is the most consumed beverage in the world after water. But the drink, which is the mainstay of many cultures, is subject to the same volatile market forces as oil or gold. Sri Lanka is …

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DPI-Maldives. MNA Election 2016

DPI-Maldives. MNA Election 2016

DISABLED PEOPLES INTERNATIONAL (DPI) MALDIVES Member of National Assembly (MNA) Maldives DPI/AP DPI-Maldives. MNA Election 2016. 18th February 2016. NEWS UPDATES DPI Maldives. MNA have held it’s election to elect it’s office bearers for the term of 4 years from the date of elected. The Election was held it its 5 member Association applied to get the membership of DPI-Maldives. …

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Lack of Accessibility Prompts Winnipegger with Disability to Move to Vancouver

Martial Caron, who has cerebral palsy, chooses Vancouver over Winnipeg when it comes to accessibility Martial Caron takes in a Winnipeg Jets game. He uses a walker to get around, but he has to climb the steps to his seat without it. (Kim Kaschor/CBC) With the Winnipeg Jets trailing 0-4 at the MTS Centre, Martial Caron was willing to do …

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Meet 5 Israeli companies driving disability tech

Meet 5 Israeli Companies Driving Disability Tech

The Israeli startup Paratrek created an augmented wheelchair that allows people with paraplegia to go on hikes. (Courtesy of Paratrek) TEL AVIV (JTA) — After a missile strike during the 1973 Yom Kippur War left Omer Zur’s father paralyzed from the chest down, his dad vowed to continue life as normal. But there was one Israeli pastime he couldn’t enjoy: …

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Fix for Ontario’s disability program is long

Fix for Ontario’s Disability Program is Long Overdue

New system for those on disability assistance cuts back on paper work, medical tests and legal aid requirements. A new system for Ontarians on disability assistance is long overdue. For people who depend on Ontario Disability Support Program cheques, life just got a lot easier. And a bit more compassionate. As Laurie Monsebraaten reported in the Star last week, the Ontario government …

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Blind man becomes expert surfer by using 'super hearing' to conquer waves and navigate seas

Blind Man Becomes Expert Surfer by Using 'Super Hearing' to Conquer Waves and Navigate Seas

Derek Rabelo, 23, has refused to let his eyesight problems stop him from achieving his dream of riding the waves Perfectly poised on his board as he rides the ocean's waves, this young man looks like any other highly-skilled surfer . However, astonishingly, Derek Rabelo is BLIND. This heart-warming video tells the story of Derek, 23, who is fulfilling his surfing-mad father's …

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Half the world will be shortsighted by 2050 - and computers are largely to blame

Half the World will be Shortsighted by 2050 - and Computers are Largely to Blame

Nearly 5 billion people will be shortsighted by 2050, with around a fifth of those at increased risk of permanent blindness Half the world's population will be shortsighted by 2050, with up to one-fifth of them at a significantly increased risk of blindness, according to a new report. The study , published in the journal Ophthalmology this week, found that nearly 5 …

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