Estanara Magazine

Advancement of PDPI E-Newsletter

Editorial

Editorial

Many people today view individuals with disabilities as different people based upon their appearances and behaviors. To me and other individuals with and without disabilities, these kinds of viewpoints are very derogative. I say this myself because people have doubted me and my own abilities. There still exists a widespread lack of understanding and policy awareness in Pakistan and the …

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Bioniks Provides 'Iron Man' Arm to Pakistani Child

Bioniks Provides 'Iron Man' Arm to Pakistani Child

Mir Bayyaan Baloch was born with a partially developed arm. PHOTO: BIONIKS Imagine being forced to make do with just one hand. Now imagine living with a partially developed arm from the perspective of a five-year-old and the psychological trauma that accompanies it. Mir Bayyaan Baloch was one such kid, born with a partially developed arm. Now, with the help …

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How a Pakistani Teen Became a Champion of the Disabled

How a Pakistani Teen Became a Champion of the Disabled

Mohammad Moavia suffers from a degenerative muscular disease but that has not stopped him from taking the cudgels for the disabled. Photo: HKEJ   Each stroke of the paintbrush, each click on the computer mouse or each scribble on the keypad is a triumph of immense physical proportions for Mohammad Moavia. Moavia is an artist of the first order, winning …

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Rise in Number of Literates Among Disabled

Rise in Number of Literates Among Disabled

Of the total disabled population of 2.68 crore in Census 2011, 1.46 crore or 54.5 per cent were literates Of the total disabled population of 2.68 crore in Census 2011, 1.46 crore or 54.5 per cent were literates. Express photo by: Ganesh Shirsekar, Mumbai The percentage of literates in the disabled population increased for both males and females between 2001 …

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Disability Challenge: Bridging the North-South Divide is the First Step

Disability Challenge: Bridging the North-South Divide is the First Step

We need aggressive action focused on improving the HDIs in the global south. This is an imperative of our times. Written by Javed Abidi |About twenty countries in the Global South do not even provide information necessary to develop their HDI. WHO and the World Bank estimate that one billion people in the world live with a disability. Of this, as many …

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62.84% of Disabled Literate in Gujarat

62.84% of Disabled Literate in Gujarat

(Representative image) Ahmedabad: The literacy rate among the 10.92 lakh disabled people in the state is 62.84% but 10.4 lakh have never been to a college. Census 2011 data indicates that over 95% of the disabled people in the state dropped out after passing Class X or even earlier and never went for higher education. Details of the census data …

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Afghanistan: Getting People with Disabilities Back on Their Feet

Afghanistan: Getting People with Disabilities Back on Their Feet

Kabul, ICRC orthopaedic centre. A boy practices walking with his calipers. CC BY-NC-ND / ICRC / Kate Holt / v-p-af-e-01733 The ICRC's work with disabled people in Afghanistan helps them live an active role in society through physical rehabilitation, education, employment, micro-credit loans, vocational training and sport. Physical rehabilitation was one of the ICRC's first activities in Afghanistan, starting in …

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POLY STUDENT SCORED TWO-MONTH INTERNSHIP IN MALDIVES

POLY STUDENT SCORED TWO-MONTH INTERNSHIP IN MALDIVES

TRAINING: Miss Nur Shabrina Zulkifli working with sea turtles in the Maldives for two months in 2013. PHOTO: NUR SHABRINA ZULKIFLI POLY VET TECH STUDENTS GET BOOST WITH OVERSEAS INTERNSHIP AND IMPROVED FACILITIES Spending two months in the Maldives is a getaway most people just dream about. But for one lucky graduate from Temasek Polytechnic (TP), that dream became a …

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Back on Their Own Feet 

Back on Their Own Feet 

This recently taken photo shows Sweety taking a stroll outside with her sister, who wheels her around their house, in Tiatuli village, Patuakhali    Photo- ABU BAKAR SIDDIQUE Sweety is an 18-year-old girl who lives with her parents – just like any regular Bangladeshi teenager. But her life is completely different than what a regular Bangladeshi teenager usually experiences. Born …

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In Place of the Road Rage

In Place of the Road Rage

Bus accidents have become a national tragedy in Sri Lanka. Although we have undertaken many initiatives and are implementing various road safety improvement programme the overall situation as revealed by data is far from satisfactory. Over the past ten years, 2800 people died due to 36,000 bus accidents. Since January to end June 186 fatalities, of which 157 were accidents …

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Getting Away with Murder?

Getting Away with Murder?

The desire to see justice is overwhelming for most people. In the trial of Oscar Pistorius, we find ourselves looking down the unmistakable darkness of a double barrelled shotgun. In the left barrel, is the South African criminal justice system, which even by British standards seems eccentric, and down the right, we see all the modern trappings of a society …

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Dow High Student Donates Graduation Money to Disability Network

Dow High Student Donates Graduation Money to Disability Network

Photo: Brittney Lohmiller | Midland Daily News Sunny Kim, center, chats with members of the Disability Network Summer STAGES program during their picnic after biking on the rail trail on Tuesday afternoon. Kim, a recent Dow High School graduate, donated all of her graduation money to the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan and the nonprofit U.S. chapter of Global Campaign for …

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Viral Hepatitis is the World’s Biggest Cause of Death and Disability, Surpassing Aids and TB toll

Viral Hepatitis is the World’s Biggest Cause of Death and Disability, Surpassing Aids and TB toll

Viral hepatitis has become a leading cause of death and disability in the world, killing more people in a year than Aids, tuberculosis or malaria, a report said Thursday. Deaths from infection, liver disease and cancer caused by viral hepatitis increased by 63 per cent from 890,000 in 1990 to 1.45 million in 2013, according to a review of data …

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Global Study: 9 Out of 10 Strokes are Preventable

Global Study: 9 Out of 10 Strokes are Preventable

A recent study shows that stroke is largely preventable if the following risk factors are taken into consideration.  (Photo : kpgolfpro / Pixabay) Stroke can be prevented if people promptly address these risk factors, a study suggested. According to health experts, stroke is a leading cause of death and disability, particularly in low-income and middle-income groups. But a new study …

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UT Completes First Disability Sport Exchange Program for State Department

UT Completes First Disability Sport Exchange Program for State Department

UT’s Center for Sport, Peace, and Society recently wrapped up a five-week exchange program to empower international leaders in the field of disability sport. The program was implemented as part of the center’s cooperative agreement with the US Department of State. Based in UT’s College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, the center has collaborated with the State Department to run the …

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Six Canadian Innovations Scaling Up to Improve Global Health

Six Canadian Innovations Scaling Up to Improve Global Health

IMAGE: THE ARBUTUS DRILL COVER, ONE OF SIX INNOVATIONS SCALING UP THANKS TO GRAND CHALLENGES CANADA AND THE GOVERNMENT OF CANADA.  Projects in Vancouver, Waterloo, Hamilton, Ottawa, Kingston, Montreal to receive next-step scale-up funding from Grand Challenges Canada GRAND CHALLENGES CANADA CREDIT: ARBUTUS / GRAND CHALLENGES CANADA Toronto, Canada - Six Canadian innovations showing evidence of early promise for improving global …

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World Brain Day; The World Federation of Neurology

World Brain Day; The World Federation of Neurology

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has designated July 22 as annual World Brain Day on which the WFN’s 119 national member groups will coordinate to raise awareness of brain health For 2016, the campaign is focusing especially on “Brain Health and the Aging Population: The Aging Brain,” and the need for more investment to expand prevention programs and improve healthcare infrastructure …

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Glass-Ceiling Rhetoric of Privileged Condescends Ordinary Women

Glass-Ceiling Rhetoric of Privileged Condescends Ordinary Women

Theresa May: there is no evidence that she would see her personal achievement as a watershed for women. Pic: Hannah McKay/PA Like Hillary Clinton and Margaret Thatcher, both Merkel and May married into success, Margaret Hickey WHEN Hillary Clinton failed to win the Democratic nomination in the last US presidential election, she said: “this time, we did not succeed in breaking …

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I Will Continue My Support from Back Benches, Says MP

I Will Continue My Support from Back Benches, Says MP

Justin Tomlinson, MP for North Swindon On Saturday I was very excited as I arrived for what I thought would be a relaxing day of cricket at Lords on the third day of the test match between England and Pakistan. Just as the morning session began, I received a call from Downing Street. The Prime Minister wished to speak to …

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