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The Crippling Burden of Hidden Hunger

Hidden Hunger

Stunted, lean and indolent children; this is, perhaps, the picture of our future. It’s a bitter yet an undeniable truth; because the diet we are feeding our children with though satisfies their hunger, their bodies remain deprived of adequate nutrition – essential vitamins and minerals (collectively micronutrients). This is a state of malnutrition which is commonly referred to as ‘Hidden …

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PhD Scholars in Pakistan

PhD Scholars in Pakistan

Time to focus on a crucial sector of education There was a time when a graduate in our society would proudly add BA to his name to flaunt the degree he had to his credit. It was because the people who had acquired education till that level were very few in number. Most people were either illiterate or had gone …

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Providing University Education to Youth

Providing University Education to Youth

  Let’s resolve on International Youth Day 2018 Youth of a nation is the chunk of population that is blessed with talent and the vigour to achieve their aim. They can take a nation to the heights of glory and development if they are provided with an environment where they can exploit their élan and talent. It is in this …

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Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

Family Planning for a Healthy Pakistan

On need of protecting a fundamental human right Family planning is the need of every married couple today. However, some people follow it while some dither on the issue and some even do not have access to proper facilities in this regard. So, balking at opting for the family planning methods and scant availability of requisite facilities has caused an …

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Desertification and Drought

Desertification and Drought

Act before it’s too late! Famine, a catastrophic calamity that is often an outcome of drought, devours large numbers of humans and livestock whenever it strikes somewhere on the earth. The land plays a major role in production of food and other sources of the fulfilment of humans’ biological needs. However, droughts adversely impact land and cause its barrenness and …

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Nurses

Nurses

The Heart of Healthcare Systems Every one of us has to see a doctor many a time in our life. However, when this needs become acute, we need another person besides a good doctor and that is a nurse, also called sister or staff. They are the main pillar of the whole edifice of healthcare in a society. And, to …

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The Killer Disease CANCER

The Killer Disease CANCER

On this World Health Day, let’s resolve to eliminate it A few days ago, one of my colleagues sought permission to leave early as she wanted to visit a friend of her who was diagnosed with breast cancer. The next day, I asked her about the visit and the condition of her friend. What she told depicts the level of …

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Women’s Reproductive Health

Women's Reproductive Health

An Oft-ignored Fundamental Right  “Human development is adequate provision of fundamental human rights.” This idea was propounded by Dr Mahboob-ul-Haq, an outstanding visionary social thinker from Pakistan. Ironically, Dr Haq’s own country has failed the cause of human development as it was ranked 147 out of 188 countries on the Human Development Report 2016. The abysmal state of human rights …

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The Rise and Rise of FM Radio

The Rise and Rise of FM Radio

The journey of radio that began with its use as a medium to convey messages, after years of evolution, has now become the most important need of the society. Radio’s potential to be used as propaganda tool attracted not only the governments but also the private-sector corporations so as to exploit this powerful medium, endowed with wide outreach, for the …

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The Global Problem of ROAD ACCIDENTS

The Global Problem of ROAD ACCIDENTS

The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by the British road crash victim charity, RoadPeace, in 1993, and through the UN General Assembly resolution 60/5 on 26 Oct 2005,it was announced that this remembrance will take place every year on the third Sunday in November. This day is dedicated to remembering those killed or injured in …

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