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  1. Developing Effective and Sustainable Programmes for Those Living with and Affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    DHAKA, Mar 28 (IPS) - Saima W. Hossain, a licensed school psychologist, is the WHO Goodwill Ambassador for Autism in the South East Asia Region, Chair of the National Advisory Committee on Autism and NDDs in Bangladesh, and Chairperson of Shuchona Foundation.

    The Kingdom of Bhutan is a landlocked country surrounded by Bangladesh, India and the Tibetan region of China. It is a country that brought the term Gross National Happiness as a concept by which to measure a country's progress. In April 2017 it celebrated WAAD by hosting the International Conference on Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders (ANDD2017) in Thimphu.

  2. Safe Menstrual Practices Important for Progress

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 (IPS) - As menstruation continues to be shamed in many communities, one organisation is rising up to the challenge to ensure "safe menstruation for all women of Bangladesh."

  3. “Don’t Tell My Husband I Have Leprosy”: Social Stigma Silences Marshall Islands’ Women

    Thursday, March 28, 2019

    MAJURO, Mar 28 (IPS) - Meretha Pierson has been a nurse for the past seven years, working in the government-run leprosy clinic in Majuro, the capital of the Marshall Islands. Her patients come in all ages, from different economic backgrounds and different professions. But, aside from their diagnosis, they all have something else in common: everyone wants to keep their illness a secret.

  4. NHIF Reform Crtical to Affordable Health For All in Kenya

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 27 (IPS) - Consider this. One million Kenyans fall into poverty every year due to catastrophic out of pocket health expenditures.

    For the almost four in every five Kenyans who lack access to medical insurance, the fear that they are just an accident or serious illness away from destitution.

  5. Q&A: Why Treating Leprosy as a Special Disease Violates the Rights of the Person Affected by It

    Monday, March 25, 2019

    MAJURO, Mar 25 (IPS) - IPS Correspondent Stella Paul interviews DR ARTURO CUNANAN, one of the world's leading experts on leprosy and Medical Centre Chief of Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital in the Philippines.

    His multiple awards and degrees aside, Dr. Arturo Cunanan is known as a people's doctor; one who has profound belief in the human rights of every person affected by Hansen's disease, commonly known as leprosy.

  6. Depression Is More than a Stigma

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    Canberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Mar 20 (IPS) - Manoj K. Pandey is Lecturer in Economics, Australian National University; Vani S. Kulkarni is Lecturer in Sociology, University of Pennsylvania; and Raghav Gaiha is (Hon. ) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester.

    Depression is often distinguished from other non-communicable diseases or NCDs (e.g., cancer, diabetes, cardio-vascular diseases, hypertension) because of the stigma attached to it. Among other consequences, those suffering from depression are often denied access to medical care. Indeed, the latter is an outcome of interaction between supply of and demand for medical care. On the provider side, stigmatizing attitudes by service providers are identified as a barrier to access. On the demand side, stigma and low mental health literacy by community members are just as emphatically reported as barriers to accessing care.

  7. VIDEO: World Autism Awareness Day 2019 - Assistive Technologies, Active Participation

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

    ROME, Mar 20 (IPS) - Awareness of Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has continued to grow worldwide, in recent years. But the number of diagnoses have continued to increase unabated.

  8. Climate Change Also Affects Mental Health in Mexico

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019

    MEXICO CITY, Mar 19 (IPS) - Minerva Montes lost her home on Holbox Island in 2005 when Hurricane Wilma hit the Yucatan Peninsula in southeastern Mexico. Rebuilding her home was quicker and easier than overcoming the psychological aftermath of the catastrophe.

  9. It’s Simple, but Requires Determination

    Monday, March 18, 2019

    STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Mar 18 (IPS) - Monika Weber-Fahr, is Executive Secretary of Global Water Partnership.

    I am drafting this on International Women's Day - March 8 - with an eye towards World Water Day on March 22. On International Women's Day we celebrate progress in gender equality. At the same time, we recognize how much remains to be done: how many women remain excluded from decision-making across many professions. Changing this is urgent. Water – clean and accessible – is getting scarcer at an alarming rate. While working to change this, we cannot afford to exclude women.

  10. VIDEO: 'People Affected by Leprosy Suffer Severe Discrimination'

    Friday, March 15, 2019

    RÍO DE JANEIRO, Mar 15 (IPS) - "More than 50 countries in the world have discriminatory laws against people affected by Hansen's disease. There is also a lot of discrimination in the public administration…and in society," Alice Cruz, U.N. Special Rapporteur on the elimination of discrimination against persons affected by leprosy and their family members, said in this interview with IPS (in Spanish, with English subtitles).

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