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Elderly abuse in India: “It’s high time to speak up now for elderly rights and protection”

by Dr. Santosh K. Yatnatti India is the second most populated country in the world with the population of around 1.3 billion with old people accounting for 104 million. Out of which, 53 million are females and 51 million males. The decreased mortality rates and increased life expectancy have contributed to more percentage of elders compared to previous years. The proportion

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Early Skin-to-Skin Contact Between Mother and Newborn: A Focus on Barriers

by Pearl Anne Ante When neonates are born, they have to undergo major physiological adjustments outside the womb. Since they are not yet well adapted to the extra-uterine environment, they are susceptible to certain conditions such as low blood sugar, hypothermia, stress and infection. This period immediately after birth may represent a ‘sensitive period’ for future physiology and behavior (Moore

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Culture and tradition should not be an excuse for abuse

by Priscilla Ajiji In 2009, I was enrolled in my dad’s favorite boarding school. I say favorite because he could simply get an admission by making a phone call to the Headmaster. Why him? Well, that is another day’s story. I quickly made friends with Sarah, she hailed from the Sebei tribe, situated East of Uganda. During one of our

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Achieving universal salt iodisation in the Philippines through health policy and promotion

by Julius Alejandre (Bangor University) Micronutrient deficiency has been a major public health concern especially in developing countries. This form of malnutrition does not just affect individuals and population groups, but also, a country as a whole – specifically in terms of human productivity and contribution to economic development. Deficiency in micronutrient has been attributed to a spectrum of clinical

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M2 Internship: Shukrullah Ahmadi

Shukrullah Ahmadi How did you obtain your M2 thesis internship – was the process easy or difficult? I started looking early to find an internship and I found more than one, but I chose the one that fitted my research interests. Internship fairs are very useful and I was ultimately offered an internship through an internship fair organized by EHESP. I found another internship,

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