Importance of rehabilitation care for post road accident

Dr. Vijay Janagama IANS   Road traffic accidents have become far more common in the past few decades. Young adults between 19 and 29 are more at risk. According to one estimate, two million people are left with physical disabilities due to accidents.   Road accidents are responsible for 19 per cent of brain injuries […]

Water: A Private Privilege, not a Community Resource

Shekhar Kapur Inter Press Service   Water is becoming a private privilege rather than a community resource. It is also one of the world’s most precious resources. As vital to the survival of the human species as the air that we breathe.   Yet while many of us take water for granted, readily buying a […]

Indigenous Indians fight deforestation threat with gourmet coffee

Rina Chandran Thomson Reuters Foundation   Once forbidden by colonialists from cultivating coffee, indigenous people in southern India have won a prestigious award for their bean, which they farm while fighting deforestation.   Araku Valley Coffee won gold in the Prix Epicures OR Award in Paris earlier this month. The beans are grown by Adivasis […]

Nigeria, Singapore and India fuel wealth gap – Oxfam

Emma Batha Thomson Reuters Foundation   Nigeria, Singapore and India are among countries fuelling the gap between the super-rich and poor, aid agency Oxfam said on Tuesday as it launched an index spotlighting those nations doing least to bridge the divide.   South Korea, Georgia and Indonesia were among countries praised for trying to reduce […]

US wedding industry profits tapped to fight child marriage globally

Ellen Wulfhorst Thomson Reuters Foundation Each year, 12 million girls are married before they turn 18   Some profits from the multi-billion-dollar U.S. wedding industry will be funneled into the global fight against child marriage, said organizers of a campaign that kicked off on Monday.   The campaign, called VOW, will raise funds in the […]