Corporates bypass Supreme court orders to push spirulina

Corporates help govt fight malnutrition using spirulina Shilpa Baburaj| TNN | May 27, 2016, 11.58 PM ISTThe Times of India  Bengaluru: More than 50% of children in Karnataka are malnourished and anaemic, according to the National Family Health Survey-4. Consequently, the Karnataka government launched Balposhna scheme in March this year to supply 2gm of spirulina for…

Surviving stigma: HIV care and the aftermath

WORLD AIDS DAY FEATURE Much has been said about India’s success in containing the spread of the AIDS epidemic. But can it build on the progress so far and ensure that survivors receive the dignity and social security they need? Pushpa Achanta’s conversations on the eve of World AIDS Day aren’t heartening. Write to the…

A capsule or a wholesome meal for the malnourished?

 » BENGALURU BENGALURU, June 30, 2016 Updated: June 30, 2016 08:46 IST AFSHAN YASMEEN A malnourished child being weighed at an anganwadi centre. While the government is set to administer Spirulina to severely malnourished children, activists say it has never been advocated for child feeding. File photo Move to give nutrition supplements to anganwadi children draws flak.…

Merit of ‘Vision’ groups and ‘Knowledge’ commissions in Karnataka

Merit of ‘Vision’ groups and ‘Knowledge’ commissions in Karnataka – Random thoughts  Published on 02 June 2016 http://roundtableindia.co.in Dr. Sylvia Karpagam and Sridhar Gowda In an unequal society, the fittest will always be on top and their survival is almost certainly guaranteed. How is fitness determined and survival ensured? At the level of schools, colleges and workplaces,…

2,258 unwarranted hysterectomies in 30 months in Kalaburagi city: report

T.V. SIVANANDAN Briefing:District convener of the Karnataka Janarogya ChaluvaliTina Xavier speaking after releasing the report on unwarranted hysterectomies, in Kalaburagi city on Wednesday.— Photo: Arul Kulkarni The expert committee appointed by the State government to probe the unwarranted hysterectomies performed in private hospitals in Kalaburagi city has come out with shocking revelations. The panel, headed…