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Asha and International Day for the Elderly

Asha and International Day for the Elderly

Many elderly in the slums are neglected by their families and forced to live alone without anyone to look after them. Having toiled hard for years at stretch they develop various health problems which prevent them from working anymore. Being old and thus debilitated, they are seldom able to support…
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World Population Day

Nearly 800 women die every day in the process of giving life. About 1.8 billion young people are entering their reproductive years, often without the knowledge, skills and services they need to protect themselves. Almost 222 million women who would like to avoid or delay pregnancy lack access to effective…
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Rotary Club Donates Medical Equipment to Asha

On 9th Jun 2012, a meeting of Member of Rotary Club of Delhi Southend was organised at the Asha head office to inaugurate the new equipment purchased with Rotary donations. The meeting was followed with the official presentation of medical equipment that includes nebulisers, glucometer, digital Doppler, weigh machines etc…
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A Week in the Life of a Rheumatologist

A Week in the Life of a Rheumatologist

It was my immense joy to return to Delhi and serve Asha as a medical volunteer for one week in February. I carried out clinics in 4 different slums and one in the polyclinic at Asha HQ.  Most of the cases had musculoskeletal problems and, as a rheumatologist, I was…
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World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide, accounting for 6 million deaths in 2008. Of these, 70% deaths occurred in low and middle income countries. In India alone, over 350,000 people die of cancer every year. With an aim to promote ways to ease the global burden…
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