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Act Early, Curb Substance Abuse in Adolescents!

Act Early, Curb Substance Abuse in Adolescents!

Adolescence is a tender age with major biological growth and social role transition. Studies have revealed it to be the most stressful age due to increased competition in education and employment, changes in one’s identity; physically, mentally, and emotionally, that leads to experimentation, exploration, and often to substance use and abuse.  Adolescents also get easily attracted to smoking because of peer pressure, the influence of shows/movies and characters, or simply ...

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Promoting Sustainable Development with Project PUSHTi

Promoting Sustainable Development with Project PUSHTi

When the concept of sustainable communities emerged, its ideation was very different from what it is now. Our decade saw a dire need to recognize Sustainable Cities and Communities and the same also found an echo in SDG Goal 11, which was conceptualized at the United Nations Conference back in 2012.

Since then, the components of Sustainable Communities have started to loosely revolve around inclusivity, safety, design, built, connectivity and socio-economic adaptability. But sustainability ...

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“AIRPLANES ARE LIKE GIANT SHOES WITH ARMS!”

“AIRPLANES ARE LIKE GIANT SHOES WITH ARMS!”

It’s raining heavily in a small slum dwelling in Southern Delhi. Under a dilapidated leaking roof, seven years old Priya is shivering while holding her younger sister in arms, making the infant cozy with her body. The eldest of all five siblings, Priya lives with her parents in Safdarjung. Her father is a gardener in a money plant farm and her mother does petty chores like sewing torn clothes roadside. The last ...

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“THE EARLIER THE BETTER”

“THE EARLIER THE BETTER”

How to intervene at a young age?

The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoHFW) has been striving to provide services with universal coverage and equitable distribution for all Indian citizens regardless of income level, social status, gender, caste or religion. With this view in mind, one of the priority areas for action is EARLY DETECTION, EARLY INTERVENTION & EARLY EDUCATION. One way of ...

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School Health Check-Ups

School Health Check-Ups

How the member of SHARP NGO get benefitted?
Promotion and development of SHARP involves four main strategies:

Advocacy
For promoting the concept of school health advocacy to create awareness among policy makers the general population training and academic institutions the community

Advocacy to achieve a common understanding of the concept its trengths strategies and priority action areas is required. Consensus on goals strategies plans of action and resources ...

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