Why We Need Climate Change Adaptation in the Thar

The science is unequivocal. Human-caused climate change poses a distinct global threat, it has already begun to take effect, and it will only get more extreme in the coming years. The situation has never been clearer. Carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are reaching levels that were unprecedented for millennia. Record-breaking temperatures are being observed …

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Monitoring of Blood Pressure for Reduced Risks on This World Health Day

Hypertension continues to be one of the world’s most significant health problems, and its prevalence has grown significantly in developing countries in the recent past. It is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries (blood vessels) is elevated.  Lifestyle factors are the most important contributors, as well as genetic characteristics. …

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The Shocking Reality of Women’s Lives in India

Saturday 29th December 2012 was labelled “Black Saturday” in India. All across this vast nation, people stopped what they were doing to hold a minute’s silence in memory of the tragic death of the young female student who had been gang-raped by six men and attacked with an iron bar on a bus in Delhi …

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GRAVIS’ Core Mission: Addressing Health and Livelihood Challenges in the Thar

As GRAVIS approaches its thirtieth year of working to address the development challenges of the Thar Desert, the work that it undertakes is as important as ever for helping residents of this stressed region secure a measure of peace and sustenance. Over the past few decades, GRAVIS has performed a critical role in this effort by developing practical, low-cost solutions …

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