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    WORLD MALARIA DAY- Corona Overshadows Malaria Campaign

    WORLD MALARIA DAY Corona Overshadows Malaria Campaign Manoj Varghese World over, April 25th is observed as Malaria Day. The corona pandemic and several other diseases like TB, cancer and HIV/AIDS have overshadowed the campaign against malaria in the recent past from several parts of the world. As per the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates, over 6.27 lakh malaria deaths and over 24 crore malaria cases were reported in 2020. After maintaining zero indigenous cases for the past three consecutive years, China has been certified to be free of malaria. Also, the death rate has been reported to have come down from three lakhs to zero in 2017. The good sign…

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    COP26- What did we achieve? What next?

    Photo Credits: Kuki Rokhum COP26- What did we achieve? What next? By Salathiel Nalli   With around 40,000 delegates and many more civil society participants, COP26 became the biggest climate conference ever. The conference which is aimed at reducing emissions has emitted an estimated 100,000 tonnes of Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere during the conference! COP26 is the short form of ‘United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties’, 26th meeting which officially held between 1-12 November 2021 at Glasgow, United Kingdom. This annual conference provides a platform for all countries to assess global progress towards tackling climate change and make some path breaking decisions to protect the environment. As…

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    Mental Immunity: World Mental Health Day

    Jones M Govardhana: Mental health is a state of well-being in which an individual realizes his or her own abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community. Any interruption to this equilibrium is known to cause depression or mental illness. Close to one billion people have a mental disorder and anyone, anywhere, can be affected. Depression is one of the leading causes of illness and disability among adolescents and adults.  1 in 5 children and adolescents has a mental disorder. Suicide is claiming the lives of close to 800 000 people every year ̶…

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    We are all God’s creation

    By Eddy Hew, Malaysia: As refugee had become one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world affecting over 70 million people worldwide. It is even more crucial than before that we should look at this issue with a sense of urgency.  Disaster, climate change, war, conflicts due to religion, politics, and ideologies had caused refugees an issue that spread across the globe we live in. Many are risking their lives to obtain refugee status in another country seeking a better future. In view of future uncertainty especially in the time of Covid-19 pandemic, the discrimination against the refugee had increased as the refugee being at the lower status of…

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    Reflections on World Refugee Day 2020

    – Salathiel Nalli I am writing these few lines in the comfort of my home, but around 80 million people around the world have been forced to flee their homes as on today. Among them, there are 26 million refugees (forced to flee their country because of persecution, war or violence) (Source: https://www.unhcr.org/en-in/figures-at-a-glance.html)   The United Nations declared June 20 as ‘World Refugee Day’ to build empathy and understanding for the plight of refugees, and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.   During this period of COVID-19 Pandemic, many people are going through a difficult phase of their life. Refugees, who are already struggling with many issues, are suffering…