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Women’s ‘dignity kits’ now mandatory during disasters

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WOMEN DURING DISASTERS. Despite the roles women play in households, they are usually left out of disaster prevention programs. Photo by Aleksandar Todorovic/Shutterstock.com
The ‘dignity kit’ contains women’s personal care items such as toiletries, undergarments, sanitary napkins, and a malong

MANILA, Philippines (Mar. 7, 2016) — “Dignity kits” containing basic personal care items for women will soon be distributed in times of disasters and emergencies, according to new government regulations.

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As population soars, India battles to tame malnutrition

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MALNUTRITION. In this photograph taken on October 19, 2015, four year old malnourished Indian child Shahadat Hussein lies on a bed at the Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre at Darbhanga Medical College and hospital. Photo by Money Sharma/AFP
While its economy is growing at a healthy rate, India still lags behind some of its poorer neighbors on child nutrition with more than 40 million stunted children

DARBHANGA, India (Jan. 10, 2016) — As another dangerously underweight toddler balances precariously on his set of scales, Dr Om Prakash knows he has to move fast to avert tragedy.

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