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Kyunki… a drop of life
Around 30 kilometers outside of the city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh is Devchauraha, site of one of the approximately 108,000 polio vaccination booths that were set up on the 1st of February 2009. The village buzzes with activity.

Just born and surviving against all odds
Hemalata is a proud mother of a young baby boy. The only difference is that unlike most new babies born healthy, her son had to fight to survive.

Children’s Parliament held in Central Hall, Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly shows the way
“This parliament is more fruitful than the bigger parliament sessions. The demand for a state children’s commission must be immediately conceded to as it will give a real voice to children.”

Sermons and polio with Qazi Saheb in Bijnor
Around 30 kilometers outside of the city of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh is Devchauraha, site of one of the approximately 108,000 polio vaccination booths that were set up on the 1st of February 2009. The village buzzes with activity.

Moradabad celebrates win against Polio with Hockey
It was not only time for celebration but also time for re-dedication to the cause of polio eradication as former hockey Olympians Zafar Iqbal and Dhanraj Pillai, among others, signed a pledge for polio eradication

UP Rural Madarsas’ take to Modern Sanitation
The year 2008 has been declared as International Year of Sanitation by the United Nations. This madarsa is one of the 30 rural centers of Islamic religious learning which has been chosen for a pilot project by a local NGO, Human Welfare Association (HWA).

Indian cricket team present "Bowl Out Polio" bat to UP Chief Minister
Post-match and victory, Indian cricket team player R.P. Singh was called out to receive a special award from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati in Kanpur.

‘Talk AIDS to stop AIDS’ is the new slogan for Uttar Pradesh
While it is true that youth is power and power is youth, one cannot shut one’s eye to the stark reality that this potent section of our society is today also highly vulnerable to HIV\AIDS infection, chiefly through unprotected sex.

Community mobilisers renew their resolve at Bareilly
BAREIILY (Uttar Pradesh): The tedious journey to Bareilly in western Uttar Pradesh is forgotten as warm greetings are exchanged. Formal work protocol is set aside and a riot of colours gives the Invertis campus, the venue, a festive look.

Polio community mobilisers in Ghaziabad feted for top performance
Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh: Friday 27th July was a special day for the 600 Community Mobilization Coordinators (CMCs) of the Ghaziabad sub-region working with the Social Mobilization Network (SMNet) in Uttar Pradesh.

Breast-feeding can save 70,000 Children annually in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, August 2: Ignorance is not always bliss. Certainly not when it can act as a deterrent in saving thousand of young, innocent lives and also pose as speed-breaker in the carving out of a better and more peaceful society.

Religious leaders to educate about breastfeeding in villages
Lucknow, August 6: Studies have revealed that mother's first milk is one of the biggest life savers for the newborn. But in Uttar Pradesh, only 7.2 per cent of newborns are given this life saving drink in the first hour.

World’s biggest vaccination drive against JE yields 97 per cent results in UP
LUCKNOW: The world’s biggest vaccination drive against Japanese Encephalitis, initiated in Uttar Pradesh on 27 May 2007, was successfully wrapped up in 18 days.

Youth power backs Lalitpur’s Baby Friendly Health Initiative
Medical practitioners never tire of listing the virtues of exclusive breastfeeding. But fact remains that a considerable percentage of mothers are bound by tradition and do not practice exclusive breastfeeding.

Pilgrims visit Ghazi Baba’s dargah as their children get polio drops
Ghazi Baba has as many ways of granting wishes as people have of asking. Those who have asked for children have got them; those looking for healing have been healed.

Kids cut across caste barriers, set-up their own school
The dusty, steep narrow path leads to a rectangular raised enclosure covered by a thatched roof. The floor is plastered with clay and the walls are built on columns of tree trunks.

Tracking newborns for polio immunization
With the strategy now focusing on reaching polio vaccine to the youngest and at the earliest, this critical western Uttar Pradesh district has hit upon a novel idea, to effectively engage trained birth assistants for tracking newborns for immunization.

Moradabad businessman helps polio drive
Moradabad, a town in western Uttar Pradesh known for the polio virus, is witnessing a number of individuals making invaluable contribution to the eradication initiative.

Teenage brides reclaim their childhood, enroll in residential school
Situated in a remote village of Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, Balika Vidyalaya, an all-girls school, is a true example of how a rich harvest of enlightenment can be reaped through vision and determination.

Uttar Pradesh to create apex social safety net for children
The most populous state of India, Uttar Pradesh, is poised to take the lead in the creation of an apex body for children that will exclusively handle policy interventions and monitor implementation of children related government programmes.

Pataudi campaigns for polio in Aligarh
“A team cannot win until all players collectively push for victory. The time has come for all of us to redouble efforts to beat polio,” former Indian cricket captain Manur Ali Khan Pataudi told polio workers in Aligarh.

An outstanding soldier in the war against polio
Gangacholi, U.P. For community mobiliser Saroj Verma, her mission in life is to ensure that her village is rid of polio.

Soha Ali Khan spends a day with polio workers
For polio vaccinators and UNICEF’s community mobilization coordinators (CMC) in Ghaziabad, February 6 was an unforgettable day, when none other than film actor Soha Ali Khan spent a day with them.

Salt traders team up to fight IDD in Uttar Pradesh
A mapping of salt wholesalers was done in the state of Uttar Pradesh in 2002, probably the first such study done in the world.



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