Holistic Wellness Centre & Meghalaya Traditional Knowledge Portal launched
February 22, 2024 |
February 22, 2024
The Shillong Times
On February 22, 2024, a significant milestone was achieved in Meghalaya with the inauguration of the Holistic Wellness Centre and the launch of the Meghalaya Traditional Knowledge Portal. A Collaborative programme of Bio-Resource Development Centre, an autonomous R&D institution under Planning Department, Government of Meghalaya, The Energy and Resources Institute, New Delhi and the Meghalaya Basin Development Agency.
From alarm bells to recess bell: Address nutrition gaps
October 19, 2022
| Dr Manish Anand and Dr Meena Sehgal
The need of the hour is a multi-pronged approach focused on short supply chains, sustainable public food procurement and redistribution, a network of partners that support food-processing-driven rural livelihood diversification and diversified diets. To help make affordable food widely available, three partnerships are crucial: with panchayats, the private sector and pathshalas (schools).
Building a climate-resilient public health system
September 9, 2021
| ET HealthWorld
The recently released sixth assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has painted a grim picture of the times in store. It warns of heatwaves and humid heat stress getting more intense and frequent in the 21st century, and other such scenarios. Further, rapidly emerging knowledge from across the globe indicates that residing in high-risk areas makes families more vulnerable to mental stress, disruption in food supply chains, reduced access to medical care provisions for routine disease burden, migration, and infectious and vector borne disease.
Finding the sync between health and climate change
March 24, 2021
| Dr Dhrubaa Ghosh
| Express Healthcare
There is a direct link between health and the environment around us. And the impact of climate change on our health is now clearly visible. We continue to suffer directly or indirectly as a consequence of the rapid change in climatic conditions. Whether in the form of heat stress, water scarcity, droughts, and the resultant malnutrition or floods and the resultant increase in water- and vector-borne diseases, air pollution-related health effects etc., the impact is profound.
Once we have a COVID-19 vaccine, How do we plan to store 1.3 billion doses?
July 18, 2020 |
July 18, 2020
Science The Wire
Vaccines need to be kept cool to remain effective. In some districts, a refrigerator as big as an ice cream cooler is needed to deliver the vaccines, says Mr Karan Mangotra, Associate Director and Fellow, TERI, and one of the authors of a report on the impacts of the cooling sector on global climate targets.
Public transport usage to see decline after Covid-19 outbreak ends: Study
May 19, 2020 |
May 19, 2020
A perception study, based on a survey across 51 cities in the country from April 7 to 26 by TERI, revealed that 35% commuters are likely to change their mode of transport for work after the outbreak ends.