Young India Network is a youth (14-30 years) driven network for the prevention of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and its risk factors, formed with a vision of having a meaningful involvement of youth and People Living With NCDs in the advocacy of health agenda in India with a primary focus on alcohol and drug use as major risk factors for both communicable and NCDs. It aims to contribute in achieving the Goal 3 of Sustainable Development Goals,ensuring healthy lives .
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Mincy Lakhmani recalls her experience with Nada Team as volunteer...
Mincy Lakhmani,,,,,, Awesome volunteer and committed Health Advocate
“I have been fortunate enough to volunteer at
NADA INDIA FOUNDATION and this
experience really stood out as one of the best! The variety of the projects was
a real plus point for me as I got to know different issues in area of health
among variety of groups. Working out with Mr.Aflilaash at different
de-addiction centers and with Mr.DevenderJoti at DRUG USE & HOMELESS:PEER
COUNSELLOR facilitating GROUP,which was wonderful. What I most appreciated was
how friendly and open the people were during the sessions.
research methodology at YOUNG INDIA NETWORK FOR GOOD HEALTH on HEALTH NEEDS was
a great experience.Finally, I can say I got the practical exposure of what I’ve
learned from textbooks. Preparing questionnaire and taking surveys was
challenging yet successful under guidance of Mr.SuneelVatsyayan, a special mention has to go to him ,he was so patient and
welcoming. And most importantly, a great mentor!”
OPINION Drug Free India? ....... Prof. T K Thomas 26 Feb, 2019 Two weeks back, this column carried a piece entitled “Hooch Victims: Not Just Numbers!” about death of over 40 people after drinking illicit liquor. A bigger hooch tragedy last week killed over 150 tea garden workers and over 300 hospitalized for critical care in Assam’s Golaghat. A friend asked why such frequent occurrence of hooch tragedies and deaths of poor and marginalized people and why no action is being taken to prevent such tragedies. Familiar with the problem of addiction in the country, he wondered why the government was more concerned about drug addiction and not on alcohol addiction. It took some time to explain to him how the two problems were being handled by two separate ministries of the government of India-Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment for drugs and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for alcohol. Last week on 19th February , the Prime Minister through a video address launched
"Urging the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products" Nada Young India Network along with doctors and citizen welfare associations are urging the GST Council to increase compensation cess on all tobacco products to generate additional revenue for the Government. In their appeals to the GST council before its meeting on 17th September, they are urging it to consider an extraordinary measure of levying compensation cess on all tobacco products to get additional revenues. This tax revenue from tobacco could significantly contribute to the increased need for resources during the pandemic including vaccinations and augmenting the health infrastructure to prepare for a possible third wave. According to the group, increasing tobacco taxes in these challenging times will be a WIN-WIN policy as it can address the economic shock from COVID-19 pandemic and directly reduce COVID 19 related co-morbiditie
"Peer Pressure" is the influence exerted by a peer group, encouraging individuals to change their attitudes, values, or behaviors in order to conform to group norms... But whats "Peer Pressure" for you?? Is it always negative or is their any positive side to peer pressure??? Photo Courtesy: ICMR, Mumbai