While Ali takes his visual impairment in his stride, the significant costs of his medical treatment placed an ongoing strain on the family’s limited income. Ali sometimes waived his regular medical care in order to meet other basic...

Cambodia on Tuesday requested the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to consider providing aid – especially to the elderly, people with disabilities and orphaned children. In...

THE PRIME Minister said people involved in crime will be removed from social support programmes. He said the social support programme in TT was better than anywhere else in the Caribbean.

He continued: "I want to join the...

Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in the legislative council on Tuesday that the idea behind giving Rs400 as old age pension was to give respect to senior citizens and the amount should not be compared with that given in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana or...

La directora de la Organización Panamericana de la Salud, Carissa F. Etienne, destacó este martes que la innovación científica ha logrado un progreso sin precedentes en la respuesta a una enfermedad infecciosa que, hasta hace poco,...

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sania Nishtar Sunday said that ‘Ehsaas Strategy’ was in its final stages of  review and will soon be out in the public domain as a living...

Will the creation of Ministry of Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Coordination streamline the functions of various social welfare programmes...

Blog: The Union Budget brought with it a 17% increase in this year’s allocation for the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD). Approximately 9% of the total allocation, which is Rs 29,000 crore, has been earmarked for the...

The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) is advocating for a one-month increase in maternity leave for mothers in low and-middle-income countries, to enable parents to give their children the best start in life. The UN agency is...

ndonesia and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding Monday in Jakarta to cooperate in social rehabilitation, social security, disaster management and welfare programs. The ministers also agreed to send their senior officials to study welfare...

OPINION: The recently launched Ehsaas Programme by the PTI government is a positive step towards realising the importance of social protection in a developing country like Pakistan.

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