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HEALTH LITERACY; a tool for patient’s empowerment

Health literacy is important for an individual to keep track of his/her health because it majorly impacts the health outcomes. In a community the health prospects of its population depends upon the cognitive awareness about health information. Individuals with low health literacy may not be able to manage their health and are more prone to [...]

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Connecting CSR with the Development Sector through Corporate Volunteering Programmes

Corporate social responsibility and socio-economic development of communities have for long become interlinked. In many parts of the world, the government no longer has enough money or the manpower to address all of society’s problems or often, even basic needs. The corporate sector has been making financial contributions towards many of these needs of society [...]

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Women empowerment and corporate responsibility

The 18th century Genevan philosopher, writer and composer, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in his classic treatise The Social Contract, stated “Man is born free, and everywhere he is in chains.” While the word ‘man’ in Rousseau’s famous quotation refers of course to human beings of both genders, what is more true today is that women are born [...]

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Regulating Corporate Social Responsibility in Pakistan

Regulators all around the world are now increasingly holding the corporate sector ‘responsible’ for its impact on society, the economy and the environment. This is being seen through increased regulatory behavior to guide companies in driving corporate social responsibility. Keeping with global best practices, the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan has recently released ‘Voluntary [...]

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