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Why I did not renew my driving license?

Tuesday, 2 July 2019, 8:23 am | Bobby Ramakant

Because I realized (better late than never) that it is government’s responsibility to provide safe, convenient, affordable, accessible and humane ways of commuting for all its citizens. When governments fail on its duty then it hides behind the ... More >>

Innovative MACH gives hope for global health response

Thursday, 20 June 2019, 8:33 am | Bobby Ramakant

Although 193 governments adopted UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which warrant an integrated and multisectoral response to deliver on those promises, the progress has been lackadaisical in the past four years. A recent UN report has set an alarm ... More >>

Real talk: Are we on track to #endmalaria?

Wednesday, 24 April 2019, 9:21 am | Bobby Ramakant

This year’s World Malaria Day theme, "Zero Malaria Starts With Me" re-energizes the fight to eliminate malaria which, despite being preventable and treatable, still kills over half a million people every year. While incredible progress has been made ... More >>

Business as usual will fail us on cancer control, SDGs

Monday, 4 February 2019, 9:50 am | Bobby Ramakant

193 governments including those of India, committed to reducing burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancers by 25% by 2025 and one-third by 2030 (UN Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs), but many cancer rates are rising, not declining, especially ... More >>

Local actions are building blocks for #GlobalGoals

Wednesday, 2 January 2019, 12:17 pm | Bobby Ramakant

International commitments are vital for a better tomorrow but no less important are local actions on the frontlines, for bringing in desired change. Most important and often unheard voices are of those who are striving hard to bring in a change on the ... More >>

leaders from Asia Pacific nations commit to #endTobacco

Saturday, 29 December 2018, 10:37 am | Bobby Ramakant

Earlier in December 2018, several local leaders from Asia Pacific nations unanimously adopted a strong Declaration to combat tobacco use and the epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Governor, Mayors, Vice Mayors and Vice-Governor, in the presence ... More >>

Climate Justice is Integral to Development Justice

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 9:59 am | Bobby Ramakant

By Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Climate justice is integral to development justice, as it is essential for building a brave feminist future sans power and wealth inequalities. This is the dream of feminists in the Asia Pacific region, including ... More >>

Urban #TB hotspots cannot be on blindspot

Monday, 6 November 2017, 9:55 am | Bobby Ramakant

Our governments have committed to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 but without concerted action, the promises will barely remain a mirage. For instance, unless social influencers of tuberculosis (TB) get due attention from all ... More >>

India's budget reflects a mirage for universal health

Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 3:08 pm | Bobby Ramakant

India's 2016-2017 budget reflects a mirage for universal health Dr Sandeep Pandey and Bobby Ramakant, CNS Photograph is online at: http://bit.ly/1QHYV6K India's draft National Health Policy 2015 was riddled with privatisation bid and it is no surprise ... More >>

'Pehchan' has given transgender people a new 'Pehchan'

Wednesday, 8 July 2015, 3:07 pm | Bobby Ramakant

So said Priya when I met her at the community dinner on the eve of the recent 3rd Hijra Habba (Habba is a Kannada word meaning festival) event organized by Pehchān project in association with India HIV/AIDS Alliance in Delhi, that brought together ... More >>

Better to prevent rather than treat lung cancer

Tuesday, 3 February 2015, 12:43 pm | Bobby Ramakant

Every 30 seconds, someone, somewhere in the world dies of lung cancer. According to the World Cancer Report 2014, more people die from lung cancer than from any other type of cancer. In 2012 lung cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer, with ... More >>

Combination prevention is key to ending AIDS

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:08 pm | Bobby Ramakant

As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said in a video link at the first-ever international conference on all HIV-related biomedical ... More >>

Nepal to protect public health from tobacco industry

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:54 pm | Bobby Ramakant

There is a direct and irreconcilable conflict of interest between tobacco industry and public health policy. This conflict of interest is also enshrined in the preamble of the Article 5.3 of the global tobacco treaty (formally called WHO Framework Convention ... More >>

Rehabilitation of violence survivors State's responsibility

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 9:54 am | Bobby Ramakant

Rehabilitating communal violence survivors is State's responsibility, was echoed by the members of Socialist Party (India) in their procession and demonstration in UP state capital of Lucknow on 8th January 2014. More >>

Cardiovascular diseases could reverse gains in treating HIV

Monday, 16 December 2013, 11:54 am | Bobby Ramakant

Although historic scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is keeping people living with HIV (PLHIV) alive, 1 in 10 of them succumb to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). “The good news is that survival of PLHIV has improved, but CVD is increasingly ... More >>

Will innovations and partnerships help tuberculosis control?

Monday, 4 November 2013, 10:23 am | Bobby Ramakant

There is no doubt that investment and thrust for more effective new diagnostic and treatment tools for tuberculosis (TB) must go up but alongside it is equally imperative to optimally use existing technologies. More >>

Children and women are at risk of heart disease too

Monday, 30 September 2013, 12:17 pm | Bobby Ramakant

This year’s World Heart Day (29 September) theme focusses on a life-course approach to the prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) with a focus on women and children. More >>

Major thrust to improve responses to noncommunicable disease

Wednesday, 17 July 2013, 11:44 am | Bobby Ramakant

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are causing two-third of deaths worldwide. There is no doubt that latest launch of a robust programme to help civil society work on improving responses to NCDs is a welcome step forward. More >>

Walk the talk:New WHO guidelines on HIV treatment/prevention

Thursday, 4 July 2013, 11:29 am | Bobby Ramakant

The new World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on HIV treatment and prevention which were released at the 7th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention in Kuala Lumpur do provide hope that more people living with HIV will ... More >>

Unmet family planning needs: Bad for economy and health

Wednesday, 12 June 2013, 12:30 pm | Bobby Ramakant

222 million women in developing countries, who want to use modern contraception methods, are not able to have access to them. Meeting women's family planning needs would prevent 54 million unplanned pregnancies, 79,000 maternal deaths and 1.1 million ... More >>

 

 

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