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Building feminist movements to stimulate change

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 10:47 pm | Citizen News Service

Grassroots women of the Asia Pacific region have borne the brunt of the unrelenting global desire for increased consumption and accumulation of wealth by a tiny minority. Their aspirations and livelihoods are regularly trampled upon in this new Asian century, ... More >>

Countries should know their endemic malaria

Saturday, 26 April 2014, 2:40 pm | Citizen News Service

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a manual to help countries to assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of moving towards malaria elimination. WHO’s new guide, "From malaria control to malaria elimination: a manual for ... More >>

"I did not choose HIV. HIV chose me..."

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:47 pm | Citizen News Service

“You have AIDS,” a counselor said to me in 1997. I don't remember the exact date, but suddenly everything went blank. The counselor had spoken to me for more than 20 minutes, but I just remembered his one sentence: “You have AIDS.” Only one ... More >>

Accurate and affordable TB diagnosis becoming a reality

Saturday, 29 March 2014, 1:36 pm | Citizen News Service

Tuberculosis (TB) care and control does not end with an accurate and confirmed diagnosis, but that is a good start point. It needs to be followed with initiating standard and effective anti-TB treatment (without delay), supporting the person with TB to ... More >>

Gender Violence Increases HIV Vulnerability

Friday, 21 March 2014, 9:51 am | Citizen News Service

Is there a cure for HIV? The success stories of Timothy Brown and the two Boston patients, who rid themselves of the HIV cells through bone marrow transplants, led to hopes that a cure had finally been found. More >>

Is it the best or the worst of times for women in India?

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 12:36 pm | Citizen News Service

I apologize for missing out on the celebrations of Women's Day this year as I was too engrossed with changing nappies of my 10 month old adorable granddaughter in London, despite her part time nanny - who is a graduate, and charges a frightful ... More >>

No More Holding Back Women

Sunday, 9 March 2014, 12:53 pm | Citizen News Service

Two thirds of countries globally now have laws against domestic violence with several significant transformations in legal frameworks in Asia and the Pacific. This significant shift over the last decade has not only led 15 countries in East Asia and the Pacific ... More >>

E-Cigarettes: Friend Or Foe?

Tuesday, 11 February 2014, 10:27 am | Citizen News Service

‘Tobacco is one of the leading killers in the world’; ‘smoking is harmful for our health’; ‘smoking can cause lung cancer, heart disease’… We have heard it all before. We also know how once someone gets into the habit of smoking it is ... More >>

India: Laws mirror moral values of 'colonial era'

Monday, 27 January 2014, 1:34 pm | Citizen News Service

In India, 17 percent of female sex workers reported starting to sell sex under the age of 15 years. In Maldives and Papua New Guinea, the median age reported among female sex workers ranged from 17-19 years (across surveyed sites), as compared to ... More >>

Partners-in-crime: HIV and Hepatitis B Virus

Friday, 20 December 2013, 8:37 pm | Citizen News Service

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS Photograph is online at: AIDS is just one of the manifestations of HIV, said a veteran health advocate. A range of co-infections and co-morbidities also need as much attention as AIDS-related ... More >>

How can you treat illness unless you take your medicines?

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 7:29 pm | Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service – CNS To tackle any disease it is not merely only diagnosing correctly and offering quality treatment but ensuring that the patients adhere to treatment that is of paramount importance. Timely and correct diagnosis ... More >>

No excuse to not end HIV transmission to children

Wednesday, 18 December 2013, 12:08 pm | Citizen News Service

An estimated 3.4 million children are living with HIV, thus accounting for 10% of the total global HIV infected population. At the same time, the number of children newly infected with HIV dropped drastically by 52% between 2001 and 2012. More >>

ASICON 2013 calls for new measures in fighting AIDS

Saturday, 14 December 2013, 9:52 am | Citizen News Service

The 6th National Conference of AIDS Society of India (ASICON 2013) which has brought together over 700 HIV medical experts from across India with a distinguished national and international faculty opened in Mumbai. Dr IS Gilada, President of the conference ... More >>

Intellectual property and decriminalization

Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 5:17 pm | Citizen News Service

Anand Grover is a lawyer from India who is known for his legal activism in Indian law relating to HIV. He is a co-founder member of the Lawyers Collective and has been UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health since 2008. He spoke with the Citizen ... More >>

Innovation is crucial in fight against AIDS

Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 12:22 pm | Citizen News Service

India has the world's third-largest population of people living with HIV (PLHIV) - 2.4 million. However, it has been able to make significant progress in recent years by thinking out of the box. This has led to a decline of 50% in the number of new ... More >>

Orchids Bloom: Best practices on harm reduction shared

Friday, 8 November 2013, 12:25 pm | Citizen News Service

Learnings from Project ORCHID's pioneering work on harm reduction in northeast India shows that scale up is possible even in resource poor and conflict ridden settings. A national dissemination workshop organized by Project ORCHID in Delhi saw sharing ... More >>

Changing Masculinity, Preventing Violence Against Women

Thursday, 17 October 2013, 5:15 pm | Citizen News Service

In Bangladesh, a man forced into marriage vents his frustration by beating his wife when she disobeys him. In Cambodia, a husband justifies slapping his wife on the grounds that she must have done something she shouldn’t. More >>

Tobacco Industry Interests In Conflict with Public Health

Thursday, 19 September 2013, 5:16 pm | Citizen News Service

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first global public health and corporate accountability treaty and to date 177 countries are Parties to it. By signing and ratifying this treaty, these countries are committed to adopt ... More >>

Two diseases, one patient

Tuesday, 3 September 2013, 6:39 pm | Citizen News Service

Tuberculosis (TB) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) – can we continue to tackle these separately? According to the Global TB Report (2012), in 2011, out of 8.7 million people who developed TB worldwide 1.1 million (13%) were HIV positive. An approximate ... More >>

Are Healthcare workers Tuberculosis Proof?

Monday, 2 September 2013, 10:24 am | Citizen News Service

‘I had to choose between being deaf and being dead’, this is what Dalene von Delft, a Medical Doctor from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, said in her testimony at a two-day Southern Africa meeting held recently to strengthen and scale ... More >>



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