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Partnership platforms for sustainable societies

Friday, 22 June 2018, 1:48 pm | Citizen News Service

Social entrepreneurship: Partnership platforms for sustainable societies Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): Dr Marie Lisa Dacanay, President of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia, defines social entrepreneurship as ‘a game ... More >>

Defending the environmental defenders

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:49 pm | Citizen News Service

Violations of the environmental rights of communities and individuals are on the rise in Asia Pacific and worldwide. Statistics released by Global Witness reveals that in 2017, 197 people were killed (on an average 4 per week) for defending their ... More >>

Migrants trapped in quagmire:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:25 pm | Citizen News Service

Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers to people who legally relocate to another country, the word ... More >>

A tale with a difference

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:21 am | Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) CNS): This is the story of Razia , a girl from village Bahpur in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. It has all the ingredients of a fairy tale, but with a difference. Razia might not be a run-of the-mill princess ... More >>

Stop this shaming of menstruation

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:10 am | Citizen News Service

(CNS): The photograph accompanying this article , was clicked on Chinese New Year (16th February 2018) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a signpost/ notice written in Thai, English and Chinese (in that order) in a temple, having a statue of Ganesha, ... More >>

Listening to the unheard voices of India

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:18 am | Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): It is a common practice to interview celebrities and share their success stories. But the real grass roots heroines and heroes rarely get heard. So, for a change, let us listen to what our 13 year old ... More >>

Turning sunset years into gold

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 12:01 pm | Citizen News Service

Turning sunset years into gold Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Watch video interview : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pkScsaGClM Listen or download podcast : http://bit.ly/2EcDJb8 (CNS): As soon as I set foot inside Suansawan Care Resort ... More >>

Accelerate momentum to #endTB

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 7:03 pm | Citizen News Service

Accelerate momentum to #endTB as well as for progress on all #SDGs Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) As the year 2017 comes to a close, let us reflect back on the progress made in the fight against TB. One cannot ignore the epic meeting ... More >>

Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution

Friday, 22 December 2017, 9:06 pm | Citizen News Service

Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution can fail us in beating NCDs Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Photograph of Dr Dean Schraufnagel is online at: http://bit.ly/2kXdA7V Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mostly cardiovascular ... More >>

Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs?

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 5:32 pm | Citizen News Service

Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs? Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) The city of Sharjah is about to get an air-conditioned walkway to promote walking all the year round- during the 5 months of searing summer heat of United ... More >>

Fighting to Death to Defeat Death

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:05 am | Citizen News Service

"One morning when I woke up in the hospital, it was not just another day. It was a day of numbing silence. I could not hear anything. I switched on the TV, but there was no sound. In a confused state, I went to the nurse. I could see that her ... More >>

Can we reach the tipping point for childhood TB?

Thursday, 26 October 2017, 4:09 pm | Citizen News Service

Can we reach the tipping point for childhood TB? Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) • Photograph of Dr Jeffrey R Starke: http://bit.ly/2guEMZN • Another image: http://bit.ly/2gAjrSs An estimated 1 million annual cases of children with ... More >>

Anti-TB drug resistance threatens to unwind the progres

Friday, 26 May 2017, 11:48 am | Citizen News Service

(CNS): There is no doubt that groundbreaking progress has been made in fight against tuberculosis (TB) in the past two decades, but it might be prudent to review if we are winning the fight in order to #endTB by 2030. Do we slip backwards when we fail ... More >>

Cleaning up the air we breathe

Monday, 22 May 2017, 3:13 pm | Citizen News Service

Cleaning up the air we breathe Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS (CNS): My first personal brush with the severity of asthma was several years ago, when one of my students suddenly started gasping for breath in the middle of her Physics Practical ... More >>

Bringing TB out of the shadows - Bobby Ramakant

Monday, 8 May 2017, 3:23 pm | Citizen News Service

Bringing TB out of the shadows Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service) So said Jose Luis Castro, Executive Director of the International Union Against TB and Lung Disease (The Union). TB related stigma and discrimination still lurks in our communities ... More >>

We must bequeath good air to our next generation

Monday, 13 February 2017, 12:11 pm | Citizen News Service

So said award-winning Dr Chitra Chandrashekar, Director of Dr Iravatham’s Clinical Laboratory, Hyderabad. I met her in Mumbai during NAPCON 2016 and was struck by her modesty and her passion for working in the field of TB. More >>

Dr Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva for a disease-free India

Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 12:51 pm | Citizen News Service

(CNS): "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies" are the immortal words of Saint Mother Teresa, which sum up what Dr Kuldeep Singh Sachdeva asserts to hasten the pace of progress for a disease-free India. Dr KS Sachdeva ... More >>

It is not enough to promise, we must act to #endAIDS

Friday, 2 December 2016, 4:28 pm | Citizen News Service

(CNS): Mahatma Gandhi had once said, "If I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning". Gandhi's thought resurfaced after listening to Dr Ishwar Gilada, President of AIDS ... More >>

Complacency breeds failure: Consolidate efforts to #endAIDS

Friday, 2 December 2016, 3:24 pm | Citizen News Service

(CNS): Success breeds complacency and complacency breeds failure. When the number of people affected by a disease decreases, there is a tendency to disregard it as a public health problem. More >>

Shobha Shukla: Female face of ageing in Asia Pacific

Thursday, 8 September 2016, 4:27 pm | Citizen News Service

(CNS): With declining fertility rates and increasing life expectancy, the proportion of people aged 60 and over is growing globally. There are currently 900,868 million people aged 60 or over worldwide (12.5% of the global population). Nearly two-thirds ... More >>

 

 

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