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Youth Uprising Against Antimicrobial Resistance Which Is A Threatening Candidate For The Next Global Health Emergency

Tuesday, 21 May 2024, 5:01 am | CNS

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) is already among the top 10 global health threats. "If AMR is going to impact our present and future, then we, the young people, should be most concerned. We have to combat AMR, prevent AMR, and engage youth," said Mayowa ... More >>

Whither Social Justice And Decent Work For Women?

Thursday, 2 May 2024, 5:11 am | CNS

Idolising the ‘homemaker’ and ’motherhood’ role of women, gives a social sanction to thrusting the majority of burden of unpaid household and other care work on them, while giving an escape to men from child-rearing and household chores, and ... More >>

After Months Of Diagnostic Delay, A Migrant Worker Could Access TB Services Only When A Community Health Worker Met Him

Tuesday, 23 April 2024, 2:24 pm | CNS

A migrant worker who was sick for over three months, actively sought medical help and advice, but his health kept deteriorating. Despite having constant cough, fever, and increasing weakness since months, neither he nor his treating doctor(s) thought ... More >>

The Chasm Between TB And HIV Continues

Thursday, 4 April 2024, 5:43 am | CNS

TB remains the leading cause of death for people living with HIV globally. In 2021, almost one-third of AIDS-related deaths were due to TB. More >>

It Is Not Natural Disasters But Manmade Barriers That Block Access To TB Care

Monday, 11 March 2024, 7:27 pm | CNS

It is not natural disasters (like hurricanes or storms) which block access to TB care services most times, but manmade barriers that fuel injustices, inequities, greed, and risk factors that put people at risk of TB disease and death. Since these ... More >>

Treatment Is Prevention: Stop The Spread Of Infection By Finding All And Treating All TB

Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 8:08 pm | CNS

"The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” These golden words of Michelangelo perhaps sum up the fundamental gap in the fight to end TB worldwide. The stark reality ... More >>

Are Online Spaces Safe For Women?

Friday, 8 December 2023, 7:18 pm | CNS

In today’s world many human interactions are taking place in the online spaces. As the internet and mobile technologies, as well as social media spaces, become more and more accessible, this is where many of our real life activities take place. Many ... More >>

No Excuse For Not Making Labour And Migration Safe And Fair For Women

Sunday, 26 November 2023, 3:00 pm | CNS

Female migrant workers, despite contributing a significant share to the economy, face alarming levels of sexual and other forms of gender-based violence and harassment all across the migration cycle. Actions to make labour and migration safe and fair ... More >>

Shooting Our Own Foot: Misuse Of Medicines Is Making Infections Difficult To Treat

Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 5:13 pm | CNS

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites change over time and become resistant to (or no longer respond to) medicines, making infections harder to treat and increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness ... More >>

Breaking Access Barriers And Bringing Quality Healthcare Closer To The People In Meghalaya, India

Wednesday, 11 October 2023, 6:06 am | CNS

Unless the full cascade of quality healthcare services reaches closer to the underserved communities, how will we deliver on the promise of #HealthForAll? One positive ray of light comes from an underserved block of Meghalaya, a north-eastern state of India. ... More >>

Are We Putting Money Where The Mouth Is To Reach The Missing Millions?

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, 7:41 am | CNS

Unless we find people with TB and put them on treatment, how will we be able to reduce avoidable human suffering, untimely deaths, and break the chain of infection transmission? Finding TB remains the critical entry point to TB care pathway. Amidst ... More >>

Will The World Leaders Walk The Talk To End TB At The Upcoming UN High Level Meeting?

Tuesday, 19 September 2023, 6:35 am | CNS

Leaders of all the UN member countries are expected to convene on 22nd September 2023 at the upcoming second United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB (the first one was held in September 2018). The theme of this year's UNHLM ... More >>

Long Walk To Transgender Rights And Gender Equality

Saturday, 12 August 2023, 6:23 am | CNS

Although governments have committed to achieve gender equality by 2030, yet the progress is way off the mark. United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres had recently said that it will take another 300 years to achieve full gender equality. ... More >>

WHO Award Shines Spotlight On Thailand's Statistical Agency And Tobacco Control

Saturday, 29 July 2023, 6:23 am | CNS

Tobacco industry has used deception and lies to market its deadly tobacco products and lure children and young people to killer addiction over the decades. But it was only data, science and evidence that provided rock solid ground to health justice ... More >>

Strong local actions are pivotal to reduce NCDs, TB and tobacco use in Bangladesh

Sunday, 23 July 2023, 6:18 am | CNS

Unless global goals do not become a reality in the lives of every person worldwide, we will fail to deliver on those promises. Local actions are key. That is why the Mayors of several municipalities in Bangladesh and other local government leaders ... More >>

Midway To Agenda 2030: Why Are We Off The Track On Gender Equality?

Thursday, 20 July 2023, 8:12 pm | CNS

With only 90 months left to fulfil the Agenda 2030 promises made by our governments 90 months ago, we are far off the track. A United Nations report released this week shows that out of the 114 countries studied, not one has achieved gender equality. ... More >>

The Head Must Follow What The Hand Writes

Sunday, 18 June 2023, 6:25 pm | CNS

We are about to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the first-ever United Nations High Level Meeting (UN HLM) on the fight against tuberculosis (TB) that was held on 26 September 2018 during the 73rd UN General Assembly. "The UN meeting resulted ... More >>

Close The Tap: Mopping The Floor Approach Is Not Enough To End TB

Saturday, 13 May 2023, 6:29 pm | CNS

As per the latest Global TB Report of the World Health Organization (WHO), globally 10.6 million people developed TB in 2021 - an increase of 4.5% from 10.1 million in 2020. Eight of the thirty high TB burden countries (India, Indonesia, China, Philippines, ... More >>

The Conundrum Of TB, Tobacco Use And NCDs In Asia Pacific

Sunday, 26 March 2023, 5:37 am | CNS

Asia Pacific region had over 6.7 million new TB cases and over 883,000 people died of TB in 2021, as per the latest Global TB Report of the World Health Organization (WHO). The top 5 biggest risk factors that caused TB disease in 2021 in Asia Pacific ... More >>

Will Lessons From Covid-19 And TB Vaccine Rollout Improve Pandemic Preparedness And Health Security?

Thursday, 23 March 2023, 7:30 pm | CNS

TB high burden countries India and Nigeria both have had decades of experience in rolling out the TB vaccine. Both nations were successful (even if not ideal) in reaching out to a large part of their populations with COVID-19 vaccination. Are there any ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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