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Ensuring Women Have A Rights-Based Access To Emergency Contraceptives Is Vital

Tuesday, 8 September 2020, 5:23 pm | CNS

Many women and girls around the world have experienced contraception failure, missed taking oral contraceptive pills, or been forced to have sex against their will. For these women, emergency contraception is a safe and effective method that reduces ... More >>

Innovative Financing For Women's Health Becomes Vital When Purse Strings Tighten

Saturday, 5 September 2020, 6:49 pm | CNS

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of weak health systems that were ill prepared to withstand the onslaught of the pandemic. As documented by the Pulse survey of the WHO, the pandemic has resulted in disruption of essential health services, ... More >>

Growing Up As A Girl In Rural India: What Does It Mean?

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 9:19 pm | CNS

Adolescence or teenage is that critical phase when one transitions from childhood to adulthood. It is marked by important biological changes and the onset of puberty. This 'growing up' is also about experiencing the joys and challenges of youth. However, ... More >>

A Nuclear-Free World Is Crucial For Sustainable Development

Sunday, 9 August 2020, 5:15 am | CNS

"Most people are completely, blissfully ignorant about the situation, and those of us who believe in sustainable development are not able to do anything", this is how Dr SP Udayakumar describes the current situation relating to nuclear power ... More >>

Where Are The Men In Family Planning? Is It The Business Of Women Alone?

Sunday, 26 July 2020, 7:06 pm | CNS

In many parts of the world, including India, family planning is largely viewed as a women’s issue and family planning programming is primarily focused on women. In fact, out of the 14 choices listed as methods of contraception, only 2 - condoms ... More >>

For A Better World, Our Lifestyle Must Be Based On As Less Resources As Possible

Saturday, 25 July 2020, 7:10 am | CNS

Senior activist Medha Patkar launched a youth led, Towards A Better World campaign, in an online session where several youth leaders of Fridays For Future (a global movement led by Greta Thunberg) and other youth activists took part. We must change ... More >>

A Vaccine For COVID-19: So Near And Yet So Far

Friday, 24 July 2020, 6:31 am | CNS

With the numbers of those infected with COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) escalating everyday globally we are indeed wading through turbulent waters with no end at sight. Scientists around the world are literally burning the midnight oil, searching frantically for ... More >>

Are Young People Left Behind In The Times Of COVID-19 Pandemic?

Sunday, 7 June 2020, 7:39 pm | CNS

by Shobha Shukla – CNS Over 60% of the world's youth live in Asia Pacific region , accounting for about 19% of the region's total population. This translates into more than 750 million young women and men aged 15 to 24 years. As it is, many of ... More >>

Gandhi's Talisman Is Best Guiding Light To Reform Public Health

Monday, 18 May 2020, 9:44 am | CNS

Mahatma Gandhi's talisman is perhaps the best guiding light to reform the public health system in the wake of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic: "I will give you a talisman. Whenever you are in doubt, or when the self becomes too much with ... More >>

Intergenerational Model Gives Hope Even During Pandemics

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 5:10 pm | CNS

“The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world”, said United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres last week on the launch of the policy brief on older persons and coronavirus disease (COVID-19). ... More >>

COVID-19 Makes The Bag Of Woes Heavier For Marginalized Populations

Wednesday, 22 April 2020, 8:57 am | CNS

Shobha Shukla – CNS Agenda 2030 is a commitment by all countries to achieve sustainable development by 2030 for all, ensuring that no one is left behind, including marginalised communities like LGBT and sex workers. However, the stark reality is that, even in ... More >>

A tale of two positives attracting each other

Monday, 29 July 2019, 9:12 am | CNS

I met the two of them at the Clinica Condesa Iztapalapa, in Mexico City, where I had gone to attend the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (IAS 2019). Was it a mere coincidence that they had many things in common - they share the same surname; they ... More >>

New milestone for improved treatment for children with TB

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 2:56 pm | CNS

(CNS): More and more children around the world are now benefitting from fixed dose combination (FDC) of child-friendly medicines to treat drug-sensitive TB, thanks to the untiring efforts of TB Alliance (Global Alliance for TB Drug Development) ... More >>

We want the ring...

Wednesday, 7 November 2018, 2:39 pm | CNS

That seemed to be the resonating refrain of women at the HIV Research for Prevention Conference (HIVR4P2018) held recently in Madrid, Spain. And no, they were not talking about the engagement ring. Their focus of interest was the intra-vaginal dapivirine ... More >>

Novotech and CNS deal expands CRO services

Friday, 19 October 2018, 12:19 pm | CNS

Asia-Pacific CRO Novotech has acquired Australasian specialist CRO Clinical Network Services (CNS), with a mutual mission to expand services SYDNEY, Oct 19, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Novotech, the largest Asia-Pacific-based CRO, has acquired Australasian ... More >>

Fully funding the TB response is a smart investment

Monday, 1 October 2018, 10:15 am | CNS

(CNS): As per WHO’s Global TB Report 2018 financing for TB prevention, diagnosis and treatment continues to fall short of the amount needed and commitments from both domestic and international donor sources need to be stepped up. More >>

Bad politics put people at risk of TB

Wednesday, 4 April 2018, 4:41 pm | CNS

Bad politics put people at risk of TB, but is TB on the political agenda? Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, CNS (Citizen News Service) The most hard-hitting message around World Tuberculosis Day 2018 for us was on twitter by Shirin Aliabadi , who ... More >>

Partnerships should be based on solidarity and trust

Monday, 2 April 2018, 10:54 am | CNS

Partnerships should be based on solidarity and trust, and not on greed Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Partnerships that are critically important to progress towards a better world where a just social order is a reality for everyone, must ... More >>

Migrants trapped in quagmire

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:43 pm | CNS

Migrants trapped in quagmire: Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers ... More >>

She stood up to defeat TB

Saturday, 24 March 2018, 12:38 pm | CNS

She stood up to defeat TB Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): The youngest of 3 sisters, Ingrid Schoeman grew up in Pretoria and later started working as a dietician in a government hospital in Port Elizabeth in Eastern Cape Province of ... More >>