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Whither Women's Reproductive Health In Asia Pacific

Sunday, 29 January 2023, 6:13 am | CNS

While the world has made many advancements in healthcare, millions of women and girls in low- and low-middle income countries are still far away from having bodily autonomy and are not able to make informed decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive ... More >>

Violence Against Women And Girls Is Not Cultural But Criminal

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 7:49 pm | CNS

Violence against women and girls remains the most pervasive human rights violation around the world. It manifests itself in many forms: sexual violence, physical violence, emotional and psychological violence, harmful traditional practices, socio-economic ... More >>

Closing Window Of Opportunity To Save The Medicines That Save Us From Sexually Transmitted Infections

Friday, 2 December 2022, 6:29 am | CNS

Antimicrobials have been widely used to fight diseases, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs), for nearly 80 years. Penicillin, the world’s first antibiotic, was used for the first time to treat and cure syphilis in 1943. However, bacteria ... More >>

Moment Of Truth: Will Thailand Lead From The Front In Combating Antimicrobial Resistance?

Monday, 28 November 2022, 7:54 pm | CNS

Do we not dread an unfortunate situation of being infected with an incurable (or difficult to treat) disease? We saw how COVID-19 (to which there is no cure yet) jolted not only the global health security but also economic and social security ... More >>

Will Global Family Planning Meet Galvanise Governments To Deliver On Gender Equality?

Monday, 7 November 2022, 7:14 pm | CNS

Gender equality is an essential cog-in-the-wheel of human development which is socially just and ecologically sustainable. That is why governments worldwide have committed to deliver on this promise by 2030 along with other sustainable development goals ... More >>

Are HIV Programmes Missing The Young Who Need Them The Most?

Tuesday, 25 October 2022, 5:38 am | CNS

More than one in every four new HIV infections in Asia Pacific were in the young people in the Asia Pacific region (in 2020). More worrying is that almost all of these new HIV infections in the young people, were among the young key populations. ... More >>

New TB Treatment Breakthroughs Must Reach Those In-need Without Delay

Wednesday, 28 September 2022, 2:16 pm | CNS

SHOBHA SHUKLA - CNS Recently, results of a large-scale phase-3 study of a potentially game-changing TB treatment therapy were announced that give us enormous hope that shorter, all-oral (no injectables), more effective and less toxic treatments will ... More >>

Growing Support Globally To End HIV Medicine Stockouts In India

Monday, 29 August 2022, 6:58 am | CNS

Several networks of people living with HIV are pouring in support to the ongoing indefinite sit-in (since 21st July 2022) outside offices of India's AIDS programme, to demand an end of stockout of HIV medicines, and ensure minimum one-month dispensation ... More >>

Shortage Of HIV Medicines Ails India: People’s Indefinite Sit-in Continues Since A Month

Monday, 22 August 2022, 5:31 am | CNS

The indefinite sit-in of HIV affected communities which began on 21st of July 2022 has continued for over a month to demand end of stockouts of lifesaving antiretroviral therapy across India, and minimum one-month dispensation of medicines to people living ... More >>

Hepatitis: Will New Evidence For "same-day Test And Treat" Be A Game-changer?

Monday, 15 August 2022, 6:58 am | CNS

A new study published last month in the Journal of Hepatology can prove to be a game-changer as it provides strong evidence that “same-day test and treat model” for hepatitis is feasible and possible. In the light of this strong evidence, if ... More >>

Why People Who Are Most-impacted By Climate Disasters Get Subtracted From Policy Making?

Saturday, 30 July 2022, 5:29 am | CNS

Publication launched at AIDS 2022 on the interlinkages and key issues including sexual and reproductive health and rights and bodily autonomy in differential vulnerability to climate change An important publication launched at the opening day of world’s ... More >>

Gender-affirming Care: Thailand's Transgender People Lead By Example

Monday, 25 July 2022, 6:47 am | CNS

According to the article published in The Lancet last year, “transgender-specific data could benefit efforts in Asia to identify gaps in HIV response for transgender people.” Despite alarming evidence of high HIV incidence among key affected populations, ... More >>

HIV Care Is Essential And Lifesaving, But Not Enough For Living Normal Lives

Saturday, 23 July 2022, 7:23 am | CNS

Lifesaving antiretroviral therapy, as well as the full range of HIV care and support services are indeed essential but not enough to ensure that children and adolescents living with HIV can live a fully normal life. From getting education, vocational ... More >>

Pandemic Treaty Talks Resume Amidst Lurking Corporate Pressure

Thursday, 21 July 2022, 8:05 pm | CNS

Unless profiteering from illness stops, corporations which are becoming richer even during disasters and pandemics, will continue to pressure governments to not advance pro-people policies. 'Normalization' of minting unbridled profits from illness, is ... More >>

During The Lockdown, Community Led From The Front In Ensuring HIV Treatment Reaches People

Monday, 20 June 2022, 6:51 pm | CNS

"HIV treatment and care could continue during COVID-19, thanks to intense community participation," said Daxa Patel, in an interview given to CNS. Daxa is Secretary General at Gujarat State Network of People living with HIV (GSNP+) and is former ... More >>

Inequity And Health Security: Will The Poison That Blinds, Open Our Eyes Too?

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 6:42 am | CNS

"There are poisons that blind you, and poisons that open your eyes" had said famous Swedish author August Strindberg. COVID-19 and monkeypox have not only exposed the inequity which poisons our health systems but has also caused avoidable ... More >>

Local Leaders Unitedly Push For One Health Approach. Will G20 Leaders Tango?

Friday, 3 June 2022, 6:08 am | CNS

Before G20 leaders and experts meet next week for the second health working group meeting under Indonesian G20 presidency, local leaders from several cities across the Asia Pacific region have unitedly called for implementing One Health approach. ... More >>

Latest Advancements In TB Science In Spotlight

Monday, 23 May 2022, 6:55 am | CNS

Important game-changing scientific advancements in preventing and treating TB (TB or tuberculosis, is among the deadliest of infectious diseases globally), were in spotlight at the recently concluded International Conference on Retroviruses and ... More >>

Far From The Promise Of Endgame, Tobacco Epidemic Continues

Friday, 20 May 2022, 7:17 pm | CNS

Tobacco industry-propelled epidemic of tobacco-caused diseases and untimely deaths continue to plague human development. Despite significant progress on tobacco control, endgame of tobacco - which is a human rights and social justice imperative - is not ... More >>

Drug-resistant TB: Are We Converting Scientific Breakthroughs Into Public Health Gains?

Tuesday, 19 April 2022, 5:48 am | CNS

Undoubtedly, among the most important scientific breakthroughs for the diagnosis and treatment of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) have happened in the past few years. But are we able to convert the scientific breakthroughs into public health gains ... More >>





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