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Niti Aayog must stop plan to privatise public health

Tuesday, 14 January 2020, 7:23 pm | Citizen News

In late November 2019 Khwahish Warsi, a daily wage earner who makes his living by making and selling 'dholaks', the Indian percussion instrument, who did not have one pelvic joint, met with a major accident and suffered major fracture in both his ... More >>

Environment and lung health are vital

Friday, 24 August 2018, 6:45 pm | Citizen News

Environment and lung health are vital for sustainable societies The 24th National Conference on Environmental Sciences and Pulmonary Diseases (NESCON 2018) will be held in Mumbai, India during 24-26 August 2018. “Environment and lung health are ... More >>

Existence of civil society is under threat

Saturday, 4 August 2018, 6:57 pm | Citizen News

(CNS): The increasing repression of civil society was a major theme that emerged during the recently concluded 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018) in Amsterdam. A range of presentations and discussions confirmed that, in many countries, like ... More >>

Where are the nurses in the HIV response?

Monday, 30 July 2018, 11:05 am | Citizen News

Where are the nurses in the HIV response? Dr Ian Hodgson, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, nurses have been at the forefront of the response to this once fatal infection. The nurse is involved at every stage ... More >>

Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 3:08 pm | Citizen News

Slump in fight against #AIDS can derail progress made so far! Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) “Tremendous progress against AIDS over the past 15 years has inspired a global commitment to end the epidemic by 2030. Out of the total 36.9 ... More >>

Ending AIDS, the Dutch way

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:47 am | Citizen News

Ending AIDS, the Dutch way Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) • Photograph of Alphonsus Stoelinga, Netherlands Ambassador to India: (CNS): We are all very familiar with the phrase ‘going Dutch’ (meaning each person of ... More >>

Promise to end AIDS by 2030: Are we on track?

Friday, 6 October 2017, 6:51 pm | Citizen News

Promise to end AIDS by 2030: Are we on track? Shobha Shukla , CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): Governments of over 190 nations, including India, have promised to end AIDS by 2030 by adopting the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But the ... More >>

Gender Justice to be at the heart of development justice

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 3:00 pm | Citizen News

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS) The Asia and the Pacific region contains some of the world’s most powerful economies and the 21st Century is often touted to belong to this region. Yet the region is home to 66% of the world’s poorest ... More >>

2nd APFF 2014: Creating Waves, Fostering Movements

Saturday, 31 May 2014, 2:51 pm | Citizen News

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS) Photograph is online at: The 2nd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (2nd APFF 2014), organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) kick started in Chiang Mai, Thailand. ... More >>

Should asthma control us or we control asthma?

Wednesday, 8 May 2013, 6:11 pm | Citizen News

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS Managing asthma and controlling it well is the only way to live normally. Despite knowing this evidence-based fact and also recognizing estimates of alarming asthma rates in children and adults, most ... More >>

Access to Medicines Is Key to Reducing Suffering from Asthma

Tuesday, 7 May 2013, 12:38 pm | Citizen News

7 May: World Asthma Day Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service – CNS   Asthma causes disabling symptoms in millions of people who struggle to breathe, making ordinary activities extraordinarily difficulty – things like going to school, working at ... More >>

Global tobacco treaty meetings marred by interference

Tuesday, 20 November 2012, 6:09 pm | Citizen News

The global tobacco treaty negotiations concluded on 17th November 2012 after a week of Big Tobacco’s attempts to derail, distract, and intimidate 175 countries from strengthening lifesaving measures required by the public health treaty. Despite the ... More >>

Give TB A Human Face And Not Mere Statistics

Tuesday, 13 November 2012, 6:37 pm | Citizen News

Hara Mihalea is a noted Public Health and Tuberculosis Consultant. She is a Greek American and trained as a specialist on adolescent reproductive health. She has worked on all aspects of public health and was one of first groups of people in 1985 that ... More >>

Malaria report highlights malaria burden in AsiaPacific

Saturday, 3 November 2012, 12:38 pm | Citizen News

New Roll Back Malaria report highlights malaria burden in AsiaPacific Citizen News Service – CNS More >>

Progress in tuberculosis vaccine research

Saturday, 12 February 2011, 7:53 pm | Citizen News

Progress in tuberculosis vaccine research Jojanneke Nieuwenhuis – CNS Collaboration and funding are some of the major requirements for delivering new, more effective and safer vaccines against tuberculosis (TB). This was a much-heard statement during ... More >>

Women Of The World Unite!!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011, 9:43 am | Citizen News

The United Nations General Assembly has created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, in July 2010 -- a new agency solely focused on women's rights with a view to invest in women's equality. In the words ... More >>

Poor People Are Most Hard-Hit By TB, COPD, Tobacco

Sunday, 7 November 2010, 9:36 am | Citizen News

Tobacco use, tuberculosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are all burgeoning problems in resource poor settings. The evidence of their devastating effects on global health is increasing and they require a coordinated approach for control. More >>

148 Nations to Protect Health Policy

Monday, 9 July 2007, 10:12 am | Citizen News

BANGKOK― The 148 nations meeting at the Second Conference of Parties (COP2) to the global tobacco treaty have committed themselves to develop specific guidelines for protecting health policy from tobacco industry interference. More >>