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Will Governments Firewall Public Health From Big Tobacco At The Upcoming FCTC Treaty Meet?

Tuesday, 7 November 2023, 9:46 am | Citizen News Service

Tobacco industry interference in its myriad sinister forms is one of the biggest obstacles to implement the legally-binding global tobacco treaty. Unless the devious designs of Big Tobacco are thwarted and the industry is held to account legally and ... More >>

When Farmers Choose To Grow Food, Not Tobacco, Sustainable Development Wins

Friday, 23 June 2023, 9:35 am | Citizen News Service

"We need food, not tobacco," was the theme of the World No Tobacco Day 2023. The UN health agency, the World Health Organization (WHO) rightly points out that tobacco contributes to increased food insecurity. Apart from being a deadly ... More >>

Exposed: Wolf In Sheep's Clothing - Tobacco Industry’s Greenwashing Attempts Thwarted

Saturday, 24 April 2021, 4:25 pm | Citizen News Service

At a time when the entire world is reeling under a severe public health emergency, the tobacco industry is not leaving any stone unturned to protect and expand its markets of products that are proven to cause deadly diseases and greenwash its dirty ... More >>

Unless We End Inequities, We Will Fail To Achieve Health For All

Wednesday, 7 April 2021, 9:17 am | Citizen News Service

“Everyone is trying to apply the human rights lens. But unfortunately on key matters of equity, a lot many communities right now are in the rear-view mirror and not being observed through the lens of equity and human rights. This pandemic is uneven around ... More >>

Growing Call For Federal Democracy In Myanmar

Tuesday, 16 February 2021, 5:01 pm | Citizen News Service

Growing number of civil society networks for peace, health and human rights from around the world are unifying their call for federal democracy in Myanmar. In a joint statement condemning the Coup d'état in Burma (after an online South Asia Solidarity ... More >>

Tobacco-caused Diseases Are A Bane To The Pandemic

Saturday, 13 June 2020, 9:36 am | Citizen News Service

Darpan Choudhary, Harshal Patidar, Manas Naidu, Niveditha Arjun, Shruti Iyer, Shyam Sunder Shrivastava   "A cigarette is a pinch of tobacco rolled in paper with fire at one end and a fool at the other" had said George Bernard Shaw. ... More >>

The Way Forward After COVID-19: Is There A Light At The End Of The Tunnel?

Saturday, 13 June 2020, 7:31 am | Citizen News Service

The pandemic, COVID-19 does not discriminate between people based on their class, gender, or ethnicity. However, it has inevitably exposed the socio-economic disparities existing in our society. It demonstrates the power of privilege to different sections ... More >>

Governments' Accountability For Responding To COVID-19, NCDs And Tobacco Epidemics

Saturday, 23 May 2020, 10:40 am | Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla – CNS   Politics, in many ways, is the ultimate determinant of health, had said Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, a couple of years back. In lead up to the 2020 World No Tobacco Day, and before the first virtual ... More >>

Stronger Universal Public Health Services, Not Privatization, Will Deliver #HealthForAll

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 7:40 am | Citizen News Service

When the world has come to a grinding halt due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, and it is majorly the public health services that are on the frontline of the efforts to contain it (with most of the private health industry 'safe distancing' ... More >>

Nurses Unite To Demand Universal Public Health

Tuesday, 12 May 2020, 7:13 am | Citizen News Service

To mark International Nurses' Day on May 12, millions of nurses around the world are calling on governments to commit to universal public health. "As we rebuild from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, we must transform the way societies ... More >>

Women Bear The Brunt Of Humanitarian Disasters, Including COVID-19

Monday, 4 May 2020, 7:48 am | Citizen News Service

The United Nations (UN) data estimates that 168 million people worldwide will need assistance in 2020 to deal with humanitarian crises, including natural disasters, extreme climate events, conflicts and infectious disease outbreaks. 25% of these ... More >>

Reproductive Health Services Are Essential Services, Including During Pandemics Like COVID-19

Tuesday, 7 April 2020, 7:44 am | Citizen News Service

The recently released Asia and the Pacific SDG Progress Report 2020 shows that Asia and the Pacific region is not on track to achieve any of the 169 targets of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs), including those around ensuring universal access ... More >>

Is HIV Epidemic Outpacing The AIDS Response In Asia Pacific?

Saturday, 21 March 2020, 1:54 pm | Citizen News Service

With nine months left to meet the HIV-related 2020 targets, we are not on track to end AIDS by 2030. In Asia Pacific region, despite unprecedented progress initially in scaling up HIV programmes for prevention, treatment, care and support (in different ... More >>

Universal Access To Sexual And Reproductive Health Services Is A Human Rights Imperative

Saturday, 7 March 2020, 12:13 pm | Citizen News Service

Universal access to sexual and reproductive health services is a human rights imperative Shobha Shukla – CNS   The Asia Pacific region is home to more than half of the global population and many low-income countries. While the region is witnessing ... More >>

Gender Equity And Human Rights Are Pivotal For Advancing Progress On SDGs

Tuesday, 25 February 2020, 8:33 am | Citizen News Service

The Nairobi Statement endorsed to mark 25 years of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) gives renewed hope and stronger thrust to gender equity and human rights. Achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive ... More >>

133 months left to make U=U a reality for HIV victims

Saturday, 23 November 2019, 12:01 pm | Citizen News Service

193 countries committed to deliver on the promises enshrined in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), one of which is to end AIDS by 2030. Target to end AIDS by 2030 is also enlisted in India's National Health Policy (NHP 2017). "Only ... More >>

TB prevention is no longer a choice, but essential to end TB

Friday, 15 November 2019, 9:13 am | Citizen News Service

"TB prevention is no longer a choice but an essential intervention to end TB... TB is one of the few infections that we ignore and do not treat till it manifests as late stage disease that has already [been] transmitted to several others. The ... More >>

Kerala's multi-layered approach to #endTB

Thursday, 7 November 2019, 10:59 am | Citizen News Service

As part of the #EndTB Dialogues series launched in lead up to the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health last month, we got an opportunity for exclusive interview with Dr M Sunil Kumar, State Tuberculosis Officer, Ministry of Health and Family ... More >>

Cost of inaction to prevent and treat TB is (very) high

Saturday, 2 November 2019, 12:04 pm | Citizen News Service

Prevention of TB was the focus of many a sessions at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Hyderabad, India, on the theme of 'Ending the Emergency: Science, Leadership, Action.' This conference comes one year after the first ever United Nations ... More >>

Ground zero: Frontline champions lead the fight to #endTB

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 10:10 am | Citizen News Service

It was indeed a humbling experience for me to interact with a few frontline healthcare workers who are courageously fighting the #endTB battle on the ground in Hyderabad, India (the venue for the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health). My day began ... More >>





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