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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 >>

Are we forgetting that TB prevention is better than cure?

Monday, 28 October 2019, 12:33 pm | Citizen News Service

Without infection there is no disease: Nip the TB infection Prevention of new infections of TB bacteria (Mycobacterium tuberculosis) and their progression to active TB disease is critical to reduce the burden of TB disease and to achieve the goal of ending ... More >>

Local solutions for #GlobalGoals to control tobacco + NCDs

Tuesday, 24 September 2019, 8:15 am | Citizen News Service

The 4th Summit of Asia Pacific Cities Alliance for Tobacco Control and Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) Prevention (APCAT) will open in Bogor, Indonesia, on 25th September 2019, which also happens to be World Lung Day. This two-days regional meet is jointly ... More >>

Inside out: Climate change induced migration

Sunday, 22 September 2019, 1:15 pm | Citizen News Service

Inside out: Climate change induced migration Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Climate change greatly impacts the lives of migrants in different parts of the world. According to the United Nations, by 2050, up to 1 billion people could be driven ... More >>

Preventing TB is rooted in medical ethics and human rights

Saturday, 3 August 2019, 12:03 pm | Citizen News Service

Preventing TB is rooted in medical ethics and human rights With quarter of world’s population infected with latent TB (not active TB disease), and in the light of scientific fact that every new case of active TB disease comes from this pool of population ... More >>

Writing's on the wall: No #endAIDS without #endTB

Friday, 26 July 2019, 7:10 pm | Citizen News Service

TB and HIV both are preventable, but cutting the chain of transmission of HIV and TB is proving to be a daunting task. Treatment exists for both TB and HIV but disease-burden and deaths every year are indeed alarming. With countdown on towards TB and AIDS ... More >>

Global meeting on sustainable development

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 11:57 am | Citizen News Service

Key decision-makers and senior representatives of several constituencies are convening to review progress on the effective development co-operation (EDC) agenda and to discuss how to accelerate country-level progress on the sustainable development goals ... More >>

It’s Time to bend the curve sharply to #endTB

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 1:08 pm | Citizen News Service

Although governments of 193 countries had promised way back in 2015 to end tuberculosis (TB) by 2030, the global annual rate of TB decline since then has been much less than what is required. The rate of TB decline which is currently hovering around ... More >>

Women speak: To be a woman and to be in India

Thursday, 7 March 2019, 4:47 pm | Citizen News Service

Is the situation dismal? In a survey of experts done in 2018, India ranks as the world’s most dangerous country for women. It had ranked 4th in the same survey done 7 years ago. The Global Gender Gap Index 2017 by the World Economic Forum placed ... More >>

Complacency kills: AIDS prevention cannot take a backseat

Wednesday, 12 December 2018, 10:41 am | Citizen News Service

"The global health system is only as strong as its weakest parts" had said UNDP’s Mandeep Dhaliwal in her article around last year's World AIDS Day. The context has only deepened over the year, not only for ending AIDS but also for health security ... More >>

Paid leave can help break the cycle of violence

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:53 am | Citizen News Service

To mark the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and 16 Days of Activism (25 November to 10 December), public sector unions launched a campaign to demand paid leave for all survivors of domestic violence. This is a part of efforts ... More >>

Clock is ticking: 26 months left to meet AIDS target

Friday, 2 November 2018, 4:44 pm | Citizen News Service

Clock is ticking: 26 months left to meet AIDS 90-90-90 targets (CNS): Governments have promised to end AIDS by 2030 but are we on track? Experts reviewed progress we are making towards some HIV related goals with a deadline earlier, such as the ... More >>

HIV prevention: Bridging the gap between research and impact

Tuesday, 30 October 2018, 9:35 am | Citizen News Service

We are at an incredible moment in the history of the HIV/AIDS response, which reflected in the vibrancy of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P 2018) - the only global scientific conference focused on the fast-growing field of biomedical HIV prevention ... More >>



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