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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 >>

Through the haze, a better democracy

Saturday, 20 October 2018, 11:46 am | Citizen News Service

Through the haze, a better democracy Patti Lynn , CNS Columnist • Photograph is online at: • Author Patti Lynn’s photo is online at: Although you wouldn’t know it from the rhetoric and actions of the Trump Administration, ... More >>

Is it the final countdown to #endTB?

Monday, 24 September 2018, 1:58 pm | Citizen News Service

Is it the final countdown to #endTB? Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) • Photograph is online at: (CNS): The world's eyes and ears are expectantly focussed on the forthcoming first-ever UN High Level Meeting (UNHLM) ... More >>

Partnership platforms for sustainable societies

Friday, 22 June 2018, 1:48 pm | Citizen News Service

Social entrepreneurship: Partnership platforms for sustainable societies Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): Dr Marie Lisa Dacanay, President of the Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia, defines social entrepreneurship as ‘a game ... More >>

Defending the environmental defenders

Thursday, 14 June 2018, 3:49 pm | Citizen News Service

Violations of the environmental rights of communities and individuals are on the rise in Asia Pacific and worldwide. Statistics released by Global Witness reveals that in 2017, 197 people were killed (on an average 4 per week) for defending their ... More >>

Migrants trapped in quagmire:

Wednesday, 28 March 2018, 5:25 pm | Citizen News Service

Neglected by their own country, mistreated by the host country This pretty well sums up the pathetic situation in which many migrants find themselves today. And while immigration refers to people who legally relocate to another country, the word ... More >>

A tale with a difference

Wednesday, 7 March 2018, 10:21 am | Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) CNS): This is the story of Razia , a girl from village Bahpur in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. It has all the ingredients of a fairy tale, but with a difference. Razia might not be a run-of the-mill princess ... More >>

Stop this shaming of menstruation

Thursday, 1 March 2018, 11:10 am | Citizen News Service

(CNS): The photograph accompanying this article , was clicked on Chinese New Year (16th February 2018) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a signpost/ notice written in Thai, English and Chinese (in that order) in a temple, having a statue of Ganesha, ... More >>

Listening to the unheard voices of India

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:18 am | Citizen News Service

Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) (CNS): It is a common practice to interview celebrities and share their success stories. But the real grass roots heroines and heroes rarely get heard. So, for a change, let us listen to what our 13 year old ... More >>

Turning sunset years into gold

Saturday, 10 February 2018, 12:01 pm | Citizen News Service

Turning sunset years into gold Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Watch video interview : Listen or download podcast : (CNS): As soon as I set foot inside Suansawan Care Resort ... More >>

Accelerate momentum to #endTB

Wednesday, 3 January 2018, 7:03 pm | Citizen News Service

Accelerate momentum to #endTB as well as for progress on all #SDGs Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) As the year 2017 comes to a close, let us reflect back on the progress made in the fight against TB. One cannot ignore the epic meeting ... More >>

Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution

Friday, 22 December 2017, 9:06 pm | Citizen News Service

Climate change, unplanned urbanization and air pollution can fail us in beating NCDs Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Photograph of Dr Dean Schraufnagel is online at: Non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mostly cardiovascular ... More >>

Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs?

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 5:32 pm | Citizen News Service

Are actions out-of-step to control the 'tsunami' of NCDs? Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) The city of Sharjah is about to get an air-conditioned walkway to promote walking all the year round- during the 5 months of searing summer heat of United ... More >>

Fighting to Death to Defeat Death

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 10:05 am | Citizen News Service

"One morning when I woke up in the hospital, it was not just another day. It was a day of numbing silence. I could not hear anything. I switched on the TV, but there was no sound. In a confused state, I went to the nurse. I could see that her ... More >>