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An Effective COVID-19 Vaccine: Will You Take It Or Will You Not?

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 8:32 am | Shobha Shukla

A new study reveals that a large percentage of people globally are hesitant to take a COVID 19 vaccine if and when it is made available. Researchers from The Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) conducted a survey in 19 countries that have ... More >>

Building Resilience Is Critical To Minimise The Impact Of Humanitarian Crises

Sunday, 18 October 2020, 7:57 am | Shobha Shukla

The number of people affected and displaced by conflicts and natural disasters has almost doubled over the past decade and continues to rise. Climate crisis is a major driver and amplifier of disaster risks and losses, even as armed conflicts compel ... More >>

Lifecycle Approach: A Panacea For Population Ageing And Gender Equality

Friday, 2 October 2020, 4:41 pm | Shobha Shukla

Shobha Shukla – CNS The world celebrated International Day of Older Persons on 1st of October. Sri Lanka also celebrates its Children's Day on the same day. What a beautiful coincidence, even though perhaps purely by chance (and not by design). ... More >>

It Is All In The Game: Sports, Gender Equality And Human Rights

Friday, 14 August 2020, 7:37 am | Shobha Shukla

Undoubtedly, sports and physical activities are essential for our mental and physical wellbeing. But how can a sport help in addressing sexual and reproductive health issues of the youth, and social ills like sexual and other forms of gender-based ... More >>

Gender Stereotypes Plaguing The Pandemic Response

Friday, 31 July 2020, 4:48 pm | Shobha Shukla

As per a recent news, a senior bureaucrat in Lucknow said, "The increase in female infection (of COVID-19) ratio is a clear indication that women are going out in the market and not following the precautions [for COVID-19 prevention]". ... More >>

Never Say Die: Disability Is Not About Inability

Saturday, 18 July 2020, 7:58 am | Shobha Shukla

They may be differently abled, but they do not lack in ability. Yes, I am talking about the more than one billion people in the world who live with some form of disability. They could be persons with impaired functions of the senses, mobility, cognition ... More >>

Beyond Tokenism: Accelerating Rights Of Women And Girls In A Post-COVID Era

Wednesday, 15 July 2020, 7:09 am | Shobha Shukla

I am tempted to share this very recent photograph of a newly done up mural in a very prominent area of my city barely a stone-throw distance from the state parliament. It is a clear depiction of what our patriarchal society wants its women to be-meek ... More >>

How Will India Deliver COVID-19 Vaccine For 'Public Health Use' By 15 August 2020?

Sunday, 5 July 2020, 7:34 am | Shobha Shukla

The news gives us tremendous hope that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is aiming to introduce India's first indigenous vaccine against COVID-19 for "public health use" by 15 August 2020 (India's Independence Day). This could be a scientific ... More >>

Public Services Are Essential To COVID-19 Response And For Fairer And Equitable World

Friday, 26 June 2020, 6:43 am | Shobha Shukla

The United Nations marked this year's Public Service Day online celebrations by honouring the women and men who are risking their lives and health to deliver essential public services amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. UN bestowed the UN Public Service ... More >>

Rise In Gender-based Violence During COVID-19 Warrants A Gendered Response

Monday, 25 May 2020, 7:26 am | Shobha Shukla

Preventing sexual and other forms of gender-based violence (SGBV) before it happens and meeting the needs of all survivors should always be a priority - but it becomes even more of a compelling priority during pandemics and other emergencies. Such crisis ... More >>

Achieving 100:100:100 + zero HIV transmission is must

Wednesday, 24 July 2019, 3:13 pm | Shobha Shukla

It has been 38 years and 1 month since the first case of HIV infection was detected in 1981, reminded Dr Anthony Fauci, Director of US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the 10th IAS Conference on HIV Science (#IAS2019) ... More >>

Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it'

Tuesday, 26 July 2016, 2:49 pm | Shobha Shukla

Self-stigma: Let us do more than just 'talk about it' Shobha Shukla, CNS (Citizen News Service) Photograph is online at: Senior HIV activists who have not only helped shape HIV responses on the ground over the years, but also ... More >>

MDR-TB treatment regimen: Short indeed is beautiful

Friday, 8 July 2016, 3:22 pm | Shobha Shukla

MDR-TB treatment regimen: Short indeed is beautiful Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS Photograph is online at: WHO recently announced new recommendations to speed up diagnosis and improve treatment outcomes for multi ... More >>

Asthma: We can beat it but not kill it

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 12:00 pm | Shobha Shukla

Asthma: We can beat it but not kill it Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS Image is online at: More >>

What does it take to beat drug-resistant TB?

Friday, 18 March 2016, 4:38 pm | Shobha Shukla

What does it take to beat drug-resistant TB? Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS More >>

Dialogues for justice, public interest and the common good

Thursday, 8 October 2015, 11:03 am | Shobha Shukla

(CNS): A day after 193 member states of the United Nations adopted the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) together with grassroots activists, faith-based groups and NGOs organized a side event at ... More >>

Join hands to make the dream of smoke-free society

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:55 pm | Shobha Shukla

Join hands to make the dream of smoke-free society, a reality! Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service Recently tobacco control representatives from 6 countries-- Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Myanmar, Cambodia, Vietnam and Nepal - met in Bali, Indonesia, to take ... More >>

Dams and Development

Monday, 5 October 2015, 3:51 pm | Shobha Shukla

Dams and development: Corporate interests and Manipur's struggle for justice Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service 29th September More >>

Whither Future Development Goals?

Friday, 19 September 2014, 11:47 am | Shobha Shukla

Abused by her own family in childhood, Bela (name changed) was sold by a relative and trafficked to India. She eventually came out of her harrowing ordeal, turned her life around and became a peer counsellor and educator with Family Planning Association ... More >>

Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda

Tuesday, 26 August 2014, 4:32 pm | Shobha Shukla

'Watch your step': Negotiations around post-2015 development agenda By Shobha Shukla 26 August, 2014 More >>