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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 >>

Prevention technologies for HIV and STIs at AIDS 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 5:03 pm | Shobha Shukla

Women of reproductive age have a need for prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, and family planning methods. More importantly, women need prevention tools/methods that are under their control and do not leave them at the mercy of ... More >>

'Every TB-HIV case is a public health failure...'

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:15 pm | Shobha Shukla

So said Helen Ayles. She was quoted by Dr Diane Havlir who was speaking in the plenary of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Diane Havlir who is a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, ... More >>

Break the silos: drug use, HIV, HCV, TB, laws and funding

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 5:03 pm | Shobha Shukla

Viet Nam is one of the countries in the world that has made remarkable progress over the last decade in not only making harm reduction and HIV services available and accessible for people who use drugs but also reforming laws for supportive health ... More >>

Unhealthy diets are threatening global health

Thursday, 19 June 2014, 5:09 pm | Shobha Shukla

An estimated 65% of the world’s population lives in countries where obesity leads to more deaths than underweight. In 2012, over 40 million children under the age of five were considered overweight or obese, 30 million of who were living in developing ... More >>

It Is Time To Control Asthma

Wednesday, 7 May 2014, 4:56 pm | Shobha Shukla

This is the sub theme of this year’s (2014) World Asthma Day (WAD), which was first celebrated in 1998 in conjunction with the first World Asthma Meeting in Barcelona. It is an annual event aimed at improving asthma awareness, diagnosis, treatment, ... More >>

Translational Research For The Benefit Of Public Health

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 10:49 am | Shobha Shukla

Translational research is scientific research that helps to make findings from basic science useful for improving human health and well-being. It is basically a three steps process: (i) doing laboratory research on a medical issue like cause of a medical ... More >>

Rise in global health financing but funding priorities shift

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 3:51 pm | Shobha Shukla

A new research done by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), at the University of Washington, indicates that globally the total development assistance for health (DAH) hit an all-time high of $31.3 billion in 2013 (a year-over-year ... More >>

Break the silence around cancer

Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 12:55 pm | Shobha Shukla

The focus of this year's World Cancer Day (4 February 2014) is on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer, under the tagline 'Debunk the myths' (the 4 myths of-- we do not need to talk about cancer; ... More >>

Long road to justice and equality for LGBTI people

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 3:35 pm | Shobha Shukla

The recently concluded 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights (7th APCRSHR) in Manila saw some interesting discussions on protecting and advancing Sexual Orientation And Gender Identity (SOGI) rights and improving ... More >>

A call for urgent regulation of e-cigarettes

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 12:18 pm | Shobha Shukla

The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) issued a position statement at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health in Paris, warning about the potential health impact of e-cigarettes (ECs) and electronic nicotine ... More >>

India moves forward in the fight against MDR-TB

Monday, 4 November 2013, 10:27 am | Shobha Shukla

According to the World Health Organization’s Global Tuberculosis Report 2013, India has the highest incidence of TB in the world, with 2.2 million new TB cases annually which amount to 18% of the global TB burden and 66% of that in South East Asia. More >>

Safe air should be there for all of us to share

Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 10:58 am | Shobha Shukla

Air, water and food are the 3 basic essentials (in that order) to sustain human life. One can stay without water and food for long periods but not without oxygen laden clean air even for a few moments. More >>

Cycle Beads: The Bead String for Family Planning

Monday, 8 April 2013, 3:05 pm | Shobha Shukla

Could you ever imagine that a string of beads can act as a contraceptive device to avoid unintended pregnancies? Well CycleBeads just does that by helping women to follow the Standard Days Method (SDM)—a natural fertility awareness method of family ... More >>

We can stop TB: With a bit of love and a pinch of will power

Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 10:26 am | Shobha Shukla

This is the story of Munnawar Khan Pathan, a 49 years auto rickshaw driver of Ahmedabad who has successfully battled multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) through his will power and the loving efforts of his doctor Dr R M Leuva. His is an example of how a caring ... More >>