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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 >>

The Mismatch between Donor Priorities & Global Health Needs

Wednesday, 27 February 2013, 12:32 pm | Shobha Shukla

The recently released fourth annual edition of the financing series of the Institute of Health and Metric Evaluation (IHME), ‘Financing Global Health 2012: The End of the Golden Age?’ tracks Development Assistance for Health (DAH) from government ... More >>

TB Is A Social Disease With Medical Consequences

Tuesday, 22 January 2013, 3:47 pm | Shobha Shukla

TB Is A Social Disease With Medical Consequences Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service – CNS The Partnership for TB care and control in India announced its first Annual award for TB Champion Individual and TB Champion Organization at its recently held ... More >>

What Killed Vedavalli - TB or Sheer Negligence of Doctors?

Wednesday, 14 November 2012, 12:06 pm | Shobha Shukla

58 years is no age to die. Yet Radha Rangaswamy’s mother Vedavalli died of tuberculosis (TB) in the last week of October 2012 precisely at that age. Her only fault seemed to be her undaunted faith in the public health system of India (the Government DOTS ... More >>

Beware: All Forms of Tobacco Are Harmful!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012, 11:28 am | Shobha Shukla

The Smokeless Tobacco Association, the All India Kattha Factories Association and the Central Arecanut and Cocoa Marketing and Processing Co-operative Ltd have suddenly assumed the responsibility to inform people about the relative merits of gutkha over ... More >>

Lung diseases to be in focus at 2012 global meet

Friday, 28 September 2012, 6:44 pm | Shobha Shukla

(CNS): More than 3,000 lung health experts and advocates from countries around the world will come together at the 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges in the fight ... More >>

Avoid Amputation: Manage the Diabetic Foot

Wednesday, 12 September 2012, 5:54 pm | Shobha Shukla

India is home to the second highest number of people living with diabetes in the world, after China. Today there are over 45 million people grappling with the disease, and the numbers show no signs of reducing. More >>

The Sick House Syndrome: Indoor Air Pollution

Wednesday, 5 September 2012, 2:37 pm | Shobha Shukla

Scene 1: A brick walled house in a narrow by lane of a typical urban slum of Lucknow. A small open veranda leads to two small, dingy and damp rooms, with no access to sunlight, and hardly any ventilation. One of the rooms doubles up as a kitchen, which ... More >>

Time for multiple prevention technologies (MPTs) is now

Friday, 24 August 2012, 5:09 pm | Shobha Shukla

The call to end AIDS at the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) warrants us to act upon a range of AIDS related interventions. One of these is around preventing HIV transmission. "We have to address the needs, challenges ... More >>

New Scientific Strategy in the Quest for an HIV Cure

Monday, 23 July 2012, 1:07 pm | Shobha Shukla

A Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV Cure, developed by a group of 34 leading HIV scientists and clinicians on behalf of the International AIDS Society (IAS), was launched in Washington DC on 19th July, 2012, ahead of the XIX International ... More >>

Turning the Tide of TB-HIV Co-infection in Children

Wednesday, 18 July 2012, 4:09 pm | Shobha Shukla

At least half a million children become ill with tuberculosis (TB) and up to 70,000 children die of it every year. The World Health Organization has estimated that around 10% of global TB caseload occurs in children (0-14 years). More >>

Phooti Kismat Nalayak Zindagi: A Doomed Fate; A Useless Life

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 5:40 pm | Shobha Shukla

The National Hijra Habba (festival) held recently in Delhi brought out in the open the deep anguish and silent suffering of the transgender/hijra /kinnar population across the country. Although this issue is centuries old, yet the tolerance level ... More >>

How healthy are healthcare settings for transgender people?

Thursday, 7 June 2012, 5:54 pm | Shobha Shukla

The transgender, 'hijra' or 'kinnar' community is visible as usually its members can be spotted easily by way of their attire and mannerisms. However they are invisible in the sense that society shuns them and does not even want to acknowledge their ... More >>

The Third Gender Does Not Deserve a Third Grade Treatment

Wednesday, 6 June 2012, 4:59 pm | Shobha Shukla

Raveena Bariha, the fire brand graduate tribal hijra activist from Chhattisgarh (a relatively backward state of India) is lovingly called the chhota bomb and chhota rocket. At the recently concluded National Hijra Habba Consultation and Cultural ... More >>

Do Not Let Asthma Ruin Your Life

Friday, 4 May 2012, 5:59 pm | Shobha Shukla

According to the The Global Asthma Report 2011, published by The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) and the International Study of Asthma and Allergies in Childhood (ISAAC): Asthma is the most common chronic disease ... More >>

Be the Change You Want To See

Thursday, 19 April 2012, 10:05 am | Shobha Shukla

A two days “State Level Convention of Women Leaders" of feisty rural women began at Gandhi Bhawan in Lucknow on 16th April 2012, bringing together over 650 women leader delegates (organizers were expecting not more than 500) from 9 districts of ... More >>

Tuberculosis: Ugly scar on beautiful childhood

Monday, 2 April 2012, 12:27 pm | Shobha Shukla

Jugalkishore is a six year old boy whose impish smile hides the ugly germs of TB that are ravaging his health. He is the third child of Ramdulari - the charming, but uneducated, hapless wife of daily wage earner Shivprasad, who uses excessive ... More >>

TB - The ugly face of an innocent childhood

Monday, 19 March 2012, 4:32 pm | Shobha Shukla

LOCATION: a typical urban semi slum area (in as much as the houses are not makeshift but permanent brick structures) of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, which boasts of the state of art medical facilities. More >>

Shobha Shukla: TB Germs Thrive On Poor Nutrition

Thursday, 8 March 2012, 10:05 am | Shobha Shukla

'TB Germs Thrive On Poor Nutrition ' Shobha Shukla – CNS (CNS): TB has been with us since times immemorial. In ancient India it was called Rajrog or the King’s Disease. A benevolent king would dole out gold coins to the poor, which raised their ... More >>

Whither Our Human Morality?

Monday, 5 March 2012, 12:16 pm | Shobha Shukla

It was a sad day indeed when the additional solicitor general (ASG) Mr Malhotra, recently came out strongly against homosexuality, while arguing on behalf of the Ministry of Home affairs, in the Supreme Court hearing challenging the Delhi High ... More >>