The journey from Beijing to Bangkok has been strenuous as well as rewarding. So it was in the fitness of things that a plenary session at the Asia Pacific Civil Society Forum on Beijing+20, organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Devel
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The Asian Century is underwritten by the exploitation of women, - Erwiana shares her lived experience of the struggle against oppression as a migrant worker.
16:19 Nov 16, 2014
Bobby Ramakant says eliminating malaria from the Asia Pacific region in the next 15 years is an ambitious goal, a bold move by strong leadership on health security.
22:31 Nov 15, 2014
Twenty years on, there is still an overwhelming need to position gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment at the heart of the global agenda.
22:54 Nov 14, 2014
The tobacco industry uses international trade agreements to force open new markets in low and middle income countries, to increase tobacco use and death.
13:49 Nov 7, 2014
(CNS): Foundation of HIV prevention is infact HIV testing said Dr Anthony Fauci of National Institutes of Health at the opening plenary (via video link) of the HIV Research for Prevention (HIVR4P). But mobilizing people to go for voluntary and rep
23:33 Oct 31, 2014
People with diabetes have a three times greater risk of contracting TB than those without diabetes. People with TB have high rates of diabetes that often go undiagnosed.
16:24 Oct 31, 2014
For the first time, the World Health Organization (WHO) has issued guidelines on testing, treating and managing latent TB infection (LTBI) in individuals with high risk of developing the disease.
08:40 Oct 29, 2014
As HIV prevention needs and contexts vary, it is important to expand the range of effective prevention options that people can use, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said.
06:01 Oct 29, 2014
The World Health Assembly approved the WHO's new post-2015 global TB strategy and targets for tuberculosis, which aims to achieve the targets for 2035- 95% decline in TB deaths and 90% decline in TB incidence rate.
06:02 Oct 26, 2014
The WHO has confirmed that two people traveled from Guiena by public transportation to Kayes, a city in western Mali on the Senegal River.
12:22 Oct 24, 2014
At global tobacco treaty negotiations in Russia, Dr Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO is worried big tobacco is openly going after children.
04:19 Oct 19, 2014
Tobacco industry allies tried to persuade government delegations before the global tobacco treaty negotiations began in Moscow, but governments who ratified the treaty voted for public health.
22:01 Oct 18, 2014
The U.S. government has awarded nearly 13,500 visas to people in three of the Ebola-afflicted countries, and 190,000 people from the 16 countries experiencing the Ebola outbreak visit the US each year.
20:31 Oct 17, 2014
Mohamed Dhaaley puts the case for the government of Somalia to create and enforce a copyright law, to prevent the piracy of books created by authors.
16:29 Oct 13, 2014
Indoor air quality concerns more than just fumes and smoke in the house. Dampness and mould pose health risks, especially for people living with asthma.
03:59 Oct 13, 2014
Researchers have demonstrated that childhood obesity prevention programmes have a positive health impact on body mass index (BMI - a measure of body fat based upon height and weight). So policies and practices should take this evidence into consider
08:17 Oct 11, 2014
But what astounded Alina Saba, a young indigenous woman participant from Limbu tribe of Nepal, was: 'When I arrived in NYC, I was struck by the level of inequality that exists in this world. of Ne
20:18 Oct 3, 2014
The conflict of interest between pharmaceutical companies/medical manufacturers, and public health is seldom made evident.
12:30 Oct 2, 2014
World Heart Day, 29th September 2014
01:59 Sep 30, 2014