Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Bobby Ramakant

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Bobby Ramakant is a CNS Policy Adviser who writes extensively on health and development, as it affects many countries throughout the world.

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves: Kunta Devi

Bobby Ramakant tells the story of another woman who braved the odds to establish herself as a farmer, after her husband disappeared, and was successful.

Vietnam Leads Asia Pacific in Malaria-Free Region

Countries in Asia Pacific commit for a malaria-free Asia Pacific by 2030. Dr Ben Rolfe, Executive Secretary of APLMA stresses Vietnam's critical leadership in the region.

More Countries Gain Momentum on Protecting Health Policy From Tobacco Industry

Considerable progress has been made in different countries globally in protecting public health policy from tobacco industry interference, but certainly lot more work needs to be done.

Nepal Demonstrates High Commitment to Tobacco Control in South Asia

Nepal is in the spotlight in the South Asian region for demonstrating high commitment to tobacco control and also acting on the ground.

Lady Farmer Makes a Mark in Women Empowerment Movement

Teeja Devi confronted all odds in male-dominated world of 'agriculture' where women despite doing most labour seldom get credit or recognition, and succeeded in making a mark!

Gender-Based Disparities Still Prevalent in India

Female stone statues (Saraswati, Lakshmi, Durga/Kali) are worshipped in temples and religious rituals, many flesh and blood women face violence on the streets and in homes.

TB Alliance Announces New TB Drug Candidate Into Clinical Testing

The Global Alliance for TB Drug Development (TB Alliance) announced on February 19, 2015 the start of the first human study of a new TB drug candidate TBA-354-the first new potential TB drug to begin a Phase 1 clinical study in 6 years since 2009.

Medical Research May Be Unnecessary, Unethical, Unscientific, and Wasteful

Sometimes there is a waste in health and medical research, says Dr Hans Lund, Chair of EBRNetwork Steering Group and a senior researcher at University of Southern Denmark.

Early Diagnosis Crucial to Prevent Lung Cancer

Before World Cancer Day, an acquaintance succumbed to this disease within 10 months of diagnosis, and became part of the world statistics of someone dying of lung cancer every 30 seconds.

Periodic Deworming Curbs Transmission of Intestinal Worms Among Children

The Government of India observes National Deworming Day on February 10 to control infections in children caused by Soil-Transmitted Helminths (STH) or intestinal worms.