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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.
05:58 Apr 8, 2015 PST
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.
22:01 Mar 26, 2015 PST
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.
05:58 Mar 23, 2015 PST
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.
23:18 Mar 22, 2015 PST
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!
16:09 Mar 19, 2015 PST
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.
04:37 Mar 9, 2015 PST
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.
13:41 Feb 26, 2015 PST
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.
12:49 Feb 21, 2015 PST
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.
14:41 Feb 13, 2015 PST
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.
04:29 Feb 12, 2015 PST
Tobacco Smoking Leading Cause of Lung Cancer Worldwide
Smoking has had a great adverse impact on many communities and has been directly responsible for the plight of those who are slowly wasting away from the ravages of lung cancer.
07:22 Jan 29, 2015 PST
Rare Baby's Disease Calls for Innovative Prevention, Treatment and Care
(CNS): It is not only about preventing new births of thalassemic infants; about chelation, about blood transfusion and about availability of services needed; but also about preventing complications related to Thalassaemia.
11:50 Dec 18, 2014 PST
World Bank Under Fire for Water Privatisation Projects
A new report by Corporate Accountability International uncovers how the World Bank uses ponzi-style marketing tactics to sell privatization projects around the globe that it is positioned to profit from.
03:02 Dec 14, 2014 PST
Rights-Based Approach Empowers People With TB
TB is a crisis of epidemic proportions. In 2013, TB killed 1.5 million people out of the estimated 9.0 million people who developed it.
06:04 Dec 12, 2014 PST
Women Make a Triumphant Leap for Realization of Gender Justice
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
13:51 Nov 19, 2014 PST
Women Parliamentarians Should Push Women's Agenda To Political Forefront
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 PST
TB and Diabetes On the Rise Globally
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 PST
WHO Announces New Management of Latent TB Infection
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 PST
Nepal Ready to Protect Public Health Amid Tobacco Industry Interference
As implementation of domestic tobacco control laws and global tobacco treaty advance, the tobacco industry is facing the heat. The industry has sued governments when they attempt to implement life-saving tobacco controls
05:33 Oct 28, 2014 PST
New Strategy Aims for Dramatic Decline of TB By 2035
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 PST
WHO Cautions: 'Do Not Let Fox Guard Chickens'
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 PST
Adoption of Strong Tobacco Taxation Policy Continues Amid Restraints
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 PST
Prevention Programmes 'Helpful' to Eradicate Childhood Obesity
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 PST
Poor Women Carry Highest Burden of Climate Change
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 PST
Medical Malpractices Threatening The Medical Field
The conflict of interest between pharmaceutical companies/medical manufacturers, and public health is seldom made evident.
12:30 Oct 2, 2014 PST
Evidence-Based Medicine Taking a Leap From Hyderabad to Cape Town
Incidentally 22nd Cochrane Colloquium on 'evidence-informed public health: challenges and opportunities' theme is being held in Hyderabad, India (21-26 September 2014) and will be followed by the 3rd Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on
17:21 Sep 28, 2014 PST
Evidence-Based Research Vital for Disaster Management
For management of disasters and humanitarian crises, doing something is not enough-but doing the right thing at the right time is.
20:47 Sep 22, 2014 PST
Female Genital TB Causes Tubal Infertility
Genital tuberculosis (TB) is one of the major causes of tubal infertility. Some studies show that only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. Genital TB is usually asymptomatic so needs higher degree of clinical suspicion so that ac
13:16 Sep 22, 2014 PST
India Launches First-Ever National Anti-TB Drug Resistance Survey
India took a historic step for control and management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) when the Union Health and Family Welfare Minister of Government of India
13:06 Sep 8, 2014 PST
Debate and Discussions Still Underway for Post-2015 Development Agenda
The deadline for the realization of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by countries of the world is drawing to a close in 2015. The progress on MDGs might have been with mixed results, but lot of lessons need to be learnt while we frame n
13:54 Aug 26, 2014 PST
Past, Present and Future Attempts to Measure Childhood TB
The first estimates of the global burden of TB in children given by the WHO in 2012, suggested that there might be 530,000 children suffering from it. Subsequently there has been an uptake in the research in this field.
06:51 Aug 19, 2014 PST
HIV Patient Shares Her Story of Hope and Determination to Survive
The empowering story of Esther from Indonesia, who has been a prisoner, injecting drug user, sex worker, and a person living with HIV, as told to Citizen News Service
06:12 Aug 3, 2014 PST
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Save Women From HIV and STIs
Women of reproductive age need prevention of sexually transmitted infections including HIV, and family planning methods that are under their control.
16:34 Aug 2, 2014 PST
Alarm Rings on Low Uptake of Existing Prevention Options for Anal STIs and HIV
Bobby Ramakant says the rate of HIV infection among key populations, including men who have sex with other men and transgender people, are alarmingly high.
16:41 Jul 30, 2014 PST
Stigma Blocks Access to Care for Young Gays and Transgenders
Stigma related to HIV not only blocks access to existing services for key affected populations but also increases risk of HIV acquisition manifold.
07:52 Jul 29, 2014 PST
Call to Step Up the Pace Of TB-HIV Collaborative Activities
Shobha Shukla reports that Mark Dybul, speaking at AIDS 2014, said a focus on individual human beings will work better than a disease centric approach
04:14 Jul 27, 2014 PST
Are We Hyping Infection Control Inside Clinics?
TB is an infectious bacterial disease that spreads through the air. When people with pulmonary TB cough, sneeze or spit, they propel the TB germs into the air and a person needs to inhale only a few of these germs to become infected.
09:52 Jul 25, 2014 PST
Do Not Be a Statistic, But Own The Information That Shapes Programmes
We cannot wait until the research and development of a product gets over and then begin figuring out how to roll it out to communities in need.
05:54 Jul 23, 2014 PST
Indian Doctor Trupti Gilada to get Fellowship Award at AIDS 2014
A Mumbai-based Indian doctor, Dr Trupti Gilada Baheti, is a recipient of the prestigious Fellowship Award on HIV and Drug Abuse Research from the International AIDS Society (IAS),
11:44 Jul 21, 2014 PST
Smoking Harmful for People With TB and Diabetes
Tobacco use is anyways harmful for all, but it is especially hazardous for people living with diabetes and those suffering from or at risk of tuberculosis (TB).
07:53 Jul 7, 2014 PST
Oxygen Therapy An Effective Option to Treat Respiratory Failure
An optimum amount of oxygen is essential for the functioning and survival of all body tissues and even a few minutes deprivation can prove fatal.
10:41 Jul 1, 2014 PST
Feminist Movements on a Mission to Make a Difference
Grassroots women of the Asia Pacific region have borne the brunt of the unrelenting global desire for increased consumption and accumulation of wealth by a tiny minority.
13:28 Jun 5, 2014 PST
Feminists Speak on Bolstering Developments
The 2nd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum, organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development kickstarted in Chiang Mai, Thailand, with 300 feminists from 30 countries
12:45 Jun 3, 2014 PST
Is Raising Taxes on Tobacco An Effective Way to Reduce Tobacco Consumption?
For World No Tobacco Day 2014, World Health Organization (WHO) and its partners call on countries to raise taxes on tobacco. Increasing taxes on tobacco is considered to be the most cost-effective tobacco control measure. An increase of 10% in tob
13:50 May 29, 2014 PST
Tobacco Consumption Increases The Risk of TB and Diabetes
The nexus between tobacco use, diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) cannot be ignored.
08:35 May 27, 2014 PST
HPV Vaccination Vital to Prevent Cervical Cancers
Cervical cancer, a preventable cancer, continues to be the second most common cancer among women globally. Scientists and researchers from around the world brainstormed in sessions on cervical cancer management and control
17:17 May 11, 2014 PST
Translational Research For The Benefit Of Public Health
'Translational research involves converting a basic research idea into a product; then developing that product for industrial production and finding out if it is safe and efficacious; and finally using it to improve public health.
16:26 May 5, 2014 PST
Coordinated Response for Control of STIs Lacking
Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, are known to be primarily transmitted through sexual route which has created a major impact on sexual and reproductive health worldwide. They are caused by viruses, bacteria or parasitic microor
03:57 May 2, 2014 PST
Call for no more new HIV infected children
According to UNAIDS Report 2013, an estimated 260,000 children below 18 years were newly infected with HIV in 2012 in low and middle income countries. While the first paediatric HIV case in India was recorded in 1987, in 2012 out of the 2,100,000 pe
19:31 Apr 30, 2014 PST
Implications of Foreign Funds Received By Congress and BJP
Sandeep Pandey learns from a Delhi High Court judgement, that Congress and BJP have been illegally receiving donations from foreign companies.
07:57 Apr 26, 2014 PST
Water Rights Group Call for End of Water Privatization
call for the World Bank to end its destructive promotion of water privatization under the guise of development. After a week of meetings, including high level events on water, no action has been taken to address the coalition's concerns.
12:09 Apr 19, 2014 PST
Global Development Assistance for Health on The Rise
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
13:41 Apr 12, 2014 PST
Smoking Increases Risk of Recurrent TB
Research published on 24 March 2014 provides critical new insight on the harmful links between smoking tobacco and developing tuberculosis (TB).
18:08 Mar 26, 2014 PST
Patient-Centric Solution Vital to Eradicate TB Cases
Solution-centric approaches have shown promise in several other BoP contexts, from affordable eye care to artificial limbs.
10:29 Mar 24, 2014 PST
Journalists Win Outstanding Awards for Best Reporting on TB
In the run-up to World TB Day on 24 March, the REACH Lilly MDR-TB Partnership Media Awards 2014 were presented in New Delhi, to recognize outstanding and responsible reporting on tuberculosis (TB).
06:44 Mar 24, 2014 PST
Diabetic-Foot Related Lower Limb Amputations are Preventable
Nearly 25% of people with diabetes face diabetic foot related complications in their lifetime. 'People with diabetes can develop many different foot problems. Even ordinary problems can get worse and lead to serious complications. Foot problems mos
14:58 Feb 27, 2014 PST
Smoking Goes Electronic
'Smoke healthy, smoke Lite-joy- A better alternative'; 'Health e-cigarettes-Smoke and Quit Whenever'; 'Vapours- benefits of e-cigarettes'; 'Green-Smart-Living - easiest and most affordable way to start living a smoke-free life'...
02:07 Feb 2, 2014 PST
General Health Needs of LGBTI People Largely Ignored in Asia
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 t
13:13 Jan 30, 2014 PST
Is 'Single Visit Approach' Effective Strategy to Prevent Cervical Cancer?
Worldwide, a woman dies of cervical cancer every two minutes, taking the annual toll to 275,000. The disease is preventable, and yet the second largest killer of women in low and middle income countries, with most women dying in the prime of life.
14:11 Jan 25, 2014 PST
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Issues Do Not Exist in Isolation
The theme of the 7th Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights in Manila, examines achievements, good practices, lessons learned, challenges
04:46 Jan 24, 2014 PST
The State Must Address The Rehabilitation of Muzaffarnagar Communal Violence
Rehabilitating communal violence survivors is State's responsibility, was echoed by the members of Socialist Party (India) in their procession and demonstration in UP state capital of Lucknow on 8th January 2014. Since permission was not granted to
09:17 Jan 9, 2014 PST
India's Gays And Lesbians Still Vulnerable to Harassment in India
On 11 December 2013, the streets outside the Supreme Court of India thronged with a dazed crowd, hugging, sobbing and not quite sure what had happened.
21:21 Dec 24, 2013 PST
Co-Infections and HIV Beget Each Other
(This article is based upon a CNS interview with Professor (Dr) Dilip Mathai, Dean, Apollo Institute of Medical Sciences and Research)
03:29 Dec 23, 2013 PST
Adherence Medication Crucial to Success of Any Treatment Programme
To tackle any disease it is not merely only diagnosing correctly and offering quality treatment but ensuring that the patients adhere to treatment that is of paramount importance.
15:21 Dec 21, 2013 PST
Cardiovascular Diseases Cause High Mortality Rate Among HIV Patients
Although historic scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) is keeping people living with HIV (PLHIV) alive, 1 in 10 of them succumb to cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
21:06 Dec 18, 2013 PST
Eliminating Paediatric HIV is Challenging But Not Unachievable
An estimated 3.4 million children are living with HIV, thus accounting for 10% of the total global HIV infected population. At the same time, the number of children newly infected with HIV dropped drastically by 52% between 2001 and 2012.
01:39 Dec 18, 2013 PST
India Makes Significant Progress In Its Fight Against AIDS
The new mantra of 'zero new HIV infections, zero deaths and zero AIDS-related stigma and discrimination by 2015' is increasing decibels but Indian AIDS response is a complex matrix of challenges
01:19 Dec 17, 2013 PST
Combination HIV Prevention Crucial to Achieve An Aids-Free Society
One size does not fit all. Likewise we need an expanded basket of evidence-based interventions and approaches to meet the unique needs and contexts of different key affected populations to prevent HIV.
23:34 Dec 15, 2013 PST
ASICON 2013 Calls for Mobilizing More Domestic Funding to End AIDS
Dr Gilada strongly remarked against India's obsession with external funding and lamented that it undermines (and under-utilizes) India's domestic resources in the private and public sector, expertise that its healthcare providers have in managing
03:41 Dec 15, 2013 PST
HIV Infections 'More Prevalent' Among Men
Despite a 26% overall reduction in new HIV infections in Asia and the Pacific since 2001, the epidemic still outpaces regional responses.
11:54 Nov 21, 2013 PST
Vietnam Promotes Methadone Treatment for Drug Users
Statistics by the HIV/AIDS Prevention Department of the Ministry of Health (MOH) of Vietnam shows that currently there are about 170,000 drug users in the listed record of the country.
16:21 Nov 16, 2013 PST
Pneumonia Remains A Deadly Disease After Centuries of Knowledge
In 2011 an estimated It is estimated that in 2011 out of the 120 million children were ill with pneumonia and 1.3 million of them succumbed to the disease.
14:25 Nov 15, 2013 PST
New Innovation Programme Helps Protect The Health and Rights of AIDS Patients
In India, this concern has been overcome by the cadre of link workers in Bihar who have managed to increase the number of referrals at testing centres by adopting inventive ways of convincing the vulnerable communities to access treatment.
18:12 Nov 11, 2013 PST
New Technology Reduces Mortality Rate in Cardiovascular Surgeries
A young scientist was awarded the third prize at Falling Walls 2013 for her research aimed to reduce mortality and complication rate in surgical procedures to treat cardiovascular diseases (CVDs).
19:38 Nov 10, 2013 PST
MDR-TB Survivor Shares Her Story of Hope and Acceptance
Xolelwa Joni, a multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) survivor spoke with Citizen News Service (CNS) at the 44th Union World Conference on Lung Health.
04:05 Nov 8, 2013 PST
Project ORCHID Shares Best Practices on Harm Reduction
Learnings from Project ORCHID's pioneering work on harm reduction in northeast India shows that scale up is possible even in resource poor and conflict ridden settings.
13:32 Nov 7, 2013 PST
Diabetes Increases The Risk of Active Tuberculosis
There is evidence of an important association between diabetes mellitus (DM) and tuberculosis (TB). DM increases the risk of active tuberculosis by a factor of 2 to 3. Also people with TB, who have diabetes, have been found to have worse TB treatmen
13:57 Nov 6, 2013 PST
'The Union' Calls for Urgent Regulation of e-Cigarettes
Another recent report by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency found that 10% of UK smokers now use e-cigarettes, and the number of EC/ENDS users in UK has risen to around 1.3 million in 2013,
19:16 Nov 5, 2013 PST
Better Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Treatment Coming Soon
While the number of people detected with MDR-TB increased to 94,000 globally in 2012 (by more than 40%) this amounts to less than 20% of those actually estimated to have MDR-TB. Even amongst the lucky few who did get diagnosed, almost 17, 000 of the
20:38 Nov 2, 2013 PST
Pneumonia A Deadly Disease For Children Under Five
Pneumonia is the single largest cause of death in children worldwide. Every year, it kills an estimated 1.2 million children under the age of five years, accounting for 18% of all deaths of children under five
16:21 Nov 2, 2013 PST
World Making Progress in Eliminating Childhood TB
'2013 has been a year of tremendous progress. I am optimistic that paediatric TB will no longer be 'the neglected of the neglected'. With help of UNITAID and US Agency for International Development (USAID) we are embarking on significant changes
18:22 Oct 31, 2013 PST
Counselling Enhances Effectiveness of Multi Drug-Resistant TB Programmes
India has certainly come a long way forward in its response to providing access to standard WHO recommended anti-TB treatment through Directly Observed Treatment Short course (DOTS) to more than 14.2 million (1.42 crores) people across the country.
20:08 Oct 23, 2013 PST
Why Do Some Men Use Violence Against Women?
Violence against women is neither culture nor region specific. It cuts across community and class and makes no distinction.
18:44 Oct 17, 2013 PST
Soil Microorganisms Vital to Preservation of Soil Fertility
Founders of the American non-profit organisation The Hummingbird Project, Marilyn McHugh and Chris Kennedy, delivered a talk on the topic Beneficial Soil Microorganisms.
14:35 Oct 10, 2013 PST
New Roadmap Addresses TB in Children
The 'Roadmap for Childhood Tuberculosis: Towards Zero Deaths' - the first ever plan which specifically addresses TB in children and outlines the path towards zero deaths from childhood TB - was jointly launched on 1st October 2013, in Washington
20:13 Oct 3, 2013 PST
Children and Women At Risk of Heart Disease Too
World Heart Day is 29th September. This year the focus is a life-course approach to prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases with a focus on women and children.
05:56 Sep 29, 2013 PST
Tobacco Control Activities Must Include Youth Participation
The 'International Conference on Public Health Priorities in the 21st Century: The Endgame for Tobacco', jointly organized by The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and Health Related Information Dissem
16:40 Sep 22, 2013 PST
UNITAID Making A Difference in Supporting TB Programs
Earlier this year we had visited many biosafety level (BSL) III laboratories in India where one of the latest diagnostic tools were available to do drug susceptibility testing (DST) for tuberculosis (TB). One red-coloured sticker on these diagnostic
19:24 Sep 19, 2013 PST
Integrated TB and HIV Care in Myanmar Gives Hope
There is no doubt that tuberculosis (TB) and HIV care should be integrated at different levels, particularly in high burden settings.
19:06 Sep 18, 2013 PST
New Machine to Diagnose TB Within Two Hours
Diagnosing tuberculosis (TB) and also getting to know with accuracy about resistance to one of the two most powerful anti-TB drugs (Rifampicin) is increasingly becoming a reality on the ground.
09:16 Sep 15, 2013 PST
Government's Treatment for TB is Free and Reliable in India
48 years old Deepak, was leading a happy normal life with his wife and 3 children. He was working in a government job as a driver in the police department in Ramgarh district of Uttarakhand when, way back in 1997, he suddenly vomited blood one day.
10:31 Sep 1, 2013 PST
Indoor Air Pollution: The Air I Breathe
The impact of indoor air quality, on airborne infections is often ignored or unknown even though it relates to the health of our lungs-one of the most vital organ of or bodies.
19:03 Jul 30, 2013 PST
5 Years Survival After Lung Cancer Treatment Remains Low
Lung cancer has reached epidemic proportions. It is the leading cause of cancer death in developing countries and is rising alarmingly in developing countries.
12:00 Jul 28, 2013 PST
Scaling Up Natural Fertility Awareness Methods Increases Family Planning Access
If women and girls, and their male partners where possible, are aware of fertility cycle, then it is very likely to increase access to existing family planning services, improve communication between partners, and help them prevent unintended pregna
13:47 Jul 18, 2013 PST
Major Thrust to Improve Responses to Non-communicable Diseases
The NCD Alliance launched a new programme, formally called 'Strengthening Health Systems, Supporting NCD Action' at The Economist event 'New Approaches to Non-Communicable Diseases' in South Africa.
19:25 Jul 16, 2013 PST
Towards a Nuclear-free World by Magsaysay Awardee
A Hindi language book, 'Towards A Nuclear-free World', penned by Magsaysay Awardee, scientist and noted social activist Dr Sandeep Pandey and published by Vani Prakashan, was also released by two women activists from Kudankulam
16:48 Jul 14, 2013 PST
Unmet Need of Contraception in India 'Bad' for Economy
Results of an efficacy study published in 2002, showed SDM to be more than 95 percent effective with correct use and 88 percent effective with typical use, well within range of other user-dependent methods.
15:19 Jun 11, 2013 PST
Investment Vital to Accelerate Progress on Sexual and Reproductive Health
Funding for SRHR need to target the most vulnerable and marginalized groups to ensure equitable and sustainable development in this region.
19:13 Jun 5, 2013 PST
Investing in Girls and Women Good for Malaysia's Economy
A girl in Malaysia today is more likely to go to a university than a boy. '65% students enrolled in tertiary colleges are women' said Malaysian Prime Minister Dato' Sri Haji Mohammad Najib bin Tun Haji Abdul Razak at Women Deliver 2013.
11:13 May 28, 2013 PST
Myths and Misconceptions About Asthma
Mwololo is a ten year old girl from a Semitic community in Kenya. The little manyatta that serves as her home is inhabited by seven other children; her siblings and cousins.
07:04 May 27, 2013 PST
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