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Bobby Ramakant

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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
HIV Victim Shares Story of Hope and New Beginning
Article by Manoj who is living with HIV since over 20 years now...
06:48 Apr 12, 2014 PST
Civil Society Participation Vital for Success of Disease Control Efforts
The Knowledge-Attitude-Practice (KAP) survey results underline the payoffs of civil society participation in public health programming'
05:13 Apr 1, 2014 PST
Affordable TB Diagnosis in Private Sector Becoming a Reality
Dr Pai stressed: 'Good diagnosis alone is not enough. TB treatment and completion is as important as diagnosis. TB control needs a complete solution. Diagnosis, treatment, adherence, notification, completion, cure...'
11:18 Mar 28, 2014 PST
TB Treatment Should Be The Same in Private and Public Sector
Data suggests up to 40-50 per cent of tuberculosis (TB) patients are likely to be accessing healthcare services in private sector.
09:24 Mar 28, 2014 PST
Respiratory Societies Working Together Reduce Number of 'Missed' TB Cases
A major focus of this World TB Day is the 3 million TB cases that the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates are 'missed' each year - that is, cases that go undetected, undiagnosed and untreated.
09:45 Mar 27, 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
New Approach for Patients With Diabetic Foot Problems
The Global Diabetic Foot Conference (DFcon 2014) concluded earlier this week in Los Angeles US. Citizen News Service (CNS) had an opportunity to interact with one of the key faculties and experts on Indian approach to saving the limb for people
09:06 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
India Makes Progress on Regulating Sale of Anti-TB Drugs
The government of India's notification which came into effect on 1st March 2014 aims to arrest irrational sale and use of anti-tuberculosis drugs (and other 45 third and fourth generation antibiotics).
08:27 Mar 23, 2014 PST
Gender Violence Impedes Progress in Curbing HIV Transmissions
Is there a cure for HIV? The success stories of Timothy Brown and the two Boston patients, who rid themselves of the HIV cells through bone marrow transplants, led to hopes that a cure had finally been found.
13:24 Mar 21, 2014 PST
Indian Women Still Facing Inequalities in The 21st Century
I apologize for missing out on the celebrations of Women's Day this year as I was too engrossed with changing nappies of my 10 month old adorable granddaughter in London, despite her part time nanny - who is a graduate,
13:17 Mar 11, 2014 PST
Are Asian Countries Making Progress in Curbing Violence Against Women?
Two thirds of countries globally now have laws against domestic violence with several significant transformations in legal frameworks in Asia and the Pacific. This significant shift over the last decade has not only led 15 countries in East Asia
16:44 Mar 9, 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
AAP Offers The Best Hope for Governance and Policy
In a short period of time the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has shaken up India's political landscape by offering an honest alternative to the mainstream national parties, specifically the Congress and the BJP.
09:56 Feb 20, 2014 PST
The Downsides of E-Cigarettes Now Revealed
'Tobacco is one of the leading killers in the world'; 'smoking is harmful for our health'; 'smoking can cause lung cancer, heart disease'... We have heard it all before.
04:53 Feb 10, 2014 PST
Prevention Crucial to Halt Surge of Cancer Cases Around The World
Despite alarming cancer rates globally, with worst impact in low- and middle-income countries, one is forced to ponder if we really believe in 'cancer prevention is better than cure'. Cancer treatment is challenging and expensive, with very worryi
07:25 Feb 4, 2014 PST
Poor Countries Must Break The Silence About Cancer
World Cancer Day is on 4th February 2014
16:48 Feb 3, 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
World's Largest School-Based Deworming Programme to Take Place in Bihar
World's largest school-based deworming programme in Bihar - Those children who were left out can receive their dose on 28th January -
18:41 Jan 26, 2014 PST
Teenage Pregnancy Can Be Avoided Through Access to SRH Services
many countries in Asia and the Pacific have restrictive laws that prevent young adolescents below the age of 18 from accessing sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services.
12:47 Jan 26, 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
'Miles to Go' in Achieving Global Access to Reproductive Health Services
Twenty years after the path breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) held in Cairo, millions of women and adolescents, particularly the poor and marginalised, in Asia and the Pacific continue to face inequalities
07:26 Jan 24, 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
Multipurpose Prevention Technologies Address Women's Reproductive Needs
Millions of women and around the world are still unable to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Over 1 million people contract a sexually transmitted infection every day, half of whom are young people - mostly women.
16:46 Jan 22, 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
Is India Restraining Corruption in Politics?
With the formation of Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi the country is going to witness a novel experiment in politics. The first target has been the VIP culture.
18:04 Jan 1, 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
Delhi Elections: The AAP Phenomenon and What It Means for US
Article by former faculty of IIT Mumbai and IIM Lucknow who is currently volunteering his time around Delhi elections....
21:50 Dec 1, 2013 PST
Activist Lawyer Anand Grover Discusses 'Right to Health' for HIV Victims
Anand Grover is a lawyer from India who is known for his legal activism in Indian law relating to HIV. He is a co-founder member of the Lawyers Collective and has been UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health since 2008. He spoke with the Citize
11:40 Nov 27, 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
Ending Discrimination Vital to Ensure Zero AIDS-Related Deaths
'Why wouldn't you want to share my chocolate?' What would be your answer if a young five year old girl infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) asks this innocent question? The Indian government Department of AIDS Control (DAC)
06:42 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
Innovations and Partnerships Vital to TB Control
There is no doubt that investment and thrust for more effective new diagnostic and treatment tools for tuberculosis (TB) must go up but alongside it is equally imperative to optimally use existing technologies. 'Innovation has the ability to change
15:33 Nov 4, 2013 PST
India Moves Forward in The Fight Against MDR-TB
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.
17:43 Nov 3, 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
Multidrug-Resistant TB Threatens Progress Made in TB Care and Control Worldwide
According to the recently released WHO Global TB Report 2013, 450,000 people fell ill with multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and 170,000 died from the disease in 2012 alone.
11:42 Nov 1, 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
Asthma Medicines Still Unaffordable for Many
Globally around 300 million people suffer from asthma, yet for many of them living in low- and middle-income countries access to quality-assured, affordable asthma essential medicines still remains a distant dream. This was revealed in a study condu
13:50 Oct 28, 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
New Roadmap Aims Towards Zero Deaths From Childhood TB
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, by the Internat
17:54 Oct 11, 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 Project Makes Drastic Improvement in Maternal and Child Care in India
...effective and innovative approach to avert maternal and neonatal deaths in the rural community by focussing on home based management of Postpartum Haemorrhage (PPH), as a large number of maternal deaths occur in the postpartum period of 42 days a
06:07 Oct 4, 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 Epidemic Hitting The World
Most smokers would reply that no one tricked them into smoking. It was and has always been their sole decision to smoke. However, when one looks back it is not uncommon to see the different reasons why people, both young and old smoke. The common on
18:38 Sep 25, 2013 PST
Is Indonesia 'Passive' About Global Tobacco Control Efforts?
The 2013 Asia Pacific Association for the Control of Tobacco (APACT) Conference was held in August, 2013 in Chiba, Japan to address the prevention and control of tobacco use worldwide, with a special focus on the Asia Pacific region.
17:58 Sep 23, 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
Tobacco Industries Continue to Attack Public's Health Policies
The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world's first global public health and corporate accountability treaty and to date 177 countries are Parties to it. By signing and ratifying this treaty, these countries are committed to
05:24 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
Are Healthcare Workers Tuberculosis Proof?
'I had to choose between being deaf and being dead', this is what Dalene von Delft, a Medical Doctor from Stellenbosch University in South Africa, said in her testimony at a two-day Southern Africa meeting held recently to strengthen and scale up
18:57 Aug 30, 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
Safe Air Should Be There For All Of Us To Share
Air, water and food are the three 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.
12:05 Jul 14, 2013 PST
Walk The Talk: New WHO Guidelines on HIV Treatment and Prevention
These new WHO guidelines recommend offering antiretroviral therapy (ART) earlier. Recent evidence indicates that earlier ART will help people with HIV to live longer, healthier lives, and substantially reduce the risk of transmitting HIV to others.
16:38 Jul 4, 2013 PST
How to Maximize The Prevention Potential of ARV Drugs
To make an impact on new HIV infections globally, antiretroviral (ARV)-based HIV prevention strategies need to be closely tailored to local contexts and cultures, according to a new report
05:37 Jun 20, 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
Biogas Plants Calls for Maintenance Support in India
Despite acute power shortage in rural areas, varying levels of poverty and impoverishment, why is, government's heavily subsidized programme to encourage people in rural areas to install biogas and manure plants for renewable energy production, not
18:57 Jun 5, 2013 PST
Major Economic Returns for Investing in Women's Reproductive Health
A new World Bank report released at Women Deliver 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, demonstrates that investing in women's reproductive health is smart economics.
16:07 May 28, 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
Effective Public Health Policies Vital to Control Ashma
There is no doubt that much more needs to be done to effectively control asthma at all levels. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects 235 million people worldwide.
11:33 May 18, 2013 PST
India's Women Heroes of The Slums in Focus
Pratima refused to finalize the marriage of her son till her husband agreed to construct a toilet in their house located in a Kanpur slum. She did not want her daughter-in-law to suffer the same fate of open defecation as she did.
12:53 May 17, 2013 PST
Keeping Asthma Under Control to Live Life Normally
Every person with asthma can be a heroine or hero if asthma is kept under control. With at least 84 Olympic Gold medalists having asthma, it is clear that people with asthma can surely exercise provided asthma is kept under control.
15:22 May 8, 2013 PST
How to Prevent Future Asthma Attacks
Globally, asthma is one of the major causes of morbidity and mortality. Cases have increased in the past 20 years especially in children. Asthma is one of the most common chronic diseases with over 200 million suffering from it worldwide. If urgent
10:51 May 7, 2013 PST
Access to Quality-Assured Medicines Key to Treat Asthma
Asthma causes disabling symptoms in millions of people who struggle to breathe, making ordinary activities extraordinarily difficulty - things like going to school, working at a job, looking after children or aging parents, running or even walking.
13:30 May 6, 2013 PST
No More Business as Usual: Call to Manage Asthma Well
World Asthma Day, 7th May. Despite evidence that asthma can be effectively managed, not only asthma-related health literacy is very low in most settings but also quality-
08:23 May 6, 2013 PST
New Diagnostic Tests for Multidrug-Resistant TB Revealed!
The Xpert MTB/RIF test is a cartridge-based fully automated NAAT (nucleic acid amplification test) for TB case detection and rifampicin (RIF) resistance testing, suitable for use in disease-endemic countries.
13:45 Apr 12, 2013 PST
Fight Against Drug-Resistant TB Has Come a Long Way in Viet Nam
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Viet Nam ranks 12th among 22 high burden tuberculosis (TB) countries, and 14th among 27 high burden multidrug-resistant
19:14 Apr 11, 2013 PST
Unmet Need of Contraception on The Rise in India
Millions of women (and men) are still unable to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and prevent unintended pregnancies.
07:41 Apr 10, 2013 PST
Contraceptive Device 'Cycle Beads' Prevents Unintended Pregnancies
The main idea behind promoting this new method of family planning is that all couples must have access to quality reproductive health and family planning services, irrespective of their social and economic status.
07:10 Apr 8, 2013 PST
National Free Access to Cochrane Library in India: Freedom May End At Midnight
Unless the national license is renewed, before the two-month extension granted by the publishers also expires, people in India will have free access to The Cochrane Library only till midnight on March 31, 2013.
22:53 Mar 30, 2013 PST
Indian Heart Specialists Win American College of Cardiologists Award
The Cardiology Department of King George's Medical University (KGMU) in India added yet another feather to its cap with two of its faculty members being awarded in the same year with the prestigious fellowship of American College of Cardiologists.
13:29 Mar 25, 2013 PST
How to Prevent and Control TB in Children
'I will not take all these medicines for two years... they are very strong medicines. I won't be able to go to school' said 12 year old Abu (name changed) as the doctor explained to him that his sputum was still positive after six months
09:09 Mar 25, 2013 PST
TB Survivor Tells Inspiring Story of Hope and Will Power
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
07:01 Mar 25, 2013 PST
Swelling Waters of River Sharda Engulf Villages in Sitapur District
About thousand villagers in Reusa Block, Sitapur, staged a Jal Satyagrah by getting down into the waters of river Sharda and standing there all day long on 25-26 February 2013.
07:05 Feb 26, 2013 PST
Von Hippel-Lindau Victim Calls for Help
This is a personal testimony of a brave woman who is surviving VHL syndrome and complications such as recurrent tumours. Multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) is another health challenge she is currently facing
16:16 Feb 16, 2013 PST
Rising of a Billion Voices for Justice
It was a Valentine's Day celebration with a difference. On 14th February, 2013, a vibrant crowd of Lucknowites marched from Begum Hazrat Mahal Park to Hazratganj- the heart of the city-as a part of 'Odhani ka Parcham', a campaign to condemn viole
07:46 Feb 16, 2013 PST
Social Activist Arundhati Dhuru Slams New Anti-Rape Ordinance
Arundhati is also the UP State Advisor to Right To Food Commissioners appointed by Supreme Court, and has been a long-time social activist with Narmada Bachao Andolan and National Alliance of People's Movements (NAPM).
11:05 Feb 5, 2013 PST
Results of TB Vaccine Study: Longer Road Ahead
While BCG can prevent severe forms of TB in some children, its widespread use in infants has failed to control the global epidemic.
13:08 Feb 4, 2013 PST
Thrust on Research to Protect MSM and Transgender People From HIV
HIV rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender community are alarming. Unless we have safe and effective HIV prevention methods for men, women and transgender people who practice anal sex, it will be difficult to stem the epidemic.
19:30 Jan 20, 2013 PST
Tougher Laws Vital to End Sexual Assault Against Women
Civil society groups and citizens have submitted a comprehensive list of recommendations today (2nd January 2013) to government-appointed committee that is currently seeking input on how to reform laws against sexual assault.
07:56 Jan 2, 2013 PST
Declining Sex Ratio for Indian State of Uttar Pradesh Draws Concern
A consultation, to draft a policy to correct the trend of declining sex ratio for the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh was organized by ActionAid and Saajhi Duniya. UP has a dismal sex ratio of 908 and a child sex ratio of 899, which is even worse than
12:21 Dec 24, 2012 PST
Delhi Gang Rape Case Draws Condemnation
Even as the Delhi gang rape victim-a 23-year-old paramedical student-who was gang raped, tortured and thrown out from inside a moving bus on the night of 18th December, 2012-- lies in a critical condition on a ventilator support system
08:20 Dec 22, 2012 PST
TB Alliance to Develop Pediatric TB Drugs With Support From UNITAID
Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer of children, particularly in resource-poor settings, though the true size of the problem is unknown. Estimates of the number of children who contract TB annually range from 300,000 up to 1 million;
14:56 Dec 21, 2012 PST
Down With Formula Milk And Tobacco For A Healthy World!
The first one is The International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes (The Code), which is an international public health recommendation to regulate the marketing of breastmilk substitutes.
19:49 Dec 19, 2012 PST
Union Model Leads to Successful TB-HIV Collaborative Care
Over the past nine years, The Union and its partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Benin and Zimbabwe have worked with 59 primary health care (PHC) clinics to conduct action research on how to provide joint TB and HIV services
12:18 Dec 19, 2012 PST
Is Bloated Gujarat's Economic Performance a Myth?
A lot has been bloated about Gujarat's outstanding economic performance during Narendra Modi's Chief Minister-ship. Many educated people believe in it too.
13:27 Dec 8, 2012 PST
Uganda: Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections
Kakaire Ayub Kirunda writes... ''Getting to zero: Zero new HIV infections. Zero discrimination. Zero AIDS related deaths,' is the theme for World AIDS Days between 2011 and 2015, in line with a new global vision being spearheaded by UNAIDS.
12:36 Dec 8, 2012 PST
Operational Strategy to Stop TB Despite Tight Purse Strings
The objective of this strategy is to serve as a roadmap for how the Partnership Secretariat, based on its comparative advantages and available financial and human resources, serves the Partnership and contributes to the Global Plan to Stop TB.
14:02 Dec 6, 2012 PST
The World Doing Better in Responding to HIV Than TB?
While there is a major success story in making HIV treatment accessible to those in need of it, TB continues to be a leading cause of death in PLHIV, who are at 5 times higher risk of getting TB than those who are HIV negative.
09:59 Dec 6, 2012 PST
Has Childhood TB Come Of Age?
Close to the heels of the WHO Global Tuberculosis Report 2012 releasing some data on childhood tuberculosis for the first time, one plenary at the recently concluded 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health in Kuala Lumpur was dedicated to 'Child
19:46 Nov 28, 2012 PST
Is There Hope For MDR-TB Patients?
Every morning Aran's (name changed) father drives him from his home, to the government TB hospital in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand, (which takes one hour to reach) for his multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) oral medication. Then in the ev
10:28 Nov 28, 2012 PST
Countries Adopt Illicit Trade Protocol of Global Tobacco Treaty
Today government delegates from across the world adopted the illicit trade protocol of the global tobacco treaty - the world's first public health and corporate accountability treaty - but not without a fight from Big Tobacco.
10:52 Nov 12, 2012 PST
Uganda to Vaccinate 3 Million Children Against Pneumonia
World Pneumonia Day, 12th November Lung Week: 12-17 November
07:20 Nov 12, 2012 PST
Uttar Pradesh Waits for The Realization of Integrated Child Protection Scheme
The Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) is a much awaited initiative in Uttar Pradesh. And Rightly so with hopes of both, the government agencies as well as the private NGOs and activists pinned on the scheme for a better,
04:51 Sep 28, 2012 PST
ASEAN Delegates Call for Support for Zero New HIV Infections
Young women, female sex workers, transgender women, women who use drugs and women living with HIV have called on ASEAN to support women and girls living with and affected by HIV.
13:59 Sep 27, 2012 PST
Treatment for Charcot Foot in Diabetes Revealed
Charcot neuropathic osteo-arthropathy, commonly referred to as the Charcot Foot, is a condition affecting the bones, joints, and soft tissues of the foot and ankle.
07:54 Sep 27, 2012 PST
How to Avoid Diabetic Foot Problems
ADiabetes is on the rise and unless massive and coordinated prevention programmes for all life style diseases, are undertaken by the government at the national level, the epidemic of diabetes will crush us.
05:07 Sep 26, 2012 PST
Comprehensive and Integrated Action a Must to Control Heart Disease
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are the world's largest killers, claiming 17.3 million (1 crore 73 lakhs) lives a year. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate inta
14:23 Sep 23, 2012 PST
UncircumcIsed Men At High Risk of HIV Compared to CircumcIsed Men
There are over 40 observational studies among heterosexual men, which show that circumcised men have about a 60% reduced risk of HIV compared to uncircumcised men.
07:28 Sep 15, 2012 PST
An HIV Vaccine Will Never Work in Isolation
In the event that control and elimination of HIV is realised in the next few years, maintaining this success is going to be hard without a vaccine.
14:38 Sep 14, 2012 PST
Safe and Effective Vaccine Critical to Control of HIV Globally
HIV is said to have killed more than 30 million people across the globe since it was discovered in 1983 by Dr Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, at the Pasteur Institute in Paris.
08:49 Sep 13, 2012 PST
Vaginal Microbicide Critically Important for HIV Protection
Microbicide refers to a new type of product being developed that people could use vaginally or rectally to protect themselves from HIV and possibly other sexually transmitted infections.
19:15 Sep 12, 2012 PST
Footwear and Orthotics Play Important Role in Diabetic Foot Care
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.
14:33 Sep 12, 2012 PST
World Celebrates First Ever Global Female Condom Day
Female condoms usage assumes greater relevance today when we are aiming to tame the HIV virus by using combination prevention therapies.
12:38 Sep 12, 2012 PST
Can Intensive Treatment and Prevention Turn The HIV Tide?
What Dr Fauci advocates is to do combination prevention as well as possible without delay. He added, each of the components of combination prevention, 'has to do something with bio-medical prevention and behaviour.'
16:12 Sep 11, 2012 PST
Scientists Gather in Boston for 'AIDS Vaccine 2012' Forum
Scientists from around the world will gather in Boston next week to present more than 400 new research studies updating global progress in the search for a safe and effective HIV vaccine. AIDS Vaccine 2012,
14:25 Sep 8, 2012 PST
Health Risks of Wood-Fired Cooking Revealed
Rudimentary wood-fired cook stoves and open fires emit fine particles, carbon monoxide, and other pollutants at levels up to 100 times higher than the recommended limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
12:16 Sep 7, 2012 PST
Multiple Prevention Technologies Prevent HIV Transmission
'We have to address the needs, challenges and opportunities for development of multiple prevention technologies (MPTs) that would provide simultaneous protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
16:27 Aug 23, 2012 PST
Is Anal Health Just a Gay Issue?
Women face the brunt of health problems, be it communicable or non-communicable diseases. Anal sex happens everywhere. Even young people who are learning about sex might want to know how it feels.
07:17 Aug 14, 2012 PST
Are Rectal Microbicides Safe and Effective for STI/HIV Prevention?
At the recently concluded XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), not only the decibels went up on ending AIDS but also sane voices were heard demanding a well-costed and thought-through strategy on how to end AIDS.
06:54 Aug 13, 2012 PST
Community Engagement is Key as Rectal Microbicides Research Progresses Ahead
The need to engage affected communities as research moves ahead, and engage them with dignity as equal partners is the key to ensure that finally we develop products that are efficient and also when they become available, are actually used by popula
15:13 Aug 12, 2012 PST
Breastfeeding Vital to Ensure a Child's Health and Survival
Exclusive breast feeding implies that the child should be only, and only, on mother's milk from first hour of birth up to a minimum of six months, without any other supplement like water, honey, gripe water or any top feed.
06:40 Aug 7, 2012 PST
'...And Lubes' in spotlight at AIDS 2012
Most men, women and transgender people who practice anal sex use some kind of a lubricant (lube) ranging from expensive and commercially marketed branded lubes to saliva or oil. According to the United Nations joint programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS),
20:25 Jul 23, 2012 PST
Are There Substantive Benefits of School Programmes for Deworming?
Latest research, published on 11 July 2012, on the effect of deworming drugs on nutrition and school performance in children, commands our attention.
20:30 Jul 21, 2012 PST
Rectal Microbicide Reduces a Person's Risk of HIV
According to the Microbicides Trials Network (MTN), HIV continues to disproportionately affect racial minorities and men who have sex with men (MSM).
09:53 Jul 6, 2012 PST
Integrating TB and HIV Care
Despite the fact that tuberculosis (TB) is curable and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is treatable, 350,000 people co-infected with the two diseases died in 2010, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
19:10 Jul 4, 2012 PST
Safe and Non-toxic Microbicides Prevent HIV
Vaginal and anal sex continue to put millions of people at risk those who are unable to use or negotiate the use of existing HIV prevention options.
06:44 Jun 30, 2012 PST
Are Uncircumcised Men At High Risk of HIV?
Voluntary medical male circumcision protects against HIV. 'There are over 40 observational studies among heterosexual men, which show that circumcised men have about a 60% reduced risk of HIV compared to uncircumcised men.
18:09 Jun 27, 2012 PST
Caring Treatment for HIV Patients Beats All Odds
Shanti is a 38 year old semi-literate woman of slender means living in Mumbai. She has been living with HIV since the last 5 years and had developed multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
08:06 Apr 6, 2012 PST
The World in Desperate Need for Effective TB Vaccine
Some 10 million children have been orphaned by the death of a parent from tuberculosis (TB). That number is shocking, but it does not begin to account for the children who must quit school to care for sick parents,
07:18 Mar 22, 2012 PST
TB in Children: Why Zimbabwe Must Act Now
Tuberculosis (TB) is a major public health problem in Zimbabwe yet very little is known about the impact of the disease on children. Without a functional healthcare system and research into pediatric TB
14:59 Mar 21, 2012 PST
TB Remains Among The Top Ten Killers of Children Worldwide
Tuberculosis (TB) among children is rarely discussed. Because children, more often than not cannot speak for themselves, not much about how they're affected by the disease ever hits the headlines.
07:41 Mar 19, 2012 PST
Women's Vulnerability to TB on The Rise in Africa
Today is March 8, and across the world the International Women's Day is being commemorated. Coincidentally, March is the global tuberculosis (TB) awareness month.
09:23 Mar 9, 2012 PST
Polio Eradication: A Lesson For TB Control
TB is killing one child every 5 minutes! We do not see them affected but their ashes swirl all around us. How long will we use the usual argument that TB is different and continue to turn a blind eye.
14:16 Feb 29, 2012 PST
New Project Advances Efforts For Effective HIV/AIDS Responses in India
A regional consultation, organized jointly by South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation in Law (SAARCLAW), UNAIDS Technical Support Facility for South Asia (TSF-SA) and Maitri, was held recently in New Delhi.
08:40 Feb 25, 2012 PST
'Real' Steps to Achieve 'Zero' Children Dying From TB in 2015
I like to start by sharing a real story which I experienced in one of my visits in the field last year. I'm sure many of you working in the field have similar stories to tell.
07:20 Feb 23, 2012 PST
Patients' Charter for TB Care, and childhood TB
Will improving efficiency and efficacy of TB control programmes within the healthcare facilities help the world meet the 2015 TB-related targets set by the Millennium Development Goals, the Global Plan to Stop TB, and the country programmes, or do w
17:01 Feb 22, 2012 PST
Biggest Threat to Citizens Lurks Within Our Borders
Citizens have to seriously ponder of the utility (or futility) of investing significant amounts of limited public money India has in nuclear weapons and other arms and ammunition.
11:16 Jan 16, 2012 PST
Citizens Fight for 'Zero Tolerance for Corruption'
The time for change is now. Citizens hope that this campaign led by Anna Hazare will cleanse a system. Citizens have clearly voted and come out as strongly as they could to have a better tomorrow without corruption at any level.
06:42 Apr 10, 2011 PST
Global Mandate to Save 36M Lives From Non-Communicable Diseases
According to The Lancet, non-communicable diseases (NCDs), mainly heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancers, and chronic respiratory disease, are responsible for two out of every three deaths worldwide and the toll is rising.
17:21 Apr 7, 2011 PST
Happiness is Mandatory to Preserve Good Health
Since times immemorial, the human race has sought health, happiness and wealth -not necessarily in that order. Wars have been fought and lives have been lost due to the overwhelming desire of possessing them.
12:26 Apr 7, 2011 PST
The Union: Coordinated Approach Crucial for Anti-TB Drug Resistance
Some 440,000 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) are identified each year, causing at least 150,000 deaths from a disease that should be curable.
05:18 Apr 7, 2011 PST
40,000 Legs are Amputated Yearly as Consequence of Diabetes in India
Amrita Diabetic Foot Conference (ADFC 2011) will open soon next month in Kochi, India. 'Over one million lower extremity amputations are performed each year, 70% of which happen to people with diabetes. In India, almost 40,000 legs are amputated ev
17:47 Apr 5, 2011 PST
100 Year Old Grandmother Gives Hope for Children in Rai Bareilly
But his condition would have been even worse had it not been for his 100 year old grandmother Brijrani, who made up her mind that education was the only way Akash and children within the village would make a place for themselves in their community a
16:18 Apr 5, 2011 PST
India Needs 'Jan Lokpal Bill' to Stem Corruption
From 5th April 2011, noted social activist and Padmabhushan and Padmashree awardee Anna Hazare has begun his fast-unto-death in New Delhi to put pressure on the Government of India to root out corruption. Not only in Delhi, but in more than 200 citi
09:28 Apr 5, 2011 PST
India Goes Fanatic With Cricket
es the men in blue (or rather we, as one would believe) did it after 28 years, and perhaps in doing so absolved themselves of all the ills of the past -somewhat like taking a dip in the Ganges, which is said to absolve the Hindus of their sins (desp
07:31 Apr 5, 2011 PST
Rural Women Show Their Might to Get Their Rights
A two day convention of rural women leaders in the east Uttar Pradesh town of Mau, brought together over 400 women leader delegates from 10 districts of eastern UP, to share their bitter and sweet experie
16:39 Mar 30, 2011 PST
Genital TB Causes Infertility Among Women
This is not sensational news but in spotlight because CNS recently reported that genital tuberculosis was one of the lead causes of tubal infertility and only 2 per cent women with genital TB delivered live births. It was a very positive news that a
11:53 Mar 30, 2011 PST
China Collaborates With Global Health Bodies in The Fight Against TB
On World TB Day 2011, WHO, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Stop TB Partnership called upon world leaders to step up their commitment and contributions to meet the goal of diagnosing and treating one million people wit
07:51 Mar 30, 2011 PST
Ilina Sen Claims Unfair Prosecution of Dr. Binayak Sen
Dr Binayak Sen, a medical practitioner and a civil liberties' activist, has been sentenced to life imprisonment in Chhattisgarh.
17:29 Mar 26, 2011 PST
Non Communicable Diseases Outsmart Infectious Diseases
Non-communicable Diseases (NCDs) - cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes - are no longer diseases of the wealthy.
16:08 Mar 26, 2011 PST
TB Kills Nearly 1,000 People a Day in India
People need not be afraid of tuberculosis (TB) as it is completely curable. People should be encouraged to go to the government-run free anti-TB treatment centres (providing the WHO recommended Directly Observed Treatment Short course
11:01 Mar 26, 2011 PST
Spotlight on New Approach to Tuberculosis Vaccine Funding
European politicians, tuberculosis (TB) advocates and health advisers are gathering to discuss an innovative financing model that would enable scientific discoveries to be translated into TB vaccines.
17:14 Mar 24, 2011 PST
Fixing Drug Supply and Price Problems is Urgent
A promising new diagnostic test will finally help detect more people with drug-resistant tuberculosis (DR-TB), increasing the urgency to solve major problems around the pricing and supply of DR-TB medicines, according to a new report by the Internat
12:15 Mar 24, 2011 PST
Cooperation, Research and Innovation Key Drivers to Combat TB
A World Bank study on the economic impact of TB control estimated that the benefits of investing in scaled-up TB care and control outweigh the costs of treatment, on average, by 10 times.
10:47 Mar 24, 2011 PST
TREAT TB Seeks Answers to Key Questions in Fight Against TB
Key questions regarding the new tools and new challenges facing TB control and prevention today are being addressed through an innovative international initiative, TREAT TB.
05:50 Mar 24, 2011 PST
Project Axshya to Reach 744 Million People With TB Control Services
Clearly more needs to be done for effective tuberculosis (TB) control by reaching out to the unreached populations who are least likely to access existing TB care services. Project Axshya, aims to do exactly that. Supported by one of the largest gra
18:03 Mar 23, 2011 PST
Empowering Rural Women
A Regional Women Leaders' Convention is being held on 24-25 March 2011, in Mau, UP, as part of the Empowering Rural Women (ERW) programme, which has been operating in 253 Gram Panchayats (village councils) of 10 districts of UP, since December 2007
16:52 Mar 23, 2011 PST
Citizens Call for Public Scrutiny of India's Nuclear Plants
The Indian Prime Minister and citizens both made a call for scrutiny of India's nuclear plants. However the similarity ends here, and polar differences became evident...
14:58 Mar 20, 2011 PST
Engaging Affected Women is Key in Fighting Genital TB
Genital TB can happen to men and women both - but due to already existing gender-based inequalities and other factors, the impact of genital TB is likely to be severe on a woman.
11:16 Mar 20, 2011 PST
Citizens Demand An End to India's Nuclear Programme
Humankind has only seen unprecedented and uncontrollable devastation, misery and agony due to nuclear accidents over the past years or atom bomb strikes in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.
08:40 Mar 18, 2011 PST
World Sleep Day: Sleeping Well for a Healthy Life
World Sleep Day is held every year on March 18th, with a view to raise awareness about the merits of sleeping well for a healthy life. The theme for this year (2011) is promoting healthy sleep for all ages.
15:38 Mar 17, 2011 PST
Gender-Specific Home-Based Care for TB to Reduce Transport Cost and Time Loss
Although women get diagnosed for tuberculosis (TB) later than men, treatment outcomes among women are better than men with higher TB treatment success rate and lower default (drop-out) rate in the female patients. Among the unreached people who need
11:26 Mar 15, 2011 PST
Success Rates of TB Treatment are Higher With Women Than Men
Tuberculosis (TB) treatment outcomes are better among women as compared to those in men, said Dr KS Sachdeva, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) of the Government of India.
20:07 Mar 12, 2011 PST
Good Maternal Health Vital to Prevent The Tide of Diabetes in Women
According to this research, poor diet can lead to abnormal development of the pancreatic beta cells which make insulin, the hormone vital for regulating blood sugar levels.
08:36 Mar 12, 2011 PST
Genital Tuberculosis is a Major Cause of Tubal Infertility in Women
Only two per cent of women with genital TB have live births. In India, 19 per cent infertility in women is attributed to genital TB. The impact of genital TB is more severe on lives of women because mostly genital TB impacts women of age group 15-35
13:30 Mar 11, 2011 PST
Social Determinants Put Women At Risk of Tuberculosis
It is no coincidence but rather an ill-synergy of a range of factors that increase the risk for a woman to get tuberculosis (TB). In India, sixty per cent women are poor which often means poor living conditions, poor food, long working hours and ign
10:32 Mar 11, 2011 PST
Most Women With TB Become Homeless in India
According to the study done by Tuberculosis Research Centre in India alarming numbers of women with tuberculosis (TB) become homeless once diagnosed with TB. At a meeting on importance of addressing TB in context of women's health organized by Glob
05:59 Mar 11, 2011 PST
Better Awareness and Treatment Compliance Needed in Thai Diabetes Control
The researchers examined diabetes diagnosis, treatment, and management in Thailand, Colombia, Iran, Mexico, England, Scotland, and the United States. The results show among others that 62% of men in Thailand are underdiagnosed and untreated.
15:58 Mar 9, 2011 PST
Women in India Still Struggle to Attain Equalilty and Emancipation
The 8th of March 2011 marks the centenary of the very first International Women's Day which was celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland, when more than one million women and men attended International Women's Day rallies ca
10:01 Mar 8, 2011 PST
Long Road Ahead for Asian Women Workers' Struggle for Equality
'While much achievement has been made in the past decades, women workers across Asia still struggle for more rights and equality. They need to find more ways to make their voices heard, such as engaging in politics'
11:06 Mar 7, 2011 PST
Prof. RP Sahi: Ano-Rectal Problems are Not Minor
'Ano-rectal problems were considered as minor medical or surgical procedure and never got its due importance. Any damage done to this area by any surgical technique is very difficult to reconstruct.
06:18 Mar 7, 2011 PST
'Project DISHAA' Initiate National Diabetes and Obesity Awareness Program
Under this project, more than 500,000 school children (aged 10 and above) of 50 cities across India, along with their parents, teachers, and the general public will be sensitised against the malaise of diabetes over a period of 18 months (July 2011-
07:40 Mar 6, 2011 PST
Social Media Makes a Difference in The Selection of HT Woman 2011
Instead of a distinguished panel choosing an appropriate candidate for HT Woman 2011 award (probably in a closed meeting room), HT opened the process of nomination and selection to its readers.
08:39 Mar 5, 2011 PST
CWCs Encouraged to Be More Proactive in Fostering Child Rights
A sincere effort was made to encourage the Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) to be more proactive in the state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) to preserve the best interest of the child by fostering child rights. The duration of survival of the child, right to
12:07 Mar 4, 2011 PST
Act Now To Turn The Tide Of Diabetes
Latest study shows that millions of people worldwide may be at risk of early death from diabetes and related cardiovascular illnesses because of poor diagnosis and ineffective treatment.
19:53 Mar 2, 2011 PST
Fighting Tuberculosis in Prisons is a Smart Choice
If governments are made to pay compensation to every person who dies of avoidable diseases like TB, one can imagine the financial crisis governments might soon be in.
13:47 Feb 26, 2011 PST
Some Laws Obstruct HIV Response in Asia-Pacific Countries
'In the Asia-Pacific region, and across the world, there are too many examples of countries with laws, policies and practices that punish, rather than protect, people in need of HIV services. Where the law doesn't advance justice, it stalls progre
13:03 Feb 24, 2011 PST
Unbiased and Independent Inquiry Vital for Bomb Blasts and Communal Violence
'Unbiased and independent inquiry must be held in every incident of bomb blasts and communal violence' said Suresh Khairnar who is a noted social activist, and has been working against communalism since Bhagalpur riots 1989. Suresh Khairnar has be
06:33 Feb 24, 2011 PST
People's Participation in Governance Vital to Democracy
The challenge in front of us is how to transform the present democracy into a democracy of peoples' participatory democracy, said Jain.
15:56 Feb 21, 2011 PST
Growing Support for Lokpal Bill to Fight Corruption
How will an anti-corruption agency function if it has to take permission for conducting inquiry from those in power? Moreover if the anti-corruption agency is only supposed to advise the government but not given any executive power to take action to
11:46 Feb 21, 2011 PST
Democracy Means People Have The Power Over Politics
Dr. Jha said that people are increasingly moving towards organizing themselves, it is the politics of the people, by the people and for the people truly speaking, and people are leading the struggle for political reforms as well.
10:39 Feb 21, 2011 PST
  
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