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New Initiative Enhances TB Prevention Efforts Globally
We have to find these missing people by reaching out to them as they are not coming to us on their own for a variety of reasons. We have to get them diagnosed and put on treatment. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and Civil Society Organization
04:30 Nov 26, 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
Female Migrant Worker Shares Story of Victory Against Violence
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 PST
Asia Summit Countries Committed to Eliminate Malaria in Asia By 2019
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 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
International Trade Agreement Threatens Tobacco Control
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 PST
Regular HIV Prevention Counselling and Testing Reduce Risk of Infection
(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 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
Combination of Preventions Vital to End The Scourge of AIDS
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 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
Humid Houses Pose Health Risks
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 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
On World Heart Day: Rhythm of The Heart Pivotal in Sustaining Life
World Heart Day, 29th September 2014
01:59 Sep 30, 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
Overcoming Roadblocks in Promoting Evidence-Based Healthcare
Commendable progress has been made in the South Asia to advance evidence-based healthcare and let evidence inform policy and programs at different levels.
06:27 Sep 28, 2014 PST
Evidence-Based Medicine Offers The Best Way to 'Sound' Patient Care
It was Dr Gordon Guyatt of Macmaster University, Canada, who had first coined the term 'evidence based medicine' in 1990. In an interview at the 22nd Cochrane Colloquium being held in Hyderabad, India,
13:37 Sep 26, 2014 PST
Evidence-Based and Relevant Responses to Natural Disasters Will Save Lives!
Whenever natural disasters and humanitarian crises occur, enormous amount of resources are spent on relief and aid services, albeit without knowing whether they will do more good than harm. Despite best intentions, lot of interventions are happening
06:53 Sep 26, 2014 PST
India's Refusal to Ratify New Trade Agreement Creates Global Uproar
Well, any right-minded person would say NO. But the global, as well as the local media, has castigated India for not ratifying the Protocol of Amendment for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).
13:50 Sep 23, 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
Addressing The Needs of Girls and Women Crucial to Nations' Progess
Will future sustainable development goals (SDGs) help in improving the lives of Bela and thousands of others like her who are pushed into the flesh trade due to poverty, greed and a skewed power dynamics. It is not enough to make survivors mere bran
07:03 Sep 19, 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
Post-2015 Strategic Plans Vital to Reinforce Progress Globally
In the year 2000, countries of the world had agreed to meet the 8 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Numerous consultative processes have been taking place around the world on what should be the development goals post-2015.
08:05 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
Asian Nations Share Collaborative Activities to Deal with HIV and TB Epidemics
We know that nearly one third of the 35 million people living with HIV (PLHIV) have tuberculosis (TB), and 13% of 8.6 million new TB cases every year are HIV positive. Also 1 in 5 HIV associated deaths are due to TB.
09:31 Aug 8, 2014 PST
90:90:90 by 2020 Aims to End the Plague of HIV Globally
Without innovation, at the current pace of HIV responses, we are likely to fail meeting the targets. We need to accelerate the search for better technologies
06:27 Aug 5, 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
'When Bacteria and Virus Can Work So Well Together, Why Can't We?'
Setting the pace for the press conference, Dr IS Gilada, President, AIDS Society of India, emphasized that collaborative activities between national TB and HIV programmes can help maximise strengthen public health outcomes.
08:24 Jul 29, 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
Every TB-HIV Case Is a Public Health Failure
So said Helen Ayles. She was quoted by Dr Diane Havlir who was speaking in the plenary of the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Diane Havlir who is a researcher at the University of California, San Francisco,
15:35 Jul 26, 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
Break The Silos: Drug Use, HIV, HCV, TB, Laws and Funding
Viet Nam has made remarkable progress over the last decade in not only making harm reduction and HIV services available and accessible for people who use drugs but also reforming laws for supportive health p
06:20 Jul 25, 2014 PST
Australia Reinforces its Commitment in Fight AIDS
Australia has taken a lead in supporting public health in India over the years. With XX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) being held in Melbourne.
11:46 Jul 24, 2014 PST
New Drug Regimen: a Miracle Treatment for TB is a Near Possibility
Two years after launching a Combination Drug Study for TB treatment in 2010, the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development raised hopes of a novel drug regimen
19:27 Jul 23, 2014 PST
'Homophobia is a Choice, Not Homosexuality': Inter-Faith Message
homophobia is a choice, not homosexuality; and religious scriptures teach us to be compassionate, non-judgmental and accept everyone else in totality without prejudice.
13:58 Jul 23, 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
What Has TB Got To Do With An Aids Conference?
Tuberculosis (TB) remains the most common AIDS-defining illness and the leading cause of death in people living with HIV - 1 in 5 HIV-associated deaths in 2012...
04:53 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
Management of respiratory diseases beyond drugs: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Pulmonary rehabilitation is an evidence based multidisciplinary and comprehensive intervention for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic. individualized tr
15:38 Jul 7, 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
Asthma Versus Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Both asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are chronic diseases involving airflow obstruction and are consequences of gene environment interaction.
12:35 Jul 3, 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
Hepatitis C Increases Mortality Rate Among People With HIV
The WHO recognizes that the 'silent epidemic' of viral hepatitis affects a large part of the world's population causing over 1.4 million deaths every year, yet remains largely unknown or ignored.
08:31 Jun 28, 2014 PST
Unhealthy Diets Causing The Obesity Epidemic
65% of the world's population lives in countries where obesity leads to more deaths than underweight. In 2012, over 40 million children under the age of five were considered overweight
17:31 Jun 21, 2014 PST
New Gel for Gay Men and Transgenders Reduces Person's Risk of HIV
The first-ever phase-II extended-safety study (formally called MTN017) of a rectal microbicide in the Asia-Pacific region has begun in Chiang Mai, Thailand since February 2014.
11:05 Jun 13, 2014 PST
Gender Justice Remains An Elusive Dream in The Asia Pacific Region
Despite women's rights to economic, social and cultural equality, poverty and discrimination still remains the reality for a large majority of them in the Asia Pacific region.
09:45 Jun 6, 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
Gender Justice Vital for Country's Development
The Asia and the Pacific region contains some of the world's most powerful economies and the 21st Century is often touted to belong to this region. Yet the region is home to 66% of the world's poorest poor.
11:58 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
Raise Cigarette Tax and Save Lives
A potentially path-breaking report shows that the introduction of a uniform specific tax accounting for 70% of Pakistan's average cigarette price could lead to half a million smokers quitting,
12:15 Jun 2, 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
Seeking Honest Politics Distinguishes AAP From BJP and Congress
Dr Rahul Pandey writes about political corruption in India, discussing the Aam Aadmi Party, whose supporters are united by a common desire to seek honest politics.
09:19 May 13, 2014 PST
Likely impacts of BJP and AAP on the Indian society
Dr Rahul Pandey writes on effects of BJP & Modi's rise: '...The first is corruption and the other two are intrusions of business corporations and communal forces into India's natural resources and socio-cultural fabric respectively...'
12:01 May 12, 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
Asthma Can Be Treated and Managed Effectively
This is the sub theme of this year's (2014) World Asthma Day (WAD), which was first celebrated in 1998 in conjunction with the first World Asthma Meeting in Barcelona.
15:19 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
Communal Lines Creating Clamor in India
While Modi has been able to ward off the communal image, his colleagues from the Sangha Parivar ensure that people are reminded of the basic character of Modi's associations.
15:39 May 4, 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
MPTs Are Innovative Strategies To Transform Women's Health
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.
19:40 Apr 28, 2014 PST
Countries Should Know Their Endemic Malaria to Plan The Fight Well
World Malaria Day is 25 April 2014. The World Health Organization launched a manual to help countries assess the technical, operational and financial feasibility of eliminating malaria
06:20 Apr 27, 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
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
  
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