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Bobby Ramakant

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

God Helps Those Who Help Themselves: Kunta Devi

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

Nepal Demonstrates High Commitment to Tobacco Control in South Asia

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

Lady Farmer Makes a Mark in Women Empowerment Movement

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

Gender-Based Disparities Still Prevalent in India

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

TB Alliance Announces New TB Drug Candidate Into Clinical Testing

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

Early Diagnosis Crucial to Prevent Lung Cancer

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

Periodic Deworming Curbs Transmission of Intestinal Worms Among Children

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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