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Bobby Ramakant

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

Medical Malpractices Threatening The Medical Field

The conflict of interest between pharmaceutical companies/medical manufacturers, and public health is seldom made evident.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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
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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.

Alarm Rings on Low Uptake of Existing Prevention Options for Anal...

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.

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.

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

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.

Do Not Be a Statistic, But Own The Information That Shapes...

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.

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),

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).

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.

Feminists Speak on Bolstering Developments

The 2nd Asia Pacific Feminist Forum (2nd APFF 2014), organized by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD) kick started in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It has brought together nearly 300 feminists from 30 countries of the five sub-regio

Is Raising Taxes on Tobacco An Effective Way to Reduce Tobacco...

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

Tobacco Consumption Increases The Risk of TB and Diabetes

The nexus between tobacco use, diabetes and tuberculosis (TB) cannot be ignored.

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