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Beijing to Bangkok: 20 years journey of triumphs and defeats

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS (CNS): There are political, economic and cultural constructs that have marred the realisation of the promises made 20 years ago in Beijing around gender...

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East Asia Summit adopts unprecedented regional malaria goal

Leaders of the 18 East Asia Summit countries have committed to an ambitious goal of eliminating malaria from the entire Asia Pacific region in the next 15 years. The bold move shows strong leadership...

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Should India Sacrifice Agriculture For Trade?

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS) 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...

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Research to the rescue of disaster management

Shobha Shukla and Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service - CNS Photograph is online at: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aSPDdDuIpb8/VB2jysbBqKI/AAAAAAAANvg/VSSe5vuRQ78/s1600/IMG_6970.JPG For management of...

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Past, present and future attempts to measure childhood TB

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service (CNS) 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...

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Australia reinforces its commitment in fight against AIDS

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service (CNS) 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,...

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World's largest school-based deworming programme in Bihar

Those children who were left out can receive their dose on 28th January Over 17 million children in Bihar were targeted for deworming treatment using Albendazole, on 23rd January 2014. Albendazole is...

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Partners-in-crime: HIV and Hepatitis B Virus (HBV)

AIDS is just one of the manifestations of HIV, said a veteran health advocate. A range of co-infections and co-morbidities also need as much attention as AIDS-related treatment and care. HIV and...

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No excuse to not end HIV transmission to children

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service – CNS 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...

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India moves forward in the fight against MDR-TB

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS Photograph is online at: https://scontent-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/q73/s720x720/1450332_660538990656785_444763359_n.jpg According to the World Health...

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Compassionate Counselling is a solid pillar of MDR-TB programmes

Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS India has certainly come a long way forward in its response to providing access to standard WHO recommended anti-TB treatment through Directly Observed...

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Integrated TB and HIV care in Myanmar gives hope

Bobby Ramakant, Citizen News Service - CNS Photographs are online at: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.633083583402326.1073741844.138949669482389&type=1 There is no doubt that tuberculosis...

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TB rates need to drop 10 times faster for elimination by 2050

Tuberculosis (TB) rates are coming down, but not dropping fast enough to keep the world on track to meet the target of Stop TB Partnership: to eliminate TB by 2050 (less than 1 percent TB in...

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